Hebrew University Speaks - Dr. Oren Ram, Dr. Yossi Buganim, and Prof. Tommy Kaplan

Welcome to the third segment of Hebrew University Speaks, CFHU’s monthly video series featuring thought-provoking, informative and entertaining presentations by HU faculty. Our previous segment, with Oded Shoseyov, revealed how the university’s research is harnessing nature’s superpowers.

HUJI Talks is Hebrew University’s version of TEDTalks – short, engaging presentations by faculty during the Board of Governors Meeting in Jerusalem.

This HUJI Talk is an excellent showcase of how major scientific breakthroughs are often the result of exceptional collaborations.

Creating an Embryo from Skin Cells: From Science Fiction to Reality

Dr. Oren Ram works in The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences, and focuses on epigenomics and biological chemistry. Dr. Yossi Buganim works in the Faculty of Medicine, where he concentrates on developmental biology and cancer research. Prof. Tommy Kaplan works in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, focusing on Computational Biology. Together, they created the breakthrough they explain below.

Interested in learning more? Two of these faculty members have dedicated websites devoted to their individual labs where you can explore more of their research, while the third has a dedicated page listing all his recent publications: