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Institute of Postharvest and Food sciences

Department of Food Science

  • POVERENOV ELENA e-mail Team: We have collaborations with researchers in Israel and abroad.
    introducing nanotechnology and material science approaches in the field of food and agriculture.
    Our primary research expertise is development and study of advanced materials based on a platform of nature-sourced polymers. Natural polymers hold great promise as inexhaustible and safe biocompatible resources.Here are examples of our research projects 1) Advanced delivery systems for plant nutrients, biostimulants, post and pre-harvest protectants, nutraceutic and therapeutic agents. 2) Controlled release systems based on host-guest chemistry, dynamic covalent linkage, self-assembled nano carriers 3) Active edible coatings to enhance storability, safety and nutritional quality of food 4) Smart biodegradable packages 5) "Contact active" surfaces to prevent microbial biofilms and cross-contamin
    Education requirements
    PhD in Chemistry/Materials Science/Polymers
    Scientific experience
    Experience in the field/s of polymer chemistry/formation of encapsulation and delivery systems/nanotechnology /material science/surface chemistry
    Skills
    Motivation, responsibility, good and respectful relationships with co-workers
  • MECHREZ GUY e-mail Team: The Mechrez lab comprises of 1 Phd student, 3 Msc. Students, 3 Postdoctoral researchers, 2 full-time PhD researchers, 1 research engineers, and 1 undergraduate student. For more information visit us at www.mechrezlab.com
    Pickering emulsions and Janus particles for food and agriculture
    Our research combines polymer and material science with Interface and colloid science. The group focuses on the implementation of the obtained knowledge for the development of functional materials for agriculture and food applications. We aim to implement our knowledge in the field of nanomaterials, polymers, emulsions and interfaces towards the development of new chemical sensors with high sensing performances; superhydrophobic, anti-biofouling and smart surfaces for agriculture; single cell encapsulation techniques and formulation for biopesticides.
    Education requirements
    PhD
    Scientific experience
    Background in the fields of polymer science, Interface and colloid science, nanomaterials and emulsions.
    Skills
    Q1 publications in the aforementioned fields. Highly motivated and self-starter researcher. Ability to conduct and lead research activity. Set of skills in materials science and emulsion characterization, and in polymer science and emulsions.

Department of Postharvest Science

  • AMNON LERS e-mail Team: None
    The involvement of RNases in senescence, abscission and programmed cell death processes in plants.
    The T2 RNases are highly conserved enzymes, found in a wide variety of organisms but their specific biological functions are largely unknown. The function and regulation of T2-RNases in senescence, PCD and biotic/abiotic stress is investigated. The possible involvement of these RNases in regulation of RNA stability is explored.
    Education requirements
    Ph.D. in plant biology or in biochemistry & molecular biology
    Scientific experience
    Experience in molecular biology and plant physiology.
    Skills
    Good English, highly motivated, good learning capabilities and independence in research work.
  • AMNON LERS e-mail Team: None
    The Biological and Genetic Basis for Postharvest Chilling Injury Development in Stored Fruits
    Crops stored at low temperature may suffer ‏chilling injury resulting with physiological disorders/decay. Research is performed to investigate the physiological, biochemical, molecular and genetic basis for fruit sensitivity/tolerance to chilling stress in fruits and identify biological mechanisms/genes which have a role in determining fruit chilling sensitivity/tolerance.
    Education requirements
    Ph.D. in plant biology or in biochemistry & molecular biology
    Scientific experience
    Experience in molecular biology and plant physiology is preferred.
    Skills
    Good English, highly motivated, good learning capabilities and independence in research work.
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