Our dynamic and vivid research group focus on a wide spectrum of WATER issues during an era of global climate change, intensified anthropogenic inputs and severe water scarcity. Our interdisciplinary research ties environmental & applied microbiology with fundamental science across the different scales. Altogether, our students combine state-of-the-art microscopy with novel biochemical analytics and next generation molecular biology to study single bacterial cells, bioaggregates, biofilms and biofouling in various aquatic systems. Specifically, our students focus on nitrogen fixers across the global freshwater ecospace and biofilms within local streambeds. We also delve into the nexus of desalination and the aquatic environments, while uncover the factors that control biofouling in various membrane-based systems.

The PI

Edo Bar-Zeev, Ph.D
Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR), The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Short Bio

Edo Bar-Zeev is currently an associate Prof. at the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research, Ben-Gurion University, Israel. He has a Ph.D in microbiology from Bar-Ilan University and a Postdoc from the department of Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Yale University, USA.


The BAR-ZEEV group target the Water-Technology-Microbiology Nexus, focusing at various aspects of bacterial consortiums