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Administration

 
 
 
 
 

Active Faculty Members

 
 
 
Rivka Elbaum

Prof. Rivka Elbaum

Associate Professor
Head of Plant Sciences in Agriculture Bachelor Program
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489335
rivka.elbaum@mail.huji.ac.il
Building A, Room 2118

Plant cell wall structure and function; Hygroscopic movement for seed dispersal; Silica in plants.

Smadar  Harpaz-Saad

Dr. Smadar Harpaz-Saad

Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Cyril Rosenbaum Senior Lectureship in Horticulture
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489264
smadar.harpaz@mail.huji.ac.il
Plant cell wall, cellulose biosynthesis, genes in cell wall function, Seed mucilage to study cell wall metabolism, Fruit tree physiology.
Shmuel Wolf

Prof. Shmuel Wolf

Professor
Vigevani Chair in Agriculture
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489428 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9462385
Shmulik.Wolf@mail.huji.ac.il
Factors affecting productivity, yield accumulation and quality of vegetable and field crops, Phloem genomics, Seed development.
yotam-zait

Dr. Yotam Zait

Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Yotam.Zait@mail.huji.ac.il
Photosynthesis and water use efficiency improvement in crops, optimizing mesophyll conductance to CO2, guard cell physiology
 
 
 

Emeritii

 
 
 
Arie Altman

Prof. Arie Altman

Emeritus
Tel: +972-(0)8-9489477 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9489899
arie.altman@mail.huji.ac.il
Building H
Molecular regulation of plant response to drought and salinity, Forestry biotechnology, Plant tissue culture and propagation, Plant gene-culture coevolution and niche construction.
Ben Ami Bravdo

Prof. Ben Ami Bravdo

Emeritus
Tel: +972-(0)8-9489094 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9462817
benami.bravdo@mail.huji.ac.il
Building H

Effects of cultural practices on crop productivity; control of root environment; interactions between plant and environmental factors; biosynthesis and metabolism of aroma compounds in fruit and wine.

Avigdor Cahaner

Prof. Avigdor Cahaner

Emeritus
Tel: +972-(0)8-9489214 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9489432 | Mobile: +972-(0)54-8820091
avigdor.cahaner@mail.huji.ac.il
Quantitative genetics; genotype-by-environment interaction(GxE); chicken breeding, DNA markers, heat tolerance, ascites, immune response, fat deposition, water consumption and feed efficiency.
Jaime Kigel

Prof. Jaime Kigel

Emeritus
Tel: +972-(0)8-9489916
Jaime.Kigel@mail.huji.ac.il
Building H

Ecology of Mediterranean and semiarid plant communities, grazing effects, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, plant-environment interactions, climate change, physiology and ecology of seed germination.

Joseph Riov

Prof. Joseph Riov

Emeritus
Tel: +972-(0)54-8820686 l Fax: +972-(0)8-9489544
joseph.riov@mail.huji.ac.il
Kennedy Leigh A, room 220
Mechanisms of controlling adventitious root formation, with an emphasis on auxin activity and metabolism. Genetics of forest trees.
Baruch Rubin

Prof. Baruch Rubin

Emeritus
Tel: +972-(0)8-9489248 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9362083 | Cell: +972-(0)54-8820054
rubin@mail.huji.ac.il
Building A
Weed biology and management; herbicide physiology and action in crops, weeds and environment; Mechanisms of herbicide-resistance in weeds.
Amnon Schwartz

Prof. Amnon Schwartz

Emeritus
Tel: +972-(0)8-9489917 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9489069 | Cell: +972-(0)52-8634452
amnon.schwartz@mail.huji.ac.il
Building A

Plant water relations, Plant gas exchange, Irrigation scheduling of orchards and vineyards based on physiological parameters.

Elisha Tel-Or

Prof. Elisha Tel-Or

Emeritus
Tel: +972-(0)8-9489262 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9468785
elisha.telor@mail.huji.ac.il
Building A
Plant Responses to Environmental Abiotic Stresses; Phytoremediation of industrial sludges by the Nymphae is being developed for polluted sludge in Haifa Bay.
Eli Zamski

Prof. Eli Zamski

Emeritus
Tel: +972-(0)8-9481317 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9467763
eliezer.zamski@mail.huji.ac.il
Peanut crop improvement, Sugar metabolism in melon fruits, Petunia flowers development, Effects of salt stress on citrus cultures.