Eva Jablonka has an M.Sc. in Microbiology from Ben-Gurion University, and a PhD in Genetics from the Hebrew University. Her post-Doctoral studies were in the Philosophy of Science, and in Developmental Genetics. She is a professor in the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel-Aviv. Her main interest is the understanding of evolution that is driven by non-genetic hereditary variations and the evolution of nervous systems and consciousness.