Meetups/Danzi Kesh 8

Danzi Kesh 8

Team Danzi Kesh 8 held a meetup on May 21, 2015!

Synthetic Biology Conference 21/05/2015

We are proud to be the first to initiate this kind of conference to high schools in Israel. Following our exposure to the synthetic biology field, we decided we would like to introduce the field to more teenagers in the country. To do that we contacted the top scientists in the field from all the universities in the country, the 2 IGEM teams who represented Israel last year (Ben Gurion University and the Technion). Among others who participated at the conference: Prof. Roei Amit (Technion), Dr. Omri Amirav Drori, Dr. Roei Tzana, and Ben Gurion University (IGEM 2014), Technion IGEM 2014), and Junior Technion (IGEM 2015).

The students experienced different workshops where cooperation between team members is required. The conference took place on the 21.05.2015 at “Eshkolot Hapais” at our school.

350 high school students attended the event, as well as biotechnology students from Tel Hai College and science teachers from Northern Israel.

The conference was fantastic, it gave exposure to this specific field to all who came to the conference – teachers, pupils and students,

The lectures were outstanding and dealt with topics bordering with science fiction for those who are not familiar with this field of expertize.

We invite to be inspired from the topics, and pictures.

We hope we will succeed in turning these meetings into a tradition.