On Sunday Simon Barak, cousin of our member Gillian Reik, spoke from the Sede Boker campus of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on the above subject as part of our Israel Events.
Simon is a recognized leader in studying genes that allow plants to survive in the world’s harshest environments such as those found in the Negev desert, and is the author of scores of articles in scientific journals.
If you were not able to join us, you can view the recording here.
Simon made Aliyah in 1990 and married Michal shortly after. Following his initial degrees, he obtained a Ph.D. from Ben-Gurion University (BGU) at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) in 1999 and is currently an Associate Professor at BIDR. In addition, he is involved in promoting Ben-Gurion University via establishing BGU Radio, filmmaking and representing BGU in national and international forums.