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Biosensors have become the highlighter felt pens of modern science; they enable scientists to tag molecules of interest and have them stand out in striking contrast to show their location or function in cells and tissues in colorful relief. Our lab aims to develop new biosensors and tracers for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications by using synthetic chemistry and molecular biology approaches. Such biosensors will help us and other scientists to study unrevealed biological events longitudinally, non-invasively in deep tissues of a live subject.

Dr. Amnon Bar-Shir

Department of Organic Chemistry

Weizmann Institute of Science Rehovot 76100, Israel
The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Building


Office: +972-8-934-4963




Research Fields

Responsive MRI-based biosensors
Genetically engineered reporter systems for MRI
19F-based molecular tracers for MRI applications