From Molecules to Ecosystem
Meet our research groups
From Molecules to Ecosystem
Studying the Ecosystem of the Red Sea
Read more about graduate studies
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

Gene expression in the brain
How does cocaine exploit cerebral plasticity and direct it to create compulsive drug-seeking behavior?

Prof. Ami Citri and research students Diptendu Mukherjee and Ben Gonzalespresnt their answer

Transcriptional regulation imbalance is present at very early developmental stages of neurodegenerative diseases

Many neurodegenerative diseases develop only later in life, when cells in the nervous system lose their structure or function.

Detecting nanobodies highly suitable for drug development against deadly diseases


Prof. Nahmias chips away at nephrotoxicity

Tissue-on-a-chip technology can help elucidate mechanisms of drug-induced toxicity.

Designing gene drives to limit spillover to non-target populations

The prospect of utilizing CRISPR-based gene-drive technology for controlling populations has generated much excitement.

Steps of the experiment
Deciphering the architectures of Nsp1, Nsp2, and Nucleocapsid proteins from SARS-CoV-2

Atomic structures of several proteins from the coronavirus family are still partial or unavailable.


Plant & Environmental Sciences, Weekly seminar in Zoom
Bio Club, Weekly seminar in Zoom
EEB, Weekly seminar in Zoom


Prof. Nir Friedman
For receivng ERC Starting Grant 2021
Dr. Yonatan Tzur
On being awarded the SMS grant - 2021
Mr. Guy Aronov
On being elected as Outstanding employee of the Faculty of Mathematics
Ms. Esther Brielle
On being awarded the Selected Excelling Article - SMART January - June 2020
Dr. Eyal Ben-Hur
On being awarded the Selected Excelling Article - SMART January - June 2020
Lily Agranat-Tamir
On being awarded the Selected Excelling Article - SMART January - June 2020

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