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Prof. Jonathan P. Gressel

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Plant and Environmental Sciences

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Local Address:  Rehovot , 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


  • Ph.D.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.Sc.
    Ohio State University
  • M.Sc.
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
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ISPPweb Plant Pathology Online, 23 Mar 2015 [cached]
Jonathan Gressel, Plant Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
Jonathan Gressel, Weizmann Institute, Israel
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.
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.
Today in AgBioView from AgBioWorld [cached]
- by Jonathan Gressel, 2008, 488 pp. $65.00, 978-0-8018-8719-2 ( Jonathan Gressel is professor emeritus of plant sciences at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. )
Gressel points the way through the glass ceiling by advocating transgenics-a technique where genes from one species are transferred to another. He maintains that with simple safeguards the technique is a safe solution to the genetic glass ceiling conundrum. Analyzing alternative crops-including palm oil, papaya, buckwheat, tef, and sorghum-Gressel demonstrates how gene manipulation could enhance their potential for widespread domestication and reduce our dependency on the Big Four. He also describes a number of ecological benefits that could be derived with the aid of transgenics. A compelling synthesis of ideas from agronomy, medicine, breeding, physiology, population genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology, Genetic Glass Ceilings presents transgenics as an inevitable and desperately necessary approach to securing and diversifying the world's food supply.
Reviews "At last, a proactive roadmap for the future deployment of plant genetic engineering! Jonathan Gressel has crafted a deeply thoughtful and creative program for the mindful use of crop biotechnology to fulfill its promise."-Norman C. Ellstrand, author of Dangerous Liaisons?
"I urge you to read Jonny Gressel's book, Genetic Glass Ceilings. I have read the first nine chapters, to the point where he begins his discussion of specific case studies (papaya, tef buckwheat, and others). I have learned so much from Jonny's book. Jonny asks challenging questions and then discusses realistic, clear-eyed solutions to the questions -- all about the genetic glass ceilings faced by plant breeders."-AgBioChatter
"Offers refreshing hope of successfully feeding the world's population . . . Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals."-Choice
"Everyone who wants to learn and understand more about plant breeding and agricultural biotechnology should read Jonathan Gressel's book.
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