Biology is a “basic science” that seeks to uncover the mysteries of life and to understand the mechanisms and principles which allow the world to exist – to arouse curiosity and reveal some of the tremendous potential that lies in life sciences.
We are motivated by basic curiosity to try and understand how things work, to study and understand life, and to use that understanding for applied research.
Contemporary biology is by definition a study of complex, tech-based systems.
The life sciences sector has taken an enormous leap forward during the past few decades, extending the boundaries to the maximum this very year. While in the past our research revolved around the individual unit – phenomenon/animal/cell, today it is focused on studying the relationships between entire biological systems and analyzing very large databases (millions of data at the same time) at a much bigger resolution. Today, the scientist does not look at the individual molecule, but at super processes and superstructures – studying millions of intestinal microbes, trying to understand the interactions between all the different individuals in an ecological habitat, studying parts of molecules and even individual atoms.
Exploring the principles, relationships and rationales that form the foundation for understanding the science of life, building a base on which to construct the solutions for the medical and environmental challenges and diseases of the 21st century.
The ability to make new discoveries and come up with new solutions in life sciences has developed tremendously. In fact, right now, in this past year, we have witnessed the global life science community manage to develop a new COVID-19 vaccine within a mere 9 months. A task that was once considered impossible is being completed in record time before our very eyes. Our aim at the Faculty of Biology is to conduct the research to provide solutions for even the most difficult biological and medical challenges.
Postdoctoral fellows are the backbone of our most highly professional academic staff, those who stand on the front line of the groundbreaking research conducted here daily. Our diverse postdoc community has representatives from dozens of countries all around the world, who come to study at our faculty and continue to represent us in the life sciences industry and academy in Israel and across the globe.