630 participants, most of them students, participated in the fourth biotechnology Olympics held online at the Technion. First place went to Omar Fox from Meir Shfeya High School, who tested variability in vaccine efficacy for Newcastle disease in poultry.
“There is nothing that represents this faculty more than this competition,” said the dean of the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at the Technion, Prof. Marcelle Machluf. “I am happy, we were able to hold the limited meeting of the competitors and the organizing team at the Technion, and about 630 students followed the competition in zoom.
The Covid-19 outbreak emphasizes that biotech is the most critical field globally; it is the high-tech of tomorrow. Pfizer, Moderna, and other vaccine manufacturers – this is biotech. And in the field of food, the recent period has highlighted the need for technological innovation. The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at the Technion is the only faculty in Israel that connects these two fields. Our graduates are in high demand in the biotech and food market. To read the full article (Hebrew)