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Head of Institute: Prof. Oren Tirosh

Administrative manager: Rakefet Kalev

Office Address:
Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition,
Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 
Herzl 229, Rehovot 7610001, ISRAEL

Tel: +972 - (0)8-9489385
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Prof. Yehudit Birk

Professor Birk passed away January 2013
Israel Prize for Agriculture 1988
Established School Of Nutritional Sciences at HUJI
First woman dean at HUJI
Studied operating mechanism of protease inhibitors, which prevent viral replication.
Discovered the β-Lipotropin hormone, which is metabolized into endorphins that affect mood and behavior