G2P-SOL team member Prof. Dani Zamir awarded with Israel prize

As announced on 02.02.2020 by the Education Ministry of Israel, G2P-SOL team member Prof. Dani Zamir from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem was awarded with the Israel Prize for agricultural research and environmental science. The Israel Prize is regarded as the highest cultural honour which is awarded by the State of Israel.

Zamir is professor emeritus in genetics at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment at Hebrew University and founder of the company AB Seeds, which together with the university’s Yissum technology transfer company developed one of the leading species of tomatoes grown in California.
Within the EU-funded G2P-SOL project, he is leading the work on the pre-breeding process of Solanaceous crops to identify promising traits in an early stage of development. Ten years ago, he and his student, Yaniv Semel, who is also a member of the G2P-SOL consortium, set up a company that applies computational methods to genetic cultivation. Zamir has won numerous research grants, including a particularly prestigious grant from the European Research Council.

To quote the prize committee Zamir “is internationally recognized and involved in international cooperative ventures. He has contributed and continues to contribute to Israeli and global agriculture.”
Read more in the news article by Haaretz.
The G2P-SOL project (Title: Linking genetic resources, genomes and phenotypes of Solanaceous crops) has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 677379.