Prof. Galia Blum is a senior lecturer in the Institute of Drug Research in the School of Pharmacy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem since 2009. She holds her B.Sc. degree in Chemistry (1994). She made her PhD. in Biological Chemistry (2003) with Prof. Alexander Levitzki, all from the Hebrew University. After that (2003-2008), she moved to Stanford University, USA for postdoctoral studies in the lab of Dr. Matthew Bogyo for developing activity-based probes for cysteine proteases for cancer imaging.