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שלח באימייל הדפס
Name: Nor Chejanovsky, Prof. (Retiree)
Units: Plant ProtectionEntomology and the Nematology and Chemistry units
Research Interests / Job description  
Tel:  +972-3-9683694
Cell: 050-6220694
Email:    ninar@volcani.agri.gov.il
Office location:Entomology, The Volcani Center
Address:Department of Entomology
Agricultural Research Organization
The Volcani Center
P.O.Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
M.Sc. Hadassah Medical School, The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Israel.
Ph.D. The Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem, Israel.
Post-doc. National Inst. of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA

Research lab Director.  Entomology Department, Institute of plant Protection, The Volcani Center.

Professor of Virology (The hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences).

Research Interests / Job description
Insect Viruses: Bee Viruses (host range, prevention, Colony collapse disorder CCD).
Baculoviruses (host range, implementation in pest control). The insect antiviral response: innate immunity, RNAi, apoptosis.
Virus Task Force coordinator COLOSS network

-Publications since 2002

1-Levin S, Galbraith D, Sela N, Erez T, Grozinger C,M and Chejanovsky N (2017). Presence of Apis rhabdovirus-1 in populations of pollinators and their parasites from two continents. Frontiers in microbiology. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02482. 

2- Chejanovsky, N.; Slabezki, Y. (2017). Honey Bee Viruses-Pathogenesis, Mechanistic Insights, and Possible Management Projections, in "Beekeeping from Science to Practice", pp109-124.  Vreeland R H. and Sammataro D. Eds DOI 978-3-319-60637-8_7.

3- Tritschler M, Vollmann J, Yanez O, Chejanovsky N, Crailsheim K, and Neumann P (2017). Protein nutrition governs within-host race of honey bee pathogens.  Sci. Rep. Nov 8;7(1):14988. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-15358-w..

4-Levin S, Sela N and Chejanovsky N (2016). Two novel viruses associated with the Apis mellifera pathogenic mite Varroa destructor . Sci. Rep. 6, 37710. DOI: 10.1038/srep37710.

5-. Hou C, Rivkin H, Slabezki Y, Chejanovsky N (2014) Dynamics of the presence of Israeli acute paralysis virus in honey bee colonies with colony collapse disorder. Viruses 6: 2012-2027.

6-Chejanovsky N; Ophir R; Sharabi-Schwager M; Slabezki Y; Grossman S; Cox-Foster, D (2014). Characterization of viral siRNA populations in honey bee colony collapse disorder. Virology, 454-455: 176-83.

7- Hou C and N Chejanovsky (2014). Acute paralysis viruses of the Honey bee. Virologica Sinica (in press).

8- Dietemann V, Pflugfelder J, Anderson D, Charrière J-D, Chejanovsky N, Dainat B, de Miranda J, Delaplane K, Dillier F-X, Fuchs S, Gallmann P, Gauthier L, Imdorf A, Koeniger N, Kralj J, Meikle W, Pettis J, Rosenkranz P, Sammataro D, Smith D, Yañez O, Neumann P (2013).  Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control. J. Apicultural Res. Vol. 51:125-132.                           

9-  de Miranda JR, Bailey L, Ball BV, Blanchard P, Budge G, Chejanovsky N, Chen Y-P,  van Dooremalen C, Gauthier L, Genersch E, de Graaf D, Kramer M, Ribière M, Ryabov E, De Smet L, van der Steen JJM (2013).  Standard methodologies for virus research in Apis mellifera The COLOSS Bee Book.

10-. Luria N, Lu L, Chejanovsky N (2012). Conserved structural motifs at the C-terminus of baculovirus protein IE0 are important for its functions in transactivation and supporting hr5-mediated DNA replication. Viruses. 4:761-76.

11-. Zioni N, Soroker V, Chejanovsky N (2011). Replication of Varroa destructor virus 1 (VDV-1) and a Varroa destructor virus 1-deformed wing virus recombinant (VDV-1-DWV) in the head of the honey bee. Virology 417:106-12.

12- Soroker V, Hetzroni A, Yacobson B, David D, David A, Voet H, Slabezki Y, Efrat H,Levski S, Kamer Y, Klinberg E, Tzioni N, Inbar S and Chejanovsky N (2011). Colony losses in Israel: incidence of viral infection and colony populations Apidologie 42: 193-197.

13. Chejanovsky N (2010). Paralytic Viruses of the Honey Bee. Uludag Bee Journal, 10:126-134.

14. Chejanovsky N (2007). "Use of the insect cell/baculovirus system to study apoptosis". In Baculovirus Expression Protocols, vol. 388 of the Methods in Molecular Biology Series (D Murhammer, ed.) Humana Press Inc. USA.

15. Rivkin H, Kroemer JA, Bronshtein A, Belausov E, Webb BA and Chejanovsky N (2006) Response of Immunocompetent and Immunosuppressed S. littoralis Larvae to Baculovirus Infection. J. Gen. Virol. 87: 2217-25.

16. Regev A, Rivkin H, Gurevitz M, Chejanovsky N. (2006). New measures of insecticidal efficacy and safety obtained with the 39K promoter of a recombinant baculovirus. FEBS Lett. 580:6777-82.37

17. Liu Q, Qi Y and Chejanovsky N (2006). Activation pathways and signal-mediated upregulation of the insect Spodoptera frugiperda caspase-1. Apoptosis 11:487-96.

18. Liqun L, Rivkin H, Chejanovsky N. (2005). The immediate-early protein IE0 of the Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus is not essential for viral replication. J Virol. 79 :10077-82.

19. Liu Q, Qi Y and Chejanovsky N (2005) Spodoptera littoralis caspase-1,a Lepidopteran effector caspase inducible by apoptotic signaling. Apoptosis 10:787-95.

20. Dombrovsky A, Huet H, Chejanovsky N, Raccah B. (2005). Aphid transmission of a potyvirus depends on suitability of the helper component and the N terminus of the coat protein. Arch Virol. 150 :287-98.

21. Thiem SM and Chejanovsky N (2004). The role of baculovirus apoptotic suppressors in AcMNPV-mediated translation arrest in Ld652Y cells. Virology, 319:292-305

22. Liu Q, Qi Y and Chejanovsky N (2003). Identification and classification of the Spodoptera littoralis nucleopolyhedrovirus inhibitor of apoptosis gene.Virus Genes 26:143-149.

23. Lu L, Du Q and Chejanovsky N (2003). Reduced expression of the immediate early protein IE0 enables efficient replication of Autographa californica multiple nucleo-polyhedrovirus in poorly permissive Spodoptera littoralis cells. J. Virol. 77: 535-545.

24. Regev A, Rivkin H, Inceoglu B, Gershburg E, Hammock BD, Gurevitz M and Chejanovsky N (2003). Further enhancement of baculovirus insecticidal efficacy with scorpion toxins that interact cooperatively. FEBS Lett. 537: 106-110.

25. Dombrovsky A, Huet H, Zhang H, Chejanovsky N, Raccah B. 2003). Comparison of newly isolated cuticular protein genes from six aphid species. Insect Biochem. Molec. Biol. 33: 709-15.

26. Pei Z, Reske G, Huang Q, Hammock BD, Qi Y, Chejanovsky N. (2002). Characterization of the apoptosis suppressor protein P49 from the Spodoptera littoralis nucleopolyhedrovirus. J. Biol. Chem. 277: 48677-48684.

27. Zoog SJ, Schiller JJ, Wetter JA, Chejanovsky N and Friesen PD (2002). Baculovirus apoptotic suppressor P49 is a substrate inhibitor of initiator caspases resistant to P35 in vivo. The EMBO J. 21: 5310-5314.

צחנובסקי נ   (2010)  וירוס בכוורת : תייר מזדמן או דייר קבוע? . ילקוט המכוורת 49: 102-98.

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Lab students


Sofia Levin, PhD, Mor Raphael (undergraduate)


Lior Lumerman, MSc

Chunsheng Hou, Post doc

Michael Mordekowich (undergraduate)

Naama Zioni, MSc 

Neta Luria, PhD

Irit Ornan, post-doc

Qinzheng Liu PhD, Post doc

Galit Reske (Blech), PhD

Quansheng Du, Ph.D

Avital Regev, Ph. D.

Liqun Lu,PhD

Zifei Pei, PhD

Eduard Gershburg, PhD              

Alexander Bronstein, MSc

Daniel Stockholm, MSc   

Viviane Friedman, MSc

Dana Lehavi, MSc

Galit Blech, MSc 

Meital Naidis (undergraduate)

Axana  Klugin (undergraduate)

Etta Kleinberg (undergraduate)

Hagit  Scwartz (undergraduate)


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