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2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel Symposium: Science of Tomorrow

Available via

WEBINAR

FREE Event

2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel Symposium: Science of Tomorrow

Monday, August 2, 2021

3:30 PM - 7:45 PM IST

Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Albert Einstein Square, 43 Jabotinsky Street​, Jerusalem, ISRAEL

2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel Symposium: Science of Tomorrow
2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel Symposium: Science of Tomorrow

The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel are one of the largest prizes ever created for early-career researchers. Given annually to three outstanding, early-career faculty from Israeli Universities in three categories — Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry — the awards recognize extraordinary scientific achievements and promote excellence, originality, and innovation. This half-day, multidisciplinary symposium, chaired by Israel Prize Winner Adi Kimchi, PhD, will feature a series of 5 scientific lectures by the 2021 and 2020 Laureates of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel.

Program attendees will learn about the latest scientific advances regarding:

  • The secret life of bats, and how the brain shapes animal behavior
  • How genetic information in unchartered areas of the human genome—known as long noncoding RNA—could be used to develop treatments for cancer, brain injury, and epilepsy
  • Use of self-assembling nanoparticles to create novel, ‘life-like’ materials for use in data storage and drug delivery
  • Creative ways of generating light, X-rays, and other types of radiation for practical applications such as medical imaging and security scanners
  • The intricate choreography of protein assembly within cells, and how this dance may go awry in disease

A closing panel discussion, featuring former Blavatnik Awards recipients and chaired by Israel Prize Winner, Moti Segev, PhD, will include predictions by these young innovators about exciting future directions of Israeli science. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in interactive Q&A sessions with speakers, and to meet the awardees at a networking reception immediately following the lectures.

The program is intended for a broad audience—including academic and industry scientists, high school and university students, as well as science enthusiasts from the general public.

Attendance for the in-person event is free and open to the public. Please click here to register for the in-person event. As seating is limited, advance registration is required.

Please click the link below to register for the virtual event.

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2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel Symposium: Science of Tomorrow
2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel Symposium: Science of Tomorrow

Registration

Individual
$0

Hosted By

Adi Kimchi, PhD
Adi Kimchi, PhD

Weizmann Institute of Science

Mordechai (Moti) Segev
Mordechai (Moti) Segev, PhD

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Speakers

Emmanuel Levy, PhD
Emmanuel Levy, PhD

Weizmann Institute of Science

Rafal Klajn, PhD; Weizmann Institute of Science
Rafal Klajn, PhD

Weizmann Institute of Science

Yossi Yovel, PhD; Tel Aviv University
Yossi Yovel, PhD

Tel Aviv University

Igor Ulitsky, PhD; Weizmann Institute of Science
Igor Ulitsky, PhD

Weizmann Institute of Science

Ido Kaminer, PhD; Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Ido Kaminer, PhD

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Panelists

Oded Rechavi
Oded Rechavi, PhD

Tel Aviv University

Erez Berg
Erez Berg, PhD

Weizmann Institute of Science

Tamar Ziegler
Tamar Ziegler, PhD

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Monday

August 02, 2021

3:30 PM

Registration and Gathering

4:00 PM

Greetings

Speakers

Prof. Nili Cohen
President, Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Prof. Nicholas B. Dirks
President & CEO, New York Academy of Sciences

Session I: Life Sciences of Tomorrow

Session Chairperson
Prof. Adi Kimchi, Israel Academy Member, Weizmann Institute of Science
4:10 PM

From Bat Brains to Navigating Robots

Speaker

Prof. Yossi Yovel
Israel Young Academy Member, Tel Aviv University | 2021 Blavatnik Awards Laureate in Life Sciences
4:35 PM

Decoding the Functions of Long Non-coding RNA

Speaker

Prof. Igor Ulitsky
Weizmann Institute of Science | 2020 Blavatnik Awards Laureate in Life Sciences

Session II: Chemistry of Tomorrow

Session Chairperson
Prof. Adi Kimchi, Israel Academy Member, Weizmann Institute of Science
5:00 PM

Nanoparticle Self-Assembly: From Fundamental Studies to Developing New Materials

Speaker

Prof. Rafal Klajn
Weizmann Institute of Science | 2021 Blavatnik Awards Laureate in Chemistry
5:25 PM

Playing LEGO with Proteins: Principles of Protein Assembly in Cells

Speaker

Prof. Emmanuel Levy
Weizmann Institute of Science | 2020 Blavatnik Awards Laureate in Chemistry
5:50 PM - 6:10 PM

Break

Session III: Physical Sciences & Engineering of Tomorrow

Session Chairperson
Prof. Moti Segev, Israel Academy Member, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
6:10 PM

Shining Light on the Quantum World with Ultrafast Electron Microscopy

Speaker

Prof. Ido Kaminer
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology | 2021 Blavatnik Awards Laureate in Physical Sciences & Engineering
6:25 PM

Video: The Science of Information Security in the World of Digital Data

Speaker

Prof. Guy Rothblum
Weizmann Institute of Science | 2020 Blavatnik Awards Laureate in Physical Sciences & Engineering

Session IV: The Future of Science in Israel

Session Chairperson
Chair: Prof. Moti Segev, Israel Academy Member, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
6:40 PM

Panel Discussion

Speakers

Prof. Erez Berg
Weizmann Institute of Science | 2019 Blavatnik Laureate in Physical Sciences & Engineering
Prof. Oded Rechavi
Tel Aviv University | 2018 Blavatnik Laureate in Life Sciences
Prof. Tamar Ziegler
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Young Academy Alumna

Reception

7:15 PM

Reception in the Israel Academy Gardens

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