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Head of Institute: Prof. Oren Froy

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: yaelf@savion.huji.ac.il

Dr. Roni Shapira

Molecular characterization of genes involved in bacteriocin production in lactic acid bacteria. Developing of rapid detection methods to monitor mycotoxigenic molds in food. Application of bacteriocins in food systems to extend its shelf-life and to control pathogens. Inoculation of rat’s large intestine with butyrate-producing bacteria: effect on colorectal cancer development.

Research Projects:

  1. Extending the shelf-life of soft cheeses using bactniocin preparation. Funding: Tnuva (Israel).
  2. Inoculation of rat’s large intestine with butyrate-producing bacteria: effect on colorectal cancer development. Funding: HU-Hohenheim University.