Groundbreaking Israeli microbe research scoops up €4 million in grants

Times of Israel | Jan 21, 2020 at 1:40 PM
  • An Israeli laboratory has scooped two prestigious grants totaling four million euros over the past two months to help it advance groundbreaking research into the way microbes might be used to reduce humanity’s damage to the planet.
  • The ERC, which gave Mizrahi a 1.5 million euro starting grant in 2015, focuses on studies that are expected to break the boundaries of scientific knowledge.
  • During El Nino, which currently hits every two to seven years and whose frequency is expected to increase with global warming, the cold, nutrient-rich waters that normally sustain the iguanas’ diet of red and green algae warm up, causing the invasion of a species of brown algae that replaces the red and the green.