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MIGAL Sunday Seminar events are held every Sunday at 10:30 in the Seminar room on the 1st  floor, MIGAL Building, Tarshish street, Kiryat Shmona. Gathering and refreshments at 10:20.

Date Name Affiliation Title
1/1/2017 No seminar Hanuka  
8/1/2017 Eran Dvir Tel-Hai College Echinococcus epidemiology in Israel
17/1/2017 Hermona Soreq The Center for Brain Sciences, The Hebrew University The cholinergic tradeoff of stress micromanagement
22/1/2017 Cancelled    
29/1/2017 Amit Gur Newe Ya'ar Research Center Mapping traits in cucurbits using the Newe-Ya'ar Diversity collections
31/1/2017 Jan Fila The Institute of Experimental Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic The role of protein phosphorylation during progamic phase of tobacco male gametophyte
5/2/2017 Tzion Fahima The Institute of Evolution, Haifa University Disease resistance in plants
12/2/2017 Yossi Orly Department of Biology and Chemistry, The Hebrew University Mending a broken heart: novel anti-apoptotic survival function for cardial StAR protein expressed upon myocardial infarction
19/2/2017 No Seminar Ilanit  
26/2/2017 Ran Drori New York University Biotechnologies Derived from Ice-Binding Proteins Mechanisms
5/3/2017 Shahal Abbo Institue of Plant Sciences and Genetics in Agriculture - The Hebrew University Plant domestication vs Crop Evolution: How can we distinguish between the two? and why does it matter?
12/3/2017 No Seminar Purim  
19/3/2017 Cancelled    
26/3/2017 Itay Mayrose Department of Molecular Biology and Ecology of Plants, Tel Aviv University Whole genome duplications and their consequences on plants evolution
2/4/2017 Osnat Gillor Department of Environmental Hydrology & Microbiology, Ben Gurion University New insights into the origin and role of microbial crust on desert stones
9/4/2017 No Seminar Passover  
16/4/2017 No Seminar Passover  
23/4/2017 Tamir Klein Weizmann Institute of Science Drier, hotter, CO2-richer: Tree growth in an uncertain future
30/4/2017 Zeev Ronen Department of Environmental Hydrology & Microbiology, Ben Gurion University Microbial perchlorate reduction in an ion exchange membrane bioreactor
7/5/2017 Daniel Sher School of Marine Sciences, Haifa University Interactions between marine bacteria: patterns, mechanisms and models
14/5/2017 Irit Sagi Department of Biogical Regulation, Weizmann Institute of Science Cancelled - next year
21/5/2017 Zohar Erez Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science Viruses coordinate infection via small molecule communication
28/5/2017 Dan Tchernov School of Marine Sciences, Haifa University The paradox of the third tier: how do corals react to extreme environmental conditions?
4/6/2017 No seminar    
11/6/2017 Zohar Yakhini School of Computer Science, IDC Synthetic biology - a computational viewpoint
18/6/2017 No seminar    
25/6/2017 Yonatan Feuermann ResCure Pharma, Haifa University Identifying key players regulating proliferation and apoptosis during mammary gland development cycle


2016 Seminars:

Date Name Affiliation Title
18/10/15 Micky Aviram Technion-Rappaport Faculty of Medicine HDL - associated Paraoxonase1 (PON1) stimulates Cholesterol Efflux from Macrophages and attenuates Atherogenesis
25/10/2015 Dan Tawfik Weizmann Institute of Science How do proteins evolve?
28/10/2015 Hagai Tavori The Center for Preventive Cardiology Knight Cardiovascular Institute of Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR Is HDL still a viable target in cardiovascular disease?
08/11/2015 Timothy Cummins University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom Proteomics, metabolomics and transcriptomics: a systems biology analysis of kidney, adipose and cancer signaling biology
15/11/2015 Yael Ben-Tzvi Ofra - Aqua  CW וחקלאות- טיפול במקור המזהם- או בזיהום מי השתיה
22/11/2015 Zohar Kerem Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition
Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment
29/11/2015 Michal Oren Shamir Volcani Center In planta anthocyanin degradation by a vacuolar class III peroxidase
06/12/2015 Danny Zilberstein Technion-Israel Institute of Technology  
13/12/2015 Flavia Marinelli University of Insubria - Italy Rational engineering for producing old and new glycopeptide antibiotics
20/12/2015 Yedidya Gafni Volcani Center Tomato yellow leaf curl virus and its anti-host defense factor V2 protein
27/12/2015 Omry Koren Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University  
03/01/2016 Eyal Gur Ben Gurion University Regulation of coordinated activities in the bacterial proteasome system
10/01/2016 Uria Alcolombri Weizmann Institute of Science Smell of the sea: Identification of the algal dimethyl sulfide releasing enzyme
17/01/2016 Neomi Tel-Zur The Jacob Blaustein Institutes of Desert Research,
Ben-Gurion University; Sede-Boqer Campus
Breeding strategies for the development of new vine cacti cultivars
24/01/2016 Oded Beja Faculty of Life Sciences Technion Viral "photosynthesis"
31/01/2016 Einat Zchori Fine Newe Ya'ar Research Center Manipulative tenants - Bacteria associated with whiteflies
10/02/2016 Iftach Shaked Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego The sympathetic side of autoimmunity
14/02/2016 Vikas Nanda Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine (CABM), Rutgers University Design rules for D-amino acids in peptide therapeutics
21/02/2016 Avrahm Samson Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University Snake toxins to the rescue of Alzheimer's disease
28/02/2016 Abdussalam Azem Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Faculty of Life Sciences
Tel Aviv University
The unique functional properties of the mitochondrial Hsp60 chaperonins
06/03/2016 Amiram Moshaiov School of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University Family Bootstrapping: A Genetic Transfer Learning Approach to Evolve Neuro-controllers for a Set of Related Robotic Tasks
13/03/2016 Alon Margalit Migal Resolvin D2 alleviates inflammatory induced ischemia by inhibiting necroptosis
20/03/2016 Fernando Shved Galam עלייה במשקל או ירידה במשקל – האם ממתיקים רבי עוצמה מטים את כף המאזניים?
23/03/2016 Jill Banfield UC Berkeley Interaction within microbial communities involved in Earth's biogeochemical cycles
27/03/2016 Yoav Peleg Israel Structural Proteomics Center, Weizmann Institute of Science Molecular tools for facilitating protein expression and DNA manipulation
03/04/2016 Gil Amitai Weizmann Institute of Science Evolution of a fundamental discovery - CRISPR
10/04/2016 Pierre Goloubinof University of Lausanne Quantitative MS proteomic of the heat-shock response reveals how food restriction may retard aging and increase animal's life span
12/04/2016 Yigal Achmon UC Davis Closing the loop: Utilization of food processing organic waste for sustainable agriculture pest management and biogas production
01/05/2016 Avi Niv The Jacob Blaustein Institutes of Desert Research,
Ben-Gurion University; Sede-Boqer Campus
The optics of solar cells
08/05/2016 Cathy Bessudo Plant Sciences Dept., Weizmann Institute of Science Meiotic Recombination: Is not only about DNA
15/05/2016 Uri Gophna Tel Aviv University CRISPR-Cas and additional dangers of inter-species mating in halophilic archaea
22/05/2016 Maya Schuldiner Molecular Genetics Dept., Weizmann Institute of Science Across the borderline - using systematic cell biology to elucidate protein targeting and translocation
29/05/2016 Philippe Nakache Vice President (VP) chemistry - Metabomed Drug discovery in the Ubiquitin System : The E3 ligases
05/06/2016 Yuval Shoham Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Technion-IIT Structure, function and design of glycoside hydrolases: breaking and making one of the most stable bonds in nature
19/06/2016 Danny Ben Avraham Head of the Mantoux Institute for Bioinformatics
The Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine
The Weizmann Institute of Science
Longevity Blueprint
26/06/2016 Ilan Winkler Pre-Clinical and PK Expert Advisor - Pharmaseed Regulatory Necessities in Project Development
04/07/2016 Raymond Cooper The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Chinese and Botanical Medicines: Myth or Treasure?
24/07/2016 Lior Carmon Vaxil BioTherapeutics Ltd. “Signal Peptide domains" as Antigens for the development of Superior Vaccines and recombinant Antibodies
06/11/2016 Dave Sands Ice Nucleating Bacteria and Bioprecipitation Montana State University
13/11/2016 Liora Tavron Drug Discovery – from Aspirin to personalized therapeutics MIGAL
20/11/2016 Imad Shams The natural cancer resistance in the blind subterranean mole rats Universsity of Haifa
27/11/2016 Gonen Sharon Cow hunters & Carp fisherman of the paleo Hula Lake – new discoveries and ides from the prehistory of the upper Jordan River Tel-Hai College
11/12/2016 Yaron Dagan Do desease go to sleep at night? Universsity of Haifa
18/12/2016 Ruth Kaplan-Levi התפתחות תאי קיימא (אקינטים) בציאנובקטריה "Aphanizomenon ovalisporum Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research Institute
25/12/2016 Zvi Peleg Differential selection of grain and embryo weight during wheat evolution under domestication Hebrew University


31/1/2017Jan FilaThe Institute of Experimental Botany of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicThe role of protein phosphorylation during progamic phase of tobacco male gametophyte


Amit GurNewe Ya'ar Research CenterMapping traits in cucurbits using the Newe-Ya'ar Diversity collections


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