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Arie Altman

Arie Altman

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem


Arie Altman received his PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture and is Professor of Horticulture and Plant Biotechnology (Ret.), Founding Director of Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture. He was President of the International Association of Plant Biotechnology, former Director of the Otto Warburg Center of Biotechnology in Agriculture, member of Israel National Committee for Biotechnology and Committee for Transgenic Plants. His research interests include molecular control of plant response to drought and salinity, agricultural biotechnology, forest tree biotechnology and plant tissue culture. He published over 180 research publications and served as Editor of 5 biotechnology books. He is (past and present) Editor and Editorial Board member of Plant Physiology, Annual Review of Plant Biotechnology and Applied Genetics, In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology-Plant, Plant Cell Reports, and others. Prof Altman was Invited Professor and Scientist at: Amsterdam Free University, INRA Versailles and Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris and Orsay, Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, Roche Institute of Molecular Biology, N.J., USA, Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Botany Dept., University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, UK, and others.

Research Interest

Molecular regulation of plant response to drought and salinity, Forestry biotechnology , Plant tissue culture and propagation