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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
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Prof. Ram Reifen MD MSc

  • The molecular basis of the inflammatory processes in epithelial tissues induced by selected nutrients:
    • Vitamin A as an anti inflammatory agent.
    • Interaction of vitamin A and iron.
  • Pediatric and maternal nutrition : nutrition and growth in stunted children and IUGR. 
  • Enhancing nutritional quality of foods via genetic manipulations.
  • Food Allergy