The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Neurobiology of Insect Olfaction.
Initiation of fertilization in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.
Behavioral ecology of insects, Insect microbe interactions, Integrated pest management.
Ecological and evolutionary genetics, insect-plant and insect-environment interactions.
Conservation, biodiversity, ecosystem functions and land-use change, insect pollinators and pollination.
Engineering Insect Biology.
Honey bee biology, decision-making in bees, pollination.
Yeast Cell Biology and Biotechnology.
Antifreeze proteins (AFPs).
The biology of fasting and gene regulation
Studying adaptive mechanisms to nutritional challenges, with the focus on insulin-secreting beta cells
Novel antimicrobial agents for food applications.
Nutritional Neuroscience, prevention of cerebrovascular disease and dementia.
Utilizing lab evolution to develop novel microbial food additives and therapeutical probiotics for the human microbiome
Beneficial natural products in edible plants, Natural antioxidants.
Skeletal Development Through Endochondral Ossification.
Molecular Recognition of Taste and Smell.
Computational methodologies for design of bioactive compounds.
Biological clock rhythms & nutrition, longevity and inate immune system.
Nutrition education, health promotion, improving nutritional and therapeutic value of foods.
Characterization or bacteriocin, application in food systems.
Diabetes, liver, glucose production, hepatocytes, nutrition, metabolism.
Elucidation of cellular and molecular action of dietary antioxidants.
Environmental economics, health economics, and economic demography.
Game theory and its applications.
Adaptive decision-making, risk-taking and risk perception.
Bio-statistics, Para-clinical statistics, Design of experiments, Computer experiments.
Agricultural production under uncertainty (applications to insurance), Technological change in agriculture, Non-parametric methods in economics.
Algebraic Singularity Theory
Pre-Purchase Risk-Reduction Marketing Mechanisms, Branding and promotion of agricultural products.
Environmental Economics and Management.
The economics of family farms; Public policy in agriculture, labor markets, education and aging.
Economic analysis of agricultural land use.
Natural Resource Economics, Public Economics, International Economics
Technological change, macroeconomics, economic growth and development economics.
Digital Agriculture and Remote Sensing
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Environmental Chemistry, Pollutants of Emerging Concern, Soil Chemistry.
Agro-meteorology, atmosphric chemistry, air-pollution, modelling, field measurements.
Environmental modeling, ecohydrology, soil degradation, desertification.
environmental chemistry, interactions at the surface of soil particles, development of new organic-mineral materials
Interface reactions in soils, physical chemistry of soils and clays, transformations of natural organic matter and pollutants in soils.
Soil-root interactions and water and nutrient uptake, Spectral induced polarization for non-invasive detection of rhizosphere processes.
Soil chemistry and soil fertility, related to plant nutrition and environmental aspects.
Mechanisms underlying plasticity of plant development and patterning, leaf, flower and fruit development.
Plant cell wall structure and function; Hygroscopic movement for seed dispersal; Silica in plants.
Meristem development and the mechanism of regeneration, mainly from the chromatin perspective.
Human impacts on plants (especially woody species), ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles at organismic, community and ecosystem scales.
Competition and biodiversity in plant communities
Remote & Proximal Sensing, Precision Agriculture, Phenomics.
Plant cell wall, cellulose biosynthesis, genes in cell wall function, Seed mucilage to study cell wall metabolism, Fruit tree physiology.
Identification of novel aroma genes, Metabolic engineering of plants and yeast,Site-specific genome modification and genetic engineering in plants.
Hormone signal transduction and responses (gibberellin and cytokinin).
Plant response to environmental stress, novel plant hormones and growth regulators.
Mechanisms controlling water-use efficiency, water-potential homeostasis and productivity under normal and abiotic stress.
Molecular mechanisms involved in plant developmental regulation, specifically the transition to flowering.
Physiological and genetic aspects of crop adaptation to stress conditions, Sustainable agriculture, Crops for arid regions.
Crop evolution in the Near East, Genetics and breeding of chickpea.
Regeneration and adventitious root development.
Plant response to abiotic stress combinations, abiotic stress tolerance in crop-plants, Quantitative genetics of yield.
Computational - theoretical approaches to study self-incompatibility in plant fertilization; evolution and organization of gene regulatory networks.
Redox regulation of metabolism, stress acclimation, and cell death in photosynthetic organisms.
Combining plant molecular biology, protein engineering and nano-biotechnology to develop super-performing materials for affordable and sustainable applications.
Linking individual plant strategies to ecosystem processes. Symbiotic nitrogen fixation in natural plant communities.
Basic and applied aspects of plant-bacteria interactions.
Microbial interactions in the rhizosphere, Biological control of plant pathogens, Mechanisms of bacterial stress responses.
Predatory bacteria, Bacteria-tephritid fruit flies symbioses, Molecular profiling of soil microbial populations.
Molecular mechanisms of fungal growth and development, cell wall biosynthesis, regulation of hyphal elongation and branching.
Glucosinolate accumulation, Biological control of Botrytis cinerea.
Plant microbiome gene function and inter-bacterial warfare.
Microbial community ecology and evolution.
Drug resistance in fungi, Genome instability and chromosome biology in fungal plant pathogens.
Using systems biology to study ecology and evolution of microbes.
Metabolism and lactation biology.
Genetics and evolution of complex traits in fish and yeast.
Aquatic microbiology &Water quality control in fish culture systems.
Ruminants Nutrition and Lactation Physiology.
Neuroepigenetics and Molecular Neuroscience
Computational Methods for Animal Psychology and Welfare.
Bacterial foodborne infections epidemiology and evolution
Small animal internal medicine.
Vector-borne and zoonotic diseases.
Human and animal mycobacterial diseases.
Infectious diseases, vector-borne diseases.
Evolution, co-evolution, domestication and conservation.
Small Animal Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology.
Developmental Biology, Molecular Embryology.
Veterinary and comparative ophthalmology.
Veterinary public health, Epidemiology.
Reproductive Biology and Theriogenology.
Equine Internal Medicine, Equine Neurology, Large Animal Pharmacology.
Veterinary neurology neurosurgery, wild animal neurology.
Epidemiology and pathogenesis of infectious diseases in large animals.