Prof. Nir Ohad received his Ph.D. in Genetics from Hebrew University. Since 1997, Prof. Ohad
has been a member of The School of Plant Sciences and Food Security at Tel-Aviv University.
Prof. Ohad is studying plant epigenetics. In particular he studies the role of DNA and Histone
methylation as part of epigenetic regulation during plant reproduction and development.
Prof. Nir Ohad serves since 2014 as the head of The Manna Center Program for Food Safety and
Security (MCPFSS) at Tel Aviv University. The program aims leveraging expertise in basic and
applied science as well as technological innovations toward solving some of the most pressing
issues affecting both the local and global needs for sufficient and nutritious food in a sustainable
The Manna Center Program operates to achieve the above goals, employing Research,
Education and Outreach programs. To this end, the Program brings together scholars and
scientists from TAU and around the world, to prepare the next generation of scientists and
policymakers to guide global food security issues in the years to come.