Cell & Developmental Biology (0141)

updated: 09.01.2024

Track Coordinators: Track Coordinator: Prof. Chen Luxenburg, Prof. Ronit Sagi-Eisenberg




The master's program in Cell and Development Biology prepares students to undertake advanced study and research in this field from the level of the molecule and cell to tissues and whole organisms. 




Please note that the student's curriculum must be approved by his advisor and the program coordinator. The curriculum consists of 24 graduate semester hours divided as follows:


Required Courses

  • All students are required to take departmental courses in Biostatistics, Lab Safety, Research Ethics, and Scientific Writing. These courses should be completed in the first year.
  • For students who work with laboratory animals, an additional 4-hour course is required in the Ethical Conduct and Care of Research Animals.
  • For students basing their thesis in research from observational or interventional studies, the following courses are required: Introduction to Epidemiology, Survey and Research Methods in Epidemiology, and Biostatistics II.


Elective Courses

  • Students must take 14 hours of elective courses in the department. These courses require a basic knowledge in cell biology. They can also take 8 hours of elective courses offered by other departments of the School of Graduate Studies.


Semester Course no. Course Name Course Type Professor Day  
Credit Notes
Mandatory Courses            
A 0103.0003.01 Safety in the Laboratory course (during the first year of studies) – no credit            
B 0404.6000.01 Biostatistics     Wednesday 11.00-14.00    
                One meeting - will be published
B 0103.6000.01 Research Ethics            
          Wednesday 15.00-17.00   2nd half of 2nd semester - will be published
B 0103.7000.01 The Science of Scientific Writing            
Elective courses in the department - 14 hours        
A 0114.6592.01 New Horizons to Rna Processing lecture Prof. Gil Ast Monday 10.00-12.00 2  
        Prof. Noam Shomron        
A 0117.5631.01 Breakthroughs in Cancer Immunotherapy lecture and seminae Dr.Yaron Carmi     2  
A 0103.0046.01 Basic Research Methods in Biology lecture Prof. Noam Shomron Monday 14.00-16.00 2  
A 0455.3063.01 Developmental Biology lecture Life science Sunday 14.00-17.00    
B 0114.6545.01 Genetics in the Post-Genome Era lecture Prof. Karen Avraham Wednesday 14.00-16.00 1  
B 0114.6573.01 Bioinformatics in the Omics Era lecture Dr. Rani Elkon Wednesday 16.00-18.00 2  
B 0103.5061.01 Protein Modifications and Cell Signaling lecture and seminae Prof. Hagit Eldar-     3 Not this year
A 0119.5636.01 Molecular Lmaging- Microscopy Konkflit lecture Prof. Ilan Tsarfaty Wednesday 14.00-16.00 2  
A 0103.5058.01 Workshop in Data Analysis and Graphics Editing lecture          
B 0114.6600.01 Behavioral Genetics lecture and seminae Prof. David Gurwitz     2 Not this year
B 0116.5932.01 Pharmacogenomics and Biomarkers in the Era of Personalized Medicine lecture and seminae Prof. David Gurwitz     2  
B 0141.5062.01 Cell and Tissue Mechanobiology lecture and seminae Prof. Ronen Zaidel-Bar Thursday 13.00-15.00 2 0
B 0141.5063.01 Advanced imaging techniques lecture and seminae Prof. Ronen Zaidel-Bar     2 Not this year
B 0119.5651.01 Context and Location Based Immunity lecture Dr. Chen Varol Sunday 10.00-12.00 2  
    General elective courses - 8 hours        
  0116.5947.01 Inter and Intra Molecular and Cellular Neurocommunication    Dr .Eran Perlson     2  
A 0116.5937.01 Ion Channels: Classical and Molecular Biophysics   Prof. Nathan Dascal Tuesday 15.00-17.00 3  
A 0116.5942.01 New Horizons in Drug Delivery Systems lecture and seminae Prpf. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro Sunday 10.00-12.00 2  
A 0452.3117.01 Basic Techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology
lecture Life science        
B 0116.5946.01 Sleep and Consciousness: From Neuronal Basis to lecture Prof. Yuval Nir Thursday 10.00-13.00 3  
B 0113.5557.01 Introduction to Molecular Anthropology lecture and seminae Dr. Viviane Slon Monday 14.00-16.00 2  
B 0440.3125.01 Advanced cell biology: Cellular Responses to Stress in Health and Disease lecture Life science        





Students must attend at least 25 seminars, of which 60% must be within the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology. The student will keep a record of the lectures and submit a signed form to the Secretariat confirming participation. This form is a requirement for graduation.


If a student attends a scientific conference, it is equivalent to two seminars. Please note that a student will not get approval for more than two conferences. 




Students must submit a research proposal for their thesis by the end of the second semester. The thesis will be submitted by the end of the fourth semester. Students must present their thesis topic within the Department or at a scientific conference. Their advisor must approve their thesis as a condition for completion of the master's degree.



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