Life Sciences, Medicine, Neuroscience
The Robot Locust Prof. Amir Ayali When grasshoppers adopt a swarming lifestyle, they undergo extreme physical, behavioral, and neurological changes.
Virus Behavior Under the Microscope Prof. Eran Bacharach New imaging technologies are helping scientists to more safely integrate genomes into infected cells.
Diagnosing Brain Damage Dr. Uri Nevo Cell biophysics in the brain — to be exact, neuronal hydrodynamics or intracellular water displacement.
Cell Communication Prof. Marcelo Ehrlich How cells communicate with their surroundings and move cellular material from place to place.
From Benign to Melanoma Dr. Carmit Levy In the past 30 years, the incidence of melanoma in the US has risen more than any other cancer.
A Revolution in Drug Delivery for Ovarian Cancer Prof. Dan Peer Using nanotechnology to generate new therapeutic approaches to cancer.
Prescription App Diagnoses Bipolar Disease Dr. Uri Nevo New system detects changes in patients’ behavioral patterns and transmits them to professionals in real time.
Fibroblasts in Breast Cancer Metastasis Dr. Neta Erez Tumor microenvironments play a crucial role in all stages of tumorigenesis.
Inheriting Immunity Dr. Oded Rechavi Discovering how some simple organisms can inherit certain acquired traits.
Active Wear for Bats Dr. Yossi Yovel Miniature GPS systems and microphones are unlocking the secrets of bat behavior.
The World’s Best Flyers Dr. Gal Ribak How — and why — insects become superflyers has implications for engineering.
A Heart of Gold Dr. Tal Dvir A hybrid patch could replace transplants.
When Yeast Gets Out of Control Prof. Judith Berman Studying yeast may lead to breakthroughs in lessening drug resistance in humans.
Curing Alzheimer’s Before It Starts Dr. Pablo Blinder Brain function relies on the constant distribution of nutrients and oxygen. Change can indicate the onset of pathological conditions.
Making Energy from Algae Dr. Iftach Yacoby The future of agriculture may lead to the production of energy as well as food.
How Soft Coral Withstands Ocean Acidification Prof. Yehuda Benayahu Coral reefs may be the among the world’s ecosystems to be wiped out by human life. Soft coral may be their savior.
Exact Sciences, Engineering
Staging Cancer in the 21st Century Dr. Natan T. ShakedA novel way of measuring the thickness of cancer cells through the use of microscopic imaging.
Creating Holograms for the Real World Prof. Koby Scheuer and Yuval Yifat, PhD CandidateHow nanoantennas can be utilized to create dynamic holograms.
Reclaiming Hospital Wastewater Dr. Dror AvisarHospital wastewater is a major source of pharmaceuticals in the environment, but they don’t get any special treatment.
PET + MRI = One Test Prof. Emeritus Gil NavonNew techniques in MRI.
Groundwater Contamination in Aquifers Dr. Amir PasterFighting pollution by measuring chemical reactions.
Quantum Mechanics Prof. Ady ArieTurning theory into practical applications.
The Best New Camera Since 1976 Ariel Raz, PhD CandidateNew technologies improve image capture with a wider range of color information.
POOF! We Have Quantum Wire Prof. Yoram DaganNano-sized bridges (nanowires) offer a novel approach to fabricating quantum wires.
Nano Antennas Give Light Dr. Tal EllenbogenLight-sensitive and light-emitting nanoantennas are being integrated into optical components.
Speed and Security in the Cloud Dr. Eran Socher and Dr. Eran TromerMaking electronic information more reliable, secure, and private.
The Opportunities and Challenges of Being Mobile Dr. Eran TochResearchers are creating “data diaries” to get information that may be useful to city planners and others.
Electron Magic Prof. Oded HodElectrodynamics is the science of creating new electronic components.
New Nano Materials for Computer Science Prof. Oded HodNew nanoscience is making it possible to design and predict all sorts of new materials.
Artificial Nose Sniffs Out Dangerous Gases Prof. Slava KrylovVapor sensors provide valuable new security.
Personal Privacy in the Cybersphere Dr. Eran TochPrivacy management mechanisms can create better user experiences and opportunities.
Math as a Human Endeavor Prof. Shiri Artstein AvidanConducting basic research in the most abstract of the sciences.
Society, Environment, Law
Carbon Tax vs. Cap and Trade Prof. Yoram Margalioth If the market is left to operate freely, greenhouse gas emissions will be excessive. Is there a solution?
User Engagement and the Paywall Prof. Gal Oestreicher-Singer Social participation increases the willingness to pay.
Turning Seaweed into a Money Crop Dr. Alexander Golberg Rigs-to-reef can convert decommissioned offshore oil rigs into artificial reefs ideal for growing seaweed.
Industrial Ecology Dr. Vered Blass Learn about the best bridge in the chain of social change between social scientists, engineers, and economists.
The Economics of Social Life Dr. Yaniv Shani What role does money play in everyday social (rather than economic) interactions?
Geopolitics as a Global Co-op? Prof. Eyal Benvenisti The rights and responsibilities of individual countries to each other.
Crowd Funding as Social Network Dr. Ohad Barzilay The TAU alum reviews the social media influencers that drive online campaigns.
Succession Traps in Family Business Dr. Dan Weiss Transitions from one generation to another present problems and opportunities.
Arts, Humanities, Education
The Messiah in Jewish Theater Dr. Yair LipschitzPlays of the coming of the Messiah are a recurrent theme.
Attention Training Dr. Lilach ShalevNew directions in personalized ADD and ADHD therapies.
Entrepreneurship 101 Adjunct Prof. Liad AgmonThe self-identified serial entrepreneur shares his experiences.
The Laws and Morality of War Prof. Tamar MeiselsThe modern moral and legal dilemmas in modern war.
Prof. Oded Hod Electron Magic
Prof. Oded Hod New Nano Materials for Computer Science
Prof. Slava Krylov Artificial Nose Sniffs Out Dangerous Gases
Dr. Carmit Levy From Benign to Melanoma
Dr. Yair Lipschitz The Messiah in Jewish Theater
Prof. Yoram Margalioth Carbon Tax vs. Cap & Trade
Prof. Tamar Meisels The Laws and Morality of War
Prof. Emeritus Gil Navon PET + MRI = One Test
Dr. Uri Nevo Diagnosing Brain Damage
Dr. Uri Nevo Prescription App Diagnoses Bipolar Disease
Prof. Gal Oestreicher-Singer User Engagement and the Paywall