Prof. Nathalie Q. Balaban

Full Professor
Head of laboratory

Full publication list 

Short CV

1.    Education

  • 1989-1991: B. Sc.: Mathematics and Physics, Amirim Honors program Hebrew University, Israel
  • 1991-1992: M. Sc.: Condensed Matter Physics, Weizmann Institute, Israel.
  • 1993-1999: Ph. D.: Condensed Matter Physics, Weizmann Institute, Israel.
  • 1999-2000: Post doctorate fellow: Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute, Israel.
  • 2000-2001: Dicke fellow, Physics, Princeton University, USA.
  • 2001-2003: Post-doctoral fellow, Center for Physics and Biology, Rockefeller University, USA.

2.Appointment at the Hebrew University

  • 2003-2009:  Senior Lecturer, Physics Department; Biological Physics
  • 2009-2016 : Associate Professor, Physics Department; Biological Physics
  • 2016-       :  Full Professor, Physics Department; Biological Physics

3. Additional Functions/Tasks at the Hebrew University

  • Head of the Amirim Honors program (2014- )
  • Co-initiator of the „Teachers-Researcher“ program for improving science teaching in high schools.

4.Honors and awards:

  • 1989    Dean award, B.Sc 1st year, Hebrew University
  • 1990    Dean award, B. Sc, 2nd year Hebrew  University
  • 1993    Feinberg Graduate School Excellency Award, M. Sc., Weizmann Institute
  • 2000    Dicke fellowship – Physics department, Princeton University
  • 2003    Fellow of the Horowitz Center for Complexity Science
  • 2009    Krill Prize for Excellence in Science from the Wolf Foundation
  • 2010    ERC Starting Grant
  • 2011-   The Joseph and Sadie Danciger Chair in Physics
  • 2015    ERC Consolidator Grant
  • 2016    Klachky Prize for the Advancement of the Frontiers of Science
  • 2016    Elected member of the European Academy of Microbiology (EAM)

 5.Book Chapters:

  • Balaban, N.Q., U.S. Schwarz, and B. Geiger, Measurement of cellular contractile forces using patterned elastomer. in Cell Biology: A Laboratory Handbook 3ED Ed. Julio Celis, 2005.
  • Balaban N. Q. Bacterial Persistence in Bacterial Stress Responses 2ED Ed. G.Storz&R. Hengge (2010) ASM press, USA
  • Levin Reisman I.(S) and Balaban N.Q.(PI) Quantitative measurements of the lag phase Methods in Molecular Biology, (2016) Humana Press, USA