Molecular Physiology of Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Crops
Henry M. Sobell completed his studies at Brooklyn Technical High School (1948-1952), Columbia College (1952-1956), and the University of Virginia School of Medicine (1956-1960). Instead of practicing clinical medicine, he then went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to join Professor Alexander Rich in the Department of Biology (1960-1965), where, as a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow, he learned the technique of single crystal X-ray analysis. He then joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Rochester, having been subsequently jointly appointed to both the Chemistry and Molecular Biophysics departments (the latter at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry), becoming a full tenured Professor in both departments (1965-1993).He is now retired and living in the Adirondacks in New York, USA.
Genetics,Radiation Biology,Biophysics, Antibiotic resistance
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