Plant & Environmental Sciences

Our department studies the interaction of plants and microbes with theirenvironment. Specific research topics include the positive and negativeeffects of biotic (pathogenic and symbiotic) and abiotic (temperature, salinity,oxidative) stresses in plants and microbes, and their roles in adaptation oforganisms to the adverse environmental conditions. Another major emphasis of the department is on thegenetics of stress signaling pathways. We also study iron homeostasis andbiological rhythms in plants.  Several research groups are exploring themicrobial ecology of tree surfaces and how microbes grow in biofilms under high salt conditions, whileother groups are studying the engineering of microbes as biosensors. Photosynthesis isa major focus of one of the groups, which is investigating the structure and dynamics ofthe photosynthetic apparatus. All of our research is carried out using state-of-the-art genetic, biochemical and cell biology basedapproaches.Ourdepartment studies the interaction of plants and microbes with theirenvironment. Specific research topics include the positive and negativeeffects of biotic (pathogenic and symbiotic) and abiotic (temperature, salinity,oxidative) stresses in plants and microbes, and their roles in adaptation oforganisms to the adverse environmental conditions. Another major emphasis of the department is on thegenetics of stress signaling pathways. We also study iron homeostasis andbiological rhythms in plants.  Several research groups are exploring themicrobial ecology of tree surfaces and how microbes grow in biofilms under high salt conditions, whileother groups are studying the engineering of microbes as biosensors. Photosynthesis isa major focus of one of the groups, which is investigating the structure and dynamics ofthe photosynthetic apparatus. All of our research is carried out using state-of-the-art genetic, biochemical and cell biology based approaches.

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Head of Department
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Prof. Oren Ostersetzer-Biran Prof. Oren Ostersetzer-Biran
Head of Graduate Program
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Ms. Miriam Revivo
Head of Secretariat
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Ms. Avital Ben-Simon
Secretariat Staff
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2019

Time & Location Info
Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Ms. Ola T. Karmi

Title: NEET proteins’ Structure & Function - Focus on NAF-1 & WFS-T2

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 10:00

Faculty Club, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Joe Gale, Life Sciences Institute, HUJI, Amri Wandel, Racach Inst., HUJI, Hugh Hill, Int. Space U., Strasbourg

Title: A midsummer-night’s dream (nightmare?).Do rapid advances in computation and AI portend an imminent Singularity and the end of Biology?

 
Sunday, June 23, 2019 - 09:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Silit Lazare, Deptament of Life Sciences, BGU & Fruit Trees Science, Gilat center, ARO 

Title: The groundwork of lily flowering

 
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman bldg

Speaker: Prof. Rachel Amir, MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute

Title: Why are there no plants that are rich in the essential amino acid methionine in nature? Initial evidence and association with oxidative stress

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Yair Zarmi,Department of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, BGU

Title: Pulsed light: The way to significantly enhance photosynthetic photon efficiency of unicellular algae

 
Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr.  Alexander Weide, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford

Title: Reconstructing wild cereal exploitation and early cultivation in western Asia

 
Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Hanan Schoffman,Plant and Environmental Science Department, HUJI

Title: Same pigments, different context. What happens to Synechocystis 6803 under iron limitation and why is IsiA important.

 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Etti Or, Plant Sciences, Fruit Tree Sciences, ARO

Title: From the vineyard to the tube and back- regulation of grape bud dormancy release

 
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Ronnie Ellenblum, The Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, HUJI

Title: "Fragility" Climatic Changes and Societal Transformations

 
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Merav Seifan, The Mitrani Department of Desert Ecology, Swiss Institute for Dryland Environmental and Energy Research, The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, BGU

Title: A rose is a rose? potential variability in response to aridity in the True Rose of Jericho and its Brassicaceae relatives

 
Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Yehu Moran, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, HUJI

Title: Cnidarian microRNAs shed new light on the evolution of post-transcriptional regulation

 
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Georg Jander, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, NY, USA

Title: Biochemical trade-offs in maize-insect interactions

 

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr.Carmit Ziv, Postharvest and Food Sciences, Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, ARO

Title: An ODD story of lipids during pathogenic interactions.

 
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Nadav Kashtan, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment , HUJI

Title: Bacterial survival in microscopic wetness

 
Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman Bldg.

Speaker: Prof. lilach Hadany, Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants, TAU

Title: Can plants hear?

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 10:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Paul Lawson, Center for Microbial Identification and Taxonomy, Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, The University of Oklahoma

Title: Microbiomes: clinical, animal and environmental communities

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 10:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Prof. Richard D. Vierstra, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis

Title: Autophagy: the master of bulk and selective recycling 

Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 10:00

Faculty club, Silberman bldg.

Speaker: Dr. Tal Luzzatto-Knaan, Department of Marine Biology, University of Haifa

Title: Natural products in 3D: Diversity, distribution and discovery

 
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman bldg

Speaker: Yariv Brotman, Life Sicences, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev

Title: Mapping the Arabidopsis metabolic landscape by untargeted metabolomics at different environmental conditions

2018

Time & Location Info
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman bldg

Speaker: Prof. Rachel Greenת Plant and Environmental Sciences, The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Title: In sync with the outside: plant clocks

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman bldg

Speaker: Prof. Shahal Abbo, The R.H. Smith Institute for Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, The Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 
Title: Plant domestication vs. Crop evolution; How can we distinguish between the two and why does it matter? 

Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 10:00

Room 1-504, Silberman bldg

Speaker: Dr. Ofra Chen
Title: Algae based drug delivery platform

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 10:00 to 11:00

Room 1-504, Silberman bldg

Speaker: Prof. Naomi Ori Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: Auxin-mediated specification of distinct growth domains in the tomato leaf margin

E-mail Phone Fax Office
Dr. Tamar Avin-Wittenberg Dr. Tamar Avin-Wittenberg

Research website
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Ms. Leeat Bar-Eyal Ms. Leeat Bar-Eyal

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Prof. Shimshon Belkin Prof. Shimshon Belkin

Research website
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Ms. Avital Ben-Simon

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Dr. Merav darash Dr. Merav Darash

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Prof. Rachel Green Prof. Rachel Green

Research website
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Dr. Miriam Hassidim Dr. Miriam Hassidim

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Prof. Nir Keren Prof. Nir Keren

Research website
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Prof. Alex Levine Prof. Alex Levine

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Ms. Dorit Michaeli Ms. Dorit Michaeli

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Prof. Rachel Nechushtai Prof. Rachel Nechushtai

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Prof. Aharon Oren Prof. Aharon Oren

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Prof. Oren Ostersetzer-Biran Prof. Oren Ostersetzer-Biran

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Ms. Miriam Revivo

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Dr. Hagit Zer

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