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4th Israeli-American Symposium

Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities – U.S. National Academy of Sciences

Yehuda Hotel  - Jerusalem, Israel
September 16-18, 2019

Sessions:

 A Warming Planet: Polar Changes and Global Sea Levels 

Organizers: Beverly Goodman and Tessa Hill
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Zach Labe, University of California, Irvine
SPEAKERS:
Asa Rennermalm, Rutgers University
Guy Sisma Ventura, Israel Oceanographic & Limnological Research

 Bioinspired Materials and Self-assembly 

Organizers: Adam Feinberg and Rachela Popovtzer
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Boaz Mizrahi, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
SPEAKERS:
Adam de la Zerda, Stanford University
Ulyana Shimanovich, The Weizmann Institute of Science

 CRISPR: The Game-changing Gene Editing Technology

Organizers: Yaniv Ziv, Cyrille Cohen and Anna Selmecki
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Rotem Sorek, The Weizmann Institute of Science
SPEAKERS:
Oren Parnas, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Wendy Gordon, University of Minnesota

 Immune Therapy for Treatment of Cancer 

Organizers: Cyrille Cohen 
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Michal Besser, Ella institute for Immuno-Oncology, Sheba Medical Center and Tel-Aviv University
SPEAKERS:
Rony Dahan, Weizmann Institute of Science

 Mysteries of High Dimensions 

Organizers: Ramon van Handel, Uri Shapira and Yaniv Ziv
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Ronen Eldan, Weizmann Institute of Science
SPEAKERS:
Bo'az Klartag, Weizmann Institute of Science
Rachel Ward, University of Texas, Austin

 Single Molecule Spectroscopy 

Organizers: Shane Ardo and Aharon Blank
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Christy Landes, Rice University
SPEAKERS:
Ariel Kaplan, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Randall Goldsmith, University of Wisconsin

 Ultracold Atoms: A Window to the Quantum World 

Organizers: Rafael Fernandes and Barak Kol
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Jonathan Simon, University of Chicago
SPEAKERS:
Ehud Altman, University of California, Berkeley
Roee Ozeri, Weizmann Institute of Science

 Viruses – Zika, Evolution and New Virus types

Organizers: Nikki Traylor-Knowles and Eyal Privman
INTRODUCTORY SPEAKER:
Adi Stern, Tel Aviv University
SPEAKERS:
Rebecca Vega-Thurber, Oregon State University
Oren Kobiler, Tel Aviv University

The Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium is sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. Major support is provided by the Kavli Foundation, with additional funding from the National Academy of Sciences.

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