Contact Us


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



List of Publications

  1. Haberman A, Ackerman M, Crane O, Kelner JJ, Costes E, Samach A (2016) Different flowering response to various fruit loads in apple cultivars correlates with degree of transcript reaccumulation of a TFL1-encoding gene. The Plant Journal DOI: 10.1111/tpj.13190
  2. Tal Y, Anavi S, Reisman M, Samach A, Tirosh O, Troen A (2016) The neuroprotective properties of a novel variety of passion fruit. Journal of Functional Foods 23: 259-369

Prof. Alon Samach

Research Interest

We are interested in understanding how different plant species use different environmental cues (changes in temperature, photoperiod, light quality and light intensity) and internal cues (fruit load) to correctly time the transition to flowering. We have recently moved our focus to fruit trees.

We are currently interested in three directions:

1). How fruit load reduces flowering intensity, causing alternate bearing studying Olive and Apple.


Prof. Alon Samach

Associate Professor
Phone: +972-(0)8-9489812
Molecular mechanisms involved in plant developmental regulation, specifically the transition to flowering.