Dr. Eyal Rahav


Head of the Biology Dept., IOLR


Dr. Natalia Belkin

Lab manager



Eyal Geisler
PhD candidate
"Marine bioaggregates as hubs for microbial interactions and viral infections"

(Co-supervised with Prof. Edo Bar-Zeev, BGU)


Shira Givati

MSc cadnidate

Do the abnormal N:P ratio in the eastern Med are temperature-related?

(Co-supervised with Dr. Daniel Sher, HU)


Tom Riech
Ph.D. candidate
Assessing microbial viability and carbon demand in ultra-oligotrophic marine provinces in light of predicted climate changes;
The Mediterranean and Red seas as case studies

(Co-supervised with Prof. Ilana Berman-Frank)


Essam Kababo

MSc student


"Effects of crude oil and condensate on benthic microbes in the southeastern Mediterranean coast"

(Co-supervised with Prof. Dror Angel, HU)


Hala AbuAli
Ph.D candidate
Quantify the impact of crude-oil and gas-condensate on seawater reverse osmosis desalination and test potential mitigation solutions

(Co-supervised with Prof. Edo Bar-Zeev, BGU)


Misha Suchanov
MSc candidate
Spatiotemporal variations in phytoplankton community structure and the association with changing environmental conditions in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

(Co-supervised with Dr. Yoav Lehahn, HU)

Past Students and Research Assistants


Galit Ovadia, Ania Vichik, Or Hazan, Ofrat Raveh (Ofi), Hila Frank, Shahar Rosenfeld, Lital Ozeri, Yael Shai