Research & Services | Agriculture Interdepartmental Equipment Unit

Schonfeld Mordechay, HUJI, Faculty of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Quality Sciences


Organic and  inorganic analysis, spectroscopy, chromatography, mass- spectrometry, elemental-analysis,  electron and confocal microscopy,  gel imaging, radioactivity-tracing, sample preparation


  • Established in 1968, the Interdepartmental Equipment Unit serves as the Core facility of the Faculty of Agriculture. The State-of-the-art equipment and technology is available for use by faculty investigators and students, with the assistance of the unit's skilled staff.   Full service is also offered to users from other academic institutions and the high-tech industry

Research provided

  • Help with  use of instruments, experiment planning  and setup,  data analysis and  interpretation of experimental results
  • Sample preparation, identification and quantification of organic and inorganic analytes,  data processing and  preparation of reports

Available equipment

Analytical Laboratory

  • ICP- Optical Emission Spectrometers  and ICP- Mass Spectrometer
  • Atomic-absorption spectrometer
  • Microwave digestion systems for sample preparation
  • Elemental-analyzer and Total Organic Carbon Analyzer
  • Liquid Chromatographs /Mass Spectrometers and Gas chromatographs / mass spectrometers
  • High performance liquid chromatographs and  gas chromatographs, equipped with various detectors
  • Spectrophotometers  and fluorometers and in the infrared, UV and visible regions
  • "Real-Time" PCR
  • Ultracentrifuge  and small equipment for sample preparation

Microscopy Section

  • Laser-scanning confocal microscope
  • Microtomes and other equipment for sample preparation

Imaging Section

  • Gel documentation systems
  • Fluorescence and radioactivity imager
  • Leaf-area meter

Radioactive Tracer Section

  • Beta Counter
  • Gamma Counter
  • Sample Oxidizer

Imaging Section

  • Gel documentation systems
  • Fluorescence and radioactivity imager
  • Leaf-area meter
  • Scanners and cameras


  • Naomi Bahat  MSc
  • Julius Ben Ari, PhD
  • Marina Cherniak MSc
  • Svetlana Kurasov, PhD
  • Israel Meir
  • Tzily Sadowsky
  • Mordechay Schonfeld, PhD
  • Shoshana Shalom
  • Ofer Tevel


Contact for more information:

Itzik Goldwaser
VP, Head of Research Collaborations
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