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Department of Ruminant Science
Poultry and Aquaculture
Administration Animal Sciences
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Poultry and Aquaculture
Head: Avner Cnaani, Ph.D.
Staff
The department composed of two research units: Poultry and Aquaculture, both of which aim to provide scientific research support to their respective agricultural field, and to train the next generation of science and industry leaders. The department consist more than 30 people, including principle investigators, research engineers, technicians, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows

 

Aims: The primary research goals of the department are to ensure the local supply of poultry and fish products, improve production efficiency, and maintain sustainability.

Research: Projects within the department focuses on fundamental questions relating to response and adaptation to environmental stress, animal nutrition and metabolism, embryonic development, and genetics. Research projects in the department are funded by competitive research grants from a wide variety of national and international organizations, foundations, industry, and professional associations. Our former students are holding positions in the agricultural and biotechnological industry, academia, and the public service.

International relationships: The department's scientists are well recognized; chairing committees of scientific and professional associations, serving on editorial boards of international scientific journals, and collaborate with scientists from many research and academic institutions throughout Europe and North America.

 


Staff
Researchers
Name
(Surname, First name)
Research Interests /
Job description
Biran Jakob, Ph.D.
Cinnamon Yuval, Ph.D. The research in the lab focuses on developmental biology and embryology, mainly using the chick embryo as a model organism. Embryogenesis studies go long back in history to Aristotle days 350BC and since then major discoveries were done using this model in development, immunology, cancer, genetics, neurology and many more. In our lab we focus on early stages of development, studying the blastulation and cardiogenesis processes. We use powerful tool for genome editing and imaging using the High Resolution Episcopic Microscopy (HREM) system as can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7jb1xNlqOo and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOOFrmU9k1E and here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YocgJz1heeE
Cnaani Avner, Ph.D. Fish physiologist and geneticist
Druyan Shelly, Ph.D.
Friedman-Einat Miriam, Ph.D. The main interest of the lab is understanding the control mechanism on energy homeostasis in chicken towards developing tools to improve animal welfare and production. In mammals, fat tissue has emerged to have an important role not only by storing excess of energy in the form of fat but also by acting as a central endocrine tissue, with a key role in the control of appetite, fat accumulation and reproduction. In our study in chickens we have recently found genes, which are involved in this control mechanism in mammals and were missing in chickens such as the satiety hormone leptin and TNF (also known as TNF alpha). Further characterization of these genes and their mRNA and protein products changed the way we understand the evolution of energy balance control in vertebrates. Our hypothesis based on our current study is that in birds signal from the digestive tract are more critical in the control of food intake than signals from adipose tissue.
Golan Matan, Ph.D.
Harpaz Sheenan, Prof. Feeding behavior, chemoreception and nutrition of aquatic organisms (warm water species)
Meiri Noam, Ph.D. Identifying the molecular correlates underlying sensory development concentrating on thermal control establishment.
Engineers/Technicians
Name
(Surname, First name)
Research Interests /
Job description
Barki Assaf, Ph.D.
Genina Olga, M.Sc.
Kisliouk Tatiana, Ph.D. Post Doctoral Fellow
Lokshtanov Dimitri, Mr.
Maimon Michal, Ms.
Mills Maya, Ms.
Moskovsky Pavel, Mr.
Nitzan Tali, M.Sc.
Pfann Michael, Mr.
Ruzal Mark, M.Sc.
Segev Adi, M.Sc.
Shinder Dmitry, Ph.D.
Slossman Tatiana, M.Sc.
Yosefi Sara, M.Sc.
Scholars
Name
(Surname, First name)
Research Interests /
Job description
Ben-Tal Cohen Enbal, Ph.D.
Cramer Tomer, Mr.
Deutsch Ynon, Mr.
Eshel Orly, M.Sc. Ph.D. Student
Grinberg Aharon, Mr.
Halleli Eyal, Mr.
Haron Amit, Mr.
Retiree
Name
(Surname, First name)
Research Interests /
Job description
Beniamen Gil, Mr.
Milstein Ana, Ph.D. - Water quality-fish-management relationships in aquaculture systems, including fish ponds, dual purpose reservoirs for irrigation and fish culture, and intensive fish culture units. - Limnology of fish ponds and irrigation reservoirs (water and reclaimed wastewater). - Irrigation system clogging agents developing in water and wastewater reservoirs. - Periphyton-based aquaculture - Multivariate statistical methods as exploratory tools in the complex aquaculture systems.
Pines Mark, Ph.D. Poultry bone disorders, Eggshell calcification, Tissue fibrosis, Cancer-ECM interactions.
Yahav Shlomo, Prof. Thermal manipulations during chick's embryogenesis to improve thermotolerance acquisition and angiogenesis processes. Maternal effects on embryogenesis
Contact details
Telephone Tel: +972-8-9484412
Fax Fax: +972-8-9475075
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