Professor Amir Sagi began studying crustaceans during grad school. Since then he has become a world renown specialist in crustaceans physiology and crustaceans aquaculture.
We study functional genomics of crustacean physiology and developed numerous biotechnological applications. We are the first in the world to establish novel sex reversal biotechnologies for monosex prawn populations
2022 BGU Groundbreaking Applied Research Prize on CRISPR applications in crustaceans.
2018 ICA award for leading entrepreneurship in agriculture and biotechnology, with Enzootic and Northern prawns, ICA foundation, Kinneret, Israel.
2015 The Crustacean Society, 2016 Excellence in Research Award (TCSERA), New Orleans, Louisiana.
2014 The Landau Prize for Sciences and Arts, Tel Aviv, Israel.
2013 The Global Aquaculture Alliance’s inaugural Novus Global Aquaculture Innovation Award, GOAL, Paris.
2010-present Lily and Sidney Oelbaum Chair in Applied Biochemistry, Ben Gurion University.