Studying Plant MetabolismThe Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences“My group’s research area is nutrient remobilization in plants. We use Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) to analyze the composition of small molecules and check how plants break down compounds from one tissue to be used as building blocks in other tissues.
The Harvard Business Review has published research by Prof. Avraham (Avi) Kluger of The Hebrew University's School of Business Administration, together with Dr. Guy Itzchakov of the Ono Academic College.
The European Friends of The Hebrew University are proud to announce the launch of the fall-winter webinar series, which will take place October 2019 through January 2020. The monthly webinars will feature leading academics speaking about their research and work at the University.
The President of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Prof. Asher Cohen, delivered an opening keynote address at the Judaism, Israel, and Diaspora conference. The event, organized by Haaretz and co-sponsored by the University, took place in Jerusalem on October 30, 2019.
The Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment aims to help local and global societies to eliminate hunger and malnutrition while preserving our natural resources.
The increasing ability to harness cannabidiol, a derivative of cannabis, to treat medical problems is due to the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system, discovered by scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is a set of natural pathways in our brain and body which carry messages to various regions to manage and regulate pain, appetite, mood regulation, and memory.
Israel Cancer Research Fund approved grants to the Hebrew University, and other Israeli institutions, for studies in blood, brain, breast, colorectal and many other types of cancers. Prof. Yinon Ben-Neriah, of Hebrew University’s Faculty of Medicine, and 2019 EMET laureate, will be able to pursue further groundbreaking work on chronic myelogenous leukemia, due to this grant.
Porsche, the luxury car company, has decided to invest $2 million in the Israeli startup TriEye. TriEye is a company that uses SWIR (short-wave-infrared) technology to allow autonomous vehicles to operate effectively even under challenging weather conditions. The technology was developed in the Hebrew University’s Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
The Glocal Masters program at the Hebrew University is helping making a difference on the ground, helping impoverished villages across South-East Asia to improve their residents’ nutrition, provide clean water, and create basic decent human living conditions for housing, health and education.
OrCam Technologies Ltd. is a start-up founded by Hebrew University Professor Amnon Shashua and Mr. Ziv Aviran, who also co-founded Mobileye in 1999. Mobileye is based on Hebrew University Technology.