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

Dr. Tzarum - development of a vaccine against hepatitis C virus

In the past few months, during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, we have all experienced how viruses can disrupt and paralyze our normal daily life. 

Prof. Liran Carmel & Dr. Lily Agranat-Tamir
Prof. Liran Carmel determined the genomic history of the bronze age southern levant

Analysis of the genomic history of the bronze age southern levantgenome-wide DNA was performed using data for 73 individuals from five archaeologic

Prof. Soreq & Dr. Meydan - mechanisms behind neural disease associated with diabetes

New research underlines the mechanisms behind neural disease associated with diabetes.

Barn owl
Prof. nathan - movement ecology and sex are linked to barn owl microbial community composition

The behavioural ecology of host species is likely to affect their microbial communities, because host sex, diet, physiology, and movement behaviour

A new strain of tomatoes serving as a source of antioxidant ziaxanthin was developed in Prof. Hirschberg's lab

The oxygenated carotenoid zeaxanthin provides numerous benefits to human health due to its antioxidant properties.

Prof. Soreq - cholino-ncRNAs modulate sex-specific- and age-related acetylcholine signals.

Brain-body communication is a pivotal ability that enables surveillance of body health and well-being, as well as the initiation of movement and co


Ms. Shahar Shohat
On being awarded the Selected Excelling Article - SMART July - December 2019
Mr. Nevo Sagi
On being awarded the Selected Excelling Article - SMART July - December 2019
Prof. Michal Goldberg
On being awarded the Rector's 2019 Prize for Excellent Researchers
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 ed
Prof. Yehu Moran
On receiving the ERC Consolidator Grant 2019

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