Dror Kolodkin-Gal

Dr. Dror Kolodkin-Gal is a scientist, researcher, and entrepreneur. He studied immunology and microbiology at Tel Aviv University before completing a Ph.D. in virology at the Hebrew University. He has also been a research fellow at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, as well as a senior researcher at the Hadassah Medical Center at Hebrew University.

After seeing the toll paid by fellow researchers and journals that experience retractions or reputational damage after unintentionally including image duplications, Dror wanted to improve publication integrity.

Dror founded Proofiger Ltd and developed with his team an automated image integrity detection software that uses artificial intelligence to detect image duplication and manipulation in scientific manuscripts. Dror and the Proofig R&D team works closely with the plenty of publishers and university to provide them with the state-of-the-art product contained the with highest value for their needs.

In his free time, Dror enjoys running, playing chess, and reading. He also enjoys exercising his brain with math and logic puzzles — which comes in handy when he helps his kids with their homework :).