CV A. Beharav

    1. Higher Education

    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, Rehovot, Israel:


    B.Sc. studies (cum laude) in Agricultural Sciences, Department of  Horticulture Sciences. Date granted: June 1982.


    M.Sc. studies (magna cum laude) in Agricultural Sciences, Study Programof Genetics and Breeding. M.Sc. thesis title: "Study on the genetic mechanism of the effects of the Gai/Rht dwarfing genes on the grain weight of wheat." Advisor: Professor Moshe J. Pinthus. Date granted: July 1986.


    Ph.D. in Genetics and Breeding. Ph. D. thesis title: "Interaction effects of the dwarfing genes Rht1 and Rht2 and polygenes on the growth and grain yield of wheat and its response  to GA". Advisors: Professor Moshe J. Pinthus and Dr. Avigdor Cahaner.  Date granted: June 1991.


    Post-Doctoral fellow, Department of Life Sciences, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel (With Prof. Y. Cohen); Research subject: Attempts to overcome the barrier of interspecific hybridization between Cucumic melo and C. metuliferus.      


    Post-Doctoral fellow, Department of Plant Genetics, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel (With Prof. M. Feldman); Research subjects: (a) Production and screening of wheat hybrids; (b) Transfer of storage protein genes from wild wheat to cultivated durum genotypes.

    2. Academic Ranks and Tenure in Institutes of Higher Education






    University of Haifa, Institute of Evolution  (IoE(, Haifa, Israel

    Oct. 2005-: Senior Researcher;                   Teaching Fellow

    Oct. 1999-Sep. 2005: Lecturer

    1998: Lecturer (proposed rank)

    1998: Researcher


    University of Haifa, Study Program of Statistics, Haifa, Israel

    Teaching fellow


    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture, Study Program of Genetics and Breeding, Rehovot, Israel

    1989-1990: Instructor

    1986-1988: Teaching assistant

    1982-1985: Junior teaching assistant


    3.  Offices in University Academic Administration

    Special Activities

    Oct. 1998-: Head of the Information Center for the gene bank, IoE.

    Oct. 1998-2008: Head of the Biostatistics laboratory, IoE

    4.  Scholarly Positions and Activities outside the University

    Positions in the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture: 

    1995-1997: Agriculture Research Organization, The Volcani Center, Bet- Dagan, Israel: I. Head, Information Center, The Israeli Gene Bank for Agricultural Crops. II. Plant breeder, Department of Genetic Resources and Seed Research.

    Membership in Editorial Boards of Scientific Journals:

    2003-: Member of the Editorial Board of "Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization", CABI Publishing.

    Membership in International Organizations:

    2007-: Representative of the Israeli Ministry of Science to the European Community as a Corresponding member of the European Cooperative Program for Crop Genetic Resources (ECPGR) Network (member working group on Leafy Vegetables) organized by the International Plant Genetic Resources Institute (IPGRI) of the European Community.

    5.  Teaching (Courses taught in recent years)







    Fundamental Genetics

    ‏2006 - 2007

    University of Haifa



    The forces that drive Evolution

    ‏2004 -

    University of Haifa



     Last updated: May 2010

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