Mar 15

Desert Research That’s Changing the World


Baltimore, Maryland

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Co-Sponsors
The Baltimore Zionist District
The Rabbi Mark G. Leob Center for Lifelong Learning at Beth El Congregation
Presentation
Desert Research That’s Changing the World: The Latest Innovations from BGU
Prof. Simon Barak
Senior Lecturer, BGU’s French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands, Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
Date
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location
Beth El Congregation
Agus Library
8101 Park Heights Avenue
Pikesville, Maryland 21208
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R.S.V.P. to dspeer@aabgu.org
or 410-205-5408

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.”