My favorite Israeli custom is - TEMBEL hat (commonly worn in Israel from the beginning of the 20th century until the 1970s) My greatest Israeli childhood memory is - 1967 listening to the radio when the the Temple mount was released by the Israeli army My first job was - I was a porter in Ashdod Port The one person I would really love to meet for dinner is - Leonardo da Vinci I am most motivated by - nature's phenomenon I am most discouraged by - Stupidity The worst piece of advice I was ever given is - Do not go to the University, its a waste of your parents money
 The quality I most admire in a person is - Modesty If I wasn't doing what I'm doing now, I would - Be a farmer If I could, I would go back in time and tell my younger self that - You are doing fine My favorite Hebrew word is - Adama (land) One last thing before I go - I wish we could give our children much more freedom in choosing their activities at high-school and open the university (1st year) to everybody !!!! no entry exams!!! Oded Shoseyov is the scientific founder of 10 companies applying his unique scientific experience and knowledge. A faculty member of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prof. Shoseyov’s research is in plant molecular biology protein engineering and nano-biotechnology. He has authored or co-authored more than 180 scientific publications and is the inventor or co-inventor of 50 patents. Oded is also a TED speaker and co-owner and winemaker of BRAVDO winery. Prof. Shoseyov received the Outstanding Scientist Polak Award for 2002, the 1999 and 2010 Kay Award for Innovative and Applied Research and The 2012 Israel Prime Minister Citation for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Oded Shoseyov