All Science Meetings Awards Social Microbe art Quiz Fun

19 Feb 2020

Bioinformatics in microbiology, Kira talks about the restricted plasmid spread in E. coli ST131 lineages and difficulties in the analysis of the WGS Illumina data

Bloody secrets

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

Microbe art

1 Aug 2019

Fascinating Klebsiella pneumoniae by Ayala Gancz


01 Jul 2019

Congrats Dorit Cohen with receiving a grant!

Microbe art Science
How does a worm eat cherries?

15 Jun 2019

Fluorescence labeling (mCherry) of bacteria for studies of Klebsiella pneumoniae infection.

Meetings Science
Salmonella enterica in Hospitalized Equine

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.

Microbe art Fun

01 Jun 2019

How is our lab growing?

Microbe art

14 Mar 2019

Bright horse for future scientists

Microbe art
What a beautiful painting!

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.

Science Fun
Host-pathogen in vivo model

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.


4 Jul 2018

ISM Annual Meeting, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Ziv Dor feat. Katrin Michelle, our former Bachelor degree student

MinION sequencing

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.

Microbe art

14 Feb 2018

Who are worse: Pathogens or ...? By Ziv Dor

Microbe art

1 Jan 2018

Bacteria art by Ziv Dor

Microbe art

1 Jan 2018

Happy New Year!

Meetings Awards
Microbes in Neuroscience

12 Dec 2017

Oryan won the Swift Poster Sessions 2017 presenting a project "Fecal transplantation modulate depressive-like behavior in WT sabra mice" at the 25th Israel Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting


24 Nov 2017

ISM Fall Workshop & The Israeli Society for Infectious Diseases Meeting "Molecular Pathogenesis: Encoding the Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases", Nof Ginosar