Ilan Chet#


Ilan Chet
Email:chetilan 'at' gmail.com
Membership Number:3747
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ISRAEL
Section:BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
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Present and Previous Positions
  • 2010 Appointed Deputy Secretary General for Higher Education and Research in the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Barcelona, Spain
  • 2001 - 2006 President of the Weizmann Institiute
  • 1998 - 2001 Chairman, The National Committee for Strategic Infrastructure
  • 1995 - 2008 Visiting Professor, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA (in summers)
  • 1992 - 2001 Vice President for Research and Development of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • 1986 - 1989 Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, Rehovot
  • 1984 "DFG Visiting Professor", University of Göttingen, FRG
  • 1983 - 1986 Director of the "Otto Warburg Center of Biotechnology in Agriculture", Rehovot, Israel
  • 1981 - 1983 Head, Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology, Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew university
  • 1978 Professor of Microbiology, Hebrew University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Biological control of plant diseases
  • Agricultural biotechnology
  • Science education and administration

Honours and Awards
  • Rothschild Prize in Agriculture (1990)
  • Max-Planck Award for Distinguished Research (1994)
  • Israel Prize (1996)
  • Japanese Arima Prize for Applied Microbiology (1996)
  • Wolf Prize (1998)
  • EMET Prize (2004)
  • Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2001)
  • Chevalier de la légion d'honneur,France (2014)
  • Honorary doctorates from Sweden’s Lund University (1991), from the University of Haifa (2006), and from Naples University (2008)

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