After receiving a doctorate as a protein structural chemist from the Weizmann Institute, Israel, Dr. Podjarny held academic positions at the University of Chicago and the University of Strasbourg, where he served as a Research Director first class at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and as a team leader. His main scientific interest is the development of crystallographic methodology and its application to biological problems, mainly neutron diffraction and ultra-high resolution crystallography. Furthermore, Dr. Podjarny is particularly interested in subatomic resolution X-Ray and neutron protein crystallography for the structural study of enzymatic reactions, pharmaceutical targets and its application to rational drug design. He has significant experience in the crystallographic determination of protein-ligand complexes, both for academics and industry, including the crystal structure of the HPV E6/E6AP/p53 complex. Dr. Podjarny has received the prize of the best thesis at the Weizmann Institute (1975) and the Honor Medal, CNRS (2015).