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Prof. Jonathan P. Gressel

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Plant and Environmental Sciences

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Local Address:  Israel
Weizmann Institute of Science
633 Third Avenue
New York , New York 10017
United States

Company Description: The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world's top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions. Noted for its wide-ranging...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Professor Emeritus In Plant Sciences
    Weizmann Limited
  • Chairman of the Scientific Program Committee
    3rd International Weed Science Congress


  • Ph.D.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.Sc.
    Ohio State University
  • M.Sc.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Jonathan Gressel, a plant ..., 4 Oct 2011 [cached]
Jonathan Gressel, a plant sciences professor at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel, said that GM cotton should also be available to women in Africa, China and India, where some may spend up to 60 per cent of their waking hours weeding.
"The best way to empower developing world women is to get them out of weeding and into mainstream life - including schooling and commerce. The added value of [GM] is that it provides the women farmers even less dependence upon others," he said.
Latest News - The Mystery Of The Coca Plant That Wouldn't Die, 1 Nov 2004 [cached]
To get another view, I called Jonathan Gressel, one of the world's foremost experts on herbicide resistance and a professor of plant science at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel."The only surprise is that the drug mafia didn't do it sooner," Gressel said when I told him about reports of glyphosate-resistant coca."Privately, my colleagues and I have been predicting this for years."
Another way to explain the reported resistance, he said, was that over time the plants developed it naturally after repeated exposure.But in the case of coca, he estimated that it would take 20 years of constant spraying before a naturally resistant strain of the plant would establish itself.It was possible that farmers beat the odds and got lucky in the four years of intensive spraying."But the most reasonable explanation," Gressel told me, "is that the illicit narcotics world has genetically engineered the coca plant to be resistant to glyphosate."
"I thought it was unlikely," says Gressel, the plant scientist at the Weizmann Institute.
Patrick Moore Ambassador for EXPO 2015 |, 15 Oct 2014 [cached]
Jonathan Gressel, Professor Emeritus, Weizmann. Inst. of Science, Recipient Israel Prize for Agriculture
TransAlgae Ltd. | The Company : Leadership | Management | Board Members, 6 Feb 2011 [cached]
Prof. Jonathan Gressel Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer, Board Member
Prof. Gressel earned his B.Sc. at Ohio State University and M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been on the staff of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel since then, except for sabbatical leaves at Purdue, Australian National University, USDA Bio Research Labs Fargo, in England and Iowa State. He is now a professor emeritus in plant sciences at the Weizmann. Prof. Gressel's interest in metabolic controls, especially by anti-metabolites, led to international collaborations using transgenics. He is on the editorial board of six journals in plant/pesticide sciences and is active in international organizations in plant sciences. He is the author of over 300 scientific papers and book chapters and author, co-author, or editor of eight books dealing with these issues. His latest books are Crop Ferality and Volunteerism (2005) and Genetic Glass Ceilings - Transgenics for Crop Biodiversity (2008). His research resulted in his being co-inventor on 12 patent applications at the Weizmann, and on 10 more since co-founding TransAlgae. He is the 2010 recipient of the quadrennially awarded Israel Prize in Agriculture for his work in plant biotechnology.
Jonathan ..., 7 Mar 2007 [cached]
Jonathan Gressel
Gressel has recently served the president of the International Weed Science Society and was chairman of the scientific program committee for the 3rd International Weed Science Congress, held in June 2000 in Brazil and co-directed a NATO workshop on - Enhancing Biocontrol Agents and Handling Risks - Florence, Italy in 2001, and convened an OECD-Rockefeller sponsored workshop on "Crop Ferality and Volunteerism" in Bellagio, Italy in 2004.
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