09:15 - 10:00

Gathering and refreshments

10:00 – 10:20

Opening remarks and greetings

– Prof. Raz Jelinek, Vice President and Dean for R&D

– Prof. Daniel Chamovitz, President

– Prof. Chaim Hames, Rector

10:20 – 10:30

Introducing BGU-FOR. Prof Dorit Nitzan, Director, Masters Program in Emergency Medicine- Preparedness and Readiness for Emergencies and Disasters, School of Public Health & Chair, Food Systems, One Health and Resilience. 

10:30 – 11:00

Keynote Lecture: Building a resilient planet using the One Health and Systems Approaches.


Prof. Johanna Hanefeld, Director & Head of the Centre
for International Health Protection (ZIG), Robert Koch Institute, Germany

11:00 – 11:50

BGU-FOR research ideas: Sprint lectures

11:50 – 12:15

Innovations in food: Short presentations: Marula Labs; TheraYogurt; Desert Wine; Ketura Naturally; Pitaya Story

12:15 – 13:30

Lunch break & innovative foods booths

13:30 – 14:00

Keynote Lecture: Addressing challenges in Food Systems, One Health and Resilience via Innovations and Entrepreneurship.


Dr. Bindu Nishal Andreuzza, Vice President, IKP Knowledge Park, India

14:00 - 14:15

Lifetime achievement award: Prof. Em. Yosef Mizrahi

14:15 – 14:30

Awards announcement and concluding remarks

14:30 – 15:00

BGU-FOR On the Bar: Informal roundtable discussions

The Food systems, One Health, and Resilience (FOR) approach is a valuable platform for framing complex health and food systems challenges the world currently faces.

The Ben Gurion University FOR Initiative aims to address these challenges through multidisciplinary research spanning the inter-relationship between health, food systems, environment, and resilience.

BGU-FOR will explore the connections and impact of food and ecosystems on nutrition quality, equity and security, the molecular factors contributing to food systems and health, and the relationship between food systems, human and animal health, and resilience in the fact of global emergencies.


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W. A. Minkoff Senate Hall (71a)