Navigation Links
Ben-Gurion U. and UChicago research collaboration targets water resource innovations
Date:6/26/2013

BEER-SHEVA, Israel, June 25, 2013 The University of Chicago (UChicago) and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) will begin funding a series of ambitious research collaborations that apply the latest discoveries in nanotechnology to create new materials and processes for making clean, fresh drinking water more plentiful and less expensive by 2020.

The announcement came on Sunday following a meeting in Jerusalem among Israeli President Shimon Peres, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer, BGU President Rivka Carmi and leading scientists in the field. The joint projects will explore innovative solutions at the water-energy nexus, developing more efficient ways of using water to produce energy and using energy to treat and deliver clean water.

The University of Chicago also brings to the effort two powerful research partners already committed to clean-water research, the Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois, and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

"We feel it is critical to bring outstanding scientists together to address water resource challenges that are being felt around the world, and will only become more acute over time," said Zimmer.

"Our purification challenges in the Great Lakes region right now are different from the scarcity issues some of our colleagues at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev are addressing, but our combined experience will be a tremendous asset in turning early-stage technologies into innovative solutions that may have applications far beyond local issues," he said.

"Clean, plentiful water is a strategic issue in the Middle East and the world at large, and a central research focus of our university for more than three decades," said Carmi. "We believe that this partnership will enhance state-of-the-art science in both universities, while having a profound effect on the sustainable availability of clean water
'/>"/>

Contact: Andrew Lavin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-944-4486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Oncologists are stressed and have difficulty discussing death with patients -- Ben-Gurion U. study
2. Ben-Gurion U. and Fox Chase Cancer Center awarded NIH measles grant
3. Obama calls Ben-Gurion U. brain research a great idea
4. Ben-Gurion U. researchers and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. develop psoriasis drug
5. Ben-Gurion U. establishes stem cell research fund in honor of inventor Jordan Baruch
6. Ben-Gurion University team in prestigious DARPA Robotics Challenge to develop disaster response robot
7. Preeclampsia poses a significant long-term health risk according to new research from Ben-Gurion U.
8. Ben-Gurion University of the Negev receives $450,000 grant to conduct oil and natural gas research
9. Sleep deprivation may reduce risk of PTSD according to Ben-Gurion U. researchers
10. Ben-Gurion U. licenses drug delivery platform for central nervous system diseases to NY biotech firm
11. MARC travel awards announced for the July 2013 FASEB Science Research Conferences
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/11/2014)... 2014  Data Sciences International (DSI), the global ... new series of digital telemetry implants to meet ... series, part of the PhysioTel™ Digital platform, was ... physiologic data when incorporating functional endpoints into repeat-dose ... toxicology studies has evolved from short ECG strips ...
(Date:12/10/2014)... Dec. 9, 2014 CIE San Diego has ... provides the connective tissue that enhances care coordination among ... easily share client-level information; earned a second $1 million ... organizations serving seniors aging in community and; will be ... December 11 th 4-6p. CIE San ...
(Date:12/5/2014)... -- Tute Genomics, a leader in cloud-based solutions for genome ... led by UK-based Eurovestech. Peak Ventures and a number ... "We are at a pivotal time in ... seeks new approaches for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention ... and CEO of Tute Genomics. "One of the main ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New telemetry implants expected to change how large animal toxicology studies are conducted 2Community Information Exchange San Diego Launches Pilot, Secures $1 Million Expansion Grant, and Becomes a "Live Well San Diego" Partner 2Community Information Exchange San Diego Launches Pilot, Secures $1 Million Expansion Grant, and Becomes a "Live Well San Diego" Partner 3Community Information Exchange San Diego Launches Pilot, Secures $1 Million Expansion Grant, and Becomes a "Live Well San Diego" Partner 4Tute Genomics Raises $2.3 Million to Scale Up Cloud-Based Genome Analytics and Accelerate Personalized Medicine 2Tute Genomics Raises $2.3 Million to Scale Up Cloud-Based Genome Analytics and Accelerate Personalized Medicine 3
... is developing a comprehensive data system that can be ... providing them with access to chemical toxicity information. ... building the "automated profiling system" from existing bioassay data ... can help scientists who are seeking information on chemicals ...
... (November 14, 2013)Provocative new research shows that the ... cases of malaria in 2010, may be "rapidly evolving" to ... in millions of Africans, scientists reported today at the annual ... (ASTMH). In large swaths of sub-Saharan ...
... Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have ... over 100 million cases of malaria annuallychanges that may ... considered resistant, susceptible to infection. Peter A. Zimmerman, ... Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, and David Serre, ...
Cached Biology News:Toxicity database under development at Rutgers-Camden 2New research finds potential risk for millions in Africa believed resistant to vivax malaria 2New research finds potential risk for millions in Africa believed resistant to vivax malaria 3New research finds potential risk for millions in Africa believed resistant to vivax malaria 4Vivax malaria may be evolving around natural defense 2Vivax malaria may be evolving around natural defense 3
(Date:12/17/2014)... (PRWEB) December 17, 2014 Gene ... that it has entered into a technology access ... (ADM) to apply DNA2.0’s proprietary protein engineering technology, ... process. , “We are extremely excited that the ... platform. This proprietary bioengineering technology has now ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. , Dec. 17, ... positive results of a Phase 2 study evaluating ... for the treatment of patients with severe, chronic ... the current standard of care, including topical steroids ... endpoint was percent change in Visual Analog Scale ...
(Date:12/15/2014)...  GlassesOff Inc. (OTCBB: GLSO) announced today the appointment ... director of the Company,s Board of Directors. ... its CEO until its acquisition by Stanley Black ... Recognized as the inventor of the first Wi-Fi-based Active ... -based RFID solutions focused on improving operational efficiency, safety ...
(Date:12/13/2014)... (PRWEB) December 12, 2014 Clarassance, a ... announced its new name: Therabron Therapeutics , Inc. ... and bronchioles (a type of structure in the lungs ... company’s mission to develop novel protein therapeutics for the ... directors decided to change the name to mark the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:ADM and DNA2.0 Enter Into Protein Engineering Technology Access and Service Agreement 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 2Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 3Velocity Pharmaceutical Development, LLC and Tigercat Pharma, Inc. Announce Phase 2 Results for VPD-737 in Patients With Chronic Pruritus 4AeroScout Founder Joins GlassesOff's Board of Directors 2AeroScout Founder Joins GlassesOff's Board of Directors 3Maryland-based Biotech Company's Path Forward in Treating Respiratory Diseases Sparks Name Change 2
... Inc. (Nasdaq: ONXX ) today announced that ... Care Conference on Wednesday, November 12,at 10:00 a.m. ... access a live webcast of the presentation on ... recommended that listeners log on 15 minutes early ...
... In a survey of 100 infectious,disease specialists ... as standing out above other companies at the ... best overall image,in infectious disease. GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer and ... image among the specialists., The 2008 ICAAC/IDSA ...
... Shire plc,(LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global ... all pending litigation in,connection with former dissenting shareholders ... same price of $37 per share originally,offered to ... July 2005 merger, plus,interest., Background to the ...
Cached Biology Technology:According to AlphaDetail, Inc. Merck and Tibotec Therapeutics Lead Among Infectious Disease Specialists 2Shire Successfully Settles Former TKT Shareholder Appraisal Rights Litigation 2Shire Successfully Settles Former TKT Shareholder Appraisal Rights Litigation 3
... General description: The Costar strip ejector is ... removal of Costar strips from their holder. ... product number, created to easily match Cornings ... please order under the old Sigma-Aldrich number ...
Sigmas E-TOXATE (Limulus Amebocyte Lysate) test kits are intended for the detection and semiquantitation,of endotoxins for research purposes....
... These versatile enclosures ... with nitrogen or other ... a low-humidity environment. HEPA ... and ionization modules also ...
... For the professional, student, or faculty researcher, ... will accelerate your research and improve the quality ... data is the edge that researchers using LI-COR ... 10 years. The 4300 System is a third ...
Biology Products: