The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences
Plant & Environmental Sciences : Staff

Name Department Phone E-Mail
Tamar Avin-Wittenberg Plant & Environmental Sciences 02-5494023
Research Fields: We are interested in understanding how plants degrade cellular components for energy production. This occurs during the development of non-photosynthetic tissues and under stress conditions, in which photosynthesis is not functioning well. We are focusing on a cellular degradation mechanism called Autophagy, investigating it using molecular and metabolomic approaches.
Shimshon Belkin Plant & Environmental Sciences 02-6584192
Research Fields: Microbial ecology of extreme environments, with a focus on the microbial populations of salt-excreting plants; Microbial water quality; Genetically engineered microbial sensors for environmental monitoring, with an emphasis on toxicity and genotoxicity assessment and on the detection of specific classes of compounds, including trace pharmaceuticals and explosives.
Abraham Fahn Z''L Plant & Environmental Sciences 02-6585251
Research Fields: Structure and ultrastructure of plant tissues: their characteristics in relation to function. Secretory tissues: development, structural and ultrastructural aspects of the secretion process. Characteristics of desert plant tissues, especially adaptation to arid conditions. Wood anatomy and development.
Joseph Gale Plant & Environmental Sciences 02-6585201
Research Fields: Basic and applied environmental plant physiology. Relationship between stress and plant-gas exchange. Photosynthesis. Respiration, transpiration and plant carbon gain.
BenZion Ginzburg Plant & Environmental Sciences 02-6584953
Research Fields: Biophysical analysis of water and ion behavior in biological systems, with emphasis on halophilic microorganisms. Biotechnology of conversion of algae into liquid fuel. Dielectric spectroscopy of living cells.
Rachel Green Plant & Environmental Sciences 972-2-6585391
Research Fields: Circadian rhythms in plants 1. Interactions between the components of the circadian system. 2. Cell-specific circadian rhythms. 3. The adaptive advantages of circadian rhythms
Aaron Kaplan Plant & Environmental Sciences 02-6585234
Research Fields: Study of mechanisms which drive ecological processes mainly in photosynthetic organisms. What determines who is there and how do the organisms interact with one another and with their changing environment.
Nir Keren Plant & Environmental Sciences +972-2-6585233
Research Fields: Metal transport, accumulation and homeostasis in photosynthetic organisms. Dynamics of the photosynthetic apparatus: adaptation of photosynthetic organisms to the ever changing environment.
Zvi Lerner Z'L Plant & Environmental Sciences 02-6416538
Alexander Levine Plant & Environmental Sciences 02-6586543
Research Fields: The signaling network that coordinates plant responses to environment.
Rachel Nechushtai Plant & Environmental Sciences 02-6585242
Research Fields: The structure-function relationships of membrane proteins mainly of the photosynthetic apparatus. Chloroplast development and light regulated expression of chlorophyll-protein complexes.
Aharon Oren Plant & Environmental Sciences 02-6584951
Research Fields: Microbial ecology of the Dead Sea; Microbial ecology of saltern ponds; Adaptation of microorganisms to life at high salt concentrations; UV-absorbing pigments in cyanobacteria; Prokaryote taxonomy
Oren Ostersetzer-Biran Plant & Environmental Sciences
Research Fields: The main aims of our research are designed to investigate the nature of nuclear-organellar interactions, which link mitochondrial genome status and expression and plant phenotypic response.
Uzi Plitmann Plant & Environmental Sciences 02-6584316
Research Fields: Biosystematics and evolution of wild and cultivated legumes. Reproductive and population biology with special emphasis on gametophyte population, mating systems, reproductive efforts and dispersal modes. Population biology, ecology and evolution of higher plant parasites. Taxonomic and and molecular systematic studies (Vicieae). Bioactivity of potentially medicinal plants.
Leonora Reinhold Z'L Plant & Environmental Sciences 02-6585250
Research Fields: Transport mechanisms for sugars, amino acids, and ions in plant cell membranes. Inorganic carbon concentrating mechanisms, particularly in aquatic microorganisms. Membrane function as related to adaptation to saline stress. Phloem transport
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