From Molecules to Ecosystem
Meet our research groups
From Molecules to Ecosystem
Studying the Ecosystem of the Red Sea
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Studying the Ecosystem of the Red Sea
Our Grass is Greener
Why study with us?
Our Grass is Greener
Life Sciences Throughout Life
Examine our various undergraduate study programs
Life Sciences Throughout Life
Cutting Edge Instrumentation & Technologies
The core facilities
Sophisticated Instrumentation and Cutting Edge Technologies
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Welcome to The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science

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Welcome to the Institute of Life Sciences


Biological research is vital to the advancement of many areas of life – medicine, agriculture, environment, industry, education, public policy and contributes to the welfare of human society.
We at the Institute of Life Sciences are partners in this effort (read about our Research Groups) and stand at the forefront of world research (see Prizes & Honors as well as Research Innovations).
Our scientific work combines basic research with practical aspects. Our research deals with a variety of processes and mechanisms, while integrating and linking the various organizational levels in the animal and plant world (see the Dissertation Topics we offer you).
Our close proximity to leading researchers in chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics and computer science enables us to create unique and innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and to offer you a variety of Study Programs.
We will introduce you to the intellectual challenges and creativity in the field of life sciences and expose you to critical and creative thinking, thus preparing you for the variety of Employment Opportunities of the 21st century.

Research News


Model of spironolactone effects
Prof. Michal Goldberg has identified a drug that reduces cancerous tumors and also kills cancer stem cells

The cancer stem cell model suggests that a subpopulation of cells within the tumor (the cancer stem cells) is responsible for cancer relapse and me

Sea Anemone
Surprise! Baby Sea Anemone Has One Venom, Adult Has Another - a New Discovery by Dr. Yehu Moran

The starlet sea anemone, develops startlingly different forms of toxin for the different stages of its life: As a “baby” it has one venom to avoid

The mathematical skills of worms
The mathematical skills of worms - a study led by Dr. Alon Zselber (2018)

Dr Alon Zaslaver and his team reveal the complex mathematical calculations that animals--even those as simple as worms--do to find their next meal.

Dr. Itamar Harel holding an aquerium
Dr. Itamar Harel presents a new model for the study of aging

Dr Itamar Harel focuses on the development of an innovative genetic model - the African Turquoise Killifish that grows older at an accelerated rate

Prof. Benvenisty with his graduate students
Prof. Nissim Benvenisti constructed a new genomic atlas that will change the way we study and treat diseases

Prof Nissim Benvenisti generated an atlas of the human genome using a state-of-the-art gene editing technology and haploid human embryonic stem cel

Micro-pancreas
Micro-pancreas engineered by Prof. Mitrani will help treat diabetic patients

In light of advances in cellular therapy, many research groups in academia and the biotechnology industry attempt to use cells as new generation dr

Events


Meeting of the Israeli Society for Mass Spectrometry
Plant & Environmental Sciences, special seminar
The 11th International Conference for Plant Mitochondrial Conference 2019

Greetings


Prof. Shimshon Belkin
For receivng The Strage_BGU Award 2019
Prof. Liran Carmel
On being awarded the Milken Prize 2019 for excellence in teaching
Dr. Itamar Harel
On being elected as ZUCKERMAN FACULTY SCHOLAR
Prof. Aharon Oren
For receivng Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) from University of Ljubljana
Mr. Eyal Itskovits
On being awarded the Selected Excelling Article - SMART January- June 2018
Mr. Rotem Ruach
On receiving the Selected Excelling Article - SMART August 2018

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