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 >
Israeli innovation feeds the world with more fish protein
As the world faces a projected population increase from today’s 7.5 billion people to 9 billion people by 2050, the demand for sustainable food sources is on the rise. The answer to this looming dilemma may well reside within the booming field of aquaculture. While wild fisheries have been on the decline for the last 20 years, aquaculture, or fish farming, is the fastest growing food-producing sector in the world, and will play an increasingly vital role in our planet’s food resources in the years to come. Read more about Feeding the world with more fish protein
Prof. Ron Ofri discovered natural day-blindness in sheep and together with colleagues developed a genetic treatment for a similar type of day-blindness in humans. Prof. Ofri recently received a prize for his research from the Hebrew University. Nature published a "Careers" feature on Prof. Ofri in the May 25th issue.
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Dr idan Efroni, of the Robert H. Smith Institute of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture, was chosen as one of forty-one scientists from 16 countries as an International Research Scholar by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, to early-career scientists poised to advance biomedical research across the globe.
Idan Efroni is unraveling the mystery of plants’ impressive regenerative abilities. He uses tomatoes to study adventitious root meristems, which house stem cells that help form roots with stems or leaves. Insight into this process might reveal clues about tissue regeneration in other organisms, and help scientists boost plant production for agriculture.Read more >