Degree: Associate Professor
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Marital status - Married August 19, 1951 to the late Gideon Ziv,
Professor of Veterinary Pharmacology; widowed November 7, 1997. Three
Date of Birth - 22 November 1931, Tel Aviv, Israel
Military service - Nahal, Erez Settlement, 1949-1951
1954 - University of California, Davis, CA., U.S.A. - B.Sc. with
1966 - University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MINN., U.S.A. - M.Sc
Thesis on "Mechanism of Phosphate Absorption in Rhizoctonia solani"
(supervised by Prof. T.W. Sudia).
1978 - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of
Agriculture, Rehovot, Israel - Ph.D. Thesis on "Physiological
Background Associated with Regulation of Genetically Controlled Growth
Habit in Arachis hypogaea L." (supervised by Profs. D. Koller and A.H.
Research and Professional Experience:
1955-1956 - Teaching Assistant, Botany Department, University of
Sydney, NSW, Australia.
1957-1959 - Teaching Assistant, Botany Department, University of
Queensland, QLD., Australia.
1959-1963 - Lecturer in Plant Physiology at the Ruppin Institute
1965-1966 - Research Assistant in Plant Physiology, College of
Agriculture, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MINN., U.S.A.
1967-1971 - Research Assistant in the Departments of Floriculture
and Vegetable Crops; Lecturer in Plant Physiology. Courses organized by
the Ministry of Agriculture.
1972-1974 - Teaching Assistant, Department of Agricultural
Botany, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel.
1975-1976 - Study leave, Department of Horticulture, Wageningen
Agricultural University, Wageningen, Holland.
1975-1978 - Instructor, Department of Agricultural Botany, The
Hebrew University, Rehovot, Israel.
1979-1982 - Lecturer, Department of Agricultural Botany, The
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel.
1980-1981 - Sabbatical leave at the Radiation Biology Laboratory,
Smithsonian Institute, Rockville and at the Cell Culture Laboratory ARS
USDA Beltsville MD., U.S.A.
1982 - Senior Lecturer, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Faculty of Agriculture, Rehovot, Israel.
1987 - Sabbatical leave, Department of Horticulture, Rutgers
University, New Brunswick, NJ, U.S.A.
???? - Visiting Professor, established a study program in Plant
Tissue Culture, at the Center for Biotechnology, Leigh University,
Bethlehem, PA, U.S.A.
1990 - Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural Botany,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot, Israel.
1993 - Sabbatical leave, Department of Plant Science, Rutgers
University, New Brunswick, NJ, U.S.A.
1997 - Sabbatical leave, University of London, Kensington, UK.
Professional Appointments and Scientific Activities:
Since 1983 - Member of the Founding Committee of the Israeli
Society for Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology.
1983-1985 - Vice Chairman of the Israeli Society for Plant Tissue
Culture and Molecular Biology.
1985-1987 - Chairman of the Israeli Society for Plant Tissue
Culture and Molecular Biology.
1985-1987 - National correspondent to the International
Association for Plant Tissue Culture.
1985 - Advisor for the Friends of the Hebrew University and FIRA
del Banco de Mexico to organize and conducted workshops for the
development of plant tissue culture in Mexico.
1986-1990 - Member of the Research Committee, Faculty of
Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1986 - Member of the organizing committee of the Otto Warburg
Center in Agricultural Biotechnology 1st Symposium, Faculty of
Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot.
1987 - Invited to conduct a course in Plant Tissue Culture, at
the Department of Biotechnology, Lehigh University, Bet-Lehem, PENN. as
part of a Scientists Exchange Programm with the Hebrew University of
1988-1991 - Member of the Recreation and Sports Cener Committee
at the Faculty of Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1988-1991 - Head, Agricultural Botany Study Division, The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem.
1989 - Member of the organizing committee of the Otto Warburg
Center in Agricultural Biotechnology 3rd Symposium, Faculty of
Agriculture, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot.
1989-1995 - Dean of Students at the Faculty of Agriculture, The
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rehovot.
1989-1995 - Member of a students-lecturers discipline committee,
headed by the Dean and the Chairman of the Teaching Committee.
1990-1994 - Associate editor for the Journal of 'Plant Cell
Tissue and Organ Culture', Kluwer Academic Pub.
1991-1993 - Representative of senior lecturers and associate
professors to the Hebrew University Senate
1991-1994 - Member of the Teaching Committee of the Biotechnology
Study Division, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1993 - Nominated by the ISHS Council - member of the Commission
Biotechnology of the International Society for Horticultural Sciences
1993-1998 - Member and the Israeli representative of commison
biotechnology of ISHS.
1994-1996 - Vice Chairman of the Teaching Committee of the
Biotechnology Study Division, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1995-1996 - Representative of senior lecturers and associate
professors to the Hebrew University Senat.
1995-1998 - Member of the Executive Committee of the
International Association of Plant Tissue Culture (IAPTC).
1995-1998 - Editor, 'Plant Tissue Culture and Biotechnology', the
1995 - Member of the Committee for Israeli-Jordanian Cooperation
in Natural Sciences and Agriculture (Amman, Jordan).
1995-1996 - Convenor and member of the Organizing Committee of
the 3rd International Symposium on "In Vitro Culture and Horticultural
Breeding", 1996, Jerusalem, Israel.
1995-1996 - Member of the Organizing Committee of the Bulb
Symposium, 1996, Jerusalem, Israel.
1995-1996 - Member of the Plant Physiology Science Committe for
promotions awarding tenure at the Faculty of Agriculture and at the
Life Sciences Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
1996 - Member of an exchange mission in Agricultural
Biotechnology to Beijin, China.
1996-1998 - Member of the Scientific Committee for the IX IAPTC
Congress "Plant Biotechnology and In Vitro Biology in the 21st
Century", to be held in 1998, Jerusalem, Israel.
Membership in Professional Societies:
Israel Society of Botany
Israel Society for Plant Tissue Culture and Molecular Biology
Israel Society of Plant Propagators
International Association for Plant Tissue Culture
Internation Society of Horticulture Science
Internation Society for Plant Molecular Biology
Society for the In Vitro Bioloy (Formerly TCA)
European Society of Plant Physiology
Disposable plastic bioreactor Life Reactor , licensed to
'Aklamazin' - hardening polymers developed for Plant Biotech
Smithsonian Institute presentation - 1981.
Florizel 1st prize best lecture presentation, Arlan - 1987.
Isael Flower Growers scholarships foundation.
"Reach for Recovery" - 10 year volunteer award - Israel Cancer
Invited Lectures and Workshop Chairing (18 since last promotion):
IAPTC congresses, Amsterdam (1990), Florence (1994), Jerusalem
ISHS congresses, Florence (1992), Kyoto (1995).
Tutorial session on plant tissue culture for engineers at the
ASAE Winter Meeting in Chicago.
EAPP and Belgian IAPTC, Antwerpen - Planary lecture. Australian
IAPTC, Queensland (1996).
Plant Growth Substances Cnngress, Amsterdam (1991).
SIUB, Wshington DC (1991), Colorado, USA (1993).
Agricultural Biotechnology, Beijing, China (1996).
Transplant Production Systems, Yokohama, Japan (1992).
Agricultural Biodiversity and Biotechnology - Jordanian Israeli
Workshop, Amman, Jordan (1995).
Cost meeting, EEC, Sanremo (1996).
Chairperson in Workshops:
1. Plant Biology (for non-plant science students, lectures and
2. Plant Physiology (lectures and laboratory course).
3. Experimental Plant Physiology. Undergraduate.
4. Plant Tissue Cultures (lectures and exercises). Graduate.
5. Experimental Techniques in Plant Tissue Culture (laboratory
6. Agricultural Biotechnology. Graduate.
7. Selected topics in Biotechnology. Graduate.
8. Graduate student seminars.
9. Workshop - Biology of Geophytes. Graduate.
10. International course in Plant Biotechnology, The Hebrew
University of Jerusalem, External Studies Unit, and the Ministry of
Supervision of M.Sc. Students (last five years):
Ilan, A. The effect of aeration and the gaseous phase in regeneration
and acclimatization of Brodieae plants from liquid cultures (with A.H.
Carmi-Tarnopolsky, T. Bud differentiation and growth from apsen
(Populus tremula) root and bud explants oin liquid cultures (with A.
Kalman-Rotem, N. Shoots and tubers development of potato (Solanum
tuberosum L.) in vitro as affected by the carbohydrates content and
concentration and by growth regulators (with S. Wolf).
Nadler Hassar, T. Characterization of the effect of bean PAL in
transtggeniic tobacco plants and Calli (with Y. Elkind).
Samueloff L. Improving water holding capacity and availability of soil
water to plants using PAM (with Y. Chen, R. Wallach).
Zipman, S. (with S.W. Applebaum) - Tissue Culture and cloning of the
Work in Progress
Salame, N. Bud regeneration and proliferation in liquid cultured
Vinokor B. Bud regeneration from transformed roots of Aspen (with A.
Finkman, S. Transformation of vitis for seedless fruit traits. (With A.
Perl, not final).
Israeli, A. Bud and corm development in newly introduced Brodiea
Zmiri, N. Physiology of root development in woody plants in vitro.
Supervision of Ph.D. Students:
Konsens, I. The effects of environmental and hormonal factors on
contractile root formation in Gladiolus.
Work in Progress
Visnevetski, J. (with E., Zamski) Morphology and physiology of bulb
development in Nerine.
Chen Jianxin, Developmentl aspects of somatic embryogenesis (not
Kees Veldhuijzen. Morphogenesis of regenerating Narcissus in vitro.
Training program from the "International College of Agriculture
Larnstein, Velp. The Netherlands.
1. Developmental patterns of bulb forming plants (Nerine, Dubium,
Amaryllis) in liquid cultures. Flower Growers Board (1993-1995 - $
2. Enhanced regeneration and bulb formation in Narcissus.
Ministry of Agriculture (1994-1996, with H. Lilien-Kipnis - $ 45,000).
3. The development of storage organs in Narcissus (and related
geophytes) cultured in liquid medium. Robert Szold Institute, HU
R&D Authority (1995-1998, with E. Zamski - $ 35,000).
4. Production of growth inhibiting secondary metabolites in
liquid cultured geophytes. Yissum (IBR, 1995-1996 - $ 33,000).
5. Propagation and bioinsecticide production in tissue cultured
Neem (Applied Research Funds H.U. R&D Authority (1994-1996 with S.
Appelbaum - $ 30,000).
6. Disposable presterilized bioreactors for scaled-up plant
micropropagation Robert Szold Institute H.U. R&D (1996-1998 - $
7. Development and improved methods for production of plant
propagation material in vitro. H.U. R&D and the Authority for
Higher Education (1994-1995 - $ 15,000).
8. Environmental control and aeration apparatus improvements for
micropropagation in disposable bioreactors. H.U. R&D Authority
(Osmotek Ltd. 1997-1998 - $ 5,000).
9. Propagation, growth and acclimatization of recalcitrant
geophytes. Flower Growers Board. (1997-1998 - $ 12,500).
10. Transformation in Vitis vinifera for the induction of
seedless fruit production. Ministry of Agriculture (1995-1997 with A.
Perl - $ 17,000).
11. Graduate Students' research scholarships. The Production and
Marketing Board of Ornamental Plants (1990-1998 - $ 29,000).
1. Ziv, M, 1978. Physiological background associated with regulation of
genetically controlled growth habit in Arachis hypogaea L. Ph.D.
Thesis, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (supervised by Prof. D. Koller
and Prof. A.H. Halevy). Scientific Papers in Reviewed Journals (last
2. Alchanatis, V., Peleg, K. and Ziv, M.. 1994. Morphological
control and mensuration of potato plantlets from tissue culture, Plant
Cell Tissue Organ Culture. 36:331-338.
3. Ziv, M. Kahany, S. and Lilien-Kipnis, H. 1994. Scaled-up
proliferation and regeneration of Nerine in liquid cultures. part I.
The induction and maintenance of proliferating meristematic clusters by
paclobutrazol in bioreactors. Plant Cell. Tissue and Organ Culture
4. Lilien-Kipnis, H. Azizbekova, N. and Ziv, M.. 1994. Scaled-up
proliferation and regeneration of Nerine in liquid cultures. Part II.
Ontogeny of somatic embryos and bulblet regeneration. Plant Cell.
Tissue and Organ Culture. 39:119-125.
5. Shlamovitz, N., Ziv, M. and Zamski E. 1994. Light, dark and
growth regulator involvement in groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L.) pod
development. Plant Growth Regul. 14:1-6.
6. Ziv, M.. Shemesh, D. 1996. Propagation and tuberization of
potato bud clusters from bioreactor culture in vitro. In Vitro Cell.
Dev. Biol. Plant 32:31-36.
7. Ilan, A., Ziv, M.. and Halevy A.H. 1996. Propagation and corm
development of Brodiaea in liquid culture. Scientia Hortic. 63:101-112.
8. Vishnevetsky, J., Lilien-Kipnis, H., Azizbekova, N. and Ziv,
M. 1997. Bulb and inflorescence development in Nerine sarniensis. Isr.
J. Plant Sci. 45: 13-18. b Ziv, M., Ronen, G. and Raviv, M. 1998.
Proliferation of meristematic clusters in disposable presterilized
plastic bioreactors for the large-scale micropropagation of plants. In
Vitro Cell Develop. Biol. Plant 34(2): 152-158.
10. Wolf, S., Kalman-Rotem, N., Yakir, D. and Ziv, M. 1998.
Autotrophy and heterotrophy of in vitro grown potato. J. Pl. Physiol.
(in press). Chapters in Books and Proceedings (last five years):
11. Ziv, M. and Ariel, T. 1994. 'Vitrification in relation to
stomatal deformation and malfunction in carnation leaves in vitro', in
P.J. Lumsden, J. Nicholas and W.J. Davies (Eds.), Physiology, Growth
and Development of Micropropagated Plants, Kluwer Academic Publ.,
Dordrecht, pp. 143-154.
12. Ziv, M. 1995. The control of bioreactor environment for plant
propagation in liquid culture. Acta Hortic. 393:25-38.
13. Ziv, M. Kahany, S. and Lilien-Kipnis, H. 1995. Somatic
embryos and bulblet development from bioreactor regenerated
meristematic clusters of Nerine. Acta Hortic. 393:203-212
14. Zypman, S., Ziv, M. and Applebaum, S. 1997. Tissue culture
methods and cloning of the neem tree (Azadirachta indica) for
bioinsecticide production. Acta Hortic. 447: 235-236.
15. Altman, A. and Ziv, M.. 1997. Introduction: horticultural
biotechnology: a historical perspective and future prospects. Acta
Hortic. 447: 31-35.
16. Carmi T., Ziv, M. and Altman, A. 1997. Bud regeneration
growth and proliferation of aspen (Populus tremula) roots in liquid
cultures. Acta Hortic. 447: 669-670.
17. Ziv, M. and Lilien-Kipnis, H. 1997. The inflorescence stalk:
a source of highly regenerative explants for micropropagation of
geophytes. Acta Hortic. 447: 107-111.
18. Vishnevetsky, J., Azizbekova, N., Ziv, M. and Lilien-Kipnis,
H. 1997. Development of the bulb and inflorescence in outdoor grown
Nerine sarniensis. Acta Hortic. 430: 147-153.
19. Ziv, M. and Lilien-Kipnis, H. 1997. Bud cluster proliferation
in bioreactor cultures of Ornithogalum dubium. Acta Hortic. 430:
20. Ziv, M. 1997.Recent advancements in tissue culture and future
challenges. In: Tissue Culture: Towards The Next Century (Taji A. and
Williams R., Eds.), University of New England Publications Unit,
Australia, pp. 17-22.
21. Vishnevetsky, J., Zamski, E. and Ziv, M.. 1997. Bulb growth
and carbohydrate metabolism in Nerine sarniensis cultured in vitro.
Acta Hortic. 447: 213-214.
22. Ziv, M. 1997. The contribution of biotechnology to breeding
propagation and disease resistance in geophytes. Acta Hortic.
23. Ziv, M. 1998. Plant proliferation and micropropagation in
bioreactors. In: Janick, J. (Ed.) Horticultural Reviews. John Wiley
& Sons Inc. (in press).
24. Ziv, M. 1998. Developmental and structural patterns of in
vitro plants. In: Morphogenesis in Tissue Culture. Soh, W.Y. and
Bhojwani, S.S. (Eds.) Kluwer Academic Pub., Dordrecht (in press).
25. Ziv, M. and Plessner, O. 1998. In vitro propagation and corm
production of the Saffron Crocus. In: Negbi, M. (Ed.) Hardwood Acad.
Pub. GMBH Chur Switzerland. (in press). BOOKS:
26. Altman, A. and Ziv, M. 1996. Horticultural Biotechnology In
Vitro Breeding. Acta Hortic. 447: 674 p.
27. Altman, A., Ziv, M. and Izhar, S. 1998. Plant Biotechnology
and In Vitro Biology ub the 21st Century. Kluwer Academic Pub.,
Dordrecht, 680 p. (in press).
28. Jacoby, B. and Ziv, M. 1998. Principles of Plant Physiology.
Magnes Pub. Jerusalem, 385 p. (in press). Publications in Hebrew (last
five years) Vishnevezki, J., Lilien-Kipnis, H., Azizbekova, N. and Ziv,
M. 1995. Nerine: inflorescence and bulb development. Dapey Meida 1: