The following research groups are currently recruiting students and postdoctoral fellows who have excellent quantitative / engineering / computational backgrounds to join us in this important and exciting journey. Please contact the Principal Investigators directly for further information. Read more about Join Research on Next Generation Agriculture
The Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment will be offering scholarships for outstanding research track graduate students starting with the 2019-2020 academic year.
Outstanding undergraduates who chose to study towards a master's thesis in one of the Faculty of Agriculture’s research tracks will receive a monthly scholarship of 6000 NIS, and their tuition fees will be waived for a period of two years (200%). Read more about Scholarship program for outstanding graduate students
One year ago, to the week, a group of driven students came to us with a exciting idea- they wanted to represent the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at iGEM- the worlds biggest synthetic biology competition.
After a year of hard work the results are in. Of over 300 teams our students' work was nominated for best software tool, won second place in the environmental project category, and won the best plant synthetic biology award!!
Congratulations to our winners who's achievements have made us very proud. Read more about Faculty Team Wins Best Plant Synthetic Biology at iGem
Congratulations to the recipients of distinguished prizes from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment!
During the Hebrew University Board of Governors plenary session today Showcasing the Hebrew University’s Academic Achievements – Awarding of: Read more about Congratulations to the recipients of distinguished prizes from the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment!
HUJI's Yissum Research Development Company have just unveiled a futuristic, extremely impressive breakthrough for 3D printing technologies – personalized foods made using an edible, high-tech fiber with zero calories! ...Read more >
Israeli scientists develop a peptide that could be used in antimicrobial medicines that could hold the key to treating infections in a post-antibiotic era. Reuters
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Oded Shoseyov - The Man Reinventing Nature
Article in 52 Insights, a web periodical which "publish(es) a simple, concise interview with one unique and engaging individual or collective each week."
Oded Shoseyov has arguably one of the most unique jobs in the world. A nano-biotechnologist, he is tasked with mining nature for its most adaptive and essential qualities, utilising them for human and industrial purposes.Read more >
The Israeli Embassy in Myanmar initiated a visit by a delegation of agricultural and agricultural policy experts to examine the possibility of assisting the development of agriculture in Myanmar through the knowledge and experience accumulated in Israel. Read more about Agricultural Delegation Visits Myanmar
The genome sequence of wild emmer wheat
was determined by an international group of scientists headed by Dr Assaf Distelfeld.
Wild Emmer wheat is the original form of nearly all the domesticated wheat in the world, including durum (pasta) and bread wheat. Wild emmer is too low-yielding to be of use to farmers today, but it contains many attractive characteristics that are being used by plant breeders to improve wheat.Read more >
A unique antibiotic that can kill bacteria that are resistant to conventional antibacterials without damaging the cells that store them has been developed by scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The pioneering study was carried out by Dr. Zvi Hayouka and colleagues.Read more >