School of Molecular Cell Biology & Biotechnology
About The School
The School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology emphasizes interdisciplinary research in the fields of Cell Biology (eukaryotes and prokaryotes) and Biotechnology, stressing basic and applied research of various aspects of:
Immunology – characterization and isolation of antibodies; function of immune system cells in normal conditions and in infectious, autoimmune and cancerous diseases; system immunology;
Bioinformatics – algorithms for evolutionary analysis of genes and genomes; machine-learning approaches to predict function of proteins; computational approaches in systems biology;
Biotechnology – tissue engineering; antibody engineering; nanotechnology; synthetic biology; glycobiology;
Cellular Regulation – Genome organization; regulation of transcription and translation; Cellular Secretory System; Signal Transduction;
Cancer Research – Signal Transduction in the Cancerous Cells; communication between Cancer Cells and their environment; evasion of Cancer Cells from the Immune System; development of Therapeutic Approaches;
Infectious Diseases and Host-Pathogen Interactions – mechanisms of virulence of disease-causing Bacteria, Viruses or Fungi;
Neurodegenerative Diseases – malfunction of the Nervous System as a result of defects in protein aggregation, the cellular secretory system or the immune system;
Microbiology – genetics, physiology and evolution of microorganisms; communication among microorganisms; microbial ecology and evolution; microbiome;
Drug Development – based on small molecules and peptides; development of means of drug delivery and release.
The School includes more than thirty scientists heading various research labs, holding vibrant and diverse research activity including advanced equipment and cutting edge techniques. The total number of School personnel involved in research is over 300 including about 150 graduate students (MSc and PhD) as well as 30 postdoctoral fellows from Israel and abroad.
School research is published in prestigious journals such as Science, Cell, Nature Microbiology, Nature Materials, Genes and Development, and PNAS.
School graduates continuously secure top jobs in academia and in the biotech Industry.
Head Of School
|Prof. Tal Pupko||Britania firstname.lastname@example.org|
MSc students committee chairperson
|Dr. Adi Stern||Green email@example.com|
|PhD students committee chairperson||Dr. Avigdor Eldar||Green 134||03-640-7492|
|Nava Schechter||Britania firstname.lastname@example.org|
We are in transition period from a departmental structure to a school structure .
The Department page of Molecular Microbiology & Biotechnology is here
The Department page of Cell Research & Immunology is here
The Course Catalogue (Hebrew)