MASHAV - Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation with The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
The Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment, International School of Agricultural Sciences
to participate in the International Course:
BIOINFORMATICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY: TODAY'S TOOLS FOR TOMORROW'S AGRICULTURE IN A WOLRD OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES
May 9 – June 7, 2016
About the course
In cooperation with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Faculty of Agriculture – MASHAV's only academic affiliate – we are pleased to announce the opening of a training and capacity building program on Bioinformatics and biotechnology: today's tools for tomorrow's agriculture in a world of global environmental changes. The course will be held in Israel at the Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, International School of Agricultural Sciences, in Rehovot from, May 9 – June 8, 2016.
Aims Today's challenges are various and contradictory. Increased agricultural yields are needed in order to feed a growing population, negative environmental impacts must be minimized, and production has to adapt to a rapidly and ever-varying environment stemming from climatic change. New technologies and new approaches, such as improved crops through genetic engineering and genomic-assisted breeding, and the use of recycled wastewater, are being developed at our Faculty in order to address these challenges. Our aim is to provide participants with necessary tools to develop and pursue ways of dealing with increased product demand, with the requirement for reduced negative impact and with significant environmental changes such as desertification, water shortages, salt stress and crop diseases.
Date & Time:Thursday, 28.01.2016 - Wednesday, 23.03.2016Place:International School of Agricultural Sciences Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Environment P.O. Box 12, Rehovot, Israel 76100Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
further details: http://embassies.gov.il/tbilisi/mashav/MASHAVCalendar/Pages/BIOINFORMATICS-AND-BIOTECHNOLOGY.aspx