BGU Centers of Excellence
Use the following links to read more about the BGU Centers of Excellence:
National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN)
The National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN) was established in 2001 to create a more effective applied research platform for the emergence of a successful biotechnology industry in the Negev and Israel.
The NIBN currently conducts multi-disciplinary, convergent biotechnology research projects to bridge the gap between basic and applied research. The innovative structure of the NIBN within Ben-Gurion University encourages NIBN scientists to cross the academic barriers that separate traditional research disciplines and to engage in synergistic biotechnology research.
The focus of the institute’s research includes:
- Structural Biotechnology
- Computational Biotechnology
- Human Genetics
- Functional Genomics
- Immune System Biotechnology
In addition to ongoing research efforts, the NIBN houses the Genetics Unit, the Bioinformatics Support Unit, the Microscopy and Proteomics Unit. The first three are equipped with the technological know-how and cutting-edge instrumentation required for advanced biotechnology research. This infrastructure includes a Polara 300 kV cryoelectron microscope, which is the only one of its kind in Israel.