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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, 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
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
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
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
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 efficient 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

Microbial community maintenance of plant growth: bridging the gap between ecology and mechanism

Add the event Microbial community maintenance of plant growth: bridging the gap between ecology and mechanism to the calendar Date: Tuesday, November 05, 2019 Time: 11:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Uncovering the metabolic landscape of host-virus interactions of the bloom-forming alga Emiliania huxleyi

Add the event Uncovering the metabolic landscape of host-virus interactions of the bloom-forming alga Emiliania huxleyi to the calendar Date: Thursday, November 07, 2019 Time: 14:00 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Plant water storage: insights into a drought coping mechanism

Add the event Plant water storage: insights into a drought coping mechanism to the calendar Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Time: 11:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

From photosynthesis to clinical cancer therapy - the story

Add the event From photosynthesis to clinical cancer therapy - the story to the calendar Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Time: 11:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Specificity in signal transduction through scaffolding

Add the event Specificity in signal transduction through scaffolding to the calendar Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Time: 11:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Contact us

Contact us

Administration
Green House
tissue culture facility
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
ronen levi

Tomer Ratzkowski

infrastructure and equipment coordinator 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 670
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
Eitan Ribak

Eitan Ribak

עובד חממה Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Office phone: +972-8-934-2405 Location: Morlan Fiterman Plant Growth Center
Margarita Pliner

Margarita Pliner

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
Office phone: +972-8-934-2993 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences, room 630