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Head of Institute: Prof. Oren Tirosh

Administrative manager: Ms. Yael Fruchter

Office Address:
Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition,
Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 
P.O.Box 12, Rehovot 7610001, ISRAEL

Tel: +972 - (0)8-9489385
Fax: +972 - (0)8-9363208
Email Address:

Prof. Aron Troen

Research Interests

  1. Nutritional Neuroscience

  2. Cerebral blood flow and metabolism in age-associated cognitive decline

  3. Nutrition and metabolism in the prevention of cerebrovascular disease and dementia

  4. Folate, vitamin B12 and one-carbon metabolism

  5. Food folate fortification: risks and benefits for target and vulnerable populations

  6. Gene-nutrient interactions in one-carbon metabolism and healthy aging

Ongoing Research Projects

  1. Folate and microvascular plasticity in animal models of Vascular Cognitive Impairment

  2. Non-invasive, quantitative, ear infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for the determination of dietary effects on brain blood and oxygen delivery

  3. "Gene Nutrient Interactions and Age-Related Diseases' ": Ancillary study in the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF)

  4. "Baseline B-vitamin status and response to B-vitamin, homocysteine-lowering therapy" in the Women's Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study

  5. "The FAVORIT Ancillary Cognitive Trial": an ancillary study of cognitive outcomes in a randomized, placebo-controlled double-blind clinical trial of B-vitamin treatment for homocysteine-lowering and cardiovascular risk reduction in kidney transplant recipients.