The Robert H Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
Hormone signal transduction and responses (gibberellin and cytokinin).
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.
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.
Proteolysis in Chloroplasts.
Molecular regulation of plant response to drought and salinity, Forestry biotechnology, Plant tissue culture and propagation, Plant gene-culture coevolution and niche construction.
Application of genetic engineering to plant breeding and physiology.
Plant breeding, preservation of the genetic resources, manpower-training in developing countries.
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.
Chlorophyll breakdown and chloroplast senescence; role of ethylene in citrus fruit ripening; flower induction in fruit trees; history and genetics of the Citron.
Population and Quantitative geneticist with experience in gene mapping projects aimed to detect genes (QTLs) controlling quantitative complex traits.
Factors affecting productivity, yield accumulation and quality of vegetable and field crops, Phloem genomics, Seed development.
Interactions between viruses, their host plant and their insect vector; Virus indexing and plant resistance in the Middle East.
Enhanced regeneration and bulb formation.
Identification of genes and mechanisms for crop productivity.
Peanut crop improvement, Sugar metabolism in melon fruits, Petunia flowers development, Effects of salt stress on citrus cultures.
Quantitative genetics; genotype-by-environment interaction(GxE); chicken breeding, DNA markers, heat tolerance, ascites, immune response, fat deposition, water consumption and feed efficiency.
Nutrient consumption of field crops.
Evolution of cultivated crops; Chormosomal and genetic diversity in wild relatives.
Plant signal transduction, regulation of plant membrane transport, plant ion channels, bundle sheath.
Vegetable physiology, breeding & seed production, esp. tomatoes, alliums, and potatoes.
Weed biology and management; herbicide physiology and action in crops, weeds and environment; Mechanisms of herbicide-resistance in weeds.
Mechanisms of controlling adventitious root formation, with an emphasis on auxin activity and metabolism. Genetics of forest trees.
Plant water relations, Plant gas exchange, Irrigation scheduling of orchards and vineyards based on physiological parameters.
Plant Responses to Environmental Abiotic Stresses; Phytoremediation of industrial sludges by the Nymphae is being developed for polluted sludge in Haifa Bay.