A toast (with ancient mead) for the beginning of the academic year!

Today, we got together in the lab to raise a toast for the beginning of the academic year, and to “kick start” this year’s work in the lab.

Since I was not allowed to give some to President Rivlin during his visit to BIU, we utilized the meeting to drink from the bottle of mead (honey wine) made from ancient yeast found at Ramat Rachel (5th cent. BCE), as part of the ancient yeast project.

Lechaim! Or, as Jiang told us today – Gānbēi (cheers in Chinese)!