We are Phytolon

Since founded in 2018 by biotechnology entrepreneurs, Phytolon combines highly qualified R&D technologists with highly experienced board and partners, all aiming at utilizing scientific advancement to promote human health and environmental sustainability, by bringing biotechnology-based products to the market. Our top-quality team is also structured to exploit the full potential of the local and global societies by maintaining gender-based equality and minority representation.

Halim Jubran, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO

Halim holds a PhD in Biotechnology, combining several years of experience in project management in the global biotech industry, with broad scientific and technological knowledge in life sciences.

Tal Zeltzer, PhD
Co-founder & CTO

Tal holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Food-Engineering. Tal is a specialist in fermentation and downstream processes, along with strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry.

Partners · Investors · Advisors

Steve Dubin

Steve is one of the most impactful figures in the fermentation and the food industry, with impressive achievements upon managing and advising venture-backed, high-grown companies. Steve is the former CEO of Martek Biosciences, former senior advisor at DSM, and former Chairman at Enzymotec.

Chris Thoen, PhD

Advisory Board

Chris is a Senior R&D, Innovation & Consumer Products executive with 35 years of extensive technical and program leadership experience in fast-moving consumer goods. This includes Food & Beverages and commercial branded products, technology development, ingredient innovation, and supplier relationship building. He had management responsibilities at Procter & Gamble, Givaudan and Bühler.

Prof. Asaph Aharoni
Technology inventor

Prof. Aharoni is a pioneer in the global scientific community of plant metabolomics and plant genomics, and a leading and highly awarded scientist at the Weizmann Institute of Science. He has over 180 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and over 20 patent applications.

Yossi Ackerman
Advisory Board

Yossi served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Elbit Systems Ltd., the holding company of Elbit Security Systems Ltd. and Harpia Sistemas S.A. He is a part of the advisory board at Phytolon.

Mori Arkin


The founder of Arkin Holdings, and a leading biotechnology and life sciences entrepreneur.