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Dr. Yigal Achmon is a food and agriculture scientist. He currently holds an Associate Professor position at the Guangdong Technion-Israel Institute of Technion (GTIIT) ( He holds a BSc in Biochemistry and food science from the Faculty of Agriculture at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem and direct PhD in Biotechnology and Food Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Achmon spent three years at Professor Christopher Simmon’s lab at the University of California at Davis as a postdoctoral researcher. There he had developed an interdisciplinary approach to industrial food waste valorization research which included collaborating with a plant scientist and a microbiologist among others. After his time at the University of California at Davis he had done a short postdoctoral at Volacni Israeli agricultural center, working on the microbiome of fresh cow milk. He then continued to a lecturer position at the GTIIT along with a research position at Ka Yin Leung’s group working on the microbial resistome. 

Research Interests

  • Food sustainability
  • Food microbiomes
  • Food volatomes
  • Food spoilage
  • Advanced food shelf-life simulation
  • Soil biosolarization
  • High solid anaerobic digestion


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