19 Feb 2020
Hadar Asheri, a high school student from the Alpha program, presents her work "Do natural plasmids play a role in mediating virulence in multidrug-resistant bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae?" at the International conference Ilanit 2020. Congratulations, Hadar, keep rocking like this! Kol ha-kavot!
18 Feb 2020
Dorit presents her research on the Ilanit session about Pathogen-host interactions. Two Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates are very similar genetically, but B199 is resistant to human blood serum and B10 is not. So Dorit tries to identify molecular reasons behind this difference to find new targets for the future therapeutics
01 Jul 2019
Congrats Dorit Cohen with receiving a grant!
3 Jun 2019
Ziv presented his work entitled "Emerging Threat of Multidrug Resistant (MDR) Extended-Spectrum beta-Lactamases (ESBL)-Producing Salmonella enterica in Hospitalized Horses" (abstract) at the One Health Conference in Israel.
'One Health' is an approach for designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and research in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to achieve better public health outcomes (WHO). In this perspective, determining the occurrence of antibiotic resistant Enterobacteriaceae among animals in both hospital and pure-community settings, is highly crucial in order to understand the burden and possible routes of dissemination of antibiotic resistant pathogens, their resistance determinants and the zoonotic potential which arises from the prevalence of such superbugs in close proximity to humans.
In this annual Israeli public-health conference, devoted to one-health concept, our team presented some relevant work regarding zoonotic hazards in Israel:
1. Shedding of ESBL and ampC producing Enterobacteriaceae in petting zoos.
2. Emerging threat of MDR ESBL-producing Salmonella enterica in hospitalized horses.
20 Oct 2018
A magnificent microbiological masterpiece, richly decorated with Eschirichia coli (pink), Klebsiella pneumoniae (blue), and Proteus mirabilis (white) of great lab artist Ziv Dor interpreting the symbol of Ariel University.
Now it's an official Navon-Venezia lab logo.
29 Jul 2018
We test the pathogenicity of bacteria using C. elegans in vivo model established at our lab by Ayala Gancz. Here you see worms from all life cycle stages: eggs, small worms and mature ones.
At the experiments we use worms of the same age. We feed worms with different bacteria and measure worm survival rates.
30 Jun 2018
Now we are using the MinION sequencing device from Oxford Nanopore Technologies! It's so handy!
It produces long DNA reads, and we combine them with Illumina short-reads that allows us to get complete genomes of the microbes and their plasmids.
1 Apr 2016
A very strange bacterium was purified at the microbiological lab.