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Plants are the central player in the interaction of humanity with the biosphere.
Over 80% of the land and water used by humanity is to grow plants for food, fuel and building material.
Fundamental breakthroughs in biology have continuously emanated from
studying plants. Mendel sowing the seeds of genetics, Barbara McClintock
discovering jumping genes right to the discovery of microRNA.
Today plants continue to serve in our department as ideal model systems for
studying metabolism, epigentics, signaling and artificial photosynthesis

Research

Research Group

Prof. Asaph Aharoni, The Plant Metabolome in Action Homepage of Asaph Aharoni | Send mail to Asaph Aharoni Office Phone: +972-8-934-3643
Asaph Aharoni
Prof. Avihai Danon, Redox Singlas In Molecular Adaptation Homepage of Avihai Danon | Send mail to Avihai Danon Office Phone: +972-8-934-2382
Avihai Danon
Prof. Yuval Eshed, Growth Regulation of Plant Organs Homepage of Yuval Eshed | Send mail to Yuval Eshed Office Phone: +972-8-934-3693
Yuval Eshed
Prof. Robert Fluhr, Stress & Innate Immune Responses in Plants Homepage of Robert Fluhr | Send mail to Robert Fluhr Office Phone: +972-8-934-2175
Robert Fluhr
Dr. Assaf Gal, Algal Biomineralization Homepage of Assaf Gal | Send mail to Assaf Gal Office Phone: +972-8-934-2946
Assaf Gal
Prof. Gad Galili, Metabolic and Cellular Networks in Plants Homepage of Gad Galili | Send mail to Gad Galili Office Phone: +972-8-934-3511
Gad Galili
Dr. Tamir Klein, Tree Eco-physiology in motion Homepage of Tamir Klein | Send mail to Tamir Klein Office Phone: +972-8-934-3505
Tamir Klein
Prof. Avraham Levy, The Dynamic Plant Genome Homepage of Avraham Levy | Send mail to Avraham Levy Office Phone: +972-8-934-2734
Avraham Levy
Prof. Ron Milo, Optimality in Carbon Metabolism Homepage of Ron Milo | Send mail to Ron Milo Office Phone: +972-8-934-4466
Ron Milo
Prof. Avigdor Scherz, From photosynthesis To Cancer Therapy-The Green Pathway Homepage of Avigdor Scherz | Send mail to Avigdor Scherz Office Phone: +972-8-934-2336
Avigdor Scherz
Dr. Einat Segev, A Bio and Geo Journey Through Microbial Interactions Homepage of Einat Segev | Send mail to Einat Segev Office Phone: +972-8-934-4179
Einat Segev
Prof. Assaf Vardi, Cell Signaling and Microbial Interactions in the Marine Environment Homepage of Assaf Vardi | Send mail to Assaf Vardi Office Phone: +972-8-934-2914
Assaf Vardi

People

People

Asaph Aharoni
Prof. Asaph Aharoni Homepage of Asaph Aharoni | Send mail to Asaph Aharoni Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Office phone: +972-8-934-3643
Avihai Danon
Prof. Avihai Danon Homepage of Avihai Danon | Send mail to Avihai Danon Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Office phone: +972-8-934-2382
Yuval Eshed
Prof. Yuval Eshed Homepage of Yuval Eshed | Send mail to Yuval Eshed Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Office phone: +972-8-934-3693
Robert Fluhr
Prof. Robert Fluhr Homepage of Robert Fluhr | Send mail to Robert Fluhr Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Office phone: +972-8-934-2175
Assaf Gal
Dr. Assaf Gal Homepage of Assaf Gal | Send mail to Assaf Gal Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Office phone: +972-8-934-2946
Gad Galili
Prof. Gad Galili Homepage of Gad Galili | Send mail to Gad Galili Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Office phone: +972-8-934-3511
Tamir Klein
Dr. Tamir Klein Homepage of Tamir Klein | Send mail to Tamir Klein Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Office phone: +972-8-934-3505
Avraham Levy
Prof. Avraham Levy Homepage of Avraham Levy | Send mail to Avraham Levy Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Office phone: +972-8-934-2734
Ron Milo
Prof. Ron Milo Homepage of Ron Milo | Send mail to Ron Milo Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Office phone: +972-8-934-4466
Avigdor Scherz
Prof. Avigdor Scherz Homepage of Avigdor Scherz | Send mail to Avigdor Scherz Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Office phone: +972-8-934-2336
Einat Segev
Dr. Einat Segev Homepage of Einat Segev | Send mail to Einat Segev Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Office phone: +972-8-934-4179
Assaf Vardi
Prof. Assaf Vardi Homepage of Assaf Vardi | Send mail to Assaf Vardi Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Office phone: +972-8-934-2914

Centers

Centers

The Raymond Burton Fund for Plant Genome Research

Avraham Levy, Director

Recent advances in biology have been associated with several important technological advances in
genomic research. Large numbers of new plant genes are being discovered daily and in the near future,
we expect to know the entire set of genes present in a model simple plant called Arabidopsis.

However, sequence information only serves as an ecient starting point. The next generation of
research will focus on functional significance of novel genes, and their potential utilization for improving
crop growth and productivity. This can be carried out through the functional analysis of the newly
discovered genes. In many cases, genes are expressed when they are needed; thus an important
parameter alluding to their function is characterizing the expression profile of a gene or a network of
genes. The Raymond Burton Fund is dedicated to support such research.

The Mel Dobrin Center for Nutrition

Avraham Levy, Director

Increasing plant productivity and nutritional quality are a major human interest. In the past year, the
Dobrin Center has continued to provide a coordinating and supportive framework for various activities
aimed at increasing our understanding of the genetics, biochemistry, and physiological processes that
can lead to improvements in crop plants.

During the past year, the Center supported novel approaches for the production of nutritionally improved
storage proteins in cereals and legumes, increased wheat productivity, and reducing crop plants losses
caused by biotic and environmental stresses.

Events

Events

Effect of agricultural management on the soil microbiome - implication for plant growth and health

Add the event Effect of agricultural management on the soil microbiome - implication for plant growth and health to the calendar Date: Thursday, November 02, 2017 Time: 13:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Tracking ROS-mediated host-virus interactions during algae bloom in the ocean

Add the event Tracking ROS-mediated host-virus interactions during algae bloom in the ocean to the calendar Date: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 Time: 11:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Wicked problem at Kruger National Park - Elephant conservation, loss of tall trees and bush encroachment

Add the event Wicked problem at Kruger National Park - Elephant conservation, loss of tall trees and bush encroachment to the calendar Date: Monday, November 13, 2017 Time: 14:00 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Chemical signals from microalgae that shape communities and structure the marine environment

Add the event Chemical signals from microalgae that shape communities and structure the marine environment to the calendar Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Time: 11:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Antimalarial herbicides and herbicidal antimalarials: exploiting the plant-Plasmodium connection

Add the event Antimalarial herbicides and herbicidal antimalarials: exploiting the plant-Plasmodium connection to the calendar Date: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Time: 11:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Control over photosynthetic energy transfer by rearrangements of its basic building blocks

Add the event Control over photosynthetic energy transfer by rearrangements of its basic building blocks to the calendar Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Time: 11:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Connecting the dots between livestock, their environmental burdens, dietary preferences, and food security in the US

Add the event Connecting the dots between livestock, their environmental burdens, dietary preferences, and food security in the US to the calendar Date: Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Time: 09:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Unraveling the function of ancient CLE peptide hormones in root growth and adaptations

Add the event Unraveling the function of ancient CLE peptide hormones in root growth and adaptations to the calendar Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Time: 11:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Bacteria and the future of agriculture: from sequence to function

Add the event Bacteria and the future of agriculture: from sequence to function to the calendar Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Time: 11:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Contact us

Contact us

tissue culture facility
Green Houses
Administration
Margarita Pliner

Margarita Pliner

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences, room 630
Ron Vunsh

Dr. Ron Vunsh

Consultant
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Office phone: +972-8-934-2637 Location: Charles W. and Tillie K. Lubin Building, room 28
Yair Ream

Yair Ream

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Office phone: +972-8-934-2405 Location: Morlan Fiterman Plant Growth Center, room 1
Zohar Hajbi

Zohar Hajbi

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Office phone: +972-8-934-2405 Location: Morlan Fiterman Plant Growth Center, room gener
Eyal Ashkenazi

Eyal Ashkenazi

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Office phone: +972-8-934-2405 Location: Morlan Fiterman Plant Growth Center
Eliezer Shay

Eliezer Shay

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Office phone: +972-8-934-2405 Location: Morlan Fiterman Plant Growth Center, room greenhouses
Yuval Eshed

Prof. Yuval Eshed

Department Head Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Office phone: +972-8-934-3693 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences, room 606
Ronen Levi

Ronen Levi

Administrator
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Office phone: +972-8-934-3675 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences, room 667
Tomer Ratzkowski

Tomer Ratzkowski

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Office phone: +972-8-934-3581 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences, room 679
Nicole Friesem

Nicole Friesem

Secretary
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Office phone: +972-8-934-4584 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences, room 670
Drora Kaplan

Drora Kaplan

Secretary
Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Office phone: +972-8-934-2413 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences, room 108