Meira Ziv is a Professor in the Robert H Smith Institute of Plant Science and Genetics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Her research interests are in the physiology and morphogenesis of plant organogenesis and somatic embryogenesis in large scale liquid cultures; shoot-malformation, hyperhydricity and the role of oxidative stress in the control of plant development in bioreactor cultures for efficient acclimatization and survival ex vitro; bulb and corm development in geophytes cultured in liquid cultures in relation to carbohydrate metabolism.
Jianxin Chen is a research scientist in the Department of Biology at Brock University, Ontario (Canada). His interests are in large-scale micropropagation, metabolic pathways and cloning of medicinal plants and plant breeding.
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