האקדמיה הלאומית הישראלית למדעים The Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities - Kavli Frontiers of Science Program
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Kavli Frontiers of Science Program

The special connection formed by the collaboration agreement between the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the U.S. National Academy of Science (NAS) is reflected by the Kavli Frontiers of Science (FoS) Program.
The initiative started in 2013. It includes inter-disciplinary conferences in the natural sciences, attended by outstanding young scientists from both countries. The 1st symposium took place in June 2013 in the U.S., the 2nd symposium was in September 2015 in Jerusalem, the 3rd symposium took place in February 2017 in the U.S., and the 4th symposium was in September 2019 in Jerusalem. Academy Member Prof. David Harel leads the project on behalf of the Academy.
 
Since these conferences are interdisciplinary by nature, discussions are distinctly jargon-free. Each session is composed of an introductory lecture followed by two additional lectures. After the lectures, a substantial part of the session time is dedicated to questions and discussion with the audience. Thus, participants gain exposure to topics completely new to them and unique collaboration opportunities arise. In the U.S., where the program began in 1989, many Kavli fellows subsequently went on to become NAS members, and more than a few have received the Nobel Prize.  
 
The 5th Kavli FoS Symposium 2021 - Organizing Committee from Israel:
Prof. Cyrille Cohen - Chair
Prof. Doron Chelouche
Dr. Ronen Eldan
Dr. Beverly Goodman-Chernov
Dr. Oren Kobiler
Dr. Eyal Privman
Prof. Sharon Ruthstein
Prof. Yaniv Ziv
Coordinator: Dr. Yael Ben Haim
 
 
 
 
The 4th Kavli FoS Symposium 2019 - Participants from Israel:
Prof. Nadav Amdursky, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Oshra Betzer, Engineering, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Aharon Blank, Department of Chemistry, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Yaron Carmi, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Doron Chelouche, Haifa Research Center for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Haifa
Prof. Cyrille Cohen, Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Rony Dahan, Department of Immunology, Weizmann Institute of Science
Graham de Ruiter, Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Ronen Eldan, Department of Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Beverly Goodman-Tchernov, Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa
Dr. Renan Gross, Department of Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Ayal Hendel, Department of Life science, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Roy Jaijel, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research and Bar Ilan University
Prof. Ariel Kaplan, Faculty of Biology, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Oren Kobiler, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Barak Kol, The Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Or Landesberg, Einstein Institute of Mathematics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Subhajit Mazumdar, The Racah Institute of Physics, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Prof. Boaz Mizrahi, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Lior Nissim, The Institute for Medical Research Israel-Canada, Hadassah Medical School, Hebrew University Jerusalem
Prof. Doron Pappo, Department of Chemistry, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Dr. Oren Parnas, Immunology and Cancer research, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Eyal Privman, Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology, University of Haifa
Prof. Sharon Ruthstein, Department of Chemistry, Bar Ilan University
Prof. Uri Shapira, Department of Mathematics, Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Itai Sharon, Migal Research Institute and Tel-Hai College
Dr. Malka Shilo, School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Ulyana Shimanovich, Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Guy Sisma-Ventura, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research, University of Haifa
Prof. Rotem Sorek, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Adi Stern, School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Life Sciences, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Dana Titelboim, Department of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Dr. Ilan Volovitz, Neurosurgery Tel Aviv Medical Center, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Yaniv Ziv, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
 
The 4th Kavli FoS Symposium 2019 - Organizing Committee from Israel:
Prof. Rachela Popovtzer – Chair
Prof. Cyrille Cohen
Prof. Aharon Blank
Dr. Beverly Goodman-Tchernov
Prof. Sharon Ruthstein
Dr. Yaniv Ziv
Dr. Eyal Privman
Prof. Barak Kol
Prof .Uri Shapira
Dr. Yael Ben Haim - Coordinator
 
The 4th Kavli FoS Symposium 2019 - Sessions:
• A Warming Planet: Polar Changes and Global Sea Levels
• Bioinspired Materials and Self-assembly
• CRISPR: The Game-changing Gene Editing Technology
• Immune Therapy for the Treatment of Cancer
• Mysteries of High Dimensions
• Single Molecule Spectroscopy
• Ultracold Atoms: A Window to the Quantum World
• Viruses – Zika, Evolution and New Virus Types
 
The 3rd Kavli FoS Symposium – Participants from Israel
Dr. Alon Amrani, Institute of Earth Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Sharon Arieli, Department of Management and Economics, The Open University
Dr. Hadar Ben-Yoav, Nanobioelectronics Laboratory, Ben Gurion University
Dr. Maya Benish-Weisman, Department of Counseling and Human Development, University of Haifa
Prof. Erez Berg, Faculty of Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Aharon Blank, Department of Chemistry, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Revital Bookman, Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa
Dr. Liraz Chai, Department of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Cyrille Cohen, Faculty of Life Sciences, Bar Ilan University
Dr. Ella Daniel, School of Education, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Lioz Etgar, Department of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Beverly Goodman, Department of Marine Geosciences, University of Haifa
Dr. Ilanit Gordon, Department of Psychology, Bar-Ilan University
Dr. Liran Goren, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Ben Gurion University
Dr. Ilan Gronau, Computer Sciences, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya
Dr. Yaqub Hanna, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science
Dr. Liat Kessler, Oranim Academic College
Dr. Barak Kol, The Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Omry Koren, Faculty of Medicine, Bar-Ilan University
Prof. Netanel Lindner, Department of Physics, Techion - Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Hila May, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Itzhak Mizrahi, Animal Science, Department of Ruminant Science, Agricultural Research Organization - Vulcani Center
Dr. Perach Nuriel, The Geological Survey of Israel (GSI)
Dr. Izhar Oppenheim, Faculty of Mathematics, Ben Gurion University
Prof. Roee Ozeri, Faculty of Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science
Prof. Rachaela Popovtzer, Department of Engineering, Bar-Ilan University
Dr. Eyal Privman, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Haifa
Prof. Avner Rothschild, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Adi Salomon, Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University
Prof. Avi Schroeder, Department of Chemical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Tal Schwartz, School of Chemistry, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University
Prof. Uri Shapira, Department of Mathematics, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Dr. Itai Sharon, Computer Sciences, Tel Hai College
Dr. Adi Stern, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Yossi Tam, The Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Gony Yagoda-Biran, The Geological Survey of Israel (GSI)
Prof. Tamar Ziegler, Einstein Institute of Mathematics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Yaniv Ziv, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science