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A Technion student team wins the gold medal in the iGEM International Biology competition!

November 7, 2016
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Congratulations Michal Brunwasser for winning the 2016  Jacobs prize for outstanding publication

Using synthetic bacterial enhancers to reveal a looping-based mechanism for quenching-like repression; Nat. Commun. 7:10407 doi: 10.1038/ncomms10407 (2016).

Nature Communications paper accepted!

Looping-based mechanism
2 February, 2016
“Using synthetic bacterial enhancers to reveal a looping-based mechanism for quenching-like repression” paper published in Nature Communications

Congratulations to Slava Pollak for being awarded the prestigious RBNI fellowship

1 June, 2015
The Russell Berrie scholarship for excellence in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

We were awarded the FET OPEN Research and Innovation Action award

The logo of the Research Executive Agency2 March, 2015

We were awarded with the a FET-open grant for synthetic biology consortium that we are coordinating, and whose goal it to decipher the regulatory code.
The consortium includes (aside for ourselves) the Segal, Furlong, Taipale, Teichmann groups and Agilent technologies, and will involve scanning in parallel hundreds of thousands of synthetic regulatory sequences in multiple cell-types/organisms, and simultaneously developing models whose goal will be to distill the underlying regulatory grammar rules.
The consortium’s title is Massive Reverse Genomics to Decipher Gene Regulatory Grammar or MRGrammar.

PRE paper published

Self-avoiding wormlike chain model
11 November, 2014
Self-avoiding wormlike chain model for double-stranded-DNA loop formation.
authors: Yaroslav Pollak, Sarah Goldberg, and Roee Amit. Phys. Rev. E 90,052602

Congratulations for Lior Levy for being awarded the Miriam and Aaron Gutwirth Memorial (Special Excellence) Scholarship

1 October, 2014

Congratulations to Lior Levy that got a fellowship

1 October, 2013

The Biotechnology and Food Engineering Faculty Dean Excellence Scholarship.

Congratulations to Lior levy that got a fellowship

1 October, 2013

The Leonard and Diane Sherman Interdisciplinary Graduate School Fellowship for distinguished academic achievements

Getting in to the new lab. YEHH!!!!

10 September, 2012



Nature biotechnologyCell paper highlighted by Nature Biotechnology in its August 2011 issue

5 August, 2011




Synthetic enhancerLaunching of Synth Bio Lab

28 July, 2011

We are happy to announce that the Synthetic Biology Laboratory for the Decipherment of Genomic Codes is now up and running. We are looking for motivated students (M.Sc, Ph.D, and Post-docs) to work on a variety of projects that all involve Synthetic Biology.

We are also open to new ideas and projects suggested by you, provided that they have something to do with the synthetic biology approach.



Cell paper publishedSynthetic enhancer

8 July, 2011

The first paper on synthetic enhancer was published on July 8th, 2011. This essentially lays out the synthetic enhancer methodology, and for all intents and purposes presents the first draft of a biological Rosetta Stone for bacterial enhancers.