Book Yaniv Erlich

Computational Geneticist, Professor & Researcher at Columbia University

More Details

Book Yaniv Erlich for your event

Connect with us for details. No obligation.

Yaniv Erlich Bio

As a professor and researcher at Columbia University and as CSO of, Yaniv Erlich has performed foundational work in genetic privacy and large-scale studies of crowdsourced genomic data. Dubbed a “genome hacker” by the journal Nature, Erlich and his team discovered a privacy loophole enabling reidentification of allegedly anonymous male research participants using just internet searches and their Y chromosome. Later, he discovered that 60 percent of all US individuals with European descent can be identified by forensic genetics using open genetic genealogy databases, which Science magazine called one of the top 10 breakthroughs of 2018.Erlich is also responsible for the construction of the world’s largest family tree, comprising 13 million people, as well as the development of the website, which has compiled the genotypes of more than 150,000 donors. He has also worked to discover the genetic bases for several conditions in Israeli families. His team has demonstrated stable DNA data storage, reaching a density of 215 petabyte per gram of DNA. He’s been awarded numerous prizes, has published more than 45 papers and authored seven patents.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Yaniv Erlich and other top speakers and celebrities.

Why choose Athena Speakers?

Booking a speaker for your event doesn't have to be hard...
let us do the hard work and make you look good.

Book any speaker

We have a proprietary database of over 300,000 event speakers. We can book anyone pending availability.

Experienced agents

Communicate with your agent on your terms via email, text, or phone. With our connections, we'll find a great speaker.

Easy Process

We'll talk to you about your needs and budget and we will work hard finding you the perfect speaker for your event.

Price is right

You will pay the best price. Our fees never come out of your budget, they come from the speaker.