Our lab is located at the Agricultural Research Organisation, the Volcani Center, in the heart of Israel.

We focus on understanding the fascinating dialog between bacterial pathogens, their insect vectors and host plants. We use diverse research tools such as molecular genetics, biochemistry, bioinformatics and classical phytopathology. To learn more about us and our research click the tabs above.

 

Please contact us at ofirb@agri.gov.il to inquire about open positions in the lab.

PMS cover page

PMS cover page

We are on the cover with our Dyella-like bacterium, a potential biocontrol agent. Thanks Gideon for the beautiful graphics of this SEM image

On the cover of Phytopathology

On the cover of Phytopathology

Our Liberibacter-infected carrots on the cover of Phytopathology

Extracting vascular sap

Extracting vascular sap

Using a pressure chamber to push out vascular sap from grapevines

Talking about almond tree diseases

Talking about almond tree diseases

Lera on the left, Ofir on the right, Orit back right and Gideon back left

Happy Gideon

Happy Gideon

Gideon happy eating Khat (or qat) leaves