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Professor Ilan Chet completed his PhD in microbiology at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is recognized as a pioneer in the field of biocontrol and induced resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. He Trained more than 30 Ph.D. and 55 M.Sc. students. published more than 395 articles in international scientific journals, trained more than 30 PhD and 55 MSc students, edited 5 books in his field of research and owns 38 patents. He was the founding Director of the Otto Warburg Minerva Center for Agricultural Biotechnology and Dean at the Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot, Vice President for Research and Development at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; nominated President of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. He is recognized as a pioneer in the field of biocontrol and induced resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses in plants. Positions: (1986–1989);, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1991–2001). Was nominated President of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot (2001 to 2006) and “Institute Professor” (2005); retrieved his position at the Faculty of Agriculture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (2006); Chairman of the Health & Environment Fund since 2008; Invited visiting professor - universities of Harvard, Colorado State, Cornell, and Rutgers in the USA, Goettingen in Germany and Lund in Sweden; Senior Scientist at DuPont in Delaware, USA.
biological control of plant pathogens