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

SARS-CoV-2 spike protein and ACE-2
Prof. Linial, Dr. Schneidman and Dr. Brielle show that the SARS-CoV-2 exerts a distinctive strategy for interacting with the ACE2 human receptor
The COVID-19 disease has plagued over 110 countries and has resulted in over 4,000 deaths within 10 weeks.
Prof. Ariel Chipman studies gene content evolution in the Arthropods
The desert isopod
Prof Dror Hawlena - can odors affect risk assessment
Prof. Julia Shifman and Dr. Michael Heyne reveal how mutations affect interactions between proteins, leading to diseases.
Fruit fly
Prof. David Engelberg shows that mutations in ERK induce tumor formation in drosophila's eyes
Prof. Michal Goldberg presents a new mapping of genes controlling cancer cells development


Bioclub weekly seminar in zoom
Minerva Center Symposium - Single Cell Analysis: From Development to Disease


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
Prof. Ran Nathan
On being awarded the Landau Prize for Arts & Sciences 2019
Dr. Michal rabani
For receivng ERC Starting Grant 2019

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