faculty member

  • Dr

    Yael Hacham
  • Senior Lecturer

  • Biotechnology - B.Sc. Program, Nutritional Sciences - B.Sc. Program
  • 04-6953561
  • yaelh@migal.org.il
    • Plant science
    • Molecular Biology
    • Cell Biology
    • Plant metabolism
  • Methionine is a nutritionally essential, sulfur-containing amino acid. Methionine levels in plants are low, therefore it often limits the plant’s nutritional value as a source of dietary protein for humans and animals. Methionine is also a fundamental metabolite in plant cells since, through its first metabolite, S-adenosyl-methionine (SAM), it controls the level of several key metabolites, such as ethylene, polyamines and biotin. These metabolites in turn, control many processes in plants.  I am interested in studying the factors that regulate methionine synthesis and catabolism in vegetative tissues and in seeds.  

    • Cell biology
    • Plant Hormones
    • Lab at Plant Science
  • https://www.telhai.ac.il/%D7%93%D7%A8-%D7%97%D7%9B%D7%9D-%D7%99%D7%A2%D7%9C-0