Who we are

Board of Directors

Prof. Oded Shoseyov

Chairman Hebrew

  • Prof. of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in

    the field of Plant Mol. Biol., Protein Engineering and Nano Biotechnology

  • Published more than 300 Scientific papers and Inventor of 92 patents

  • Won distinguished awards, such as Pollak (2002) and Key (1999, 2010) for innovation and applicable science

  • Founder of 15 companies such as ColPlant and Futuragene

Shmoulik Barash

Partner at Fortissimo
Capital Group

mich dazinger

owner at danzinger

Dr. Dror Shalitin

Founder and CEO at PlantArcBio

  • More than 28 years of extensive experience in the Plant Biotech industry in the field of molecular biology and genetic engineering in plants.
  • Prior to PlantArcBio, Dror was a leading Researcher at Evogene
  • Dror holds an MSc. in Plant Protection and Virology (ARO, the Volcani Center, Israel) and a PhD in Plant Molecular Biology, Genetics and Physiology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
  • During his post doctorate at UCLA, Dror was the first to decipher the MOA of plant blue-light photoreceptors, Cryptochromes (Nature, 2002). 
  • Former Senior Investigator at the Institute for Myeloma and Bone Cancer Disease, USA.

amichay rav (cPA)

seach CFO

avi zigelman (CPA)

Experienced board member

ofra yamin (CPA)

Experienced board member


PlantArcBio is a public Ag-Bio company [TASE: PLNT], with an innovative and IP protected Direct-In-Plant (DIP™) discovery platform; with our platform, we discover & develop novel genes that has positive effects on plants, such as yield improvement, drought resistance and herbicide & insects tolerance. We license our genes to large seeds and crop protection companies. Among our strategic collaborators are ICL, KWS, Rallis, Gadot Agro,  Seach Medical Group, Bioceres, TMG and more.

Our DIP™ platform allows scanning of millions of genes, at once and at scale, directly on plants, so it makes gene discovery more effective and efficient than ever before. Leveraging our platform, we can now address any gene-pool from any source and test millions of genes directly in planta, to select best performing plants for any given trait. For example, We collected soil samples from the desert to identify best genes for drought resistant for plants

Following the gene discovery stage, we leverage the genes found to create positive effects on plants using Genetic Modification, Gene Editing and RNAi technologies, for seeds improvement and for external applications (RNAi sprays) for yield increase and crop protection.

We filed patents on our discovery platform and on all discoveries.