Eran Tauber

Group leader

Eran Tauber earned his PhD in evolutionary biology (1999) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, studying sensory physiology and evolutionary aspects of insects behaviour. Later, he shifted his focus to genetic and molecular biology of behaviour, working with deaf Drosophila mutants at the University of Iowa. In 2000, he joined the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester as a Marie-Curie fellow, where he engaged in studying the circadian clock system in Drosophila. In 2005 he was appointed a lecturer in molecular evolution. His work has been funded by NERC, BBSRC and the UK Royal Society. In 2017 he was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Haifa.He serves as an ad-hoc referee for numerous journals and funding bodies, and was a member of the BBSRC research committee and NERC Peer Review College. He teaches various topics in Genetics and Bioinformatics. His research focuses on evolutionary and molecular mechanisms of biological clocks and seasonal timing, employing broad range of techniques, from molecular biology to population genetics and bioinformatics.