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Research interests

The Gillor lab has a broad set of research interests ranging from plants endophytes' role in metabolites production to the microbial aspects of soil dynamics in arid environments. We are particularly interested in understanding the role of perturbations like rain, irrigation, pollution, or mining on the soil microbial composition, structure, and function. What unites this disparate set of topics is the use of molecular methods to study the processes and patterns that control microbial interactions from the most complex habitat, the soil, to a simplified laboratory model system.


Our current work focuses on the effect of soil disturbances on trophic interactions within the microbial community as well as endophytes' role in enhancing plants' stress tolerance in desert environments. We are also studying vitamin B12 production in a novel food source, the duckweed

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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