Postdocs and Graduate Students

Ahuvit Bassous

Ms.c. student

Office: Multi purpose building Room: 222

Subject: The genetic basis of diurnal preference by QTL mapping using RAD sequencing in Drosophila melanogaster Although day-to-day activity scheduling is considered a very important feature of the ecological niche of animals, very little is known about the genetics of this diurnal preference

Studies in humans and animals show that there is significant natural variability in the timing of their daily activities.

My research focuses on finding the genetic basis of diurnal preference. l use the quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping method.

To create the strains needed for mapping, 2 fly strains, a diurnal active strain and a nocturnal active strain were selected.

The activity of individuals from both strains was again measured in a dedicated system and an analysis was performed to verify the phenotype.

Both the diurnal and nocturnal strains were hybridized and the diurnal activity of the 1st generation offspring was measured.

F1 females were bred with the males from the diurnal active breed (BC-backcross hybridization). The phenotype of about 300 flies was measured.

According to the analysis from the activity experiments, about 250 flies were collected and frozen with a representative phenotype for the continuation of the experiment.

QTL - Quantitative mapping of the genotype phenotype using RADseq sequencing.

Advisors: Prof. Eran Tauber ( The head of biological clocks Lab.)

Anastasia Chaban

Ph.D. studentOffice: Multi-Purpose Building, Room 224 | Phone: 972-4-8249972 | Fax: 972-4-8288-235Email: anastasia@chaban.su

Elizaveta Guseva

Ph.D. studentOffice: Multi-Purpose Building, Room 212 | Phone: +79522605248 Email: eguseva@campus.haifa.ac.il Subject: Plant Genomics and Disease Resistance Advisors: Prof. Tzion Fahima

Chih-Chi Lee

Postdoctoral ResearcherOffice: Multi-Purpose Building, Room 216 | Phone: 972-4-8280-707 | Fax: 972-4-8288-235E-mail: supervolans@gmail.comSubject: Evolution of genome architectures underlying social traits, and microbial-host interactions in antsAdvisors: Dr. Eyal Privman

Yinghui Li

Postdoctoral ResearcherOffice: Multi-Purpose Building, Room 212|Phone: +972 58-5062088|Fax: 972-4-8288-602E-mail: liyinghui@genetics.ac.cn; hebeiliyinghui@163.comSubject: Positional cloning of the powdery mildew resistance gene, PmG3M, derived from the wild emmer wheat (Triticum dicoccoides)Advisor: Prof. Tzion Fahima

Prerna Balkrishna Pawar

Postdoctoral ResearcherOffice: Multi-Purpose Building, Room 212 | Phone: + 972-04-828-8603|Fax: 972-4-8288-602E-mail: prerna@evo.haifa.ac.ilSubject: Plant Genomics and disease resistance in Wheat ( Triticum monococcum) Advisor: Prof. Tzion Fahima

Potapenko Evgenii

Ph.D. studentOffice: Multi-Purpose Building, Room 217| Phone: 972-4-8288039 Fax: 972-4-8288-235 Email: potapgene@gmail.com Subject: The interplay between genomic landscapes and ecological differentiation in natural Israeli populations of wild barley, Hordeum spontaneum and H. bulbosumAdvisors: Prof. Abraham B. Korol, Dr. Sariel Hübner (MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute), Prof. Sagi Snir

Sviatoslav Rybnikov

Postdoctoral ResearcherOffice: Multi-Purpose Building, Room 217| Phone: 972-4-8288039 Fax: 972-4-8288-235Email: sviatoslav.rybnikov@gmail.comSubject: Modelling the evolution of variation-affecting traits (recombination, breeding system, dispersal)Advisors: Prof. Abraham B. Korol, Dr. Sariel Hübner (MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute)

Shaul Sapielkin

Ph.D. studentOffice: Multi-Purpose Building, Room 217| Phone: 972-4-8288039 Fax: 972-4-8288-235 Email: sapielkinpda@gmail.com Subject: Analysis of recombination control: From eukaryotic protein space to recQTL mapping and population genetic analysis in Drosophila and wheat Advisors: Prof. Abraham B. Korol, Dr. Eyal Privman