Welcome to the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research at the Technion‘s Faculty of Biology.
Although we are a new lab, in the past two years we have updated our lab to work with the most modern and innovative equipment, we recruited a multidisciplinary team of professionals (biologists, chemists, physicists and engineers) , and we have established many local and international collaborations. Collectively with access to these resources, we can ask and answer almost any question in the field of medical cannabis and we are today one of the leading cannabis laboratories in the world. Our highly trained team of skilled professionals work in synergy and complement each other to achieve the highest level of results.
Presently our lab investigates the vast therapeutic potential of naturally-occurring chemicals, called cannabinoids, in various Cannabis species. In addition to the multitude of other studies currently being conducted in the lab, our principal focus is how these cannabinoids affect various types of cancer, epilepsy, and glucose metabolism (diabetes).
Our research relies on our exceptional abilities to characterize all cannabis components and are described in more details on this site. Our lab is also involved in various other high-profile projects and collaborations associated with cannabis. We collaborate with cannabis growers, clinicians, and major local and international medical cannabis manufacturers and distributors to revolutionize cannabis treatment on all levels. We are operating the “Cannabis Database Project” and we are currently involved in eight clinical trials covering diverse aspects of cannabis treatment.