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

Prof. Ariel Darvasi
Identification of new genes involved in schizophrenia - the fulfillment of Prof. Ariel Darvsi's scientific vision

The identification of rare variants associated with schizophrenia has proven challenging due to genetic heterogeneity, which is reduced in founder

Maximally efficient prediction in the early fly visual system may support evasive flight maneuvers

Survival-critical behaviors shape neural circuits to translate sensory information into strikingly fast predictions, e.g.

A Unique SARS-CoV-2 Spike Protein P681H Variant Detected in Israel

The routine detection, surveillance, and reporting of novel SARS-CoV-2 variants is crucial, as these threaten to hinder global vaccination efforts.

Structural heterogeneity of alpha-synuclein protein - a target site for the development of a new generation of Parkinson's drugs

α-Synuclein plays an important role in synaptic functions by interacting with synaptic vesicle membrane, while its oligomers and fibrils are associ

Prof. Padan presents new insights into the activity and importance of the carrier NhaA

Na+/H+ antiporters comprise a family of membrane proteins evolutionarily conserved in all kingdoms of life that are essential in cellular ion homeo

Dr. Tamar Avin-Wittenberg - The importance of autophagy under stress conditions

Autophagy is an evolutionarily conserved mechanism that mediates the degradation of cytoplasmic components in eukaryotic cells.


Prof. Ran Nathan
On receiving the Distinguished Scientist Award from the National Ac
Prof. Liran Carmel
On being awarded the Massry Prize 2021
Ms. Noa Deshe
On being awarded the Clore Scholarship (2021)
Prof. Nir Friedman
For receivng ERC Consolidator Grant 2021
Mr. David Shohami
On being awarded the Selected Excelling Article - SMART July-December 2020
Ms. Reut Suliman Lavie
On being awarded the Selected Excelling Article - SMART July-December 2020

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