Global Conference 2010
Head of the Life Sciences Sector, Office of the Chief Scientist, Ministry of Industry & Trade, Israel
Ora Dar is the Head of the Life Sciences Sector at the Office of the Chief Scientist at the Israeli Ministry of Industry & Trade and the Consultant for Biotechnology to the Chief Scientist. Dar is responsible for defining and implementing the support of research and development in life sciences companies and for enhancing the networking between academia and industry. Previously Dar spent 16 years in academic research (mostly at the Weizmann Institute of Science), several years in the industry, and 10 years as a consultant to venture capital and investment firms as well as foreign funds and international R&D programs. Dar is a medical sciences graduate of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and holds a Ph.D. from the University of London.