Dr. Rami Arafeh

Dr. Rami Arafeh

Faculty research cluster exchange
Palestine Polytechnic University

Department: Palestine-Korea Biotechnology Center

Faculty: College of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, 
Specialization: Plant and Agricultural Biotechnology

Cluster participants in FZJ /German universities: Dr. Steven D. (Dean) Calahan, visiting scientist (Jülich), Dr. Silvia Schrey, staff scientist, Dr. Arnd Kuhn, staff scientist, Dr. Roland Bol, staff scientist, professor (University of Amsterdam), Dr. Ladi Nedbal, staff scientist .

Cluster participants at Palestinian universities: Dr. Rami Arafeh, project PI, (Palestine Polytechnic University), Dr. Momen Sughayyer, professor (Palestine Polytechnic University), Dr. Nawaf Abu Khalaf, professor (Palestine Technical University Khadouri), Dr. Hazim Albakir, professor (Hebron University), Dr. Aziz Salameh, professor (Al-Quds Open University), Dr. Zaher Al-Barghouthi, deputy director general (Palestinian National Agricultural Research Center), Dr. Amer Kanan, professor (Al-Quds University), Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh, director (Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability, Bethlehem University)

Project title: Closing nutrient cycles for agricultural sustainability: wastewater to algae to soil to plant

Role in the research cluster:  The project Principal Investigator from the Palestinian side. Technically, since five years, the Palestine-Korea Biotechnology Center has emphasized in a research line focusing on and addressing algae. It aimed at studying the local algal isolates in Palestine in addition to adopting different algal culture techniques. Moreover, utilization of algal biomass on different crops as a biofertilizer and also as soil conditioner was introduced as well.