Congratulations to Berta Levavi-Sivan on being awarded the Kaye Innovation Award for 2017.

July 4, 2017
picture of Berta Sivan

Berta Levavi-Sivan was awarded the Kaye Innovation Award for 2017 for her research on the tiny molecules named Neurokinin B (NKB) and Neurokinin F (NKF) that are secreted by the brains of fish and play a crucial role in their reproduction. Prof. Levavi-Sivan, a specialist in aquaculture at the Hebrew University’s Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment, then developed molecules that neutralize the effect of NKB and NKF.  The molecules inhibited fish reproduction and consequently led to increased growth rates.


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