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Plant Sciences Seminar - Raul Zavaliev

Wed, 25/11/2020 - 16:00 to 17:00

Dr. Raul Zavaliev 

Department of Biology
Duke University

Protein Condensation as Cell Survival Strategy in Plant Immunity

Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 899 9888 8303
Passcode: 966627

In plants, pathogen effector-triggered immunity (ETI) often leads to programmed cell death,
which is restricted by NPR1, an activator of systemic acquired resistance. However, the

Animal Science Seminar

Thu, 26/11/2020 - 16:15 to 17:15

Dr. Aldema Sas-Chen
Dept. of Molecular Genetics
Weizmann Institute of Science

The role of RNA modifications in coping with stress in farm animals and across evolution  

Zoom meeting

Animal Science Seminar

Sun, 29/11/2020 - 16:15 to 17:15

Dr. Or Shahar  
Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, Frankfurt

Picking a brain cell by cell 
Protein dynamics in brain development and neurodevelopmental diseases:
a cell-type-specific approach

Zoom meeting

Plant Sciences Seminar - Yogev Burko

Tue, 01/12/2020 - 09:00 to 10:00

Dr. Yogev Burko 
Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
The Salk Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 

Elucidating the molecular mechanisms linking environmental cues to plant growth

Zoom meeting
Meeting ID: 826 3195 5848 Passcode: 285539

Developing Drought-Tolerant, High-Yielding Tef

October 12, 2020

Developing Drought-Tolerant, High-Yielding Tef Varieties

Muluken Demelie Alemu is from Debre Markos, northwest Ethiopia. He holds a bachelor's of science in Crop Production and Protection and a master's of science in Horticulture, both from Haramaya University. Muluken has taught and conducted research at the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research respectively.

GCCR COVID-19 Smell and Taste Survey

May 11, 2020


The GCCR (GLOBAL CONSORTIUM FOR CHEMOSENSORY RESEARCH) is a group of 600 scientists, clinicians, and patient advocates across 50 countries founded in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our goal is to collect evidence-based information to combat the spread of COVID-19.

For more information about this study, please contact Masha Niv (masha.niv@mail.huji.ac.il)

Take the Survey


2019 Diabetes Research Center Annual Meeting

March 29, 2019

Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress have been implicated in the pathology of chronic metabolic diseases associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus. In the last decade, tremendous progress has been made in understanding the mitochondrial structure, function and their physiology in metabolic syndromes such as diabetes, obesity, stroke, hypertension, liver and heart diseases.


Chickpeas: Food of the Future

June 12, 2018

Hold the Steak; Chickpeas Are the Food of the Future    

Hummus – a world-famous mashed chickpea dish – is one of the most popular foods in Israel, and one whose true origins are hotly debated across the Middle East. It is said that this foodstuff was first made in Egypt, where there are recipes dating back as far as the 13th century.  Prof. Ram Reifen, a Hebrew University Medical Faculty graduate, pediatrician and an expert in children’s nutrition and digestive diseases, has devoted more than 15 years of research to this field. He created ChickP, a powder comprised of 60% to 90% from which milk- and meat-substitutes will be manufactured, along with high-protein energy snacks, beverages and more.

Faculty Team Wins at iGem

Faculty Team Wins at iGem

November 4, 2018

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.