Meet our Faculty Prof. Asaph Aharoni

Prof. Asaph Aharoni

Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

Asaph Aharoni is an associate professor at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. He earned his MSC at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and his PhD from Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
Asaph’s research interests center on uncovering the molecular mechanisms underlying the production of plant specialized metabolites (known as natural products). His lab combines cutting-edge metabolomics with molecular genetics and computational biology to study specialized metabolism and its interface with core metabolism in plant development and stress.
He has been the former chair of the Israel Society of Mass Spectrometry and a member of the Israel Analytical Chemistry Society’s executive committee. Asaph serves as review editor for The Plant Journal. He has been the recipient of a number of awards, including; The European Research Council (ERC) grant for starting independent investigators, the James Heineman Research Award for Biological and Biomedical Research, the Weizmann Institute Scientific Council Prize (Levinson Prize in Biology) and the Yigal Alon Fellowship award by the Council for Higher Education in Israel.