You are logged out -> Log in

The UNESCO Biotechnology Educational and Research Center

Educational Activities


Plant Tissue Culture Techniques; Introduction to Genetic Engineering for high school students; Genetic Engineering for graduate students; Biological Control; and Advanced Techniques in Plant Molecular Biology.


Protein electrophoresis; Western Blotting; Gene Transfer in Plants; Use of Entomopathogenic Nematodes as Substitute for Chemical Pesticides.

Short-Term Training Fellowships:

The Center offers fellowships for individual training in specific research techniques; whether in the BETCEN's laboratory itself or in other research institutes in the area. Individual training includes courses in Plant Tissue Culture, Biological Control, and Plant Molecular Biology.

Postgraduate Research Fellowships:

Research fellowships are offered for supporting research in Plant Molecular Biology and Agricultural Biotechnology for Palestinians and other M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.



Dr. Omar Darissa

Omar DarIssa, PhD

Director and
Principal Investigator

Biology Department

Tel: +972-2-2765404
Tel: +972-2-2741241, ext 2224
Fax: +972-2-2744440


Bethlehem University Foundation
Phone: +1-240-241-4381
Fax: +1-240-553-7691
Beltsville, MD USA
Bethlehem University in the Holy Land
Phone: +972-2-274-1241
Fax: +972-2-274-4440
Bethlehem, Palestine