Symposium In Honor Of Prof. Gene E. Robinson

30 May, 2018

The Faculty hosted a Symposium on May 30th in honor of Prof. Gene E. Robinson, the director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and leader of the effort to sequence the honey bee genome. He pioneered the application of genomics to the study of social behavior.

 

Prof Robinson with Prof Chefetz

Prof. Gene Robinson with Dean Prof. Benny Chefetz

Prof Sharoni ShafirProf Masha Niv

 

 


Prof. Sharoni Shafir; Prof. Masha Niv 

lecture

Foundations of Sociogenomics - Insights into human nature from animal models 

 

 

From Gene To Society

A Symposium In Honor Of Prof. Gene E. Robinson

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

09:00-09:30

Reception

09:30-10:00

Opening remarks:

 

Prof. Masha Niv, Vice Dean for Research, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Prof. Ronnie Friedman, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Wolf Foundation Council Member

Prof. Sharoni Shafir, Head of Department of Entomology, B. Triwaks Bee Research Center, The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

10:00-11:00

Plenary talk: Prof. Gene E. Robinson
Swanlund Chair of Entomology and Neuroscience, Director, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Honey Bees, Sociogenomics and the Dynamic Genome: A New Perspective on Nature and Nurture

11:00-11:30

Prof. Ofer Feinerman
Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science

Regulation of collective food intake in ant colonies

11:30-12:00

Prof. Eyal Privman
Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Haifa

Adaptation in olfactory functions on the fire ant social chromosome

12:00-12:30

Prof. Guy Bloch
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

A clock for social life

12:30-13:00

Prof. Ariel Knafo-Noam
Psychology Department, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Genetic relatedness and children's social behavior

See also: Meeting, 2018