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

C. Elegans
The biological clock of fertility - Dr. Yonatan Tzur tries to set it

Oocyte aging is one of the leading causes for infertility, congenital defects and natural mischarges.

The mathematical skills of worms
The mathematical skills of worms - a study led by Dr. Alon Zaslaver (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.

Neurons differentiation
How do mutations in the same gene lead to diverse brain disorders - Prof. Sagiv Shifman

Mutations in the AUTS2 gene are found in individuals with variable symptoms and diagnoses including intellectual disability, attention-deficit &amp

Transgenic sea anemone
Evolutionary study of cnidocytes (‘stinging cells’) - Dr. Yehu Moran

Cnidocytes (‘stinging cells’) are specialized cells that define the phylum Cnidaria (sea anemones, jellyfish, corals and hydras).

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

New mechanism for the action of voltage-dependent Ca channels
Prof. Atlas discovered a new mechanism for the action of voltage-dependent Ca channels


EEB, Weekly seminar
Neurobiology, Weekly seminar
Genetics, Weekly seminar


Ms. Yaara Columbus Shenkar
On being awarded the Selected Excelling Article - SMART July-December 2018
Ms. Evrim Servili
On being awarded the Selected Excelling Article - SMART July-December, 2018
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
Prof. Aharon Oren
For receivng Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) from University of Ljubljana

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