School of Molecular Cell Biology & Biotechnology
About The School
The School for Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology combines diverse research activities in the fields of cell biology (eukaryotes and prokaryotes) and biotechnology, emphasizing basic and applied research of various diseases. These areas include: 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 for drug delivery.
The School has more than thirty members heading various research labs. The School has vibrant and diverse research activity; its research labs have advanced equipment and utilize cutting edge techniques. The total number of School personnel involved in research is over 300. Of which, about 150 are graduate students (MSc and PhD) as well as about 30 postdoctoral fellows from Israel and abroad. The results of School research are published in prestigious journals including: Science, Cell, Nature Microbiology, Nature Materials, Genes and Development, and PNAS. Graduates of the School are successful in securing jobs in the Academia and in the Biotech industry.
|Head Of School||Prof. Daniel Segal||Green firstname.lastname@example.org|
|MSc students committee chairperson||Prof. Gerardo Lederkremer||Britania email@example.com|
|PhD students committee chairperson||Prof. Tal Pupko||Britania firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Administrative Secretary||Nava Schechter||Britania email@example.com|
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)