Institute of Evolution

The Institute of Evolution (IoE) 

Established in the University of Haifa at 1977 by prof. Eviatar Nevo, includes 12 faculty members (members of the Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology) and more than 20 affiliated scientists with PhD degrees.

The Institute of Evolution (IOE) at the University of Haifa is unique in its broad and interdisciplinary research with particular expertise in population and evolutionary genetics, developmental evolution, behavioral evolution, bioinformatics and ecology. The IOE is situated on Mount Carmel at the heart of the Carmel national park, next to one of most beautiful cities around the Mediterranean, we are in prefect location to study biodiversity and evolution.  We are abundant with in house and outdoor facilities providing for modern, cutting edge science. Together with the Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology  based in our campus, we are a center of excellence in the field of ecology and evolution in the north of Israel.

Institute News

Congratulation to PhD student Yael Lev-Mirom & Prof. Assaf Distelfeld for their new publication in Nature Plants " Where was wheat domesticated?"

Congratulations to Miss Loren Khatib for the publication of her MSc study in the journal Biology.  The study explores genetic variation in circadian clock genes segregating in wild populations across Europe and their functional effect

Congratulations to Tzion Fahima for his News & Views article in Nature Genetics 

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Catсhing Blind Mole Rats by Dr. Imad Shams in the Upper Galilee

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Credit: Dr. Grace Smarsh

Scientific Seminars 

The presented lectures deal mainly with the hot topics in evolutionary biology, molecular genetics, genomics, and ecology. The seminars are delivered by expert lecturers and distinguished visitors in a relaxed environment

At this point, the seminars will be held on Mondays at 12:00 pm 

      Next seminar:


16.10.2023, Safdie Auditorium floor -1, Multi-Purpose Building