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Nativ Dudai

Nativ Dudai

Professor | Vice-President

Hebrew University of Jerusalem | Newe Ya’ar Research Center


1980-1983                   Herb grower in Kefar Yehezqel, Israel.

1983-2000                   Research Engineer at the Aromatic and Medicinal Plants 

                                    Unit, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), the

                                    Newe Ya’ar Research Center,.

2000 – to date             Research Scientist, Head of the and Aromatic and Medicinal Plants 

                                    Unit, ARO, Newe Ya’ar Research Center.

2005                            Promoted to Senior Research Scientist (Rank A).

2012                            Promoted to Principal Research Scientist (Rank A+).

2013 –to date              Member of the Newe Ya’ar Research Center Board.

2016 –to date              Scientific director of Emek Hama’ayanot R&D center.

Teaching and Training Experience

2003 – to date

Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Undergraduate Course, “The Biology and Physiology of Production of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants” # 71339

Student Supervision:

2002 – 2004

Mr. I. Shamay, M.Sc. Student,“ Use of non-chemical means for management of gray mold in sweet basil”. Guidance with Prof. D. Steinberg.

2004 – 2007

Ms. R. Fisher, M.Sc. Student. Developmental factors affecting aroma of sweet basil. Guidance with Prof. B. Rubin.

2003 – 2004

Mr. D. Segev, M.Sc. Student. “Chemical variability between and within wild populations of mint in Israel”. Guidance with Prof. A. Eshel, Tel Aviv University.

2004 – 2006

Mrs. E. Shafran, M.Sc. Student. “Physiology of sensitivity of sweet basil to low temperatures”. Guidance with Prof. A.M. Mayer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

2004 – 2006

Mr. A. Barr, M.Sc. Student. “Characterization of the biological and the phytochemical profile of Nepeta sp. in Israel”. Guidance with Prof. J. Kigel.

2005 – 2007

Mr. M. Serfati, M.Sc. Graduate Student. “Introduction of stevia to Israel”. Guidance with Prof. Y. Saranga.

2005 – 2006

Mr. Y. Bleicher, M.Sc. Student. “Potential of Salvia Sclarea L. seed production as a source for oil rich with essential Omega-3 fatty acids and effect of developmental and agrotechnical factors on the oil accumulation and composition”. Guidance with Prof. R. Reiffen.

2005 – 2007

Mr. R. Krizevsky, M.Sc. Student. “Alkaloids biosynthesys in Catha edulis”. Guidance with Dr. E. Lewinsohn.

2006 – 2007

Mr. Roi Hagai M.Sc. Student. “Genetic and environmental factors affecting sensitivity of sweet basil to Botrytis blight”. Guidance with Prof. Y. Elad.

2006 – 2008

Mr. Dror Kaldes M.Sc. Student. “Factors affecting on canosic acid accumulation in rosemary”. Guidance with Prof. Y. Saranga.

2006 – 2008

Miss Hila Tamir, M.Sc. Student. “A study of the ecotypes and chemical conents of Varthemia iphionoides in Israel”. Guidance with Prof. J. Kigel.

2006 – 2009

Mr. Itay Rabinivich, M.Sc. Student. “Flowering control in chives (Allium schoenoprasum)”. Guidance with Prof. R. Kaminetzky and Prof. H. Rabinovich.

2008 – 2014

Mr. David Chaimovitsh, Ph.D. student. “Inhibition of seed germination by essential oil – the mode of action”. Guidance with Dr. E. Sadot and Prof. B. Rubin.

2008 – 2009

Dr. Joseph Dib (MD), Junior doctor research work for the Israeli Medical Association. “Sensitivity of Streptococcus A to selected aromatic plants extraction and essential oil”. Guidance with Dr. R. Colodner, Haemek Hospital, Afula, Israel.

2008 – 2009

Miss Hannah Oduro, M.Sc. Student. “The effect of temperature and day length on the concentration of fatty acid and oxalic acid in leaves of Portulaca oleracea: Effect of oral administration of these leaves on acute inflammation in Dextran Sulphate Sodium (DSS)-induced experimental colitis.”Guidance with Dr. O. Barazani and Prof. B. Schwartz.

2009 – 2010

Dr. Tyassir Beshara (MD), Junior doctor research work for the Israeli Medical Association. “Application in vivo of selected aromatic plants extraction and essential oil formulations against Streptococcus A”. Guidance with Dr. J. Rakover, Haemek Hospital, Afula, Israel.

2009 – 2010

Mrs. Avital Yosef Friedjung, M.Sc. Student. “The cultivation of medicinal desert plants.” Guidance with Dr. S. Rachmilevitch.

2011 – 2013

Mrs. Osnat Altshuler, M.Sc. Student. “Screen of essential oils and monoterpenes targeted to the phytosceleton in animal cells”. Guidance with Dr. E. Sadot.

2011 – 2013

Mr. Omer Naharan, M.Sc. Student. “Using irradiation to reduce chilling damage to basil “. Guidance with Prof. J. Kigel.

2012 – In progress

Mrs. Dganit Sade, Ph.D. student.“The influence of semiochemicals on the whitefly Bemisia tabaci “Guidance with Prof. M.Ghanaim


Mr. Itai Tsion, M.Sc. Student. “Using vetiver for fuel bioremediation”. Guidance with Prof. A. Haim and Dr. S. Shamir.


Mrs. Limor Gurkan, M.Sc. Student. “Human health benefits from the consumption of omega-3 fatty acids: fish sources vs. vegetal sources”. (MSc. project).

2016 – In progress

Mrs. Renana Milevsky, Ph.D. student.“Gene mapping of some resistance traits in sweet basil“

I have 12 years of professional experience working with public and private entities related to economic and international development, trade and economic policies. I have a bachelor´s degree in Finance, Government and Foreign Affairs and a Graduate Specialisation in Marketing Management

I have worked for both private and governmental entities in programs related to Economic Development, International Cooperation, Education, Public Policy, exports, FDI and tourism at Procolombia, The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism, UNILEVER, The National Hydrocarbon´s Agency and ANDI (National Industry Association).

During my 12 years of working experience I have always fulfilled roles in both the private and public sector that have sought the promotion of Colombia’s relationship with the world; First at Procolombia where as a junior analyst I helped build the first sector Export Business rounds meetings in Colombian for both Handicrafts and Hotel amenities resulting in today’s annual business rounds at Expoartenias and Expocotelco.

Still working for the Ministry Of Trade, Industry, and Tourism I was promoted to work in the development of the Productive Transformation Program in 2009, which focused on re-thinking a development strategy for 16 potential sectors of the Colombian economy aiming to achieve sustainable growth through exports to markets with preferential treatment and Free trade agreements.

As a result of my previous work with both Private and Public entities, I was chosen as the Director of the Chamber of Cosmetics and Personal Care products at the National Industry Association ANDI, in 2015, where together with entrepreneurs, businessman, national and multinational companies, have promoted the growth of the sector through initiatives that have adopted productivity, legal and regulatory best practices that help shape the sectors competitive advantages shown on its export dynamics and foreign direct investment attraction in the last recent years.