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The Department of Entomology
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, ISRAEL

Tel: 08-9489223 
Fax: 08-9366768
Email: orlytal@savion.huji.ac.il

Research

Research Interest

  • A universal platform (IL-60) for expression and silencing in plants.
  • The use of the IL60 platform for protecting plants from viruses, bacteria (including phytoplasmas) and fungi.
  • Innate immunity in plants.
  • RNA silencing of plant and viral gene expression.
  • Integration of viral RNA sequences into host genomes.
  • Bee viruses.
  • Exchange of genetic information between Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV) and the bee genome and its relation to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
  • RNA silencing in bees as a tool to control IAPV (and CCD), and bee parasites (Varroa, Nosema).

 

Research grants

Recipient of Research grants from: University internal grants, Volkswagen Foundation, BSF, NIH, Roche, BARD, GIF, Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Industrial sources in Israel, Industrial sources in the USA.