Ben-Gurion University of the Negev


Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is one of Israel’s largest research universities, with campuses in Beer-Sheva, Sede Boqer and Eilat. Approximately 20,000 students are enrolled in six Faculties – Engineering Sciences, Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences, the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business & Management and the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) – and in the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies. The participating BGU researcher is affiliated with BGU’s Department of Life Sciences. With about 40 active research groups, department researchers conduct cutting edge research across all scales of life, from the determination of protein structures at atomic level resolution to the examination of single-celled organisms and multi-cellular systems to the study of whole animals and communities. Department researchers rely on a wide variety of experimental systems, including bacteria, archaea, yeast, plants, insects, fish and other forms of marine life, rodents, and mammals in their research.

Competence and main role(s) in the project

Itzhak Mizrahi is the deputy leader of task WP2. BGU will carry significant part of the work in many tasks of WP2 and lead in task 2.3. In addition, BGU will coordinate work and analysis of WP4.

Project staff

Itzhak Mizrahi
Prof. Itzhak Mizrahi is a professor at Ben Gurion University (BGU). His major research interests focus on understanding the microbial ecosystems of the rumen environment and other gut microbial ecosystems.
Sarah Morais
Dr. Sarah Morais is a staff scientist at BGU with solid expertise in microbial ecology and anaerobic microbiology.
Sarah Morais
Ori Furman
Dr. Ori Furman is a staff scientist at BGU with solid expertise in animal care, sampling, microbial ecology and bioinformatics analysis.
Itai Amit
Itai Amit is a trained technician for sample processing for multi-omics approaches and metabolomics.
Itai Amit
Lotan Tamar Tov Elem
Lotan Tamar Tov Elem is a trained technician for animal care, sampling, microbial sample sequencing and metabolomics.
Prof. Itzik MizrahiMizrahi Lab - Microbial eco-genomics