Initiatives

AFTAU/MONASH Night of Ideas

AFTAU in collaboration with Monash University recently honoured their AFTAM award holders at a “Night of Ideas” held at Monash University, Caulfield. Professor Joseph Klafter, President of TAU, visiting from Israel was the key note speaker. Professor Benjamin Boyd, Dr Crystal Chen, Associate Professor Erica Sloan and Associate Professor Jane Wilkinson presented the impact of their joint research projects with fellow colleagues from Tel Aviv University.

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AFTAU Co-Sponsors TOM – Tikkun Olam Makers

Tel Aviv University if proud to be a benefactor to Tikun Olam Makers. Tikun Olam means ‘Heal the World’. Tikin Olam Makers is a 72 hour makeathon, focusing on creating collaborations between innovators and users (need knowers), combining their expertise to brainstorm state-of-the-art assistive technologies for to make a difference to the lives of people with disabilities. Please take a look at some of the exciting outcomes from TOM 2017: Highlights – https://vimeo.com/ofiproductions/review/246918969/26a6fb7e7d Social Media – https://vimeo.com/ofiproductions/review/246918798/0092d6b5b5 Universal Bottle Pourer –…

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Board of Governors 2018

CONGRATULATIONS! Israel turns 70 and Tel Aviv University welcomed Governors Awards recipients and guests to celebrate the 2018 Board of Governors Meeting May 2-6. AFTAU President Dr. Victor Wayne received the TAU 2018 President Award Medal in honour of his devoted leadership and longstanding friendship with TAU. (Left to right – Dr. Karen Wayne,  Dr. Victor Wayne & Prof. Joseph Klafter)

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ANZAC BEERSHEBA LIGHT HORSE CHARGE

Tel Aviv University will host over 1000 Australians in October for a special ceremony marking the Anniversary of the Australian Light Horse Battle in Beer Sheeba and the Balfour declaration leading to the Establishment of the state of Israel. Thursday, November 2nd, 2-5 pm – TAU Campus For more information please contact us at (03) 92962065

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Steinhardt Museum of Natural History

“WE’RE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING THE WORST SPATE OF SPECIES DIE-OFFS SINCE THE LOSS OF THE DINOSAURS 65 MILLION YEARS AGO.” Extinction is a natural phenomenon that occurs at a natural “background” rate of about one to five species per year. Scientists estimate we’re now losing species at 1,000 to 10,000 times the background rate, with literally dozens going extinct every day. The Steinhardt Museum of Natural History and National Research Center is the national center for the study of biological diversity…

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A new way to combat drug-resistant bacteria

Milestone discovery uses DNA delivery system to fight lethal conditions, TAU researchers say. Antimicrobial resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, affecting anyone, at any age, in any country, according to the World Health Organization. Currently, 700,000 deaths each year are attributed to antimicrobial resistance, a figure which could increase to 10 million a year by 2050 save further intervention. New breakthrough technology from Tel Aviv University facilitates DNA delivery into drug-resistant bacterial pathogens, enabling their manipulation. The research…

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Combatting Post Traumatic Stress with Prof. Yair Bar Haim , AGM 2016

45 members attended our last AGM with guest speaker from TAU Prof. Yair Bar Haim, world expert in post traumatic stress at the home of Rosie and Dov Potaznik. Prof Bar Haim talked about the computerized intervention training program he has developed, which helps soldiers address pre-combat threats, reducing the risk of PTSD outbreaks post-combat by two-thirds. The program is currently being prepared for full-scale implementation by the Israeli Defense Forces, with the American army showing interest in its adoption.

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