School of Molecular Cell Biology & Biotechnology

Redefining our understanding of microorganisms
Redefining our understanding of microorganisms



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.


Contact Us


Title Name Room Phone Email

Head Of School
Prof. Tal Pupko Britania 405 03-640-7693
Deputy Head of School Prof. Anat Herskovits Green 107 03-640-7502

MSc students committee chairperson
Dr. Adi Stern Green 221 03-640-7508
MSc students committee chairperson Dr. Yariv Wine Green 222 03-640-5147
PhD students committee chairperson Dr. Avigdor Eldar Green 134 03-640-7492

Administrative Secretary
Nava Schechter Britania 229 03-640-9016





=> Studies toward an M.Sc. degree at the school of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology (MCBB) 

=> Recommendation form for MSc applicants - MCBB School

=> PhD students - acceptance and regulations 




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)

Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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