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Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Herzl 229
Rehovot 7610001 
ISRAEL

Tel: 08-9489219
Fax: 08-9466794
rakefetk@savion.huji.ac.il

Academic Staff

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Dr. Shay Covo

Senior Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
Head of Department
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489160 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9466794
shay.covo@mail.huji.ac.il
Lauterman building

Drug resistance in fungi, Genome instability and chromosome biology in fungal plant pathogens.

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Prof. Yael Helman

Associate Professor
Vice Dean for International Affairs
Head, International School of Agricultural Sciences
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489218 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9466794
yael.helman@mail.huji.ac.il
Lauterman building, Room 4

Microbial interactions in the rhizosphere, Biological control of plant pathogens, Mechanisms of bacterial stress responses.

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Prof. Edouard Jurkevitch

Professor
Head of Department
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489167 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9466794
edouard.jurkevitch@mail.huji.ac.il
Lauterman building

Predatory bacteria, Bacteria-tephritid fruit flies symbioses, Molecular profiling of soil microbial populations.

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Dr. Nadav Kashtan

Associate Professor
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489450 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9466794
nadav.kashtan@mail.huji.ac.il
Lauterman building

Using systems biology to study ecology and evolution of microbes.

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Prof. Maggie Levy

Associate Professor
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489162 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9466794
maggie.levy@mail.huji.ac.il
Lauterman building

Glucosinolate accumulation, Biological control of Botrytis cinerea.

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Research in the Lab

The main focus of the research in our lab is plant-pathogen interactions. Plant pathogens challenge our efforts to maximize crop production. A limited understanding of the pathogenesis and defense mechanisms involved in plant-pathogen interactions often obstruct those efforts. We study the plant's defense responses against the fungal plant-pathogen Botrytis cinerea. Structural defense, chemical defense and plant induced resistance via the biocontrol agents Pseudozyma aphidis. Our knowledge on the regulation of plant defense pathways may contribute in the long term to the development of plant-protection strategies that will reduce the required amount of chemicals and thereby genuinely benefit the consumer, farmers and the environment.

Researcher of the month article at the faculty newsletter.

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Prof. Oded Yarden

Professor
Buck Family Chair in Plant Pathology
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489298/315 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9468785
oded.yarden@mail.huji.ac.il
Aaronsohn building
Molecular mechanisms of fungal growth and development, cell wall biosynthesis, regulation of hyphal elongation and branching.