Karei Deshe 2014

The first SignGene PhD Retreat took place in Karei Deshe, at the shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel, from January 30 - February 1, 2014. 

On the way to Karei Deshe, the students visited the Hula Valley nature reserve, which is a major resting place for birds migrating from Europe to Africa and back. Following arrival at Karei Deshe, the first guest speaker, Dr. Sebastian Kadener from Hebrew University, presented his work on the molecular control of circadian rhythms in Drosophila. In addition to two student presentations, the first day of the retreat featured a special lecture by Dr. Ety Klinger, Vice President Research & Development at Proteologics, Israel, focusing on drug development in biotech / pharmaceutical companies.

The program of the second day consisted of student presentations and an excursion to the alligator farm and hot springs at Hamat Gader. The retreat ended with a tour to the archeological excavations at Capharnaum.

Photos: Sylvia Gurevich and Sabine Loewer