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TAU Experts on Coronavirus


See below for the most recent news from Tel Aviv University about the coronavirus pandemic. This page will be frequently updated.



Anti-Semitism During Coronavirus: Is It a New Phenomenon?

With Prof. Dina Porat.

Thursday, July 30, 2020


Tel Aviv University: Beating the Coronavirus

A video update on coronavirus efforts taking place on the TAU campus.

Monday, July 27, 2020


From Cancer Immunotherapy to COVID-19 Vaccine

With Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, moderated by AFTAU CEO Jennifer Gross.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020


Brave New Cyber World Under Corona

With Dr. Eran Toch, Dr. Nimrod Kozlovski, and Liron David. Moderated by Menny Barzilay.

Monday, June 8, 2020


Chinese Medicine, Epidemics and Coronavirus: A Historical Perspective

With Prof. Asaf Goldschmidt, moderated by AFTAU CEO Jennifer Gross.

Thursday, June 4, 2020


Has the Corona Crisis Reshaped Israel and the Middle East?

With Prof. Yossi Shain and Prof. Asher Susser, moderated by Prof. Milette Shamir.

Monday, June 1, 2020


TAU Research Uses Genomic Sequencing to Track Coronavirus Spread Patterns in Israel

Research finds approximately 70% of the infections in Israel were caused by a SARS-CoV2 strain imported from the United States.

Monday, May 18, 2020


TAU to Establish "First of its Kind" Epidemic Research Center

"Tens of millions of shekels" have been invested in the establishment of the center, The Jerusalem Post reports.

Thursday, May 14, 2020


New Serological Test Conducted by TAU Researchers with the Israel Defense Forces Aims to Detect Antibodies and Immune Response to Coronavirus

Thursday, May 14, 2020


NEOVII to Develop a Novel Vaccine for COVID-19 in an Exclusive Partnership With TAU

Team to be led by Professor Jonathan Gershoni of the School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Coronavirus Vaccines: How Close Are We?

With Prof. Jonathan Gershoni, Department of Cell Research and Immunology, Tel Aviv University.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020


Exiting the Corona Crisis Wisely

With TAU President Prof. Ariel Porat, Prof. Ady Pauzner, Prof. Irad Ben-Gal, Prof. Ariel Munitz, and Dr. Bruria Adini.

Thursday, May 7, 2020


TAU Lab Identifies Two Effective Antibodies from Recovered Coronavirus Patients

Antibody-based therapies can be used to protect at-risk populations, including medical workers, from the novel coronavirus.

Thursday, May 7, 2020


Mindfulness: Attentive and Compassionate Coping is Also Contagious

With TAU neuroscientist Dr. Ricardo Tarrasch, moderated by AFTAU CEO Jennifer Gross.

Thursday, April 30, 2020


TAU Student, COVID-19 Sprint Invent Disposable Ventilators to Help Treat Coronavirus Patients

Israel’s Health Ministry has approved the use of a prototype in a pilot study.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020


Keeping Sane During Corona Madness

With Prof. Yair Bar-Haim, School of Psychological Sciences; Prof. Rachel Cinamon Gali, Jaime and Joan Constantiner School of Education; and Prof. Karni Ginzburg, Bob Shapell School of Social Work, Gershon H. Gordon Faculty of Social Science.

Thursday, April 23, 2020


The Global Economic Impact of COVID-19

With Leonardo Leiderman, Professor of Economics at TAU and Chief Economic Advisor of Bank Hapoalim. Moderated by Jennifer Gross, AFTAU CEO.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020


The Healthiest Countries to Live In

"Israel is among the leading countries in the number of coronavirus tests per million population," TAU's Dr. Khitam Muhsen tells the BBC.

Monday, April 20, 2020


TAU Scientist Awarded U.S. Patent for Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Design

The patent, approved in March, covers a vaccine that targets the most vulnerable point in a coronavirus's structure, through which it penetrates human cells.

Monday, April 20, 2020


Israeli Scientist Claims He's Two-Thirds the Way to COVID-19 Vaccine

The Jerusalem Post reports on research by Prof. Jonathan Gershoni to quickly develop a coronavirus vaccine.

Sunday, April 19, 2020


InnoCan Collaborates with TAU to Develop a New Revolutionary Approach to Treat the COVID-19 Corona Virus with CBD

Team is led by Professor Daniel Offen to collaborate on the development of a cell therapy product based on his earlier work in the field.

Sunday, April 19, 2020


Donated Equipment Aids in Urgent Coronavirus Research

Shmunis family gift ramps up the scientific capabilities of the School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology.

Monday, April 6, 2020


Climate Crisis and Coronavirus: Connecting the Dots

With Colin Price, Professor in Atmospheric Sciences in TAU's Department of Geosciences and Head of the Porter School of Environmental Studies. Moderated by Jennifer Gross, AFTAU CEO.

Thursday, April 2, 2020


TAU Sets Up Emergency Lab to Double Down on COVID-19 Testing

The specialized lab, run by TAU researchers and graduate students, was built within a few days and is now equipped to perform up to 2,000 tests per day.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Technology, Globalization and Privacy in the Age of Corona

The coronavirus examined from technological and legal points-of-view with Prof. Michael Birnhack, Dr. Dan Yamin, Prof. Hila Shamir, and Dr. Yael Sternhell.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Milner Foundation Donates $3 Million to Magen David Adom, TAU and Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov)

"Critical injection of oxygen" is expected to increase coronavirus remote testing and research.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Corona and Me: Overcoming the Crisis

With TAU's Dr. Ella Sklan, Professor Aviad Kleinberg, Professor Leonardo Leiderman, and Professor Adini Wiesel Bruria.

Monday, March 23, 2020


Israeli Universities, Hospitals Establish Joint Student Volunteer Initiative to Increase and Improve Coronavirus Testing Across Israel

Friday, March 20, 2020


Holding Our Breath: SARS, CoV-2 and How We Fight It

With TAU's Dr. Natalia Freund

More information about Dr. Freund's research:

Thursday, March 19, 2020


Research and Proposals

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