huji Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition

Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Zvi Hayouka, Ph.D.

Zvi Hayouka, Ph.D.

 

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 76100, ISRAEL

Tel: +972–8–9489019

Email Address: zvi.hayouka@mail.huji.ac.il

Novel antimicrobial agents for food applications

Food-borne and other infectious enteric diseases are significant sources of morbidity and mortality worldwide. The high demand for minimally processed, easily prepared and ready-to-eat ‘fresh’ food products poses a major challenge for food safety and quality.

Recent outbreaks of food-borne microbial pathogens have driven the search for innovative ways to inhibit microbial growth in foods while maintaining quality, freshness and safety.

In my lab we will develop chemical tools to inhibit microbial or fungal growth in food.

The interdisciplinary research program will combine food science, peptide chemistry, biochemistry and microbiology toward the design of novel antimicrobial agents for applications in food science.

In the media:

כתבה של רויטרס שהתפרסמה בסופש האחרון על המעבדה ועל הפפטידים האנטימיקרוביאלים שלנו

Reuters: Aug 17, 2017 - New peptide could help fight drug-resistant 'superbugs'. Israeli scientists develop a peptide that could be used in antimicrobial medicines that could hold the key to treating infections in a post-antibiotic era. Amy Pollock reports.

Fighting Back Against Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs

A unique antibiotic that can kill bacteria that are resistant to conventional antibacterials without damaging the cells that store them has been developed by scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The pioneering study was carried out by Dr. Zvi Hayouka and colleagues.

חוקרים ישראלים פיתח אנטיביוטיקה לחיידקים עמידים

על פי הפרסום, ד"ר חיוקה ועמיתיו במכון לביוכימיה בפקולטה לחקלאות באוניברסיטה העברית מצאו חומר טבעי שמחסל חיידקים שנמצאו כעמידים בפני אנטיביוטיקה

חוקרים פיתחו אנטיביוטיקה נגד חיידקים העמידים לאנטיביוטיקה

באנטיביוטיקות תעשה לך מלחמה: חוקרים באוניברסיטה העברית פיתחו אנטיביוטיקה נגד חיידקים העמידים לאנטיביוטיקה

Israeli Discovery May Help Ward Off Famine

Researchers are seeking regulatory approval for a peptide that can kill bacteria – whether throughout a hospital or inside a milk carton.

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