Fellows Forum - March 14, 2018



Opening – Rochelle Avitan and Elinor Tubul

Parallel sessions:

Panel I
Chair: Yonat Rum, Education (TAU) 
Noa Rom, Education (HUJI) 
Teacher Ownership of Educational Reform: A Social Network Theory Perspective
Yonatan Chemla, Synthetic Biology (BGU)
Adventures in Synthetic Biology: From its origin to my research on bacterial protein synthesis
Karen Yirmiya, Psychology (BIU)
The effects of long-term exposure to war-related trauma on young adolescents: a longitudinal study
Dr. Graham De Ruiter, Chemistry (Technion)
Metal-Metal Cooperativity in Oxygen Atom Transfer Reactions

Panel II
Chair: Halely Balaban, Neuroscience (TAU)

Ifat Gavish, Education (Haifa)
The Relation between Values and Prosocial Behavior: The role of interpretation
Shachar Livneh, Comparative Literature (HUJI)
The Search for Meaning: Dream and/as Interpretation in 14th Century Italian and English Poetry
Omer Karin, Systems Biology (Weizmann)
Design principles of tissue circuits
Dr. Amir Bashan, Biological physics (BIU)

Work-Life Balance: Challenges and Opportunities
Facilitated by Miriam Babichenko, Maayan Nidbach, Ran Weksler


Fellows' Corners

Yuval Rubinstein (Architecture – Technion – alum)
DMARS – Space Analogue Habitat

Abstract: Last year, my physicist brother, Dr. Hillel Rubinstein, fellow architects, students from six different faculties at the Technion and myself, designed and built the “DMARS habitat” – a space analog habitat, simulating life on Mars, located at the Ramon Crater. In this talk, I would like to share my own experience from this journey – The challenges of cooperating with different professionals and mostly the fulfillment we felt when we achieved our goal.

Rona Aviram (Biology – Weizmann) 
Research in the Era of Wikipedia

Abstract: Today, Wikipedia is the source of up-to-date knowledge for millions around the world. This talk will describe how it is also a bridge between philosophy, sociology and science, and can be a tool to reveal the stories behind scientific practice, as in the case of circadian clock research. 
Closing remarks, desserts and farewell