Ilan Chet

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Ilan Chet in 2003

Ilan Chet (Hebrew: אילן חת) (born April 12, 1939) is an Israeli microbiologist and a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture in Rehovot. He was appointed Deputy Secretary General of the Union of the Mediterranean in 2010 with responsibility for its Higher Education and Research Division[1]

Early life[edit]

Chet was born in Haifa, Israel. He completed his BSc (1962), MSc (1964) and PhD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Agriculture. He completed his PhD in Microbiology.


Chet is recognized as a pioneer in the field of biological control of plant pathogens which cause major crop losses. His research concerns with the biological control of plant disease using environment-friendly microorganisms, focusing on the basic, applied, and biotechnological aspects of this field. Chet has published over 300 articles in international scientific journals, edited three books in his field, and holds 30 patents.

Awards and honors[edit]

Chet has received several awards and honors for his work.

He has been a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities since 1998, and in 2000 was nominated for the position of President of the Weizmann Institute.[5]


  1. ^ "El Secretariado de Barcelona camina a trancas y barrancas". El periódico (in Spanish). 28 October 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2010.
  2. ^ "Israel Prize Official Site - Recipients in 1996 (in Hebrew)".
  3. ^ Simply-Smart. "תוצאות חיפוש - פרס וולף".
  4. ^ Simply-Smart. "תוצאות חיפוש".
  5. ^ "Weizmann Wonder Wander - Homepage - Weizmann Institute of Science News". Archived from the original on 2004-07-08.

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