Biological Services

 

Robert Fluhr, Head
The Sir Siegmund Warburg Professorial Chair of Agricultural Molecular Biology

The Department of Biological Services provides specialized facilities and services to more than 700 scientists and students in the areas of bioinformatics, molecular biology, protein analysis, cell biology, bacteriology, genomics and immunology. The specific services include DNA sequencing, Protein sequencing, Mass spectroscopy analysis (including peptide synthesis quality control, protein molecular mass determination, protein identification and identification of post translational modifications), Oligonucleotide synthesis, Peptide synthesis, Bioinformatics consultation (given as 1:1 consultation or in the format of lectures and workshops), Cell sorting (analytical and preparative), Antibody preparation (polyclonal and monoclonal), Bacterial fermentation, irradiation of cells, animals and other biological materials, Gene expression profiling by DNA array analysis and maintenance of electronic equipment and computers.

In addition, staff members of various units of the Biological Services provide courses through the Feinberg Graduate School. Example of such courses are programming, basic bioinformatics analysis, DNA array handling and results analysis and cell sorting. The Bioinformatics unit hosts the Israeli National Node (INN), which maintains a comprehensive collection of DNA and protein databases and programs. Together with the Genome Center the Bioinformatics unit works on the development of tools used for databases searching.

Most of our services are available to scientists from other academic institutions and to the industry.

http://www.weizmann.ac.il/biological_services/  

Research Staff, Visitors and Students

Professor

Robert Fluhr1, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
       The Sir Siegmund Warburg Professor of Agricultural Molecular Biology

Senior Staff Scientists

Ora Goldberg, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel(retired August 2010)
Jaime Prilusky, Ph.D., National University of Cordoba
Aharon Rabinkov, Ph.D., Leningrad Institute of Evolutionary Physiology and Biochemistry, Russian Federation

Associate Staff Scientists

Shifra Ben-Dor, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Edna Furman-Haran, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Shirley Horn-Saban, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Ghil Jona, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Orith Leitner, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Dena Leshkowitz, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Alla Shainskaya, Ph.D., Palladine Institute of Biochemistry, Ukraine Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine
Ayala Sharp, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Irina Shin, Ph.D., Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation

Assistant Staff Scientists

Elena Ainbinder, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Ester Feldmesser, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Rotem Sertchook, Ph.D., The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel (left July 2010)
Bassem Ziadeh, Ph.D., Cornell University, Ithaca, United States

Senior Intern

Gilgi Friedlander, Ph.D., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Engineer

Marilyn Safran, M.Sc., Boston University, Boston, United States

Visiting Scientist

Yishai Levine

Postdoctoral Fellow

David Pilzer, Tel-Aviv University, Israel

Administrator

Ariela Mendel

1Department of Plant Sciences