Advancing Coronavirus Research
TAU has 5 research teams that either are now searching, or have the capabilities to search, for new vaccines and treatments for COVID-19, as well as work hand-in-hand with the Health Ministry to focus quarantine efforts and help slow or block infection in Israel.
Prof. Gershoni, one of the world's leading scientists in the race for a Corona vaccine, explained in an interview with Jennifer Gross, CEO of the American Friends' association, what makes this virus so special. At the webinar on May 11, 2020 he even replied to the question, how long it might take until the vaccine will be available.
See and listen here!
Yom Ha'atzmaut with FAUDA!
See, listen and take part in the discussion between two authors of Fauda, the most successful Israeli series on Netflix and Dr. Sefi Hendler of TAU's David and Yolanda Katz Faculty of Arts. Right now the third season of the series has started.
We'd like to share with our friends and supporters the wonderful tour at The Genia Schreiber TAU Art Gallery, presented by our Gallery team:
Dr. Tamar Mayer, TAU Gallery Chief Curator
Dr. Sefy Hendler, Gallery Director
Ms. Yifat Pearl, Assistant to the Chief Curator
And an addition from the Theater Department:
Dr. Sharon Aronson-Lehavi, Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts
Magical sounds that emerged from a contagion.
A musical lecture about an interesting piece of music written during the Spanish Flu, held by Prof. Tomer Lev, head of the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music and his guests from among the school faculty and students.
Listen to more music, wonderfully performed by the talented musicians of the Buchmann-Mehta School of music. A nice distraction from the corona everyday life.
Watch and listen here!
Webinar with Prof. Michael Birnhack, Dr. Dan Yamin and Prof. Hila Shamir, led by Dr. Yael Sternhell on March 31 about the question: Less privacy for more public health?
Webinar with Dr. Natalia Freund, Head of Laboratory for Human Antibody Responses, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Listen to TAU's Dr. Natalia Freund discuss the latest coronavirus research in this March 19 webinar.
Dr. Ella Sklan, Prof. Aviad Kleinberg and Prof. Leonardo Leiderman speaking about recent research results and effects of the virus on cultural and financial aspects of life in this March 23 webinar.
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TAU: Combatting Corona on all Fronts
In this critical time, Tel Aviv University’s change-makers are at the frontlines of national and international efforts to understand, contain and fight the Coronavirus pandemic.
Scientific Research: Five expert scientific teams are working feverishly to better understand the virus and swiftly develop candidates for vaccines and treatments.
Better Testing: TAU plans to build a dedicated lab to dramatically increase the number of Corona tests being processed in Israel – a critical step in conquering the disease.
Artificial Intelligence: TAU faculty are applying AI techniques to Health Ministry data to improve quarantining efforts and contain the disease.
Virtual Big Ideas: TAU was among the first higher education institutions to transfer all courses online when the pandemic broke. We're determined to save the winter semester for our 30,000 students using distance learning.
Student Welfare: Mass job layoffs and physical and emotional distress are affecting our students acutely, especially those from the weakest sectors of society. We are working to provide support services to all and emergency grants to students who need them most.
Public Education: TAU experts are appearing in the media and other platforms to provide critical information about the medical, legal and social ramifications of the pandemic.
Social Responsibility: TAU joined a nationwide initiative to send hundreds of students to collect and process test samples, a much-needed relief to overburdened medical staff.