Dr. Lilach Iasur Kruh

Dr. Lilach Iasur Kruh

Dr. Lilach Iasur Kruh

Department: Biotechnology Engineering
Current Position: lecturer and researcher, Biothecnology Engineering and Microbiology

Education :

Ph.D 2005-2011, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Volcani Center and the Department of Plant Protection at the Faculty of Agriculture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Supervised by: Prof. Yitzhak Hadar and Dr. Dror Minz.

M.Sc2004-2005, Summa cum laude, The Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology at the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies, Ben Gurion University, Israel.
Supervised by: Prof. Ali Najidat and Prof. Zeev Ronen.

B.Sc 2001-2003, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Research Interests
  • 1.  endophytes – microbial ecology and applied microbiology

Refereed Papers

  1. Iasur-Kruh L, Taha-Salaime L, Robinson WE, Sharon R, Droby S, Perlman SJ, Zchori-Fein E. Microbial Associates of the Vine Mealybug Planococcus ficus (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) under Different Rearing Conditions. Microbial Ecology 2014; 1-11. (IF=3.118).
  2. Cass BN, Mozes-Daube N, Iasur-Kruh L, Bondy EC, Kelly SE, Hunter MS, Zchori-Fein E. Bacterial endosymbionts in field-collected samples of Trialeurodes sp. nr. abutiloneus (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae). Research in Microbiology 2014; 165(2):77-81. (IF = 2.943, times cited: 3).
  3. Iasur-Kruh L, Weintraub PG, Mozes-Daube N, Robinson WE, Perlman SJ, Zchori-Fein E. Novel Rickettsiella bacterium in the leafhopper Orosius albicinctus (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2013; 79(14):4246-52. (IF = 3.829, times cited: 2).
  4. Iasur-Kruh L, Hadar Y, Minz D. Isolation and bioaugmentation of an estradiol-degrading bacterium and its integration into a mature biofilm. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2011; 77(11):3734-40. (IF = 3.829, times cited; 11).
  5. Meron D, Atias E, Iasur Kruh L, Elifantz H, Minz D, Fine M, Banin E. The impact of reduced pH on the microbial community of the coral Acropora eurystoma. ISME Journal 2011; 5(1):51-60. (IF = 7.35, times cited: 38).
  6. Iasur-Kruh L, Ronen Z, Arbeli Z, Nejidat A. Characterization of an enrichment culture debrominating tetrabromobisphenol A and optimization of its activity under anaerobic conditions. Journal of Applied Microbiology 2010; 109(2):707-15. (IF = 2.337, times cited: 8).
  7. Iasur-Kruh L, Hadar Y, Milstein D, Gasith A, Minz D. Microbial population and activity in wetland microcosms constructed for improving treated municipal wastewater. Microbial Ecology 2010; 59(4):700-9. (IF=3.118, times cited: 28).

Submitted papers

  1. Iasur-Kruh L, Lahav T, Abu-Nassar J, Achdari G, Salami R, Freilich S, Aly R. The plant – Plant – parasite – microbe triangle: characterization and dynamic array. Submitted for publication in FEBS Journal.

Papers in Hebrew Journals (Un-refereed)

  1. Iasur-Kruh, L., Milstein, D., Gashith, A. Hadar, Y. and Minz, D. (2013) Identification of the bacterial community composition of constructed wetland biofilm. Handasat Miem 84: 36-38
  2. Iasur-Kruh, L., Sharon, R., Droby, L., and Zchori-Fein, E. (2013) Who Lives in the Grapevine Mealybug? Alon Hanotea 67: 24-26.

Patent 

  1. Iasur-Kruh, L., Mozes-Daube, N., Zehavi T., Naor V. and Zchori-Fein, E. (2014) Application of a symbiotic bacterium for the reduction of Phytoplasma diseases in grapes and other crops. Provisional patent 61/984,889.
Books
  1. Iasur-Kruh, L., Hadar, Y., and Minz, D. (2014) Bacterial composition of constructed wetland’s biofilm (ISBN 978-3-659-54523-8). Saarbrücken: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Other Publications

PELNARY and INVITED TALKS at CONFERENCES
Iasur-Kruh, L., Naor V., Perlman S.T., Sharon R., and Zchori-Fein, E. Identification of grape pests’ microbiome – a first step for symbiotic control. The annual meeting of the Entomological Society of Israel, Rhovot, 2012.COLLOQUIA& SEMINAR LECTURES

  1. Iasur-Kruh, L., Naor V., Perlman S.T., Rodoy S., and Zchori-Fein, E. Endophytic bacterium as a possible control agents against phytoplasma in grapes. COST workshop -Application Techniques of Endophytes, Bielefeld, Germany, 2014 (lecture).
  2. Iasur-Kruh, L., Naor V., Perlman S.T., Sharon R., and Zchori-Fein, E. The insect-plant-bacteria triangle as a solution for phytoplasma infection in grapes. ISM fall meeting, Nazarat, 2013 (lecture).
  3. Iasur-Kruh, L., Naor V., Perlman S.T., Sharon R., and Zchori-Fein, E. Insect-associated bacteria as possible control agents against phytoplasma in grapes The Israel Society for Microbiology annual meeting, Bar Ilan, 2013 (lecture).
  4. Perlman S.T., Galka B., Iasur-Kruh, L., Maghodia A. B., Mozes-Daube, N., Peixoto L.E., Robinson W., Sharon R., Olivier C.Y., and Zchori-Fein, E. Evolution and ecology of symbionts of insect grape pests. Inetrnational Symbiosis Society, Krakov, Poland, 2012 (lecture).
  5. Iasur-Kruh, L., Hadar, Y., and Minz, D. Bioaugmentation of estradiol degrading bacterium to a constructed wetland biofilm under laboratory conditions. The 37th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Science. Davidson institute of science education, 2009 (lecture).
  6. Iasur-Kruh, L., Hadar, Y., Milstein, D., Gashith, A. and Minz, D. Biofilm composition as affected by organic load. The Israel Society for Microbiology annual meeting, Bar Ilan, 2009 (lecture).
  7. Iasur-Kruh, L., Hadar, Y., Milstein, D., Gashith, A. and Minz, D. Bioaugmentation of estradiol degrading bacterium to a constructed wetland biofilm under laboratory conditions. The 3rd FEMS Congress of European Microbiologists. Goteborg Convention Centre, Sweden, 2009 (poster).
  8. Iasur-Kruh, L., Hadar, Y., Milstein, D., Gashith, A. and Minz, D. Depth profile of biofilm composition and activity in microcosms for polishing municipal wastewater. The 36th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Science, Rehovot, 2008 (lecture).
  9. Iasur-Kruh, L., Hadar, Y., Milstein, D., Gashith, A. and Minz, D. Microbial Aspects in Polishing Municipal Secondary Effluent in the SHAFDAN. The 34th Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Ecology and Environmental Science, Haifa, 2006 (poster).
  10. Iasur-Kruh, L., Ronen, Z., Arbeli, Z. and Nejidat, A. Characterization of a Bacterial Consortium that Debrominates Tetrabromobisphenol A under Anaerobic Conditions. Poster presentation. Biomicroworld2005 Conference, Badajoz, 2005 (poster).
  11. Iasur-Kruh, L., Ronen, Z. and Nejidat, A. Characterization of a Bacterial Consortium that Debrominates Tetrabromobisphenol A under Anaerobic Conditions. Poster presentation. The Annual Meeting of the Israel Society for Microbiology, Tel Aviv, 2005 (poster).
  12. Iasur, L, S. Gild, O. Mokady. The Affect of Src Inhibitor on Tissue Recognition in Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. The Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Zoology, Sede Boqer, 2003 (lecture).

Theses

Ph.D.  2011, Bacterial composition of constructed wetland’s biofilm: the influence of biotic and a-biotic parameters on the composition of the biofilm”, Agricultural Research Organization (ARO), Volcani Center and the Department of Plant Protection at the Faculty of Agriculture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Supervised by: Prof. Yitzhak Hadar and Dr. Dror Minz.

M.Sc. 2005, “Characterization of a mixed culture debrominating tetrabromobisphenol A under anaerobic conditions”, The Department of Environmental Hydrology and Microbiology at the Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies, Ben Gurion University, Israel. Supervised by: Prof. Ali Najidat and Prof. Zeev Ronen.

Academic Appointments

4/2014 – present

Researcher at Newe Ya’ar research center, ARO, Israel.

2013 – present

Adjunct lecturer at ORT Braude College, Israel.

2011 – 2014

Postdoctoral fellow at Newe Ya’ar research center, ARO and at the Faculty of Biology, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.
Supervised by: Prof. Oded Beja and Dr. Einat Zchori Fein.

Teaching Experience

ORT Braude College
Undergraduate Courses:

2014-present

Microbiology Course

2014-present

Microbial technology Lab

2013-present

Microbiology Lab

The school of Marine Science’s, Michmoret College
Undergraduate Courses:

2006

Marine microbiology Lab

“Beshaar” project
High school students and teachers:

2008-present

Environmental microbiology

“Noa’ar Shocher Mada”
High school students:

2008-2013

Environmental microbiology

2010-2013

Bacteria in water (Course+Lab)

Academic and Professional Awards and Grants

Lady Davis Fellowship Trust for post-doctorate, Technion, Haifa, Israel.

Iasur Kruh L, COST STSM grant – University of Liverpool Internship, England.

Iasur Kruh L, FEMS congress grant for young scientists,Gothenburg, Sweden.

Summa cum laude of the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University, Sede Boker, Israel.

Dr. Gabriel Rubanenko Prize for Excellence in Water Research, Sede Boker, Israel.

The Daniel Falkner Prize for Excellence in Desert Studies, Sede Boker, Israel.

Professional Activities

Refereeing for Journals
2014-present

Reviewer of manuscript in the journal Ecological Engineering.

2012-2013

Reviewer of manuscript in the journal Phytoparasitica

and Science of the Total Environment (STOTEN).

Membership in Professional Organizations
2002-2014

Member in The Israel Society of Microbiology

2013-2014

Member in Endophytic COST action

2012-2013

Member in The Entomology Society of Israel

2014 – present
Primary endosymbiont in soft scales, with  Dr. Elad Chil (Oranim College, Haifa University).
2013 – present
Bacterial community composition and function in parasitic plants, with Prof. Radi Aly (Newe Ya’ar research center, ARO).
2011 – present
Endophytic bacterium as a solution for phytoplasma in grapevine, with Dr. Einat Zchori-Fein (Newe Ya’ar research center, ARO).
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