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Mailing Address:
The Robert H. Smith Institute of
Plant Sciences and Genetics
in Agriculture
Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, Israel

Administrator: Neomi Maimon 
Tel: 972-8-948-9251,
Fax: 972-8-948-9899,

Secretary of teaching program:
Ms. Iris Izenshtadt
Tel: 972-8-9489333

Director: Prof. David Weiss
Tel: 972-8-948-9436
Fax: 972-8-948-9899


Congratulations to Dr Idan Efroni

10 May, 2017
Idan Efroni

Congratulations to  Dr Idan Efroni on being chosen as an  HHMI International Research Scholar.

Idan is unraveling the mystery of plants’ impressive regenerative abilities.  He uses tomatoes to study how plants generate new stem cells and meristems  to replace damaged or missing roots. Insight into this process might  reveal clues about tissue regeneration in other organisms, and help  scientists boost plant production for agriculture.