Three students; Nneli Chijoke, 300L Mathematics student, Angabo Sarah, 400L Biochemistry student and Aladinbuli Maryjane, 300L Microbiology student, have been awarded academic fellowships to study for their Post Graduate Programmes at the Hebrew University by the Israeli Government at the just concluded World Science Conference (WSCI) held in Israel.
The conference was aimed at bringing together students from across the globe to interact and be inspired by Noble Laureates of various fields. It was also designed to bring down barriers and to promote cross-national friendships, cooperation, and a sense of mutual responsibility for a better future among the students.
Programme at the event included a special Science and Technology session to create a unique model, emphasizing the connection in Israel between basic sciences and its applications. This was designed to expose the young participants to the Israeli innovation and creative spirit. Participants also had opportunity to listen to some of the world’s most celebrated scientist such as Nobel Laureate Ada Yonath who won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the structure and function of the Ribosome, Prof. Robert Aumann, who won the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2005 for his work in conflict and cooperation through Game-Theory Analysis, Prof. Aron Ciechanover, who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2004 for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation, Prof. Arieh Warshel who won the Nobel Prize for the development of multifunctional properties of biological molecules, Prof. Roger Kornberg who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the discovery of the transmission of genetic information from DNA to RNA, and a host of others.
Sharing their experiences at the just concluded yearly staff orientation to usher in the new academic session, the students led Dr. Stephen A. Enabulele, leader of the BIU delegate noted that besides the inspiring lectures delivered by the over 14 Nobel Laureates, delegates were taken on a tour to see the old city of Jerusalem, the tower of David museum and the Holy places within the old city. They also made a tour to Tel-Aviv as well as the beaches by the Mediterranean Sea.
It will be recalled that Benson Idahosa University was the only University in Nigeria to attend the conference.
The World Science Conference (WSCI) was hosted by the Hebrew University in conjunction with the Israeli Government.