Clinical Microbiology & Immunology (0119)

Track Coordinator: Dr. Ella Sklan


The master's program in Clinical Microbiology & Immunology will train researchers to undertake advanced research and study in the fields of microbiology, immunology, and cancer research.




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 8-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 6 hours of elective courses in the department. 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     2nd half of 2nd semester - will be published
B 0103.7000.01 The Science of Scientific Writing            
Choose 8 points from dept Kursei Hova from these- 8 points available            
A 0119.5636.01 Molecular Imaging- Microscopy Konkflit   Prof. Ilan Tsarfaty Wednesday 14.00-16.00 2  
        Prof. Ilan Tsarfaty       Not this year
B 0103.5658.01 Molecular Imaging         2  
B 0103.5061.01 Protein Modifications and Cell Signaling 0 Prof. Hagit Eldar-     3 Not this year
B 0119.5641.01 Genetics of Diseases Resistance   Prof.Fuad Iraqi     2 Not this year
  0119.5651.01 Context and Location Based Immunity   Dr. Chen Varol Sunday 10.00-12.00 2  
Choose 6 hours of elective courses in the department        
A 0117.5631.01 Breakthroughs in Cancer Immunotherapy   Dr. Yaron Carmi     2 Not this year
A 0103.5058.01 Workshop in Data Analysis and Graphics Editing   Dr.Moran Artzi     1  
A 0103.0046.01 Basic Research Methods in Biology 0 Prof. Noam Shomron, Prof. Carmit Levy Monday 14.00-16.00 2  
A 0455.3063.01 Developmental Biology   Life science Sunday 14.00-17.00    
B 0114.6573.01 Bioinformatics in the Omics Era 0 Dr. Rani Elkon 0 16.00-18.00 2  
Elective Courses 8 hours             
A 0116.5942.01 New Horizons in Drug Delivery Systems   Prpf. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro Sunday 10.00-12.00 2  
A 0116.5937.01 Ion Channels: Classical and Molecular Biophysics   Prof. Nathan Dascal Tuesday 15.00-17.00 3  
A 0452.3117.01 Basic Techniques in Molecular and Cellular Biology
A 0455.3036.01 Developmental Biology   Department lecturers        
B 0114.6000.01 Behavioral Genetics   Prof. David Gurwitz     2 Not this year
B 0116.5932.01 Pharmacogenomics and Biomarkers in the Era of Personalized Medicine   Prof. David Gurwitz     2  
B 0141.5062.01 Cell and Tissue Mechanobiology   Prof. Ronen Zaidel-Bar Thursday 13.00-15.00 2  
B 0141.6063..01 Advanced imaging techniques   Prof. Ronen Zaidel-Bar     2  
B 0114.6545.01 Genetics in the Post-Genome Era 0 Prof. Karen Avraham Wednesday 14.00-16.00 1  
B 0116.5946.01 Sleep and Consciousness: From Neuronal Basis to   Prof. Yuval Nir Thursday 10.00-13.00 3  
B 0113.5557.01 Introduction to Molecular Anthropology   Dr. Viviane Slon     2  
B 0440.3125.01 Advanced cell biology: Cellular Responses to Stress in Health and Disease            
B 0421.3811.01 Selected Chapters in Cancer Biology            



Students must attend at least 25 seminars, of which 60% must be within the Department of Microbiology & Immunology. 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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