Dr. Shafferman served as the R&D Director and General Manager of the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) for 18 years. Dr. Shafferman has lead research in protein and enzyme engineering as well as in the development of viral vaccines and several bacterial vaccines for over 30 years. Dr. Shafferman holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In the IIBR he served as general manager and Head of R&D specializing in the fields of biology, medicinal chemistry and environmental sciences. He was a visiting professor in the University of California, San Diego at the biology department as well as a visiting senior research scientist at various leading research institutions in the United States in various medical areas including vaccines.
Prof. Yonathan Zohar, PhD
Prof. Zohar is Chair of the Department of Marine Biotechnology at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology, University of Maryland and Head of its Aquaculture Research Center. Prof. Zohar is a formidable and well-known researcher in the aquaculture industry and is highly appreciated and globally recognized in the field. Prof. Zohar holds a B.Sc. in Biology and M.Sc. in Oceanography/Marine Biology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; Ph.D. in Fish Biology and Aquaculture, University of Paris, France. Prof. Zohars’s notable accomplishment Published over 200 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters and is the author of 10 issued international patents in aquaculture. He is the inventor of “Reproboost”, a spawning-induction aid that has been used broadly in the aquaculture industry world-wide. Received multiple national and international honors and awards.