Gil Katz




Session/debate: Can we obtain premium milk directly on farm?

Gil Katz:
Separating these different types of milk on farm would create added value to milk


Gil Katz, sponsored by afimilk. Dr. Gil Katz received his B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1991 where he continued for his M.Sc. and his PhD in Theoretical Chemistry in 2002. At the course of his PhD., Gil was leading the group of scientists and engineers that developed the first real time in-line milk analyzer.

From 2002 until 2006 Gil was a post doctorate fellow at Northwestern University at the Department of Chemistry working on quantum dynamics in condensed phase.
For the last 10 years, he is the CTO at afimilk, directing a multidisciplinary research group (including physics, chemistry, biology, computer science, math, statistics, veterinary medicine, epidemiology, physiology and nutrition).  The research focuses on properties of raw milk and on pattern behavior of individual and groups of dairy cows. This work is manifested to big data research performed from top to bottom, from new technology for acquiring new data, data-mining methodology, predictive models and algorithms to extract new knowledge and information from data.

Gil has numerous scientific publications (peer reviewed journals and books) in fields varying from physical chemistry to food, dairy and animal science.