Live From Technion Webinar with Professors Noam Adir & Alon Wolf
Technion Professor Noam Adir’s creativity knows no bounds. He has invented spinach-powered electricity cells, as well as technology to harvest energy from photosynthetic bacteria found in ponds.
In this webinar, Prof. Adir will talk about his equally exciting biomedical research, studying proteins that can serve as targets for novel drug development. He and his research team use X-ray crystallography to determine the 3D structure and function of biologically important molecules on the atomic level, a critical tool in finding new treatments. They have deposited nearly 50 structures in the Protein Data Bank, which archives the 3D structures of biological molecules found in all organisms from bacteria to humans.
Noam Adir holds the Bertha Hertz-Axel Chair in Chemistry in the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry at the Technion. His research focuses on the relationship between the 3D structure of proteins, such as enzymes, and their function.
Technion Campus Update with Professor Alon Wolf
Professor Alon Wolf will be joining to give an update about research and the campus-wide measures being taken both for students and professors in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prof. Wolf is Vice President for External Relations & Resource Development. A renowned researcher and entrepreneur, he has pioneered new frontiers in robotic technologies, and is the founder and director of the Biorobotics and Biomechanics Lab (BRML) in the Technion Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.