Michael Glickman studied chemistry at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel and obtained his PhD degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994. From there he went to Harvard Medical School in Boston. In 1999 he became Senior Lecturer (assistant Professor) at the Technion – Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel, where he has been full professor since 2009. He has been Visiting Scientist/Visiting Professor in the U.S.A. at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, Maryland and at the University of Maryland as well as in France at the Institute Jacques Monod and the University Paris Diderot in Paris. Professor Michael Glickman of Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, has been named to receive the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) for his outstanding research achievements. With the award, Professor Glickman will intensify his long-standing collaboration with the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, and he will also conduct research at the MDC. Michael Glickman was born in Uppsala, Sweden in 1964 and has three tri-lingual school-aged sons.