The Department of Biological Chemistry at Ariel University of Samaria (AUC) was established in 2003 and it is the youngest department of Biological Chemistry among the Israeli higher education institutions. Despite its young age, the department already has a strong multidisciplinary character. Its core activities are designed to rationally employ the tools of advanced Organic and Inorganic synthesis in modern biochemical, pharmacological and advanced material strategies for the development of new biologically active compounds as well as novel and state-of-the-art technologies in drug discovery and material science. Our eight faculty members are making great strides to generate and disseminate new knowledge and original concepts in chemistry through creative research and scholarship. Our department is accredited to bestow the degree of Bachelor of Sciences, B.Sc.
The department's faculty members are responsible for the chemistry course curricula in the tracks leading towards a B.Sc. degree in the programs in the Faculty of Natural Science, Faculty of Engineering and School of Health Sciences. The central enquiry point is the Admissions Office (Tel: 03-9066631; e-mail: email@example.com),which administers graduate applications within the Department.
All the members of our staff will be pleased to answer questions about their research interests by telephone or e-mail; individual telephone numbers and e-mail addresses are given on their respective web pages, which can be accessed from our homepage: www.ariel.ac.il/chemistry/. The Biological Chemistry Department offers an exciting program of research orchestrated by a dynamic group of faculty members and more than 20 graduates and Ph.D. students using our state- of-the-art facilities. The Department offers a wide variety of services including a library, the chemical store, electronics and computing facility, the NMR lab, the Mass Spectrometry facility (GC-MS), FTIR/UV lab and analytical equipment. In addition, we offer advanced courses of specialty areas reflecting the research interests of our faculty. One of them is the drug synthesis lab, where students synthesize and characterize a true drug employing all needed analytical and spectral equipment. AUC is the only institution in Israel where such an advanced course takes place.