Welcome to the Zarivach laboratory!

Our lab is focused on the structural determination of magnetosome-related proteins derived from Magnetotactic bacteria. A second research theme at the lab is focused on the structural analyses of Cation Diffusion Facilitator (CDF) protein family. We are involved in several collaborations at BGU as well as other research centers in Israel and around the world.
The lab utilizes various techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry, cryo-EM and crystallography in order to achieve a better understanding of the structural features of various proteins of interest.

Cation diffusion facilitator (CDF) proteins – inward and outward presentation. Created by Marius Klein.

Our lab is a member of the Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Natural Sciences and of the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev (NIBN) at the Ben-Gurion University, Israel. The lab is tightly connected with the Macromolecular Crystallography Research Center (MCRC) and the cryo-EM unit, also located at the Ben-Gurion University.

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Raz Zarivach, Ph.D
Department of Life Sciences
Faculty of Natural Sciences
The Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva, 8410501
Tel: +972-8-64-61999
Fax: +972-8-64-72970

E-mail: zarivach[at]bgu.ac.il


Geula Davidov, Lab manager 

Office: Building #39, Room 013
Tel: +972-8-64-28447
E-mail: geulad[at]bgu.ac.il




Building #39, Room 009
Tel: +972-8-64-79519

Students office
Building #39, Room 013
Tel: +972-8-64-28447


Web administration
Ya-lee Almaliah
E-mail: yaleea[at]post.bgu.ac.il