Studies for Master's Degree   -   Department of Agroecology & Plant Health (715)   -   teachers
Senior faculty
Degree Last name First name Speciality
Dr Bohbot Jonathan Neurobiology of Insect Olfaction
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Professor Burdman Saul Basic and applied aspects of plant-bacteria interactions.
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Professor Hadar Yitzhak Environmental Microbiology, Recycling Municipal and Agricultural Waste, Degradation of lignocellulose.
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Dr Helman Yael Microbial interactions in the rhizosphere, Biological control of plant pathogens, Mechanisms of bacterial stress response
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Dr Heifetz Yael Initiation of fertilization in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster
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Professor Yuval Boaz Behavioral ecology of insects, Insect microbe interactions, Integrated pest management
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Professor Jurkevitch Edouard Predatory bacteria, Bacteria-tephritid fruit flies symbioses, Molecular profiling of soil microbial populations
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Professor Yarden Oded Molecular mechanisms of fungal growth and development, cell wall biosynthesis, regulation of hyphal elongation and branching
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Dr Levy Assaf Plant microbiome gene function and inter-bacterial warfare
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Dr Levy Maggie Glucosinolate accumulation, Biological control of Botrytis cinerea
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Professor Morin Shai Ecological and evolutionary genetics, insect-plant and insect-environment interactions
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Dr Mandelik Yael Conservation, biodiversity, ecosystem functions and land-use change, insect pollinators and pollination
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Dr Papathanos Philipus Engineering Insect Biology
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Dr Friedman Yonatan Microbial community ecology and evolution
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Dr Covo Shay Drug resistance in fungi, Genome instability and chromosome biology in fungal plant pathogens
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Professor Coll Moshe Insect Ecology
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Dr Kashtan Nadav Using systems biology to study ecology and evolution of microbes
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Professor Shafir Sharoni Honey bee biology, decision-making in bees, pollination
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Emeritus
Degree Last name First name Speciality
Professor Okon Yaacov Biological nitrogen fixation.
Professor Gerson Uri Biological control of and by mites.
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Professor Dinoor Amos Diseases and disease resistance in natural populations of crop progenitors
Professor cohen ephraim Pest Control, Toxicology of Pesticides.
Professor Katan Yaacov Biology, ecology and control of soil-borne plant pathogens, Soil solarization
Professor Kigel Jaime Ecology of Mediterranean and semiarid plant communities, grazing effects, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, plant-environment interactions, climate change, physiology and ecology of seed germination.
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Professor Sztejnberg Abraham Phytoalexins in citrus, Biological control of mildews, Insect and mite control by fungi.


External lecturers
Degree Last name First name Speciality
Professor Elad Yigal Induced resistance in plants and bio-stimulants, Diseases of covered crops; Foliar diseases; Integrated management; Low input management, Global climate change effect on agriculture, plants and plant diseases; Mitigation and adaptation to climate change; Plant-Pathogen-Microb interactions.
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Dr Behar Adi
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Dr Gazit Shirley
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Dr Kaspi Roy Biological and integrated pest contol in citruses, in groves and in growing facilities; Biological and integrated thrips control
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Dr Moran Shmuel
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Dr Ment Dana Microbial biopesticides, invertebrate pathology, entomopathogenic Fungi and nematodes
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Mr Slavetzki Yoseph
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Volunteer lecturers
Degree Last name First name Speciality
Professor Ghanim Morad Whiteflies and B. tabaci-transmitted viruses on the biological and molecular levels. Pathogen-vector systems and insect pest resistance to pesticides. The role of bacterial symbionts of B. tabaci and other insects in pathogen transmission.
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Professor Glazer Itamar Biological control of insect pests by microbial control agents. Entomopathogenic nematodes - ecology, genetics and application. Entomopathogenic fungi - ecology, host-parasite interactions and application.
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Professor Abraham Gamliel Pest management strategies, methods and technologies; Plant and food biosecurity; Invasive pests; Soilborne pathogens; Soil disinfestations and soil solarization.
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Dr Dombrovsky Aviv Transmission of plant viruses; Virus vector interactions; Aphid-pathogenic viruses
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Dr Horowirtz Sigal The role of lipid signals in regulating plant response to plant parasitic nematodes; the occurrence of Root Knot Nematode breaking resistance populations on tomato and pepper plants carrying resistance genes; developing new friendly biological control agents toward reducing the damage caused by plant parasitic nematodes.
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Dr Yelin Mery Daphne
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Dr Lapidot Moshe Viral resistance in vegetable crops; mechanisms and genetics of viral resistance; whitefly-transmitted viruses.
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Dr Mawassi Munir Grapevine and citrus viruses; phytoplasmal diseases in grapevines; citrus spiroplasmal diseases and viroids.
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Dr Minz Dror Microbial ecology, environmental microbiology, rhizosphere microbiology, microbial communities structure and function in soil and water systems, biofilm microbiology, biocontrol of plant pathogens.
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Professor Mendel Zvi
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Dr Manulis Shula The molecular basis of bacterial-host interactions, cloning and characterization of pathogenicity genes, development and implementation of molecular techniques for detection of major and economically important bacterial diseases.
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Dr Soroker Victoria Chemical Ecology: Regulation of pheromone production and detection in honeybees; host recognition in arthropods ; isolation of sex pheromones. Honeybee colony losses. IPM - Date palm pests.
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Dr Cytryn Eddie Antibiotic resistance in agroecosystems; biocontrol agents; root-microbe interactions.
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Dr Palevsky Eric Integrated control of plant feeding mites; food web engineering for enhancing the performance of predatory mites for mite pest control above soil and for arthropod and plant parasitic nematode control below soil.
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Professor Prusky Dov Interactions between fruit and pathogenic fungi; Biochemical and molecular mechanisms controlling postharvest fungal virulence and fruit resistance factors; Transformation-mediated gene disruption strains; The biochemical basis for modulation of pathogenicity of postharvest pathogens; Effect of the secreted substances on the modulation of host local pH and program cell death; Etiology and control of postharvest losses in deciduous and subtropical fruits by integration of pre-and postharvest treatments.
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Professor Chejanovsky Nor Insect antiviral response: innate immunity, RNAi, apoptosis. Bee viruses (host range, prevention, colony collapse disorder CCD). Baculoviruses (host range, implementation in pest control).
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Dr Tsror Lea Host-pathogen interaction; epidemiology & control of soil-borne pathogens; potato diseases; verticillium wilt; development of disease diagnostic methods
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Dr Koltai Hinanit Research and development of new cannabis-based medical drugs; medicinal plants uses for anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory activity.
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Professor Raviv Michael Plant nutrition and long-term soil fertility building in organic farming; composting of organic wastes; the role of composts in inducing suppressiveness against soil-borne diseases; microcalorimetry
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Professor Rafaeli Ada Insect physiology - pheromones, hormones, neurobioactive compounds, receptors, transducers and second messengers. Information molecules that can be used to develop insect specific bio-rational insecticides with enhanced safety.
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Professor Shtienberg Dani Epidemiology of plant disease; crop loss assessment; development of decision support systems, IPM and modeling; host-pathogen interactions at the population level.
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Professor Spiegel Yitzhak Control of plant-parasitic nematodes by intervention in the host-recognition process; biological control of plant-parasitic nematodes; cereal cyst, citrus and ornamental nematodes in Israel.
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