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hosted by Shiran Ben Zeev - in Hebrew


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The bitter and the sweet
hujicast masha

Prof. Masha Niv was one of the first researchers in the world to characterize the loss of taste and smell in Corona. We asked her why medicines taste bitter and dealt with the question - Is there really no accounting for taste (and smell)?

Here before us, still here after us
hujicast morin

Prof. Shai Morin specializes in insect-plant relationships. He studies the tiny tobacco moth aphid,  a major agricultural pest. What do we know about the disease-spreading aphid, which manages to repeatedly defeat the pesticide industry, and is it possible to learn to like them after thirty years?

Whales write poetry and pigeons are superstitious

A conversation with Dr. Oren Forkush, who studies animal behavior using artificial intelligence and is developing a universal translator to interpret animal behavior into human language.
Do humans have unique behaviors?

Tenure Track Faculty Positions for the 2022-2023 Academic Year


University Updates about COVID-19

Ministry of Health English Updates about COVID-19

Lifting of covid-19 restrictions on campus
As of June 1st, 2021, the Ministry of Health has lifted most covid-19 restrictions nationwide. The lifting of these restrictions are also applied in the Hebrew University campuses. Entry into the campus, including classrooms and labs, no longer requires presenting a Green Pass, a health declaration or a negative PCR test every 72 hours for unvaccinated individuals.
Wearing a mask in closed spaces is still required. 


The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment has been a major contributor to Israel's remarkable achievements in agriculture, through its groundbreaking research and education of generations of students. 

The world around us is changing, there is growing awareness of the state of the environment, and there is growing concern due to the over-exploitation of natural resources by mankind. Reduction of water and food resources combined with population growth can lead to hunger. This "new world" has led the Faculty to commit to a responsible role in preserving the environment for future generations, and while doing so, to continuously search for ways to increase sustainable food and water resources.





out of the labOut of the Lab Podcast - Can You Smell That?

In this episode, Host Molly Livingstone of Yissum, the Hebrew University’s Tech Transfer Division, speaks with Prof. Masha Niv about her childhood move from Russia to Israel, her love for food, sociology and science and how she ended up researching taste and smell. Prof. Niv shares her new diagnostic approaches and drug development, what it’s like to be a woman in science today and her research on the loss of taste on the road to recovery from Corona.


device Sable’s Promethion Metabolic System

The Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition has purchased a state-of-the-art metabolic system. The system consists of two 8-cage modules for mice and to measure calorimetry and activity. Potential users should contact: Prof. Oren Froy oren.froy@mail.huji.ac.il