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Opportunity and Risk in Israeli Research

A Daring Approach and Decision Making Throughout the 70 Years of Israeli Research 

The Program for the Researchers’ Night 2018

The Agricultural and Food Sciences

Session with researchers from the Agricultural Research Administration at the Volcani Center
Modern and Traditional Wheat Species – Dr. Einav Mayzlish-Gati  What is the knowledge that lies hidden within traditional wheat species? And how can we use them to stabilize the nutritional security of the world population?  Presentation of a variety of modern and traditional wheat species and their various seeds. 
What to do when an insect is sick?  - Dr. Dana Ment – Insects get sick with a variety of illnesses caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses.   Presentation of the new issues related to the biological pesticides using disease factors.
Pomegranates and Almonds – Dr. Doron Holland  -  Presentation of the biological variety of pomegranates and almonds; introduction of the new species of almonds that are capable of self-fertilization and the importance of the pigments in the pomegranate. 
Research on Roots – Dr. Uri Nachshon – What are root grow rooms?  How can they help us learn about the field conditions that influence the development of roots and plant growth?
Hours:  16:00 to 22:00
Location:  The Fields of Tomorrow Exhibition
Target Population:  Families

 The Wonders of the Brain 
Analysis of the Brain 
What do we know about the human brain?  What is the difference between its structure and the structure of the brains of other mammals? Using a dissection of a sheep’s brain, participants are introduced to the sections of the brain and the unique nature of our brain. 
Presenter:  Yoav Ma-Tov
Hours:  19:15, 20:15, 21:15
Location:  The Resources Center
Target Population:  Ages 10 and up
The European Union Compound – The Human Brain Project 
The Human Brain Project (HBP) is project heavily funded by the European Union, in which researchers across Europe have joined forces in order to better understand the human brain, cope with brain diseases and develop research platforms that will help promote research in the field.  Presenter:  Yair Deutcher                                                                                                                              
Hours:  17:00 to 22:00
Location:  The Arena 
Target Population:  Ages 10 and up
Water of Life    
Sessions with representatives of Netafim Ltd.
Presentation of innovative solutions that combine remote sensors and artificial intelligence, which were developed to raise agricultural crops while maximally conserving water. 
Hours:  17:00 to 22:00
Location:  The Fields of Tomorrow Exhibition 
Target Population:  Families
Water for King David
The mountain Aquifer is being depleted and the water consumption in Jerusalem is steadily increasing.  As a solution, the 5th System to Jerusalem is currently under construction.  The training station will present the impact of the height differences on the water flow and the technological solutions for this challenge. 
Hours:  17:00 to 22:00
Location:  The Science Park  
Target Population:  Families
Medications and Health
The Old-fashioned Pharmacy 
Parents and children will be presented how to prepare medications using methods and tools that were used by pharmacies in the 1920s, and they will prepare wicks together.  Register at the information desk, number of participants is limited.
Hours: 16:30, 18:00, 19:30, 21:00 | 17:00, 18:30, 20:00
Location:  Workshop 2 | Workshop 1  
Target Population:  Families
Researchers Speak About Health 
-Developing medications for Alzheimer’s Disease – Presenter:  Ganadi Ponar – who works in Dr. Abraham Samson’s laboratory at Bar Ilan University.  
-Orthodontics in the 21st century:  Use of biological methods.  Presenter:  Yehuda Klein – who works at the laboratory of Prof. Hezi Bernsholtz and Prof. Stella Chaosho, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
-Treating OCD using deep brain stimulation.  Presenter:  Pnina Rapel of the laboratories of Prof. Hagai Bergman and Dr. Renana Raz, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.  
-The involvement of neurons and glial cells in short-term and long-term memory and the transition between the two – Presenter:  Adar Adamsky of the laboratory of Dr. Inbal Goshen, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
-What are memories made of?  Presenter:  Adi Cole of the laboratories of Dr. Inbal Goshen and Dr. Mickie London, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hours:  17:30 to 22:00
Location:  The Arena 
Target Population:  Families
Letting the Brain Heal
Young researchers from the online magazine – Frontiers – Science for Young People – will critique the article written by Joe Asya Rolls from the Technion, on the relationship between the brain and the immune system. 

Participant:  Haitam Hajo
Hour:  18:00
Location:  Demonstration Corner 
Target Population:  Children ages 10 and up
A Daring Approach and Decision Making 

Spotlight on Invention 
Targo – Bicycle with a detachable stroller– Ofir Yadan 
NUA Robotics – Imagine that your suitcase or your shopping basket can work for you!  Robotic infrastructure development designed to turn daily objects in to autonomous robots that can perform duties for you.  Presenter -  Alex Leibman
Doxil ®  for Cancer Treatment – the first nano drug approved by the FDA:  What have we learned? – Prof. Hezi Bernholtz 
Orcam – Developments in computerized vision for the visually impaired and blind.  Presenter:  Orcam Team
Hours:  17:00 to 22:00
Location:  The Arena  
Target Population:  Families
The Ouch! Building Workshop: 
Constructing using the MAKE method,  in which visitors can use their finger to ‘hammer in’ a nail, without shedding a drop of blood …
Hours: 16:00 to 22:00
Location:  Entry courtyard  
Target Population:  Families
Hair Raisers:  
This funny scientific demonstration focuses on the electrostatic Van der Graff generator that makes your hair stand out, moves objects in the air using static electricity. 

Hours: 16:30, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00
Location:  On the Edge Exhibition                                                                       
Target Population:  Families
 Brave Children on Trees  
Children are invited to reach new heights!  In an interactive area where you can see into the distance, check out the height, walk on a suspended bridge, become frightened and then overcome their fear, climb, touch, dare and be careful.  
Hours: 17:00 to 22:00
Location:  Science Garden                                                                                           
Target Population:  Families
The Carpentry Shop
Children ages 5 to 8 and their parents are invited to become familiar with carpentry tools, learn how to work with them in a safe manner and how to plan and build.  Registration at the information desk, number of participants is limited.
Hours: 16:30, 18:00, 19:30 
Location:  Children’s Wing Courtyard
Target Population:  Ages 5 to 8, every child is required to be accompanied by an adult (age 16 and older)
The Open Laboratory
Researchers at the Hebrew University’s Psychology Department in Jerusalem will present the studies on child development.
Hours: 16:30 to 22:00
Location:  The Open Laboratory
Target Population:  Families
Tour for ‘Brave’ Families 
You are invited to take a fascinating journey to discover the chances and risks throughout the On the Edge exhibition.  You can examine just how much you trust yourself and how much you trust others and learn how to reduce risks using special protective equipment.  Do you dare to join? 
Hours: 19:30, 20:30, 21:30
Location:  Entrance to the On the Edge Exhibition    
Target Population:  Families

The Nerd Show
A comic and exciting circus show for the entire family.  The pair of nerds, the odd couple, will win the hearts of the audience.   
Hours: 18:00, 19:00, 20:00
Location:  Entry courtyard   
Target Population:  Families
Sky Flight – 3D Movie 
Millions of creatures take flight above our heads each day, using a variety of techniques in order to overcome gravity and to control their aeronautical environment.  But how do animals make the amazing transition from land to air?
Hours: 19:30, 20:30
Location:  Leer Auditorium 
Target Population:  Families
Risk and Challenge in Children’s Literature - Interactive activity  
Many children’s stories feature obvious or subliminal values and one of the main values in these books relates to the subject of risk:  “Must we take risks in order to develop independence?   
The reading room will be opened for joint reading and an experiential environment inspired by the classic – “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” – a book by Dr. Seuss.  
The activity will be run in cooperation with the Laboratory for Social Development at the Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University Jerusalem, directed by Prof. Ariel Knafo-Noam.    
Hours: 16:00 to 22:00
Location:  Forum   
Target Population:  Families
Date Created: 23/08/18
Date Updated: 15/01/20