The Charles W. and Tillie K. Lubin Center for Plant Biotechnology
Avi Levy, Head
The Gilbert de Botton Professorial Chair of Plant Sciences
The Charles and Tillie K. Lubin Center for Plant Biotechnology supports basic research addressing important global challenges, such has hunger, malnutrition and sickness. It supports studies that aim at improving the understanding of biological processes in plants and the application of these studies for improving crops. Plants accumulate a large number of special metabolites, which help them tolerating various stresses, such as high light intensity and pathogen attacks. These metabolites are also important parts of the nutritional quality of plants because of their antioxidant activities and other health properties. This year, The Charles and Tillie K. Lubin Center for Plant Biotechnology supports research activities associated with understanding of the regulation of plant development, productivity and metabolism as well as support services such as cell culture and plant growth infrastructure.