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Academic degree
Doctor of Science
Field of studies

Professor at the Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture Institute of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)

General information

Leading scientist's research interests: Genetics/metabolomics/proteomics approaches to identification of new genes (regulatory and biosynthesis), metabolic engineering of plants, plant and yeast cell cultures, site-specific modification of genomes and genetic modification of plants, producing a potential anti-malaria medication, artemisin in transgenic plants.

Quote by the leading scientist: We will grow tobacco and extract cure for malaria from it which, actually, wasn't meant by the nature.

Scientific recognition

Awards and achievements:

1999 – Award from the Ministry of Agriculture for outstanding achievements (Israel).

1993 – Award from the Golda Meir Foundation (Israel).

1990-1989 – Award from the Walter & Elise Haas Fund (USA).

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