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“It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the European Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
We are a non-profit organization, dedicated to furthering the development of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel.

History has repeatedly shown that curiosity-driven research leads to unexpected breakthroughs and has a meaningful long-term impact on all of us.

Our goal is to enable such scientific research and raise financial means to support the work of our scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, for the future of humanity.

This website aims to share with you a glimpse of the broad and fascinating science that comes from the Weizmann Institute. Through this website, I invite you to step into a magical journey. A journey in the footsteps of human curiosity, passion and knowledge, a journey to learn and come closer to understanding the mysteries of life and the secrets of the universe.

Thank you and enjoy the WOW – Wonders Of Weizmann (Institute of Science).”

Bob Drake, Chair of ECWIS and Vice Chair of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science

Bob Drake

Chair of ECWIS, and
Vice Chair of the International Board of the Weizmann Institute of Science


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20 Sep, 2023

Dumpster Diving in Cancer Tissue Uncovers an Immune Evasion Mechanism

Smart users of social media protect themselves by deleting suspicious “friend requests” that might serve as a gateway to harmful content. Similarly, our immune system uses its own judgment to identify cellular “profiles” that seem dangerous. As immune cells patrol the body, they check out protein pieces called antigens; generated when proteins are sent to degradation, these pieces are presented on the surface of cells. When an antigen pattern looks suspicious, the immune system “hits delete” and eradicates the cell. In cancer, regulatory processes are disrupted, increasing the likelihood that abnormal proteins will be produced and, conseq…

6 Sep, 2023

Human Embryo Models Grown from Stem Cells

A research team headed by Prof. Jacob Hanna at the Weizmann Institute of Science has created complete models of human embryos from stem cells cultured in the lab – and managed to grow them outside…
31 Aug, 2023

Unlocking a Secret Nerve Cell Regenerator

Just like a gecko that regrows a broken tail, our peripheral nervous system knows how to regenerate the branches of its cells after an injury. Unfortunately, the cells in our central nervous syste…
17 Aug, 2023

Surviving on an Empty Battery

Every time we make a call, send a text message or watch a video, some of the energy stored in the cell phone battery is depleted. Living cells also store energy in “currencies” they can cash in wh…
14 Aug, 2023

A “Jupiter” Hotter than the Sun

The search for exoplanets – planets that orbit stars located beyond the borders of our solar system – is a hot topic in astrophysics. Of the various types of exoplanets, one is hot in the literal …


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11 Jul, 2023

Prof. Michael Sela

This spring marks one year since the passing of Prof. Michael Sela, the sixth President of the Weizmann Institute, who was one of the founding fathers of biomedical research in Israel and an international leader in the fields of immunology and drug discovery. To this day, the impact of Prof. Sela’s scientific achievements and institutional leadership are evident in every corner of the Weizmann campus.
10 Jul, 2023

Life’s mysteries in a droplet

How did small segments of proteins floating in the primordial soup evolve into the complex protein molecules we know today?
10 Jul, 2023

Chiral encounters

Will an electron escaping a molecule through a quantum tunnel behave differently depending on its inherent asymmetry?
10 Jul, 2023

The science of stress resilience

Our ability to handle stressful situations may come down to genetics
10 Jul, 2023

The power of the sun

Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel Yehuda and Dita Bronicki say their relationship with Weizmann originated from the conviction that industry has much to gain from cooperating with research institutions and that research institutions can benefit from cooperation with industry.
10 Jul, 2023

The brains from Brazil

The Brazilian Association of Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science, under the leadership of President Mario Fleck, has undertaken a major endeavor to support the construction of the building to house Weizmann’s neuroscience flagship initiative, the Azrieli Institute for Brain and Neural Sciences.
10 Jul, 2023

Cracking the neural code

The Weizmann Institute is excited to announce a pledge from longtime friend David Lopatie to establish the David Lopatie Center for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience—a pillar of the Azrieli Institute for Brain and Neural Sciences. The new Lopatie Center will advance efforts to unravel the basic principles of nerve cell communication and crack the underlying neural code.
10 Jul, 2023

Putting energy into physics

The Weizmann Institute was recently gifted an endowment by Milvia Perinot and the Fondazione Henry Krenter toward a new research center within the Frontiers of the Universe flagship: the Krenter-Perinot Center for High-Energy Particle Physics.

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Larisa Claru

Director for Resource Development

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