Aug 19

Unlocking the Secrets of Plant Life


Discover how BGU is making the Negev bloom with plants designed to thrive in an arid desert climate. By unlocking the molecular secrets of plant life in extreme environments, we can open the doors to sustainable cultivation for millions of people who live in drylands.
Prof. Simon Barak
Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research at BGU
Moderated by:
Doug Seserman
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

12:00 p.m. ET
11:00 a.m. CT
10:00 a.m. MT
9:00 a.m. PT


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Prof. Simon Barak is a member of the French Associates Institute for Agriculture and Biotechnology of Drylands at BGU’s Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research. His research focuses on understanding the molecular mechanisms of plant tolerance to harsh environmental stresses such as those found in the Negev including heat, drought, and high soil salinity. Prof. Barak’s team has discovered two genes that, when disabled, lead to plants’ tolerance to multiple stresses.