Walder Science

Jerusalem Science Contest Ceremony

Walder Science Proudly Presents
The Jerusalem Science Contest Awards Ceremony
An Evening of Science Through a Jewish Lens

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On March 21 and 22, 2022, we were thrilled to celebrate all of the participants of the 2021 Jerusalem Science Contest! This special event featured presentations from the ten talented finalists. Each presentation focused on an area of molecular biology, and included a related Jewish perspective.

 

 

Presenters:

“Microscopic Murderers? That’s Impossible!”
Nathan Kryger, Agoura Hills, CA
Valley Torah High School

Induced Regeneration in High Level Organisms
Doniel Isaacson, Baltimore, MD
Mesivta Kesser Torah       

Plants Can Perceive and Relay Emotions
Jacob Hayun, Studio City, CA
Valley Torah High School  

Miraculin: A Natural Coffee Sweetener?
Aharon Sloan, Baltimore, MD
Mesivta Kesser Torah    

CRISPR-Cas9 and Sickle Cell Disease
Amitai Kakon, Skokie, IL
Ida Crown Jewish Academy        

No Pain, Yes Gain?: Conquering Pain, One Mutated Melanocyte at a Time
Mindy Bober, Staten Island, NY
Manhattan High School for Girls   

CRISPR-Cas9
Miriam Cheruff, Skokie, IL
Lubavitch Girls High School

Tiny Tools for a Big Job: Harnessing Nanopower to Cure Disease
Golda Schuster, Brooklyn, NY
Manhattan High School for Girls

Genetics and Temperament
Liba Posner, Skokie, Illinois
Lubavitch Girls High School

The Mitochondrial Basis for Heightened Aneuploidy Risks in Women of Advanced Reproductive Age
Shana Schwartz, Hillside, NJ
Bruriah High School

About the Jerusalem Science Contest: 

Now in its 19th year, the Jerusalem Science Contest is an international competition that invites high school upperclassmen to master a scientific topic and its related Judaic sources. This year, contestants competed through a series of lectures and exams on molecular biology. Learn more at http://walderlab.org/ceremony

 

 Click the links below to see the 2021 Jerusalem Science Awards Ceremony and hear reflections from past alumni.

Past Alumni Reflections

 

Now in its 19th year, the Jerusalem Science Contest is an international competition that invites high school upperclassmen to master a scientific topic and its related Judaic sources. This year, contestants competed through a series of lectures and exams on molecular biology.

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