From research to reality: an evening of science

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
L to R: Dr. Roi Avraham, Weizmann UK Executive Director Sheridan Gould, Dr. Moshe Biton, Prof. Karina Yaniv, Prof. Alan Dangour, and Weizmann UK Chair Arabella Duffield

L to R: Dr. Roi Avraham, Weizmann UK Executive Director Sheridan Gould, Dr. Moshe Biton, Prof. Karina Yaniv, Prof. Alan Dangour, and Weizmann UK Chair Arabella Duffield

​Three scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Department of Biological Regulation came to London for Weizmann UK’s annual Ambassadors’ Lecture, From Research to Reality, on November 25 at the Wellcome Collection, London. More than 100 guests attended the evening to hear the latest research into various aspects of immunology.

Dr. Roi Avraham explained how he aims to understand more about the dynamics of infection in the human body, to design new ways for fighting infection at its earliest stages, especially in the face of widespread antibiotic resistance.

 

Dr. Moshe Biton offered a peek into his promising research into the dynamics of the human gut to study how the diverse range of cells found in the digestive system may hold the key to a range of diseases affecting the whole body.

 

Lastly, Prof. Karina Yaniv gave the audience pause for thought to consider that we all started life as a single cell and explored how advances in our understanding of blood vessels and the lymphatic system will provide important insights into organ regeneration.

 

Weizmann UK Chair Dr Arabella Duffield introduced the event and the evening was moderated by Prof Alan Dangour from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Trustee of Weizmann UK who said: “These three scientists have really given us an amazing glimpse into the incredible research taking place at the Weizmann Institute of Science.”

 

The three Weizmann scientists were in the UK to take part in a joint Manchester-Weizmann Symposium at the University of Manchester on New Frontiers in Cell Biology and Immunology. A dinner was also hosted in Manchester by Lord Alliance to tie in with the symposium. The evening celebrated Get Connected, the unique partnership of scientific collaboration between the two Institutions.