TEDx 2015 at Hebrew U

On April 14, 2015, 1,000 people joined together in Mexico Hall at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for an educational, inspirational, and entertaining day: TEDxJerusalem.

Two of the speakers were none other than our own Hebrew University faculty: Professor Oded Shoseyov and Dr. Ayelet Landau.

For those of you who were unable to attend in person, please enjoy the links below.

"Let's not reinvent the wheel" Prof. Oded Shoseyov

Two hundreds of years of modern chemistry resulted in synthetic materials that do not even come close to the performance of some biomaterials developed over 30 billion years of evolution by nature. Combining the strength of Crystalline Nano Cellulose fibers from plants with the remarkable elasticity of Resilin protein produced by cat flees results in super performing materials that are likely to change the way we build our future products. Prof. Oded Shoseyov discusses his research on plant molecular biology protein engineering and nano-biotechnology.

"Brain rhythm and attention" Dr. Ayelet Landau

How much of our brains do we actually use? Can we really talk over the phone and drive – at the same time? And what is brain chatter? Dr. Ayelet Landau talks about her exciting research into the rhythmic nature of our perceptions.