Research

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Contact Us

The Department of Entomology
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
P.O Box 12, Rehovot 76100, ISRAEL

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

Our research is funded by competitive grants, and many of our research projects are based on collaboration with colleagues from Europe, the Americas, and the developing world. Current research projects focus on:

 

  • Insect reproduction
  • Controlling pests without pesticides by manipulating crop plants, enhancing biological control and releasing sterile males
  • Co-evolution of defense mechanisms in plants and their insect herbivores
  • Improving pollination efficiency by manipulating honey bee behavior and conservation of native bees
  • Symbiosis between insects and microorganisms
  • Honey bee decision making
  • The molecular mechanism of aging
  • Insects as bio-indicators for global climate change
  • The molecular basis of insect olfaction
  • Genetic manipulation of agricultural pests and vectors of disease

 

Please visit the personal sites of our faculty for more information on our exciting research projects