France: Connections and collaborations on the rise

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Prof. Victor Malka (fifth from left) in his lab with French colleagues

Prof. Victor Malka (fifth from left) in his lab with French colleagues

The Making Connections France program brings together Weizmann scientists with counterparts at institutions throughout France in an effort to advance international scientific cooperation. The initiative is modeled after the successful Making Connections UK program, and the historic Pasteur-Weizmann partnership.

This year, Weizmann scientists and colleagues at the Institut Pasteur in Paris are working on solutions to COVID-19. Other collaborations have begun with the Institut Curie, Collège de France, and École Polytechnique. Investigations are ongoing in cancer, Crohn’s disease, and more. The Making Connections France program is fully funded by French donors and ensures the Pasteur-Weizmann model is expanded for the mutual benefit of French research institutions and the Weizmann Institute.