Algae in Nazareth
Braving the pandemic with their masks, Rima, Amrita, Supratim, Nurit and Arthur traveled north Thursday 25th of June, bringing with them some salty sustainable science.
Having heard of the research group of Alexander Golberg in Porter School, the French Institute of Nazareth, an active element of the cultural scene in Nazareth, invited some of the PhD students of the Environmental Bioengineering Laboratory to present how the ocean can be used as a source of sustainable solution for human societies.
In front of a diverse crowd made of locals, members of neighbouring religious congregations and some regular of the French Institute ’s activities, Rima and Arthur presented the lab and their research. From bioplastic made by super microorganisms from the dead Sea to electrocuting seaweed as a key step to its sustainable use, the two PhD candidates succeeded in captivating their audience during their talk, as a wave -a tsunami !- of questions followed.
The friendly atmosphere was a key to the success of this Science Night Café and it leads to one of the audience member, a tourist guide, to bring both members of the audience and Porter representatives to an historical night tour of Nazareth !
The trip back was long, very long, but all came back happy to have shared and received, their bags full of sweet delicacy.