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Researchers
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(Surname, First name)
Research Interests /
Job description
Aly Radi, Ph.D. 1. Development of new approaches to parasitic weed control based on genetic engineering and gene silencing. 2. Wild plants as a source of new healthy crops 3. Studies on translocation of molecules and macromolecules from host plant to parasitic plants 4. Green Control
Burger Joseph, Yosef, Ph.D. Genetics, breeding and crop enhancement of melons, with emphasis on fruit quality. Natural materials in cucurbits.
Cohen Roni, Ph.D. Plant pathologist Foliage and soilborne diseases grafting Cucurbits
Cohen-Zinder Miri, Ph.D. Development of methods associated with improved efficiency of production in beef cattle, using nutritional and genomic approaches. Identification of genes and polymorphisms associated with meat and muscle quality traits. Biochemical and genetic factors associated with product quality in beef meat.
Dor Evgenia, Ph.D. Weed Science, Herbicides resistance, Parasitic plants, Strigolactones, Mutagenesis, Biological control
Dudai, Ph.D Nativ, Prof. Aromatic plants: Breeding, agro-techniques and physiology; growing for the fresh herbs market; factors affecting essential oil yield and composition; introduction, selection and breeding of wild plants from the Middle East as peculiar sources of essential oils and other secondary metabolites with biological activity. Allelopathy: essential oils as allelochemicals: mode of action and their potential as bio-herbicides. Sweet basil: breeding of high-quality varieties resistant to Fusarium wilt. Vetiver for soil stabilization.
Edelstein Menahem, Prof. Seed production & germination, plant physiology, grafting, effluent
Eizenberg Hanan, Prof. Decision support system in parasitic weeds. Modeling the dynamic of host- parasite relationship Precision agriculture and site specific weed management. Modeling time thermal and spatial distribution of weeds. Optimizing herbicide rates. Integrated control of troublesome weeds in vegetable and field crops.
Freilich Shiri, Ph.D. Systems Biology in Ecology & Agriculture: In the group we apply and develop computational approaches towards the study of complex ecological systems with the goal of improving existing practices. Projects include: (1) the educated design of bacterial communities towards improved bio-degradation and bio-production and the rational design of bio-control strategies. (2) Using next generation sequencing for developing improved plant traits. For more details please see our group site at http://app.agri.gov.il/shiri/http://app.agri.gov.il/shiri/
Goldwasser Yaakov, Ph.D.
Gur Amit, Ph.D. Genetics of yield and fruit quality in melon. Heterosis in cucurbits.
Henkin Zalmen, Ph.D. Range Management and Plant Ecology
Hershenhorn Joseph, Ph.D. Chemical control of weeds biological control of weeds development of mutants resistant to weedy parasitic plants and to herbicides
Holland Doron, Ph.D. Molecular Genetics of Deciduous Fruit Trees, Control of Dormancy, Breeding of almond, apricot and pomegranate, regulation of color production (anthocyanin) in pomegranate
Ibdah Mwafaq, Ph.D. The Ibdah lab employs biochemical, molecular and genomic tools to elucidate the biosynthetic pathways that produce novel and important plant specialized metabolites in aromatic plants, to uncover the mechanisms responsible for the evolution of these pathways in the plant kingdom and to understand the function of a given natural product in the biology and physiology of a given plant species.
Isaacson Lustig Tal, Ph.D. I am a new researcher at the Department of Fruit Trees Sciences, located in the Newe Ya'ar research center. I am interested in fruits. I am interested in their development, ripening and decay. By using tools from the fields of genetics and molecular biology I am trying to answer questions regarding the timing of reproductive bud break in deciduous trees, the metabolic processes occurring during fruit ripening and the factors that determines fruit shelf life and rate of deterioration.
Laor Yael, Ph.D. 1. Chemical-sensory characterization of malodors emitted from animal production, wastewater treatment plants and biosolid application; Development of odor abatement strategies and technologies. 2. Olive mill wastes recycling (controlled land spreading and composting)ץ 3. Composting processes and compost stability. 4. Soil microbial activity and functional diversity. 5. Dissolved organic matter (DOM) characterization and biodegradation (wastewater effluents-, soil- and compost-DOM). (Previous research work was focused on sorption interactions of contaminants (PAHs and VOCs) with natural organic matter (humic substances and DOM).
Lati Ran, Ph.D. Physical and thermal weed control methods Integrated weed management Precise weed management and precision agriculture 3D plant modelling and phenotyping
Lewinsohn Efraim, Ph.D. Biogeneration of specialized metabolites, aroma compounds and essential oils in plants. Biotechnology to improve aromas and flavors of agricultural produce Plant-pests interactions and practical uses of natural products Functional genomics to study and manipulate plant specialized metabolism
Palevsky Eric, Ph.D. 1. Integrated control of plant feeding mites 2. Conservational bio-control in outdoor systems using acarine (mite) predators 3. Food provisioning for the enhancement of acarine bio-control agent in protected crops 4. Acarine-fungal pathogen-plant interactions
Paris Harry S., Ph.D. Genetics and breeding of cucurbits
Portnoy Vitaly, Ph.D. 1.Utilization of genomic approaches for the identification of genes that are involved in key metabolic changes during fruit ripening. 2. Development and characterization of new molecular markers in plants and utilizations markers for genetic mapping.
Posmanik Roy, Ph.D. Sustainable resource recovery from agricultural waste. Biological processes. Pyrolytic and hydrothermal processes. Nitrogen and carbon cycles. Soil chemistry. Life cycle assessment.
Ravid Uzi, Ph.D. Determination of the enantiomeric composition of natural compounds by chiral GC, HS-SPME-Chiral-GC-MS and 1H-NMR with chiral shift reagents, and research of new essential oils and oleoresins from native aromatic plants. Additional fields of research: Israeli and Middle Eastern aromatic plants as potential sources for natural flavors and fragrances. Essential oils and their isolates in biological control of insects, spider mites, fleas, nematodes, fungi and bacteria (e.g. monoterpenes, isothiocyanates, phenylpropanoids). Improvement of flavors and fragrances of commercial fruit cultivars (e.g. melon, apple, mango). Natural antioxidants (e.g. carnosol, rosmanol) from herbs and spices. Pesticide residues in fresh herbs. Biotransformation of essential oil components to natural flavors and fragrances.
Shabtay Ariel, Ph.D. Ruminant Molecular Stress Physiology Nutrition, Stress and Disease in Cattle
Tadmor Yaakov, Ph.D. The main lines of research I am interested in are: 1. Development and discovery of unique plant material for research and breeding purposes. 2. Genetic and chemical analyses of health and quality compounds in agricultural products.
Zchori-Fein Einat, Ph.D. The diversity and phenotype of secondary symbionts of the sweet potato whitefly Bemisia tabaci The multi-trophic interactions of plants/plant pathogens/arthropod vectors/natural enemies Horizontal transmission of secondary symbionts
Engineers/Technicians
Name
(Surname, First name)
Research Interests /
Job description
Achdari Guy, Mr.
Agmon Rotem, B.Sc.
Baomkoler Fabian, Mr.
Bar Einat, M.Sc.
Bar-Ya’akov Irit, B.Sc.
Chaimovitch David, M.Sc.
Dafna Asaf, Mr.
Dahan Avraham, Mr.
Davidovic-Rikanati Rachel, Ph.D.
Gal Shira, Ms.
Gurevich David, Mr.
Hanan Aviva, M.Sc.
Horesh Alon, Mr.
Khatib Kamel, Mr.
Krasnovsky Arkady, M.Sc.
Marzouk Sally, Ms.
Medina Shlomit, M.Sc.
Meir Ayala, M.Sc.
Mozes-Daube Netta, M.Sc.
Orlov Ala, Ph.D.
Paradize Alexander, Mr.
Plakhine Dina, Ph.D.
Saadi Ibrahim, Ph.D.
Sa'ar Uzi, B.Sc.
Shachar Ohali, M.Sc.
Sheachter Alona, Ph.D.
Smirnov Eugene, Mr.
Trainin Taly, M.Sc.
Trofimyuk Olena, Ms.
Tsuri Galil, M.Sc.
Wolff Uzi, B.Sc.
Ziadna Hamam, M.Sc.
Zohar Matat, Ph.D.
Scholars
Name
(Surname, First name)
Research Interests /
Job description
Iasur Kruh Lilach, Ph.D. Microbiology ecology
Administration
Name
(Surname, First name)
Research Interests /
Job description
Aharonowich Yehiel, Mr.
Baumkoler Clara, Ms.
Ben-Simhon Zohar, Ph.D.
Cantor Hanna
Elfenbein Matti, B.A.
Ghreifat Muhammad, Mr.
Kerem Moshe
Mazaribe Muhamed, Mr.
Sa'adi Doya, Ms.
Sa'aida Ahmed, Mr.
Salamna Joseph, Mr.
Zakai Tamar, M.A.
Zuabi Aly, Mr.
Retiree
Name
(Surname, First name)
Research Interests /
Job description
Brosh Arieh, Ph.D.
Joel Daniel M. (Danny), Ph.D. Parasitic mechanisms in plants. The broomrapes (Orobanche and Phelipanche spp.) Carnivory mechanisms in plants. Biological communication Functional plant anatomy.
Katzir Nurit, Ph.D. The focus of research of my group at Newe Ya’ar is the genetics of melon (Cucumis melo L.) and other cucurbits. Major topics include fruit ripening, genetic mapping and the assessment of genetic variability of these crops. Our genomic study is directed towards the discovery of genes that control fruit quality traits and disease resistance, with a main goal being the application of these genes in cucurbit fruit quality improvement, through plant breeding and genetic modifications.
Nerson Haim, Ph.D.
Putievsky Eli, Ph.D.
Raviv Michael, Prof. Long-term soil fertility building in Organic Farming Composting of organic wastes including olive mill wastes The use of composts as substrate ingredients and for soil application The role of composts in inducing suppressiveness against soil-borne diseases Plant nutrition in Organic Agriculture Microcalorimetry as a novel approach to energy saving in greenhouse-grown crops and as a tool to assess compost maturity
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