Ariel Lindner, co-founder of the CRI/Learning Planet Institute, head of Engaged Life Science (ELiS) and supervisor of the leaders of research teams.
He notably develops action research aimed at implementing a set of tools, methods and training courses to better identify, understand and support children according to their needs and strengths.
Ariel Lindner graduated as a chemistry major from the “Amirim” interdisciplinary program of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He obtained his M.Sc. degree and his PhD in chemical and molecular immunology from the Weizmann Institute of Science (“Enzyme models, antibody conformational changes and directed evolution”).
His work on variability between clonal individuals led him to focus on the aging process. He then used bacteria as a viable model for the discovery of new antibiotics, for synthetic and systems biology, as well as for his studies on the origins of cooperation between individuals.
His current work explores two main areas: systems and synthetic biology, as well as open and citizen sciences for addressing the Sustainable Development Goals and learning disabilities.
Based on an innovative, adaptive, research-based learning model (Learning Through Research), Ariel Lindner co-created the Master’s and PhD programmes of the CRI/Learning Planet Institute, where he has been teaching for 20 years.
- Participation and coordination roles in European Citizen Science projects Citizen CyberLab
- Do It Together Science (DIToS)
- Participation in the Chair on Longevity of the Axa Foundation
- Supervision of the iGEM Paris Bettencourt team
- iGEM Foundation Board member
- Coordination of the project Le Domaine d’Intérêt Majeur BioConvergence for Health of the Ile-de-France Region
- Member of INSERM specialised scientific committee (CSS1)
- Organisation of numerous interdisciplinary research/education workshops around the world
- Forming the Next Generation of European Interdisciplinary Scientists (with François Taddei, 2007)
- Ten simple rules for open human health research (2020)
- Contours of citizen science: a vignette study (2021)
Ariel Lindner has also published in the journals Nature, Science, Cell, PLoS and PNAS, for which he is an occasional reviewer.