CURRICULUM VITAE

and List of Publications

Nov. 2009

PERSONAL DETAILS

Name:                                     Zvi HaCohen

Date of Birth:                           November 27, 1947

Place of Birth:                          Cluj, Rumania

Date of Immigration:                1950

Marital status:                          Widowed, 2 children

Regular military service:            1965-6

Address at work:                     Microalgal Biotechnology Laboratory, Albert Katz Dept. of Desert Biotechnologies, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sde-Boker Campus, 84990, Israel

Tel:                                          972-8-659-6801

Fax:                                         972-8-659-6888

Email:                                      cohen@bgu.ac.il

Website:                      http://www.bgu.ac.il/BIDR/research/biotech/algal/cohen.htm

Address at home:                     2 Te'ashur St., Omer, P.O. Box 1504

Tel. at home:                            972-8-646-7122

EDUCATION

B.Sc.      1966-70                   Bar-Ilan University, Dept. of Chemistry

M.Sc.     1970-73                   Bar-Ilan University, Dept. of Chemistry

              Advisor:                    Dr. B. Sklarz

              Thesis:                       The Phosphite Deoxygenation of Bridgehead Nitroso Compounds

Ph.D.      1974-78                   Weizmann Institute of Science, Dept. of Organic Chemistry

              Advisor:                    Prof. Y. Mazur

              Thesis:                       Functionalization of Unactivated Carbon Atoms: Selective Hydroxylation and Halogenation in Steroids

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

2002           Professor, Albert Katz Dep. of Drylands Biotechnologies, Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research (BIDR), Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Sde Boker, Israel

1996-02     Associate Professor, BIDR, BGU, Sde Boker, Israel

1991-96     Researcher Grade A, BIDR, BGU, Sde Boker, Israel

1989-90     Visiting Scientist, Weed Science Lab., Plant Science Inst., USDA, Beltsville, MD

1987-91     Researcher Grade B, BIDR, BGU (tenured)

1982-87     Lecturer, BIDR, BGU

1981           Lecturer, University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA

1978-81     Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

1970-73     Teaching assistant, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Professional Activities

                   (a) Position in academic administration

2005-         Chairman, Coordinating council of Israel’s faculty associations

2004-8       Member, Promotions subcommittee, BIDR, BGU

2004-         Member, Higher promotions committee for research rank, BGU

2003-         Member, Intelectual property committee, BGU

2002-5       Member, Promotions subcommittee, humanities and social sciences faculty, BGU

1998-01     Director, European Union Large Scale facility for desert studies, BIDR, BGU

1997-01     Director, the Blaustein International Center for Desert Studies, BIDR, BGU

1996-         Chairman, BGU Faculty Association

1996-04     Member, research studies committee, the Kreitman School for Advanced Research Studies

1992-7       Member, Steering committee of the Jacob Blaustein International Center for Desert Studies, BGU

1992-4       Ombudsman for BGU students at the BIDR, BGU

                   (b) Professional functions outside university

2006-         Director, Bashan Foundation

2000-3       Member, board of directors, Makefet pension fund

                   (c) Professional consulting

1986           Ramat Hovav, Analysis of industrial sewage effluents

1984-85     Agis Pharmaceutical, Analysis and quality control of active drug ingredients

(d) Editor or member of editorial board of scientific or professional journal

1994-                   Member of the editorial board of Annals of Microbiology

2009-          Member of the editorial board of Biotechnology Letters

(e) Membership in professional/scientific societies

Member of the international advisory committee, The XVth International Symposium on Plant Lipids, 5/2002, Okazaki, Japan. American Oil Chemists Society, International Phycological Society

(f) Review of manuscript s/research proposals

                   Aquaculture, Ann. Microbiol., Appl. Biochem. Biotechnol., Aquaculture, Biotechnol. Bioeng., Bot. Mar., Chemosphere, Comp. Biochem. Physiol., Europ. J. Phycol., FEMS Microbiol. Let., Food Tech. Biotech Lett., Ital. J. Food Sci., J. Agric. Food Chem., J. Amer. Oil Chem. Soc., J. Appl. Phycol., J. Phycol., Lipids, Marine Biotechnol., Micron, Phytochemistry

                   US-Israel Binational Agricultural Research Foundation (BARD), US-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), The Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES

(a) Courses taught

2000-          Analytical methods, Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies, BIDR, BGU

1995-          Organic chemistry lab course, Dept. of Chemistry

1994-02     General and inorganic chemistry lab course, Dept. of Chemistry

1993              Organic chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry

1993           3rd International Advanced Training Course on Algal Biotechnology for graduate students, BIDR

1991           2nd International Advanced Training Course on Algal Biotechnology for graduate students, BIDR

1988           1st International Advanced Training Course on Algal Biotechnology for graduate students, BIDR

1982-93     Establishment, direction and teaching of chemistry courses for gifted children, Dept. of Chemistry, BGU

1975-7       Chemistry for gifted children, Weizmann Inst. for Science

1971-4       Chemistry for gifted children, Dept. of Chemistry, Bar Ilan University

1970-4       Organic chemistry lab course, Dept. of Chemistry, Bar Ilan University

                    (b) Research students and post doctoral fellows

2008-          D. Pal, M.Sc. A. Katz International School for Desert Studies, (with Dr. I. Khozin-Goldberg).

2008-          O. Grundman, M.Sc. A. Katz International School for Desert Studies, (with Dr. I. Khozin-Goldberg, Prof. M. Shapira and Prof. D. Raveh).

2008-          N. Staida, M.Sc. A. Katz International School for Desert Studies, (with Dr. I. Khozin-Goldberg. Dr. S. Leu and Prof. S. Boussiba).

2007-          S. Smolskaya, M.Sc., A. Katz International School for Desert Studies, (with Dr. I. Khozin-Goldberg).

2006-          U. Iskandarov, Ph.D., A. Katz International School for Desert Studies, BIDR, BGU (with Dr. I. Khozin-Goldberg).

2006-8        D. Markovitch, M.Sc., A. Katz International School for Desert Studies, BIDR, BGU. Examining the production potential of DGLA by a D5-desaturase-deficient mutant of P. incisa (with Dr. I. Khozin-Goldberg).

2005-7        S. Abu Ghosh, M.Sc, A. Katz International School for Desert Studies, BIDR, BGU (with Dr. I. Khozin-Goldberg).

2004-7        A. Dagar, M.Sc., A. Katz International School for Desert Studies, BIDR, BGU (with Dr. I. Khozin-Goldberg and Dr. D. Zilberg).

2004-5        Dr. Neeru Jain, Post doctoral fellow, isolation and cloning of TAG biosynthesis genes in Parietochloris incisa.

2003-6        M. Cohen, M.Sc., A. Katz International School for Desert Studies, BIDR, BGU (with Dr. I. Khozin-Goldberg).

2003-6        G. Darmoni, M.Sc., A. Katz International School for Desert Studies, BIDR, BGU (with Dr. I. Khozin-Goldberg).

2002-4        M. Zhekisheva, Ph. D., Correlation of lipids and Astaxanthin production in Haematococcus pluvialis (with Prof. S. Boussiba).

2002-4        Dr. I. Khalilov, Post doctorate fellow, Triacylglycerols accumulation in P. incisa.

2001-5        International Mentor to Dr. Saymarat Panpoom, Lecturer, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiangrai, Thailand.

2001-4        D. Cohen, M.Sc., Dep. of Chemistry, BGU, Biosynthesis and role of triacylglycerols in P. incisa (with Dr. I. Khozin-Goldberg).

2001-4        P. Shrestha, Ph.D., BGU, Production of arachidonic acid by P. incisa.

2001-3        T. Castillo, M.Sc., Biotechnological Engineering, Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City, Mexico, Selection of EPA-overproducing clones of Phaeodactylum tricornutum.

2000-2        Q. Gao, M.Sc., Albert Katz Int. School for Desert Studies, BGU. Response to environmental stresses and accumulation of arachidonic acid in two green algae Parietochloris incisa and Neochloris cohaerens (with Prof. A. Vonshak & S. Boussiba).

2000-2        M. Zhekisheva, M.Sc., Albert Katz Int. School for Desert Studies, BGU. Correlation of lipids and Astaxanthin production in Haematococcus pluvialis, (with Prof. S. Boussiba).

1994-9               D. Adlerstein, Ph.D., Dept. of Chemistry, BGU. EPA biosynthesis in algae.

1994-9        C. Bigogno, Ph.D. Dept. of Chemistry, BGU. Elucidation of arachidonic acid production in Parietochloris incisa.

1994-6       C. Segura, Ph.D., Dept. of Genetics, Univ. of Almeria, Spain (with Dr. D. Lopez).

1993-5       Dr. Z. Y. Hu, Post-doctoral fellow. Selection of Porphyridium mutants deficient in lipid biosynthesis.

1992-5       D. Shiran, M.Sc., Department of Biology, BGU. EPA biosynthesis in algae (with Prof. Y.M. Heimer).

1992-4       Dr. I. Khozin, Post-doctoral fellow. Enhancement of oil production in algae and plants.

1991-2       W. Siangdung, M.Sc., Department of materials and energy, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology, Thailand. Selection of herbicide-resistant GLA-overproducing strains of Spirulina (with Prof. M. Tanticharoen).

1989-90     S. Cohen, B.Sc., Liverpool Polytechnic. Development of methods for EPA purification from Porphyridium biomass.

1985-90      J. Morton, Ph.D., Department of Life Sciences, BGU. Cell membranes function in the control of the balance of K+ and Na+ in the roots of the wilty mutant Scabrous diminutive of pepper (with Prof. M. Tal).

Awards, Honors and Research fellowships

                   (a) Awards and Honors

2005-         Incumbent of the Maks and Rochelle Etingin Professorial Chair in Desert Research

1998           Recipient of the Pasternak prize for Agricultural research

1986-97     Incumbent of the Sonnenfeldt Career Development Chair in Desert Research

                   (b) Fellowships

2005           Visiting fellowship to the U. of Wageningen, the Netherlands, granted by the ministry of Agriculture, Israel

1999           Visiting fellowship to U. of Almeria, Spain, granted by the Ministry of Science, Israel

1994           Visiting fellowship, Wuhan, China, granted by the Chinese Academy of Science

1993                      Visiting fellowship, National Research Council, Florence, Italy, granted by the Israeli Academy for Sciences and Humanities and the Italian National Research Council

1989-90     Research fellowship, US Dept. of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

A. Chapters in Books

1.                Z. Cohen (1985) Products from microalgae. In: Handbook for Algal Mass Culture, A. Richmond ed. (1985) CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. p. 421-54.

2.                Z. Cohen, A. Vonshak & A. Richmond (1986) Light and temperature effects on the fatty acids of Porphyridium cruentum. In: The metabolism, Structure and Function of plant lipids, P.K. Stumpf, J.B. Mudd & W.D. Ness, Eds, Plenum press, NY, p. 641-643.

3.                Z. Cohen (1988) Production of eicosapentaenoic and arachidonic acid by the red alga Porphyridium cruentum. In: Proceedings of the World Conference on Biotechnology for the Fats and Oils Industry, T.H. Applewhite ed., American Oil Chemists' Society, Champaign IL, p. 285-7.

4.                A. Golan-Goldhirsh, Y. M. Heimer, Z. Cohen & S.H. Lips. (1988) Pistachio nut production in the Negev. In: Advances in Desert Arid Land Technology and Development, Vol. 5, Harwood Academic Publishers, New York.

5.                Z. Cohen & Y.M. Heimer (1990) Linoleic acid desaturase inhibitors as tools for selection of GLA over-producing cell lines. In: Plant Lipid Biochemistry, Structure and Utilization. P.J. Quinn & J.L. Harwood Eds, Portland Press Limited London, p. 414-7.

6.                Z. Cohen & Y. M. Heimer (1992) Production of polyunsaturated fatty acids (EPA, ARA and GLA) by the microalgae Porphyridium and Spirulina. In: Industrial application of single cell oil. D. J. Kyle & C. Ratledge Eds, American Oil Chemists' Society, Champaign IL, pp 243-73.

7.                Z. Cohen, I. Khozin, D. Shiran, H.A. Norman & P. Pillai (1995) In vivo and in vitro inhhibition of fatty acid desaturation by the antibiotic cerulenin. In: Plant Lipid Metabolism. J.C. Kader & P. Mazliak Eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 462-4.

8.                Z. Cohen (1996) The chemicals of Spirulina. In: Spirulina platensis (Arthrospira), Physiology, Cell biology and Biotechnology, A. Vonshak Ed. Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 175-204.

9.                I. Khozin, H. Zheng Yu, D. Adlerstein, C. Bigogno & Z. Cohen (1997) Triacylglycerols participate in the eukaryotic pathway of PUFAs biosynthesis in the red microalga Porphyridium cruentum. In: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plant Lipids. J.P. Williams, U.K. Mobashsher, and W.L. Nora Eds., Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 90-2.

10.              I. Khozin, D. Adlerstein, C. Bigogno & Z. Cohen (1997) Elucidation of the biosynthesis of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in the microalga Porphyridium cruentum. In: J.P. Williams, U.K. Mobashsher, and W.L. Nora, Eds., Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plant Lipids. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 93-5.

11.              D. Adlerstein, I. Khozin, C. Bigogno & Z. Cohen (1997) Effect of environmental conditions on the molecular species composition of galactolipids in the alga Porphyridium cruentum. In: J.P. Williams, U.K. Mobashsher, and W.L. Nora, Eds, Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plant Lipids. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp. 218-20.

12.              Z. Cohen (1999) Production of polyunsaturated fatty acids by the microalga Porphyridium cruentum. In: Z. Cohen Ed., Production of chemicals by microalgae. Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 1-24.

13.              Z. Cohen (1999) EPA production potential of Monodus. In: Z. Cohen Ed., Production of chemicals by microalgae. Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 25-40.

14.              P. Shrestha, I. Khozin-Goldberg & Z. Cohen (2003) Reutilization of arachidonyl moieties of triacylglycerols in the microalga Parietochloris incisa following recovery from nitrogen starvation. In: N. Murata, M. Yamada, I. Nishida, H. Okuyama, J. Sekya and H, Wada (eds.) Advanced Research on Plant Lipids. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, pp.159-62.

15.              C. Ratledge, H. Streekstra, Z. Cohen & J. Fichtali (2004) Processing aspects of single cell oils. In: N.T. Dunford and H.B. Dunford, (eds.) Nutritionally enhanced edible oil processing', American Oil Chemists’ Society, Champaign IL, pp. 279-98.

16.              Z. Cohen & I. Khozin-Goldberg (2005) Searching for PUFA-rich microalgae. In: Z. Cohen & C. Ratledge (eds.) Single Cell Oils, American Oil Chemists’ Society, Champaign IL, pp. 53-72.

17.              C. Ratledge, H. Streekstra, Z. Cohen & J. Fichtali (2005) Down-stream processing, extraction and purification of single cell oils. In: Z. Cohen & C. Ratledge (eds.) Single Cell Oils, American Oil Chemists’ Society, Champaign IL, pp. 202-19.

18.              Z. Cohen & I. Khozin-Goldberg (2010) Searching for photosynthetic PUFA-rich microalgae. In: Z. Cohen & C. Ratledge (eds.) Single Cell Oils, American Oil Chemists’ Society, Champaign IL, (in press).

B. Refereed Articles in Scientific Journals

1.                Z. Cohen, E. Keinan, Y. Mazur, & T. H. Varkony (1975) Dry ozonation, a method for stereoselective hydroxylation of saturated compounds on silica gel. J. Org. Chem., 40, 2141-2.

2.                Z. Cohen, E. Keinan, Y. Mazur, & A. Ullman (1976) Hydroxylation with ozone on silica gel. The synthesis of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Org. Chem., 41, 2651-2.

3.                Y. Mazur, D. Freeman & Z. Cohen (1976) Synthetic approaches to hydroxylated vitamin D derivatives. Israel J. Med. Soc., 12, 1488-9.

4.                Y. Mazur, & Z. Cohen (1978) N,N,-dichlorourethane - a selective chlorination reagent: synthesis of corticoids. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 17, 281-2.

5.                Z. Cohen & Y. Mazur (1979) Tertiary alcohols from hydrocarbons by ozonation on silica gel: 1-adamantanol. Org. Syn., 59, 196-200.

6.                Z. Cohen & Y. Mazur (1979) Dry ozonation of steroids. C-25 Functionalization of cholestane derivatives. J. Org. Chem., 44, 2318-20.

7.                Z. Cohen, E. Berman, & Y. Mazur (1979) A convenient method for the synthesis of hydroxyvitamin D3 analogues. Structure determination of tertiary alcohols by carbon-13 nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. J. Org. Chem., 44, 3077-80.

8.                R. N. Hanson, M. A. Davis & Z. Cohen (1980) Cardioselective radiolabeled beta andrenergic antagonists as potential myocardial imaging agents. J. Nucl. Med., 21, 55-8.

9.                Z. Cohen, S. E. Seltzer & M. A. Davis (1981) Iodinated starch particles: New contrast material for computed tomography of the liver. J. Assisted Tomography, 5, 843-6.

10.              A. Vonshak, Z. Cohen & A. Richmond (1985) The feasibility of mass cultivation of Porphyridium. Biomass, 8, 13-25.

11.              D. Kaplan, Z. Cohen & A. Abeliovich (1985) Optimal growth conditions for Isochrysis galbana. Biomass, 9, 37-48.

12.              A. Vonshak, Z. Cohen & A. Richmond (1986) The potential use of Porphyridium biomass for valuable natural products. Beihefte Nova Hedwigia, 83, 136-.

13.              S. Boussiba, A. Vonshak, Z. Cohen, Y. Avissar & A. Richmond (1987) Lipid and biomass production by the halotolerant microalga Nannochloropsis salina. Biomass, 12, 37-47.

14.              Z. Cohen, A. Vonshak & A. Richmond (1987) Fatty acid composition in different Spirulina strains and under various environmental conditions. Phytochemistry, 26, 2255-8.

15.              Z. Cohen (1987) Production of eicosapentaenoic acid and arachidonic acid by the alga Porphyridium cruentum. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc. 64, 1261-2.

16.              S. Boussiba, E. Sandbak, Z. Cohen, A. Vonshak, A. Ben Amotz, G. Shelef & A. Richmond (1988) Outdoor cultivation of the marine microalga Isochrysis galbana in open Reactors. Aquaculture, 72, 244-53.

17.              Z. Cohen, A. Vonshak, S. Boussiba & A. Richmond (1988) The effect of temperature and cell concentration on fatty acid composition of outdoor cultures of Porphyridium cruentum. In: Algal biotechnology. T. Stadler, J. Mollion, M-C. Verdus, Y. Karamanos, H. Morvan & D. Christiaen, Eds. Elsevier Applied Science, London, pp. 421-9.

18.              Z. Cohen, A. Vonshak & A. Richmond (1988) Effect of environmental conditions on fatty acid composition of the red alga Porphyridium cruentum: correlation to growth rate. J. Phycol., 24, 328-32.

19.              Z. Cohen & Y. M. Heimer (1990) D6 desaturase inhibition: A novel mode of action of Norflurazon. Plant Phys., 93, 347-9.

20.              Z. Cohen (1990) The production potential of eicosapentaenoic acid and arachidonic acid of the red alga Porphyridium cruentum. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 67, 916-20.

21.              Z. Cohen & S. Cohen (1991) Preparation of eicosapentaenoic acid concentrate from Porphyridium cruentum. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 68, 16-9.

22.              Z. Cohen & A. Vonshak (1991) The fatty acid composition of Spirulina-like cyanobacteria as a tool for chemotaxonomy. Phytochemistry, 30, 205-6.

23.              Z. Cohen, S. Didi & Y. M. Heimer (1992) Over-production of g-linolenic and eicosapentaenoic acids by algae. Plant Phys., 98, 569-72.

24.              Z. Cohen, H. A. Norman & Y.M. Heimer (1993) Potential use of substituted pyridazinones for selecting polyunsaturated fatty acid overproducing lines of algae. Phytochemistry, 32, 259-64.

25.              Z. Cohen, M. Reungjitchachawali, W. Siangdung, & M. Tanticharoen (1993) Production and partial purification of g-linolenic acid and some pigments from Spirulina platensis. J. Appl. Phyc., 5, 109-15.

26.              E. Shochat, I. Hermoni, S. Belkin. Z. Cohen & A. Abeliovich (1993) Bromoalkane-degrading Pseudomonas species. App. and Env. Microbiol. 59, 1403-9.

27.              Z. Cohen, M. Reungjitchachawali, W. Siangdung, M. Tanticharoen & Y. M. Heimer (1993) Herbicide resistant lines of microalgae: Growth and fatty acid composition. Phytochemistry 34, 973-8.

28.              M. Tanticharoen, M. Reungjitchachawali, B. Bunnag, A. Vonshak & Z. Cohen (1994) Optimization of g-linolenic acid (GLA) production in Spirulina platensis. J. Appl. Phycol., 6, 295-300.

29.              Z. Cohen (1994) Production of eicosapentaenoic acid by the alga Monodus subterraneus. J. Am. Oil Chem. Soc., 71, 941-5.

30.              Z. Cohen, H. A. Norman & Y.M. Heimer (1995) Microalgae as a source of omega-3 fatty acids. World Rev. Nutr. Dietetics, 77, 1-31.

31.              Z. Cohen, M.C. Margheri & L. Tomaselli (1995) Chemotaxonomy of cyanobacteria. Phytochemistry 40, 1155-8.

32.              L. Fan, A. Vonshak, R. Gabbay, J. Hirshberg, Z. Cohen & S. Boussiba (1995) The biosynthetic pathway of astaxanthin in Haematococcus pluvialis as indicated by diphenylamine. Plant Cell Physiol. 36, 1519-24.

33.              D.L. Alonso, C.I. Segura del Castillo, E.M. Grima & Z. Cohen (1996) First insights into improvement of eicosapentaenoic acid content in Phaeodactylum tricornutum (Bacillariophyceae) by induced mutagenesis. J. Phycol. 32, 339-45.

34.              M.N. Merzlyak, I. Khozin & Z. Cohen (1996) Spectrophotometric analysis of carotenoids in plant extracts based on elimination of chlorophyll absorption. Phytochem. Anal. 7, 294-9.

35.              M.N. Merzlyak, S.I. Pogosyan, L. Lehimena, T.V. Zhigalova, I.F. Khozin & Z. Cohen (1996) Characterization of chlorophyll photooxidation products generated in vitro and during photodamage to the cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis. Russ. J. Plant Physiol. 43, 186-.

36.              I. Khozin & Z. Cohen (1996) Differential response of microalgae to the substituted pyridazinone Sandoz 9785, reveals different pathways in the biosynthesis of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). Phytochemistry 42, 1025-9.

37.              S. Watanabe, S. Hirabayashi, Z. Cohen, A. Vonshak & A. Richmond (1996) Parietochloris incisa comb. nov. (Trebouxiouphyceae, Chlorophyta) Phycol. Res. 44, 107-8.

38.              D. Shiran, I. Khozin, Y.M. Heimer & Z. Cohen (1996) Biosynthesis of eicosapentaenoic acid in Porphyridium cruentum. I: The use of externally supplied fatty acids. Lipids 31, 1277-82.

39.              H. Qiang, H. Zhengyu, Z. Cohen & A. Richmond (1997) Enhancement of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and g-linolenic acid (GLA) production by manipulating cell density in outdoor cultures of Monodus subterraneus (Eustigmatophyte) and Spirulina platensis (Cyanobacterium). Europ. J. Phycol. 32, 81-6.

40.              Z. Cohen, D. Shiran, I. Khozin & Y.M. Heimer (1997) Fatty acid unsaturation in the red alga Porphyridium cruentum. Is the methylene interrupted nature of plant polyunsaturated fatty acids an intrinsic property of the desaturases. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1344, 59-64.

41.              I. Khozin, D. Adlerstein, C. Bigogno, Y. M. Heimer & Z. Cohen (1997) Elucidation of the biosynthesis of EPA in the microalga Porphyridium cruentum II: Radiolabeling studies. Plant Physiol. 114, 223-30.

42.              D. Adlerstein, I. Khozin & Z. Cohen (1997) Effect of environmental conditions on the molecular species composition of galactolipids in the alga Porphyridium cruentum. J. Phycol. 33, 975-9.

43.              I. Khozin, C. Bigogno & Z. Cohen (1999) Salicylhydroxamic acid inhibits D6 desaturation in the microalga Porphyridium cruentum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1439, 384-94.

44.              N. Zou, C. Zhang, Z. Cohen & A. Richmond (2000) Production of cell mass and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in ultrahigh cell density cultures of Nannochloropsis sp. (Eustigmatophyceae). Europ. J. Phycol. 35, 127-33.

45.              I. Khozin-Goldberg, Z.Y. Hu, D. Adlerstein, S. Didi Cohen, Y.M. Heimer & Z. Cohen (2000) Triacylglycerols of the red microalga Porphyridium cruentum participate in the biosynthesis of eukaryotic galactolipids. Lipids 5, 881-9.

46.              Z. Cohen, I. Khozin-Goldberg, D. Adlrestein & C. Bigogno (2000) The role of triacylglycerols as a reservoir of polyunsaturated fatty acids for the rapid production of chloroplastic lipids in certain microalgae. Biochem. Soc. Trans. 28, 740-3.

47.              Z. Cheng-Wu, Z. Cohen, I. Khozin-Goldberg & A. Richmond (2002) Characterization of growth and arachidonic acid production of Parietochloris incisa comb. nov (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta). J. Appl. Phycol. 14, 453-60.

48.              M. Zhekisheva, S. Boussiba, I. Khozin-Goldberg, A. Zarka & Z. Cohen (2002) Accumulation of oleic acid in Haematococcus pluvialis (chlorophyceae) under nitrogen starvation or high light, is correlated with that of astaxanthin esters. J. Phycol. 38, 325-31.

49.              C. Bigogno, I. Khozin-Goldberg, D. Adlerstein & Z. Cohen (2002) Biosynthesis of arachidonic acid in the oleaginous microalga Parietochloris incisa (Chlorophyceae): Radiolabeling studies. Lipids 37, 209-16.

50.              C. Bigogno, I. Khozin-Goldberg & Z. Cohen (2002) Accumulation of arachidonic acid and triacylglycerols in the microalga Parietochloris incisa (Chlorophyceae). Phytochemistry 60, 135-43.

51.              C. Bigogno, I. Khozin-Goldberg, S. Boussiba, A. Vonshak & Z. Cohen (2002) Lipid and fatty acid composition of the green alga Parietochloris incisa. Phytochemistry 60, 497-503.

52.              I. Khozin-Goldberg, S. Didi-Cohen & Z. Cohen (2002) Biosynthesis of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in the fresh water eustigmatophyte Monodus subterraneus. J. Phycol. 38, 745-56.

53.              J.G. Liu, Z. Cohen & A. Richmond (2002) Fatty acid profile in a high cell density culture of arachidonic acid-rich Parietochloris incisa (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) exposed to high PFD. Chi. J. Oceanol. Limnol. 20, 149-56.

54.              I. Khozin-Goldberg, C. Bigogno, & Z. Cohen (2002) Nitrogen starvation induced accumulation of arachidonic acid in the freshwater green alga Parietochloris incisa. J. Phycol. 38, 991-4.

55.              S. Rozner, J. Eichler, S. Kolusheva, Z. Cohen, W. Dowhan & R. Jelinek (2003) Detection and analysis of membrane interactions by a biomimetic colorimetric lipid/polydiacetylene assay. Anal. Biochem. 319, 96-104.

56.              A. Ivanova, I. Khozin-Goldberg, Z. Kamenarska, J. Nechev, Z. Cohen, S. Popov, & K. Stefanov (2003) Lipophylic compounds from Euphorbia peplis L. - a halophytic plant from the Bulgarian Black Sea coast. Z. Naturforsch. 58c: 783-8.

57.              B. Aricha, Z. Cohen, I. Khozin-Goldberg, I. Fishov, R. Dagan & N. Porat (2004) Differences in membrane fluidity between phenotypic variants of Streptococcus pneumoniae. J. Bacteriol. 186, 4638-44.

58.              M. Zhekisheva, A. Zarka, I. Khozin-Goldberg, Z. Cohen & S. Boussiba (2005) Astaxanthin accumulation in the green alga Haematococcus pluvialis (Chlorophycease) under high light irradiance depends on de novo synthesis of fatty acids. J. Phycol. 41, 819-26.

59.              I. Khozin-Goldberg, P. Shrestha & Z. Cohen (2005) Mobilization of arachidonyl moieties from triacylglycerols into chloroplastic lipids following recovery from nitrogen starvation of the microalga Parietochloris incisa. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1738, 63-71.

60.              I. Khozin-Goldberg, & Z. Cohen (2006) Effect of phosphate starvation on the lipid and fatty acid composition of the eustigmatophyte Monodus subterraneus and its implication on the biosynthesis of “eukaryotic-like” and “prokaryotic-like” molecular species of galactolipids. Phytochemistry 67, 696-701.

61.              I. Khozin-Goldberg, Z. Cohen, M. Pimenta-Leibowitz, J. Nechev, & D. Zilberg (2006) Feeding with arachidonic acid-rich triacylglycerols from the microalga Parietochoris incisa increased recovery of guppies from infection with Tetrahymena sp. Aquaculture 255, 142-50.

62.              S. Pesakhov, R. Benisty, N. Sikron, Z. Cohen, I. Khozin-Goldberg, R. Dagan, N. Porat (2007) Effect of hydrogen peroxide production and the fenton reaction on membrane composition of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Biochem. Biophys. Acta - Biomembranes 1768, 590-97.

63.              M.N. Merzlyak, O.B. Chivkunova, O.A. Gorelova, I.V. Reshetnikova, A.E. Solovchenko, I. Khozin-Goldberg & Z. Cohen (2007) Effect of nitrogen starvation on optical properties, pigments and arachidonic acid content of the unicellular green alga Parietochloris incisa (trebouxiophyceae) chlorophyta. J. Phycol. 43, 833-43.

64.              A.E. Solovchenko, I. Khozin-Goldberg, S. Didi-Cohen, Z. Cohen & M.N. Merzlyak (2008) Effects of light intensity and nitrogen starvation on growth, total fatty acids and arachidonic acid in the green microalga Parietochloris incisa. J. Appl. Phycol. 20, 245-51.

65.              A.E. Solovchenko, I. Khozin-Goldberg, S. Didi-Cohen, Z. Cohen & M.N. Merzlyak (2008) Effects of light and nitrogen starvation on the content and composition of carotenoids of the green microalga Parietochloris incisa. Russ. J. Plant Physiol. 53, 455-62.

66.              A.E. Solovchenko, M.N. Merzlyak, O.B. Chivkunova, I.V. Reshetnikova, I. Khozin-Goldberg, S. Didi-Cohen & Z. Cohen (2008) Effects of illumination and nitrogen starvation on accumulation of arachidonic acid by the microalga Parietochloris incisa. Moscow Univ. Biol. Sci. Bull. 63, 44-8.

67.              C. Ratledge, Z. Cohen (2008) Microbial and algal oils: do they have a future for biodiesel or as commodity oils? Lipid Technol. 20, 155-60.

68.              A.E., Solovchenko, I. Khozin-Goldberg, Z. Cohen & M.N. Merzlyak (2009) Carotenoid-to-chlorophyll ratio as a proxy for assay of total fatty acids and arachidonic acid content in the green microalga Parietochloris incisa. J. Appl. Phycol. 20, 361-6.

69.              U. Iskandarov, I. Khozin-Goldberg, R. Ofir & Z. Cohen (2009) Cloning and characterization of the ∆6 polyunsaturated fatty acid elongase from the green microalga Parietochloris incisa. Lipids 44, 545-54.

70.              A. Dagar, D. Zilberg, Z. Cohen, S. Boussiba & I. Khozin-Goldberg (2009) Short-term dietary supplementation with the microalga Parietochloris incisa enhances stress resistance in guppies Poecilia reticulata. Aquacult. Res. (in press).

71.              A. Solovchenko, M. Merzlyak, I. Khozin-Goldberg, Z. Cohen, & S. Boussiba (2009) Coordinated carotenoid and lipid syntheses induced in Parietochloris incisa (chlorophyta, trebouxiophyceae) mutant deficient in D5 desaturase by nitrogen starvation and high light. J. Phycol. (in press).

C. Editorship of collective volumes and scientific journals

                   Z. Cohen (Ed.) (1999) Chemicals from microalgae. Taylor and Francis, London, 450 pp.

                   Z. Cohen & C. Ratledge (Eds.) (2005) Single Cell oils, American Oil Chemists’ Society, Champaign IL, 257 pp.

                   Z. Cohen & C. Ratledge (Eds.) (2010) Single Cell oils II, American Oil Chemists’ Society, Champaign IL, XXX pp. (in press).

D. Published scientific reports and technical papers

1.                S. Boussiba, A. Vonshak, Z. Cohen, A. Abeliovich, D. Kaplan & A. Richmond (1985) Development of an outdoor system for production of lipid-rich halotolerant microalgae. SERI Aquatic Species Review, SERI/CP-231-2700, pp. 271-88.

E. Scientific Reports

1.                Literature Survey and species recommendation on halotolerant lipid-producing algae (1983). Submitted to SERI (Solar Energy Research Institute), Dept. of Energy, USA.

2.                Studying the feasibility of developing an algal marine culture system for the production of valuable chemicals (1984). Final report, submitted to BARD.

3.                Development of an outdoor system for production of lipid-rich halotolerant microalgae (1984). Annual report, submitted to SERI.

4.                The effect of light on the mass production in two halotolerant microalgae Nannochloropsis salina and Isochrysis galbana (1985). Submitted to SERI.

5.                Extraction of chemicals from the alga Porphyridium (1986). Annual report, submitted to the National Council for Research and Development.

6.                Production of eicosapentaenoic acid by the alga Porphyridium (1987). Annual report, submitted to the National Council for Research and Development.

7.                Separation and purification of eicosapentaenoic acid from Porphyridium (1988). Annual report, submitted to the National Council for Research and Development.

8.                Effect of environmental conditions on outdoor production of EPA in Porphyridium (1989). Annual report, submitted to the Agency for International Development, USA.

9.                The production potential of EPA and AA of the red alga Porphyridium (1989). Submitted to the Agency for International Development, USA (AID).

10.              Effect of environmental and nutritional conditions on GLA production in Spirulina. (1989). Annual report, submitted to the Agency for International Development, USA

 11.             Effects of substituted pyridazinons on fatty acid desaturation in Spirulina (1990). Annual report, submitted to the Agency for International Development, USA.

12.              Linoleic acid desaturase inhibitors as tools for selection of EPA over-producing lines in Porphyridium (1990). Annual report, submitted to the Agency for International Development, USA.

13.              Overproduction of GLA in Spirulina (1993). Final report, submitted to the Agency for International Development, USA.

14.              Enhanced oil production in plants (1993). Final report, submitted to the PEF foundation.

15.              Chemical composition of snow algae (1993). Annual report, submitted to the System Research Institute, Japan.

16.              Production of arachidonic acid by snow algae (1994). Annual report, submitted to the System Research Institute, Japan.

17.              Production of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) by microalgae (1994). Final report, submitted to the Agency for International Development, USA.

18.              Enhancement of the arachidonic acid content of a snow alga (1995) Annual report, submitted to the System Research Institute, Japan.

19.              Elucidation of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) biosynthesis in Porphyridium cruentum (1995). Annual report, submitted to the Ministry of Science.

20.              Elucidation of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) biosynthesis in Porphyridium cruentum (1996). Annual report, submitted to the Ministry of Science.

21.              Inducing oil production in plants (1996). Final report, submitted to the RASHI foundation.

22.              Elucidation of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) biosynthesis in Porphyridium cruentum (1997). Final report, submitted to the Ministry of Science.

23.              Production of EPA from Monodus (1998). Annual report, submitted to BRITE (EU).

24.              Biosynthesis of EPA in Monodus (1999). Annual report, submitted to BRITE (EU).

25.              Production of EPA from microalgae (2000). Final report, submitted to BRITE (EU).

26.              Production of AA in Parietochloris incisa (2003). Annual report, submitted to AID.

INVITED LECTURES

1990           Enhancement of oil production in algae and higher plants, E. I. Dupont Research Institute, Wilmington DE.

1990           Production of polyunsaturated fatty acids by microalgae, Workshop on AID/SCI Funded Research in Agricultural Biotechnology, Kasetsart University, Bangkok Thailand.

1991           Production of EPA and AA by the red alga Porphyridium cruentum, Single Cell Oils Symposium, 81st Meeting of the American Oil Chemists' Society, Chicago IL.

1993           Fatty acid overproduction in algae, 6th International Meeting of the SAA Recent Progress in Algal Biotechnology, Trebon, Czech Republic.

1993           Polyunsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis in Porphyridium cruentum. CNR Florence, Italy.

1994           Biosynthesis of EPA in microalgae. The institute for applied algology, University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain.

1994           Microalgal production of PUFA. University of Seville, Seville, Spain.

1995           Physiological, biochemical and genetic means for enhancing EPA content in Porphyridium cruentum. University of Madrid summer course, Aguadulce, Spain.

1996           Biosynthesis of EPA in Porphyridium cruentum. University of Almeria, Almeria, Spain.

1996           Biosynthesis of PUFA in microalgae. King Mongkut Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

1999           PUFAs in microalgae. Session chairman, 8th International Conference on Applied Algology, Montecatini Terme, Italy (invitation declined).

2002           Production of arachidonic acid by microalgae. 9th International Conference on Applied Algology, Almeria, Spain (invitation declined).

2002           Biotechnological applications of PUFAs and pigments from microalgae. Center for Biotechnological Investigations of the North-West (CIBNOR), La Paz, Mexico.

2002           Production of AA in microalgae: Center for Biotechnological Investigations of the North-West (CIBNOR), La Paz, Mexico.

2002           Production and biosynthesis of arachidonic acid in microalgae. Dept. of Biotechnological Engineering, Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico City, Mexico.

2002           The Potential of Biotechnology for alternative crops in desert areas. Universidad Autonoma De Hidalgo, Pachuca, Mexico.

2002           Biotechnological production of algae. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico city, Mexico.

2003           Accumulation of PUFA-rich triacylglycerols in microalgae. Single Cell Oils Symposium, 93rd Meeting of the American Oil Chemists' Society, Kansas city.

2003           Why bother with microalgae? Center for Biotechnological Investigations of the North-West (CIBNOR), La Paz, Mexico.

2003           Biosynthesis of EPA in microalgae. Dept. of Biotechnological Engineering, Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico City, Mexico. Dept. of Biotechnological Engineering, Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico City, Mexico.

2003           Production of arachidonic acid in microalgae. Institute of Chemistry and Institute of Marine studies, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico city, Mexico.

2004           How to find PUFA-rich microalgae? Center for Biotechnological Investigations of the North-West (CIBNOR), La Paz, Mexico.

2004           Why bother with microalgae? University of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia.

2008           How to find PUFA-rich microalgae? 11th International Conference on Applied Algology, Galway, Ireland

PROCEEDINGS OF MEETINGS

1.                Z. Cohen & Y. Mazur, (1978) Chromic anhydride on silica gel. A useful specific oxidation reagent. Annual Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Haifa.

2.                R. N. Hanson, J. Blumberg, Z. Cohen, B. L. Holman & M. A. Davis, (1979) Synthesis and biologic evaluation of 125I-cardioselective beta-antagonists as myocardial imaging agents. 178th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, D.C.

3.                R.N. Hanson, B.L. Holman, Z. Cohen & M.A. Davis, (1979) Myocardial imaging agents: Comparison of 201Tl and radio-iodinated beta adrenoceptor antagonists in a damaged rat heart model. Society of Nuclear Medicine Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

4.                Z. Cohen, (1984) Rapid analysis of fatty acids in lipids. Annual Meeting of the Israel Chemical Society, Jerusalem.

5.                A. Vonshak, Z. Cohen & A. Richmond, (1984) The potential use of Porphyridium biomass for valuable natural products. Algal Biomass Workshop, Golden, CO.

6.                Z. Cohen, (1984) Quick and efficient GC and HPLC lipid analysis: Lipid hydrolysis and conversion to fatty acids methyl esters utilizing solid supported reagents. 2nd International Symposium on Polymer-supported reactions in Organic Chemistry, Lancaster, UK.

7.                Z. Cohen, A. Vonshak & A. Richmond, (1986) The effect of environmental conditions on fatty acid composition of Porphyridium cruentum. International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Davis, CA.

8.                A. Golan-Goldhirsh, Y. M. Heimer, Z. Cohen & S. H. Lips, (1987) Pistachio Nut Production in the Negev. 2nd International Conference on Desert Development, Cairo, Egypt.

9.                Z. Cohen, A. Vonshak, S. Boussiba & A. Richmond, (1987) The effect of temperature and cell concentration on fatty acid composition of outdoor cultures of Porphyridium cruentum. 4th International Meeting of the SAA Recent Progress in Algal Biotechnology, Villeneuve D'ascq, France.

10.              Z. Cohen, (1987) Production of eicosapentaenoic and arachidonic acid by the red alga Porphyridium cruentum. World Conference in Biotechnology for the fats and oils industry, Hamburg, Germany.

11.              Z. Cohen, (1988) Effect of environmental conditions on fatty acid composition of the red alga Porphyridium cruentum: correlation to growth rate. 8th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Budapest, Hungary.

12.              Z. Cohen & Y.M. Heimer, (1990) Linoleic acid desaturase inhibitors as tools for selection of GLA over-producing lines in Spirulina. 9th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Wye, England.

13.              Z. Cohen, (1990) Porphyridium cruentum - an alternative EPA producer. 81st Meeting of the American Oil Chemists' Society, Baltimore, MD.

14.              J.R. Morton, Z. Cohen & M. Tal, (1990) ATPase activity and lipid composition of the microsomal membrane preparation from roots of the wilty mutant of pepper, Scarbus diminutive. 7th Congress of the Federation of European Societies of Plant Physiology, Umea, Sweden.

15.              Z. Cohen, (1990) Production of EPA by Porphyridium cruentum. Annual Meeting of the Phycological Society of America, College Park, MD.

16.              Z. Cohen & Y. M. Heimer, (1991) Production of polyunsaturated fatty acids (EPA, ARA and GLA) by the microalgae Porphyridium and Spirulina. 83rd Meeting of the American Oil Chemists' Society, Chicago, IL.

17.              Z. Cohen & D. Shiran, (1993) Biosynthesis and overproduction of EPA in microalgae. 6th International Conference on Applied Algology, Ceske Budjeovice, Czech Republic.

18.              W. Siangdung, M. Tanticharoen, B. Bunaag & Z. Cohen, (1993) Selection of Spirulina platensis strains resistant to SAN 9785 for a high g-linolenic acid producer. 6th International Conference on Applied Algology, Ceske Budjeovice, Czech Republic.

19.              W. Siangdung, M. Tanticharoen, B. Bunaag & Z. Cohen, (1993) Effect of SAN 9785 on growth, photosynthesis and fatty acid composition in Spirulina platensis. 6th International Conference on Applied Algology, Ceske Budjeovice, Czech Republic.

20.              I. Khozin, H. A. Norman, D. Shiran & Z. Cohen, (1994) The inhibitory effect of cerulenin on linoleic acid desaturation. 11th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Paris, France.

21.              M. Tanticharoen, B. Bunnag, W. Siangdung, W. Chanasattru, P. Tantiwachwuttikul & Z. Cohen, (1994) Spirulina as a source of high value chemicals. 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Algal Biotechnology, Singapore.

22.              L. Fan, S. Boussiba, Y. Hirshberg, R. Gabbay, Z. Cohen & A. Vonshak, (1994) The physiological role of astaxanthin in Haematococcus pluvialis (chlorophyceae).

23.              Z. Cohen, I. Khozin, D. Adlerstein, C. Bigogno, D. Shiran, Z.-Y. Hu & Y. Heimer, (1996) Biosynthesis of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in the red microalga Porphyridium cruentum. 7th International Conference “Opportunities from micro- and macroalgae”, Knysna, South Africa.

24.              Z. Cohen, (1996) The Potential of microalgae as a source of PUFAs. 7th International Conference “Opportunities from micro- and macroalgae”, Knysna, South Africa.

25.              I. Khozin, D. Adlerstein, C. Bigogno & Z. Cohen, (1996) Elucidation of the biosynthesis of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) in the microalga Porphyridium cruentum. 12th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Toronto, Canada.

26.              I. Khozin, H. Zheng Yu, D. Adlerstein, C. Bigogno & Z. Cohen (1996) Triacylglycerols participate in the eukaryotic pathway of PUFAs biosynthesis in the red microalga Porphyridium cruentum. 12th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Toronto, Canada.

27.              D. Adlerstein, I. Khozin, C. Bigogno & Z. Cohen (1996) Effect of environmental conditions on the molecular species composition of galactolipids in the alga Porphyridium cruentum. 12th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Toronto, Canada.

28.              D. Adlerstein, C. Bigogno, I. Khozin & Z. Cohen (1997) Studies of eicosapentaenoic acid biosynthesis in the microalga Porphyridium cruentum 4th International Congress on Essential Fatty Acids, Edinburgh, Scotland.

29.              I. Khozin, C. Bigogno, D. Adlerstein & Z. Cohen (1998) Salicylhydroxamic acid inhibits D6 desaturation in the microalga Porphyridium cruentum. 13th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Seville, Spain.

30               C. Bigogno, D. Adlrestein, I. Khozin & Z. Cohen (1998) Biosynthesis of arachidonic acid in the alga T12. 13th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Seville, Spain.

31.              Z. Cohen, C. Bigogno & I. Khozin-Goldberg (1999) Microalgae as a source of the polyunsaturated fatty acid arachidonic acid. 8th International Conference on Applied Algology, Montecatini Terme, Italy.

32.              J. Liu, Z. Cohen & A. Richmond (1999) Changes in the fatty acid profile in a high cell density culture of arachidonic acid-rich T12 (a snow alga) exposed to high PFD. 8th International Conference on Applied Algology, Montecatini Terme, Italy.

33.              J. Yan, S. Boussiba, Z. Cohen & A. Vonshak (1999) Quantitative studies on the growth and EPA productivity of Monodus subterraneus. 8th International Conference on Applied Algology, Montecatini Terme, Italy.

34.              Z. Cohen, I. Khozin-Goldberg, D. Adlerstein & C. Bigogno (2000) The role of triacylglycerol as a reservoir of polyunsaturated fatty acids for the rapid production of chloroplastic lipids in certain algae. 14th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Cardiff, UK.

35.              M. Zhekisheva, S. Boussiba, I. Khozin-Goldberg, I. Zarka & Z. Cohen (2001) Accumulation of triacylglycerols in Haematococcus pluvialis is correlated with that of astaxanthin esters. 7th International Congress of Phycology, Thessaloniki, Greece.

36.              P. Shrestha, I. Khozin-Goldberg & Z. Cohen (2002) Reutilization of arachidonyl moieties of triacylglycerols in the microalga Parietochloris incisa following recovery from nitrogen starvation. 15th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Okazaki, Japan.

37               T. Castillo, F.X. Arredondo-Vega, N.Y. Hernandez-Saavedra, Z. Cohen & B.O. Arredondo-Vega (2002) Molecular biology studies of the Phaeodactylum tricornutum D5 desaturase. 9th International Conference on Applied Algology, Almeria, Spain.

38.              Z. Cohen & I. Khozin-Goldberg (2003) Role and production of arachidonic acid in the microalga Parietochloris incisa. 1st European Symposium on Plant Lipids, Aachen, Germany.

39.              D. Cohen, P. Shrestha, I. Khozin-Goldberg, M. N. Merzlyak & Z. Cohen (2003) Purification and characterization of oil-bodies from the cells of the arachidonic acid-producing alga Parietochloris incisa. 1st European Symposium on Plant Lipids, Aachen, Germany.

40.              P. Shrestha, D. Cohen, I. Khozin-Goldberg & Z. Cohen (2003) Triacylglycerol biosynthesis in microsomes of the oleaginous green alga Parietochloris incisa. 1st European Symposium on Plant Lipids, Aachen, Germany.

41.              M. Zhekisheva, A. Zarka, I. Khozin-Goldberg, S. Boussiba & Z. Cohen (2003) Astaxanthin accumulation in Haematococcus pluvalis depends on the de novo fatty acid synthesis. 1st European Symposium on Plant Lipids, Aachen, Germany.

42.              P. Shrestha, I. Khozin-Goldberg & Z. Cohen (2002) Reutilization of arachidonyl moieties of triacylglycerols in the microalga Parietochloris incisa following recovery from nitrogen starvation, 15th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Okazaki, Japan.

43.              P. Shrestha, D, Cohen, I, Khalilov, I. Khozin-Goldberg & Z. Cohen (2004) Triacylglycerol biosynthesis in microsomes and oil bodies of the oleaginous green alga Parietochloris incisa. 16th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Budapest, Hungary.

44.              I. Khalilov, I. Khozin-Goldberg & Z. Cohen (2004) Initial studies on the fatty acid desaturase genes in the unicellular green algae Parietochloris incisa. 16th International Symposium on Plant Lipids, Budapest, Hungary.

45.              M.N. Merzlyak, A.E. Solovchenko, O.B. Chivkunova, I. Khozin-Goldberg, S. Didi-Cohen & Z. Cohen (2005) Effects of light and nitrogen availability on growth and accumulation of arachidonic acid by the microalga Parietochloris incisa. Proceedings of the International Congress, March 14-18, 2005. Moscow, Russia. Part 1. pp. 347-348.

46.              A. Dagar, Z, Cohen, I. Khozin-Goldberg & D. Zilberg (2006) Supplementation of dietary arachidonic acid from the microalga Parietochloris incisa to induce stress resistance in guppy (Poecilia reticulata)”, 4th Euro Fed Lipid Congress- Fats, Oils and Lipids for a Healthier Future, Madrid, Spain.

47.              A. Dagar , I. Khozin-Goldberg, Z, Cohen, S. Boussiba & D. Zilberg (2007) Application of dietary arachidonic acid from the microalga Parietochloris incisa as an immunostimulant in fish. 8th International Marine Biotechnology Conference (IMBC), Eilat, Israel.

48.              U. Iskandarov, I. Khozin-Goldberg, R. Ofir & Z. Cohen (2007) Cloning and functional characterization of a PUFA elongase from the green microalga Parietochloris incisa. 3rd European Symposium on Plant Lipids, York, Great Britain.

49.              S. Abu-Gosh, I. Khozin-Goldberg, S. Didi-Cohen & Z. Cohen (2007) Production of dihomo-g-linolenic acid by the microalga strain P127. European Society for Microalgal Biotechnology, 7th European Workshop, Nuthetal, Germany.

50.              A. Dagar, Z. Cohen, I. Khozin-Goldberg, S. Boussiba & D. Zilberg (2007) Application of dietary arachidonic acid from the microalga Parietochloris incisa as an immunostimulant in fish. IMBC, Eilat, Israel.

PATENTS

1975           Y. Mazur, Z. Cohen, E. Keinan & T. H. Varkony. Production of saturated tertiary alcohols and ketones. Israel Patent No. 47,344.

1978           Z. Cohen & Y. Mazur. A Process for the Production of 25-Hydroxy Cholesterol. Israel Patent No. 54,463.

1978           Y. Mazur, Z. Cohen & E. Keinan. Processes and novel intermediates for the production of 1,25-dihydroxy vitamin D3, Israel Patent No. 49,287.

1996           S. Boussiba, A. Vonshak, Z. Cohen & A. Richmond. A process for large-scale production of astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis, Israel Patent App. No. 116,995.

1997           H. Itokawa, H. Seishiro, A. Richmond, Z. Cohen, S. Boussiba & A. Vonshak. Production of arachidonic acid from microalgae. Japanese Patent No. 9098794A2.

1997           S. Boussiba, A. Vonshak, Z. Cohen & A. Richmond. A procedure for large-scale production of astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis. World Patent Appl. No. PCT/IL97/00042.

2008           Z. Cohen, S. Boussiba, I. Khozin-Goldberg, A. Vonshak. Production of dihomo gamma linolenic acid by a mutant strain of Parietochloris incisa. Application no. IL07/001012 filed on 13/8/07; US appl. no 11/919,006 filed on 21/10/07.

2009           U. Iskandarov, I. Khozin-Goldberg, R. Ofir, Z. Cohen. PUFA elongase gene from the microalga Parietochloris incisa. Appl. no. 61/193,589; Date: 9.12.08.

 

RESEARCH GRANTS

1981           Ministry of Absorption: Z. Cohen. Chemicals from Algae, 1982. Total amount - $5,000.

1982           Koor-Chemicals: A. Richmond, S. Boussiba & Z. Cohen. Extraction of chemicals from Spirulina, 1982-83. Total amount - $40,000.

1983           Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI): A. Richmond, A. Vonshak, S. Boussiba & Z. Cohen. Development of an outdoor system for production of lipid-rich halotolerant microalgae, 1983-86. Annual amount - $60,000, Total amount - $180,000.

1983           Ein-Yahav Algae - A. Richmond, A. Vonshak, S. Boussiba & Z. Cohen. Establishing a large production site for Spirulina biomass, 1983-86. Total amount $140,000.

1984           Binational Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD): A. Richmond, Z. Cohen & A. Vonshak. Studying the feasibility of developing an algal marine culture system for the production of valuable chemicals, 1984. Annual and total amount - $15,000.

1985           The National Council for Research and Development: Z. Cohen & A. Richmond. Extraction of chemicals from the alga Porphyridium, 1985-88. Total amount - $61,500.

1986           Agency for International Development (AID): B. Kessler, Y. Eshdat & Z. Cohen. Epicuticular plant surface agglutinins, 1987-90. Total amount - $150,000.

1986           AID: Z. Cohen & A. Richmond. The alga Spirulina as a source of g-linolenic acid and other valuable chemicals, 1987-91. Total amount - $150,000.

1987           AID: Z. Cohen & A. Richmond. Production of Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) by microalgae, 1988-93. Total amount - $250,000.

1992           BARD: E. Gantt, A. Vonshak, S. Boussiba, Z. Cohen & A. Richmond. Carotenoid-rich algal biomass for aquaculture: astaxanthin production by Haematococcus pluvialis, 1992-95. Total amount - $220,000.

1992           PEF-MORIA foundation: Z. Cohen & Y.M. Heimer. Enhancing oil production in plants. Annual amount - $10,000.

1992           System Research Institute, Japan: S. Boussiba, Z. Cohen, A. Richmond & A. Vonshak. Characterization of snow algae, 1992-94. Total amount - $300,000.

1993           PEF-MORIA foundation: Z. Cohen & Y.M. Heimer. Enhancing oil production in plants. Annual amount - $25,000.

1994           RASHI foundation: Z. Cohen & Y. M. Heimer. Enhancing oil production in plants. 1994-96. Total amount -$113,000.

1994           RASHI foundation: S. Boussiba, Z. Cohen, A. Richmond & A. Vonshak. Astaxanthin production by Haematococcus pluvialis, 1994-96. Total amount -$340,000.

1995           Ministry of science: Z. Cohen & Y.M. Heimer. Elucidation of EPA biosynthesis in algae, 1995-7. Total amount - NIS100,000.

1995           Ministry of science: Z. Cohen & Y.M. Heimer. Elucidation of EPA biosynthesis in Porphyridium. 1995. Total amount - NIS120,000.

1997           European commission (BRITE EURAM): Z. Cohen, S. Boussiba, A. Vonshak, D. Hall, E. Molina Grima & M. Tredici. An integrated production system of highly purified EPA from microalgae, 1998-2000. Total amount - €1,008,000.

1998           European commission (TMR): Y.M. Heimer & Z. Cohen. Establishment of a large scale facility for desert studies, 1998-9. Total amount - €209,000

1999           Algatechnologies: S. Boussiba, Z. Cohen, A. Richmond & A. Vonshak. Astaxanthin production from Haematococcus, 1999-2000. Total amount -$420,000.

2000           European commission: Z. Cohen, Support of Access to Research Infrastructure, 2000-2003, Total amount - €300,000.

2002           AID: Z. Cohen, S. Boussiba, I. Khozin-Goldberg, A. Vonshak & A. Critchely. Production of arachidonic acid (AA) from the alga Parietochloris incisa, 2002-2005. Total amount - $200,000.

2002           Harry Stern Foundation: Z. Cohen & I. Khozin-Goldberg. Enhancing the productivity of the polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA), arachidonic acid, in the microalga Parietochloris incisa. 2002-2003. Total amount - $60,000.

2003           Ministry of Health: N. Porat & Z. Cohen. Involvement of the cytoplasmic membrane of Streptococcus pneumoniae in carriage and disease. Total amount - NIS80,000.

2003           Center for academic and educational relationship with the CIS and the Baltic states: Z. Cohen, I. Khozin-Goldberg, M. Merzlyak, O.B. Chivkunova, A.E. Solovchenko & S.I. Pogosyan. Study of the biochemical and optical properties of algae that can be utilized as a source of pigments and polyunsaturated fatty acids of economical value, Total amount - NIS50,000.

2004           Negev Dev. Res. Authority & Ministry of Absorption: I. Khozin-Goldberg, D. Zilberg & Z. Cohen. Treatment & Prevention of fish diseases by feeding with arachidonic acid-rich microalgae grown on brackish water in the Negev. Total amount - NIS80,000.

2004           Ministry of Health: N. Porat & Z. Cohen. Involvement of the cytoplasmic membrane of Streptococcus pneumoniae in carriage and disease. Total amount - NIS78,000.

2005           Ministry of Sciences and Technology: R. Ofir, D. Zilberg, I. Khozin-Goldberg & Z. Cohen. Prevention and treatment of fish diseases by feeding with arachidonic acid-rich microalgae grown on brackish water of the Negev, 2005-7.  Total amount - NIS 270,000.

2006           BSF: B. Pinshow, Z. Cohen, I. Khozin-Goldberg & S.R. McWilliams. Thermoregulation during fattening at stopover sites in migrating passerine birds: diet, body composition and the use of facultative hypothermia, 2006-9. Total amount - $105,000.

2007           Nestec: Z. Cohen, S. Boussiba & I. Khozin-Goldberg. Production of dihomo-g-linolenic acid by a microalga, 2007-2008. Total amount - $100,000.

2007           ICA: Production of dihommo-g-linolenic acid from microalgae. Total amount - $45,000.

2007           Koshland foundation: Z. Cohen. DGLA production by a D5 desaturase mutant. Total amount - $100,000.

2007           BG Negev: Z. Cohen, S. Boussiba, I. Khozin-Goldberg & A. Vonshak. Optimization of production of DGLA from a microalga. 2007-9. Total amount - $200,000.

2008           Ben Gurion University: M. Shapira, D. Raveh, Z. Cohen & I. Khozin-Goldberg. Bioenergy from photosynthetic microalgae – Oilalgae. Total amount - NIS140,000.

2008           Primafuel: S. Boussiba. Z. Cohen & A. Vonshak. Algal biotechnology for biodiesel production. 2008-11. Total amount - $2,800,000.

2009           Ministry of Health: N. Purat, & Z. Cohen. Involvement of redox reactions in membrane adaptation to endogenous reactive oxygen species in Streptococcus pneumoniae. 2009-10. Total amount – NIS300,000.

2009           ICA: Z. Cohen, I. Khozin-Goldberg, S. Boussiba. Production of dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid (DGLA) from microalgae. 2009-10. $45,000.

 

PREVIOUS AND CURRENT RESEARCH EXPERIENCES AND INTERESTS

A)               Microalgae as sources for chemicals: polyunsaturated fatty acids and pigments

                   Effect of environmental conditions and nutritional factors on the content of chemicals in algae

                   Selection of herbicide-resistant PUFA-overproducing algae

                   Development of extraction and separation methods

B)               Plant lipid biochemistry

                   Biosynthesis of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs)

                   Enhancement of lipid production in algae and higher plants

C)               Induced pigmentation in fish

D)               Organic reactions in dry media

E)               Design and synthesis of contrast agents for the detection of small lesions in the liver via computed tomography scanning

F)               Synthesis of radioactive cardioselective b-antagonists as myocardial imaging agents