תמונה שמכילה אדם, מקורה, מחייך, חיה    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאודAflalo, Claude, (Retired), French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Molecular biology, towards transformation and genetic engineering of H. pluvialis, with emphasis on cloning and over-expression of heterologous genes (e.g., chloroplast AcCoA synthetase)
Cells fractionation and organelles (chloroplast and mitochondria) isolation, towards algal cellular biochemistry; 
Experimental framework for the action and regulation of carotenoids biosynthetic pathway, and its relation with lipid synthesis

 

תמונה שמכילה שמים, אדם, חוץ, איש    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאודBarak, Simon, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands 

Isolation and characterization of genes regulating plant responses to multiple environmental stresses

Epigenetic regulation of plant stress responses

Using extremophytes to understand the mechanisms underlying wild-species adaptation to stress

 

 

תמונה שמכילה מקורה, חיה, ציפור    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוההBoussiba, Sammy, (Emeritus), French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Haematococcus pluvialis - A model organism to study biotechnological approaches for the utilisation of  high value products by microalgae
Microalgae to address environmental problems and human welfare   

Integrated aquaculture bio systems  


 

תמונה שמכילה עץ, חוץ, אדם, אחזקה    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאוד 

Fait, Aaron, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Metabolic networks

Regulatory networks of seed development and germination

Seed metabolism and germination

Grapevine response to stress

 

תמונה שמכילה איש, קיר, משקפיים, אדם    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאודGolan (Goldhirsh), Avi, (Emeritus), French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Reproductive development of plants under stress 
Characterization of a Pistacia germplasm collection 
Biologically active compounds from desert plants
Plant proteins biotechnology 
Phytoremediation

תמונה שמכילה איש, אדם, ישיבה, מקורה    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאוד Grafi, Gideon, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Epigenetic regulation of cellular dedifferentiation

Merging plant response to stress with dedifferentiation

The complexity and hazard of cellular dedifferentiation

How desert plants persist in unpredictable environments of the Negev desert by epigenetic means: Zygophyllum dumosum Boiss as a model system

 

Guy, Micha, (retired), French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Transport of solutes across plant membranes under normal and stress conditions and the effect of aging on these processes


 

תמונה שמכילה אדם, איש, חליפה, עניבה    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאודHaCohen, Zvi, (Emeritus), French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Microalgae as sources for chemicals: polyunsaturated fatty acids and pigments

Effect of environmental conditions and nutritional factors on the content of chemicals in algae

Selection of herbicide-resistant PUFA-overproducing algae

Development of extraction and separation methods

Plant lipid biochemistry

Biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)

Enhancement of lipid production in algae and higher plants

Induced pigmentation in fish

Organic reactions in dry media

Design and synthesis of contrast agents for the detection of small lesions in the liver via computed tomography scanning

Synthesis of radioactive cardioselective b-antagonists as myocardial imaging agent

 

תמונה שמכילה חוץ, שמים, אדם, דשא    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאודKhozin-Goldberg, Inna, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Elucidation of biosynthesis and developing technology for production of LC-PUFA by microalgae

Genes encoding enzymes of LC-PUFA and lipid biosynthesis in microalgae:  isolation and functional characterization.

Genetic transformation and metabolic engineering of model and non-model microalgae for improvement of biotechnology-relevant traits

LC-PUFA and TAG metabolism in microalgae

Lipid droplet biogenesis in microalgae

Dietary supplementation of microalgae-derived LC-PUFA to modulate stress and disease-resistance in fish


 

 

 

תמונה שמכילה אדם, איש, שמים, חוץ    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאודRachmilevich, Shimon, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Role of dew in desert plants

Role of root orders in the water and nutrient uptake.

Carbon and water relations associated with rain and temperature gradients.

Ecophysiology of halophyte plants and their use in constructed wetlands.

Re-introduction and physiology of historically and biblical agro-beneficial plants

The role of pesticides as growth regulators

Multidisciplinary study on grapevines including plant physiology, metabolic profiling, and spectroscopy

 

תמונה שמכילה איש, אדם, מקורה, עניבה    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאודSagi, Moshe, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

The role of molybdo-enzymes, purine catabolism and sulfur metabolism in environmental stress-induced premature senescence in plants

Increasing agricultural income in arid zones by adding new crops and developing new agro-techniques

Improving the salt resistance and fruit quality of tomatoes and other vegetable crops while another focused on using highly saline water for developing cash-crop halophytes for potential halophyte growers

 

תמונה שמכילה אדם, חוץ, עץ, אישה    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאודTel-Zur, Noemi,  French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Breeding and development of under-exploited, woody perennial, drought-tolerant species with the ultimate goal of introducing them as new fruit crops

for dryland agriculture

Reproduction and mating systems of exotic perennial crops, including vine-cacti (pitayas), jojoba and Ziziphus species, aiming at combining basic and applied research

 

 

תמונה שמכילה אדם, בניין, חוץ, בגדים    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאודTzin, Vered, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

 

✔ Molecular mechanisms of plant-insect interactions

✔ Alteration of central metabolism toward production of specialized metabolism

✔ Crop protection: improvement of plant defense mechanisms in agriculture plants

✔ Chemical ecology: understanding the signals that attracting pollinators to desert plants

 

 

תמונה שמכילה אדם, איש, חליפה, עניבה    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאודVonshak, Avigad, (Emeritus)​​​, French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

The role of environmental factors, i.e., light, temperature, and salinity on the photosynthetic and respiratory activity of algae in an attempt to relate these parameters and their interactions to physiological phenomena in mass cultivation of algae

Strain selection and improvement in Spirulina

The developmental and physiological changes in the course of carotenogenesis induction in Haematococcus pluvialis as correlated with the modification in the photosynthetic activity of the cells are investigated

 

תמונה שמכילה אדם, חוץ, עץ, מים    תיאור שנוצר ברמת מהימנות גבוהה מאודZilberg, Dina,  French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands

Study of infectious diseases of parasitic, bacterial and viral origin and investigating different pathological manifestations of unknown origins

Study efforts are aimed at understanding the cause of the diseases and search for solutions

Development of natural, environmentally friendly treatments and natural immunostimulants that can replace the traditionally used antibiotics and chemicals

Consultancy to local aquaculture farms at the Negev and Arava region. This is done through disease diagnosis and farm visits. Through this activity we come across different manifestations, diseases and other health-related problems of local importance, which are occasionally investigated as part of our research activity