Mar 22

A Taste of the Negev


New York, New York

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Presentation
Desert Research That's Changing the World
Prof. Simon Barak
French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Date
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location
****CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER****

Midtown Manhattan location provided upon registration.
Event Host
Neda Melamed, Esq.

Featuring wine and olive oil from Israel’s Negev desert.


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Prof. Simon Barak is a senior lecturer at BGU’s French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research located at the Sede Boqer Campus. His research focuses on identifying genes that allow plants to tolerate the harsh environmental stresses characteristic of arid regions. His team has found that by removing two different genes, the tolerance of a specific plant, Arabidopsis, to heat, salt and drought could be increased. An agreement signed between BGN Technologies, BGU’s technology transfer company and Bayer CropScience, will allow Prof. Barak’s team to identify additional genes that have an effect on making plants more “stress-resistant.”