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MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute is an applied research organization specializing in the fields of biotechnology, environmental and agriculture sciences. MIGAL was established in 1979 in the city of Kiryat Shmona to create a scientific research core facility and knowledge-based economic generator at Israel's northern periphery. MIGAL's mission is to maintain and expand its innovative scientific research activities, and extend the economic and societal benefits of those activities throughout the Galilee. MIGAL is highly unique, serving not only as a center of scientific excellence, but also a hub of outreach to industry, agriculture and education for Israel’s northern periphery.


Aiming to create a self-sustaining knowledge-based economy in the upper Galilee, MIGAL consolidated all of its R&D, applied research and translational research activities under one virtual entity which operates as a technology accelerator. The accelerator is a target oriented organization, focusing on the necessary actions required to move projects to an optimal objective. It takes benefit of existing facilities and infrastructure in MIGAL to achieve its goals.




16 January, 2017 20th Anniversary of Israel’s Association to the EU Frame Work Programs for Research & Innovation
17 November, 2016 Dr. Ari Meerson, MIGAL researcher, shows a novel mechanism that can explain how obesity can increase the risk of colon cancer
On 16/11/2016 the Danish Diabetes Academy announced on their website: "A new article published in BMC Cancer by Dr. Ari Meerson, a Danish Diabetes Academy Visiting Professor from MIGAL Galilee Research Institute in Israel, shows a novel mechanism that can explain how obesity and overweight, which change the balance of metabolic hormones, can increase the risk of colon cancer."
27 July, 2016 Genomic analysis of 6,000-year-old cultivated grain illuminates the domestication history of barley
An international team of researchers has succeeded for the first time in sequencing the genome of Chalcolithic barley grains. This is the oldest plant genome to be reconstructed to date. The 6,000-year-old seeds were retrieved from Yoram Cave in the southern cliff of Masada fortress in the Judean Desert in Israel, close to the Dead Sea. Genetically, the prehistoric barley is very similar to present-day barley grown in the Southern Levant, supporting the existing hypothesis of barley domestication having occurred in the Upper Jordan Valley.
3 July, 2016 Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Israel visited MIGAL on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016.
Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Israel, Mr. Lars Faaborg-Andersen, First Counsellor, Head of Trade and Economics Section, Mr. Sándor Szelekovszky and Scientific Officer Ms. Alexandra Meir visited Northern R&D's Hula Orchard Farm and MIGAL's Tel-Hai laboratories on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016.
22 June, 2016 One day conference in silico aproaches to Agrobiomedical Research
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