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faculty member

  • Dr.

    Loai Basheer
  • Lecturer

  • Biotechnology - M.Sc. Program, Food Sciences - B.Sc. Program
  • +972-4-8181979
  • Loaibasheer@telhai.ac.il
    • Food Chemistry & Biochemistry.
    • Functional Compounds in Food.
    • Utilization of Agro-indusrial Residues.
    • Olive Oil: Composition & Bioactivity.
    • Identification of functional compounds from Corn Cobs, and development of their production processes and applications in foods.
    • Identification of Polyphenols from Ziziphus Spina-Christi and Characterization of their Biological Activity (In collaboration with Prof. Snait Tamir, Migal).
    • Broomrape spp. as a high protein, and high essential amino acids dietary source (In collaboration with Prof. Rachel Amir, Migal).
    • Species of Malvaceae as novel food crops (In collaboration with Dr. Oren Shelef, ARO).
    • "Lab in Food Analysis- A”, undergraduate level.
    • "Lab in Food Analysis- B”, undergraduate level.
  • 2008: Berman Scholarship for Excellent M.Sc. student, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    2010-2012: Robert H. Smith fellowship for Excellent Doctoral Students. The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    2012-2015: The Council for Higher Education Fellowship for Outstanding Arab Doctoral Students.

    2014: Teaching Excellence. The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

    2015: Young Investigator Award of the journal “Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics”, at the 7th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH), Tours, France, October 2015.

    2018-2021: Ma'of Fellowship for Outstanding Lecturers from the Arab Society in Israeli Academic Institutions. The Council for Higher Education, Israel.

    2019: Teaching Excellence. The Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Tel Hai Academic College.

    • Dag Arnon, Ben‐Gal Alon, Yermiyahu Uri, Basheer Loai, Nir Yogev, and Kerem Zohar. "The effect of irrigation level and harvest mechanization on virgin olive oil quality in a traditional rain-fed ‘Souri’ olive orchard converted to irrigation." Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture,88, no. 9 (2008): 1524-1528. (70 citations, Journal IF=2.422, Ranked 43/135 in Food Science & Technology).
    • Dag Arnon, Ben‐David Eric, Kerem Zohar, Ben‐Gal Alon, Erel Ran, Basheer Loai, and Yermiyahu Uri. "Olive oil composition as a function of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium plant nutrition."Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 89, no. 11 (2009): 1871-1878. (34 citations, Journal IF=2.422, Ranked 43/135 in Food Science & Technology).
    • Ben‐David Eric, Kerem Zohar, Zipori Isaac, Weissbein Sebastian, Basheer Loai, Bustan Amnon, and Dag Arnon. "Optimization of the Abencor system to extract olive oil from irrigated orchards."European journal of lipid science and technology, 112, no. 10 (2010): 1158-1165. (31 citations, Journal IF=2.074, Ranked 42/125 in Food Science & Technology).
    • Ben-Gal Alon, Yermiyahu Uri, Zipori Isaac, Presnov Eugene, Agam Nurit, Dag Arnon, Hanoch Ehud, Kerem Zohar, and Basheer Loai. “Determining Irrigation Levels for a Modern Israeli Olive Orchard: Towards Maximum Yields of High Quality Oil.” International Symposium on Olive Irrigation and Oil Quality, Acta Horticulturae, 888 (2011): 47-52. (1 citation).
    • Ben-Gal Alon, Dag Arnon, Basheer Loai, Yermiyahu Uri, Zipori Isaac, and Kerem Zohar. "The influence of bearing cycles on olive oil quality response to irrigation."Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59, 21 (2011): 11667-11675. (27 citations, Journal IF=3.571, Ranked 20/125 in Food Science & Technology).
    • Erel Ran, Kerem Zohar, Ben-Gal Alon, Dag Arnon, Schwartz Amnon, Zipori Isaac, Basheer Loai, and Yermiyahu Uri. "Olive (Olea europaea L.) tree nitrogen status is a key factor for olive oil quality."Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 61, no. 47 (2013): 11261-11272. (23 citations, Journal IF=3.571, Ranked 20/125 in Food Science & Technology).
    • Basheer Loai and Kerem Zohar. "Interactions between CYP3A4 and dietary polyphenols." Journal of Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2015, 15 pages, (2015): doi:10.1155/2015/854015. (78 citations, Journal IF=4.868, Ranked 53/187 in Cell Biology Sciences).
    • Basheer Loai, Schultz Keren, Fichman Merav, and Kerem Zohar. “Use of in vitro and predictive in silico models to study the inhibition of Cytochrome P4503A by stilbenes.” PLOS ONE10(10) (2015): e0141061. (4 citations, Journal IF= 3.234, Ranked 11/63 in Multidisciplinary Sciences).
    • Basheer Loai, Schultz Keren, and Kerem Zohar. "Inhibition of Cytochrome P450 3A by acetoxylated analogues of resveratrol in in vitro and in silico models". Scientific Reports, 6, 31557, (2016): doi:10.1038/srep31557. (5 citations, Journal IF=5.228, Ranked 7/63 in Multidisciplinary Sciences).
    • Basheer Loai, Schultz Keren, Yelena Guttman, and Kerem Zohar. "In silico and in vitro inhibition of Cytochrome P450 3A by synthetic stilbenoids". Food Chemistry, 237, (2017), 895-903: doi.org/10.1016/j.foodchem.2017.06.040. (4 citations, Journal IF=5.399, Ranked 6/125 in Food Science & Technology).
    • Basheer Loai, Dag Arnon, Yermiyahu Uri, Ben-Gal Alon, Zipori Isaac, and Kerem Zohar. "Effects of Reclaimed Wastewater Irrigation and Fertigation Level on Olive Oil Composition and Quality". Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 99 (14), 6342-6349, (2019): doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.9911. (1 citation, Journal IF=2.422, Ranked 43/135 in Food Science & Technology).
  • Full CV download
    • Basheer Loai. Interactions of polyphenolics from Olive oil with drugs through their interactions with Cytochrome P450 3A4 (CYP3A4). The annual symposium of The Otto Warburg Center for Agricultural Biotechnology. Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Golm, Germany, April 2011 (Lecture).
    • Basheer Loai. Characterization of the interactions between selected polyphenols and Cytochrome P450 3A4. Terra Olivo, Tel-Aviv, Israel, June, 2012 (Lecture).
    • Basheer Loai. Computer modelling in predicting efficacy and safety of food components that interact with Cytochrome P450 3A. 12th NuGO week, Mechanism of a long-life health. Barcelona, Spain, September 2015 (Poster presentation).
    • Basheer Loai. Computer modelling in predicting food-drug interactions of dietary polyphenols through inhibition of Cytochrome P450 3A. 1st COST-POSITIVe Scientificworkshop and The 7th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH). Tours, France, October 2015 (Poster presentation).
    • Basheer Loai. Prediction of the interaction between food constituents and drugs. Conference on Food Innovations, Tel Hai College, Kiryat Shmona, Israel, June 2017 (Lecture).