Tsvi Sachs (1936-2007) Academic Article uri icon


  • Tsvi was born in Tel Aviv and raised in the heart of a huge citrus plantation at the lush Sharon region in Israel. Inhaling the intoxicating scent of citrus blossom while hiking to and from school through blooming fields and scorching dunes destined young Tsvi to develop a deep attraction to and interest in nature that materialized in his joining the Hebrew University in Jerusalem where he earned his M. Sc. in biology in 1961, under the supervision of Prof. Avraham Mayer. Tsvi received his Ph. D. from Harvard University in 1965 where he was advised by Prof. Kenneth Thimann who introduced him to the world of plant hormones and morphogenesis. Tsvi returned to Israel to join the Department of Botany at the Hebrew University in 1966 where he served as a prolific researcher and a gifted educator until his retirement in 2006. Tsvi's studies on pattern formation were truly unique. His coherent and …

publication date

  • January 1, 2008