Lauding the Garvan-Weizmann partnership

Date: Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Bob and Ruth Magid, who recently made a large gift to the Garvan-Weizmann partnership to fund a Magid Family Fellow.

Bob and Ruth Magid, who recently made a large gift to the Garvan-Weizmann partnership to fund a Magid Family Fellow.

The one-year anniversary of the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics was celebrated in Sydney at an event hosted by Bob and Ruth Magid on August 2. It was attended by more than 80 supporters and scientists.

“We are always hungry to take our basic research expertise and bring it to the next phase to impact humanity, and this is why our collaboration with Garvan is so important and timely... because precision medicine is now the name of the game,” Prof. Israel Bar-Joseph, Vice President for Resource Development and Public Affairs, said in his address.

According to Prof. Chris Goodnow, Executive Director of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, “DNA sequencing tools that a decade ago I dreamed might one day exist, can now be found inside the Garvan-Weizmann Centre.”

Publishers of The Australian Jewish News, the Magids recently donated a major gift to the Garvan-Weizmann partnership. The gift will fund two Magid Family Fellows, senior scientists in computational cellular genomics.