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National Center for Mariculture

Amir Bitan

Tel: 08 – 6361429
Cell.Phone: 052-6054990
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Ph.D. 2012, Ben- Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
At IOLR since 2013

Research interests:

Stock enhancement by Nutritional programming and Epigenetic manipulations on fish embryos and larvae using Zebrafish and Seabream as model species.


Appetite mechanisms and peptide absorption in farmed fish (e.g seabream, sea bass, grey mullet, grouper and bluefin tuna).


Identification of nutritional requirements of fish and shellfish and development of practical feed formulations to optimize their growth.

Selected publications:
Bitan, A., Rosenbaum, I. and Abdu, U. (2012). Stable and dynamic microtubule networks coordinately determines and maintains Drosophila bristle shape. Development 139(11), 1987-1996.

Bar-Dubin, D#., Bitan, A#., Bakhrat, A., Amsalem, S. and Abdu, U. (2012). The Drosophila Javelin-like encodes for a novel microtubule associated protein and is required for mRNA localization during oogenesis. Development 138(21), 4661-4671. #Equal contribution

Shapira, S., Bakhrat, A., Bitan. A. and Abdu. U. (2011). The Drosophila javelin gene encodes for a novel actin-associated protein required for actin assembly in the bristle. Mol. Cell. Biol 31(22), 4582-4592.

Bitan, A., Guild, GM., Bar-Dubin, D. and Abdu, U. (2010). Asymmetric Microtubule Function is an Essential Requirement for Polarized Organization of the Drosophila Bristle. Mol. Cell. Biol. 30, 496-507.

Bitan, A., Guild, GM. and Abdu, U. (2010). The Highly Elongated Drosophila Mechanosensory Bristle: A New Model for Studying Polarized Microtubule Function. Fly (Austin) 4 (3), 246-248.

Bar-Dubin, D#., Bitan, A#., Bakhrat, A., Kaiden-Hasson, R., Etzion, S., Shaanan, B. and Abdu U. (2008). The Drosophila IKK-related kinase (Ik2) and Spindle-F proteins are part of a complex that regulates cytoskeleton organization during oogenesis. BMC Cell Biol. 9, 51 #Equal contribution.
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