Daniel Chamovitz

Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, the Director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences, and founder of the Program in Food Safety and Security at Tel Aviv University, received his Ph.D. in Genetics and has been a visiting scientist at Yale University and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. His scientific career has been characterized by novel and field-defining research; he has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles and is on the editorial boards of several scientific journals. His 2012 book What a Plant Knows has been translated into 13 languages. When not overseeing the research in his lab, Chamovitz is passionate about teaching and lectures to groups about the role of Plant Biology in feeding a growing world. Towards this end he does pro bono consultation for governmental and international agencies on issues concerning Food Security.

The Manna Program for Food Safety and Security at Tel Aviv University strives for a world where every individual has access to affordable, nutritious and sufficient amounts of food, grown sustainably, for an active life. The Program brings together researchers from diverse academic disciplines to promote innovative research, to forge ties with professionals and academics around the world, and to prepare the next generation of scientists and policymakers to guide global food security issues. As a leader in the field of Food Security, and the first program of its kind in Israel, we believe in an interdisciplinary approach to the topic, where plant geneticists interact with policy experts, and nutritionists collaborate with economists.
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