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

Honey bee
Prof. Guy Bloch describes the social synchronization mechanisms of the biological clock in honey bees

Honey bees live in colonies containing tens of thousands of workers that coordinate their activities to produce efficient colony-level behavior.

Dr. Miguel Frada explains how global warming is affecting different species living in the Gulf of Eilat

The Red Sea is warming at roughly 0.4 degree per decade, which is above the global average.

Dr. Eitan Lerner has developed an innovative method for rapid analysis of biomolecule structure changes

Biomolecules, the machinery of life, are very active, and change shapes (conformations) rapidly - bending, jiggling and wiggling.

Prof. Michal Linial - can Alzheimer's disease be slowed down?

A hallmark of the aging brain is the robust inflammation mediated by microglial activation.

Genes inherited from early ancestors are scattered among our chromosomes, more recent genes are often bunched close together

As evolution proceeded along the path from the first unicellular organisms through to us

Embryonic stem cells
The price of being naive - Prof. Nissim Benvenisty

The formation of a human embryo starts with the fertilization of an egg by a sperm, resulting in a cell called a zygote, which starts dividing.


Genetics Weekly seminar
Plant & Environmental Sciences Weekly seminar
Neurobiology Weekly seminar


Prof. Emeritus Dan Cohen
On being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Israeli Society for Evolutionary Biology (2
Prof. Hermona Soreq
On being awarded the E.M.T. Prize 2022
On being elected as Appearing in the Dean's list 2021
Prof. Liran Carmel
On being awarded the Rector's Award for Outstanding Teacher/Resear
Mr. Patrick Lim
For receivng The Irene and Michael Mochrik Award For Outstandin
Mr. Elyad Lezmi
For receivng The Irene and Michael Mochrik Award For Outstandin

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