Chemistry and Life, Life and Chemistry. As the pivotal science describing atoms and the nature of matter, Chemistry provides an indispensable molecular understanding of the biological processes that underlie the miracle of life. The ChemLife Center @ BIU is a multi-group research force jointly harnessing our expertise in the various fields of chemistry for innovative and translational research that will impact future human health and well-being. We will realize this goal through fruitful collaborations between our PIs and with academic and industrial partners while highlighting our own cutting-edge abilities in chemical analysis, fabrication, synthesis, spectroscopy, and computation.

We have assembled workgroups focused upon three research domains:

  • MedTech, including diagnostics, drug delivery, vaccines, biomaterials, and nanomedicine
  • Agro/FoodTech, including sustainable crop protection agents, food preservation and safety, food additives, and nutrient enhancement
  • Therapeutics, including antibiotics, anti-inflammatory bioagents, therapies for cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, and AI-based drug design

We encourage you to contact us and learn more of our efforts.


Head of ChemLife center

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Prof. Sharon Ruthstein




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Prof. Amnon Albeck


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Dr. Hannah-Noa Barad


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Prof. Gerardo Byk


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Prof. Jordan Chill


Picture of Prof. Bilha Fischer

Prof. Bilha Fischer


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Dr. Eyal Golub



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Prof. Gil Goobes



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Prof. Arie-Lev Gruzman

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Picture of Prof. Dan Thomas Major

Prof. Dan Thomas Major


Picture of Prof. Abraham Nudelman

Prof. Abraham Nudelman


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Prof. Shai Rahimipour


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Prof. Adi Salomon


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Dr. Liel Sapir


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Prof. Hanoch Senderowitz


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Prof. Hagay Shpaisman


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Prof. Yaakov Tischler




Administrative coordinator

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Dr. Tamar Tennenbaum