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
Application for Tenure Track Positions
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Application for Tenure Track Positions

Welcome to The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Science

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

Sleeping rat
Prof. Marshall Devor suggests a new mechanism underlying general anaesthesia

General anesthesia is a human invention that allows us to undergo medical procedures that otherwise would involve great pain, such as a surgery, wi

Prof. Michal Linial presents a cell-based probabilistic approach to unveil the concerted action of miRNAs.

Mature microRNAs (miRNAs) regulate most human genes through direct base-pairing with mRNAs.

The desert isopod
Prof. Hawlena and Mr. Sagi present - the desert isopod : the cleanliness trustee of the Negev

Nutrient cycling in most terrestrial ecosystems is controlled by moisture-dependent microbial activity.

Denisovan girl
A paer by prof. Liran Carmel one of Science 12 options for breakthrough of the year

What has been the most significant scientific development this year?

Prof. Belkin presents a smartphone-based whole-cell array sensor for detection of antibiotics in milk


Prof. Hermona Soreq reveals sex-related differences in patho-mechanisms related to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia

Several findings indicate sex-related differences in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia:


Plant & Environmental Sciences, Weekly seminar
Bio Club, Weekly seminar
Institute lecture - Prof. Oliver Rando


Professor Nissim Benvenisty
On being awarded the Ilanit Ephraim Katzir Prize for 2020
Prof. Liran Carmel
For receivng first place in audience selection and second in editorial choice in the 2019 breakthrough ranking, featured in the prestigious Science magazine.
Prof. Yehu Moran
On receiving the ERC Consolidator Grant 2019
Prof. Ran Nathan
On being awarded the Landau Prize for Arts & Sciences 2019
Dr. Michal rabani
For receivng ERC Starting Grant 2019
Mr. Rotem Ruach
On being awarded the Selected Excelling Article - SMART January - June, 2019

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