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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
Dr. Daniel Dar, Homepage of Daniel Dar | Send mail to Daniel Dar Office Phone: +972-8-934-2382
Daniel Dar
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. Filipe Natalio, Homepage of Filipe Natalio | Send mail to Filipe Natalio Office Phone: +972-8-934-6101
Filipe Natalio
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
Dr. David Zeevi, Homepage of David Zeevi | Send mail to David Zeevi Office Phone: +972-8-934-3511
David Zeevi

People

People

Asaph Aharoni
Prof. Asaph Aharoni Homepage of Asaph Aharoni | Send mail to Asaph Aharoni Office phone: +972-8-934-3643
Daniel Dar
Dr. Daniel Dar Homepage of Daniel Dar | Send mail to Daniel Dar Office phone: +972-8-934-2382
Yuval Eshed
Prof. Yuval Eshed Homepage of Yuval Eshed | Send mail to Yuval Eshed Office phone: +972-8-934-3693
Robert Fluhr
Prof. Robert Fluhr Homepage of Robert Fluhr | Send mail to Robert Fluhr Office phone: +972-8-934-2175
Assaf Gal
Dr. Assaf Gal Homepage of Assaf Gal | Send mail to Assaf Gal Office phone: +972-8-934-2946
Gad Galili
Tamir Klein
Dr. Tamir Klein Homepage of Tamir Klein | Send mail to Tamir Klein Office phone: +972-8-934-3505
Avraham Levy
Prof. Avraham Levy Homepage of Avraham Levy | Send mail to Avraham Levy Office phone: +972-8-934-2734
Ron Milo
Prof. Ron Milo Homepage of Ron Milo | Send mail to Ron Milo Office phone: +972-8-934-4466
Filipe Natalio
Dr. Filipe Natalio Homepage of Filipe Natalio | Send mail to Filipe Natalio Office phone: +972-8-934-6101
Einat Segev
Dr. Einat Segev Homepage of Einat Segev | Send mail to Einat Segev Office phone: +972-8-934-4179
Assaf Vardi
Prof. Assaf Vardi Homepage of Assaf Vardi | Send mail to Assaf Vardi Office phone: +972-8-934-2914
David Zeevi
Dr. David Zeevi Homepage of David Zeevi | Send mail to David Zeevi Office phone: +972-8-934-3511

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

MicroEco2 Microbial Ecology Symposium for Young Researchers

Add the event MicroEco2 Microbial Ecology Symposium for Young Researchers to the calendar Date: Thursday, December 09, 2021 Time: 08:00 Location: David Lopatie Conference Centre

Membraneless Organelles and Wisdom of the Crowds: Novel Mechanisms Underlying Regulation in Bacteria

Add the event Membraneless Organelles and Wisdom of the Crowds: Novel Mechanisms Underlying Regulation in Bacteria to the calendar Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Time: 11:30 Location: Nella and Leon Benoziyo Building for Biological Sciences

Special Guest Seminar

Add the event Special Guest Seminar to the calendar Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Time: 11:30 Location:

Root exudation as functional trait involved in plant nutrition-use strategy classification and in shaping plant microbiota diversity and function

Add the event Root exudation as functional trait involved in plant nutrition-use strategy classification and in shaping plant microbiota diversity and function to the calendar Date: Tuesday, December 28, 2021 Time: 11:30 Location:

ZOOM seminar -The global biomass and number of terrestrial arthropods

Add the event ZOOM seminar -The global biomass and number of terrestrial arthropods to the calendar Date: Tuesday, January 04, 2022 Time: 11:30 Location:

The ins and outs of steroidal glycoalkaloid biosynthesis

Add the event The ins and outs of steroidal glycoalkaloid biosynthesis to the calendar Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Time: 11:30 Location:

New metabolic functions can rapidly evolve in microbes by multiple convergent mechanisms

Add the event New metabolic functions can rapidly evolve in microbes by multiple convergent mechanisms to the calendar Date: Tuesday, February 01, 2022 Time: 11:30 Location:

Contact us

Contact us

Administration
Green House
tissue culture facility
Asaph Aharoni

Prof. Asaph Aharoni

Department Head
Ronen Levi

Ronen Levi

Administrator
Tomer Ratzkowski

Tomer Ratzkowski

infrastructure and equipment coordinator
Drora Kaplan

Drora Kaplan

Secretary
Yair Ream

Yair Ream

Office phone: +972-8-934-2405
Zohar Hagbi

Zohar Hagbi

Eyal Ashkenazi

Eyal Ashkenazi

Margarita Pliner

Margarita Pliner