The French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands
Albert Katz Department of Dryland Biotechnologies
Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, BGU
Sede Boqer Campus, Midreshet Ben-Gurion 84990, Israel

Telephone: +972-8-6596753
Fax: 972-8-6596742

Academic Status:

Full professor

GolanCV2011.pdfDetailed CV 

Research Interests:

Reproductive development of plants under stress
Characterization of a Pistacia germplasm collection
Biologically active compounds from desert plants
Plant proteins biotechnology
Research Projects Offered for M.Sc.

Characterization at the genotypic and phenotypic levels of a Pistacia germplasm collection.
Mechanisms of heavy metals hyperaccumulation in plants.
The role of dehydrin in stress tolerance in plants.
Screening, identification, purification and characterization of biologically active compounds from desert plants.

Publications since 2009

El-On, J., Ozer, L., Gopas, J., Sneir, R., and Golan-Goldhirsh, A. 2009. Nuphar lutea: In vitro anti-leishmanial activity against Leishmania major promastigotes and amastigotes. Phytomed. 16, 788-792.

El-On, J., Ozer, L., Gopas, J., Sneir, R., Enav, H., Luft, N., Davidov, G. and Golan-Goldhirsh, A. 2009. Antileishmanial activity in Israeli plants.  Annals of Tropical Med. & Parasitol., 103, 297–306.

Golan-Goldhirsh, A. 2009. Bridging the gap between ethnobotany and biotechnology of Pistacia. Isr. J. Pl. Sc. 57, 65-78.

Verkleij, J.A.C., Golan-Goldhirsh, A., Antosiewisz, D.M., Schwitzguébel, J.P. and Schröder, P. 2009. Dualities in plant tolerance to pollutants and their uptake and translocation to the upper plant parts. Environmental and Experimental Botany 67, 10-22.

Barazani, O. and Golan-Goldhirsh, A. 2009. Salt-driven interactions between Pistacia lentiscus and Salsola inermis. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 16, 855-861. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-009-0231-4.

Tencer, Y., Idan, G., Strom, M., Nusinow, U., Banet, D., Cohen, E., Schroeder, P., Shelef, O., Rachmilevitch, S., Soares, I., Gross, A. and Golan-Goldhirsh, A. 2009. Establishment of a constructed wetland in extreme dryland. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 16, 862-875. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-009-0232-3.

Ozer, J.,  Eisner, N., Ostrozhenkova, E., Bacher, A., Eisenreich, W., Benharroch, D., Golan-Goldhirsh, A. and Gopas, J. 2009. Nuphar lutea thioalkaloids inhibit the nuclear factor κB pathway, potentiate apoptosis and are synergistic with cisplatin and etoposide. CB & T 8, 1860-1868.

Pimenta Leibowitz, M., Ofir, R., Golan-Goldhirsh, A. and Zilberg, D. 2009. Cysteine proteases and acid phosphatases contribute to Tetrahymena spp. pathogenicity in guppies, Poecilia reticulate. Vet. Parasitol. 166, 21-26.

Ostrozhenkova, E., Golan-Goldhirsh, A., Bacher, A. and Eisenreich, W. 2010. Biosynthesis of hermidin from Mercurialis annua: A retrobiosynthetic study. Phytochem. Lett. 3, 33-37.

Zilberg, D., Tal, A., Froyman, N., Abutbul, S., Dudai, N. and Golan-Goldhirsh, A. 2010. Dried leaves of Rosmarinus officinalis as a treatment for streptococcosis in tilapia. J. Fish Dis. 33, 361-369.

Shelef, O., Lazarovitch, N., Rewald, B., Golan-Goldhirsh, A. and Rachmilevitch, S. 2010. Root halotropism? salinity effects on Bassia indica Roots. Plant Biosystems 144, 471-478.

Ozer, L., El-On, J., Golan-Goldhirsh, A. and Gopas, J. 2010. Leishmania major: Anti-leishmanial activity of Nuphar lutea extract mediated by the activation of transcription factor NF-κB. Experim. Parasitol.126, 510-516.

Shelef, O., Golan-Goldhirsh, A. Gendler, T. and Rachmilevitch, S. 2011. Physiological parameters of plants as indicators of water quality in a constructed wetland. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 18, 1234-1242.

Bachmetov, L., Gal-Tanamy, M., Shapira, A., Vorobeychik, M., Giterman-Galam, T., Sathiyamoorthy, P., Golan-Goldhirsh, A., Benhar, I., Tur-Kaspa, R. and Zemel, R. 2012. Suppression of hepatitis C virus by the flavonoid quercetin is mediated by inhibition of NS3 protease activity. J. Viral Hepatitis. In Press.

Ward, D., Shrestha K. M. and Golan-Goldhirsh, A. 2012. Evolution and ecology meet molecular genetics: adaptive phenotypic plasticity in two isolated Negev desert populations of Acacia raddiana at either end of rainfall gradient. Annals Botany. 109, 247-255.