Dr. Mira Carmeli-Weissberg
Mira Carmeli-Weissberg did her Ph.D in organic chemistry at Tel-Aviv University under the supervision of Prof. Shlomo Rozen, specializing in "Oxygen Transfer Reactions Using the HOF•CH3CN Complex". During this period she acquired extensive experience in Multistep Organic Synthesis, Multinuclear NMR Spectroscopy, HPLC, GC, UV-Vis, Fluorescence and IR spectroscopy. Mira joined the ARO in 2008 and established the Metabolomic unit, specializing in identification and quantification of small molecules (metabolites) using a variety of state-of-the-art MS-based instruments and analysis software.
Today, Mira Carmeli Weissberg heads the unit for separation and identification of Metabolites at the Agricultural Research Organization (ARO) Volcani Center. The repertoire of capabilities includes identification of known and unknown metabolites based on accurate mass (UPLC-QTOF-MS), quantification of metabolites, including plant hormones, using triple-quad based MS (UPLC-Triple Quadrupole-MS), as well as identification and quantification of volatile metabolites using HS-SPME/GC-MS. The unit functions in collaboration with many research groups in the ARO in diverse projects and is equipped to address most questions related to identification and quantification of small molecules.