National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN)

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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:

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.