Assaf Sukenik

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Research Associate, The Morris Khan Marine Research Station

Assaf Sukenik is an aquatic ecologist, specialized in ecophysiology of phytoplankton and aquatic photosynthesis. His research covers various aspects of algal biotechnology and mass production, ecophysiology of cyanobacteria and effects of phytoplankton on water quality. For over three decades, Assaf led research teams in Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research (IOLR) and served as the director of the Kinneret Limnological Laboratory (KLL). His pioneering work on toxic cyanobacteria in Lake Kinneret is highly quoted and guided local authorities to implement cyanotoxins standards in drinking water.

His degrees were obtained from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (biology and human environmental sciences) and the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (Water Resources and Environmental Engineering).

Assaf has published over 110 publications in peer reviewed journals, 17 review chapters and co-edited 2 books which have been cited in the scientific literature over 8900 times.