Weizmann Professorial Chairs, Career Development Chairs and Fellowships

Professorial Chairs

The Lee and William Abramowitz Professorial Chair of Macromolecular Biophysics
       Established in 1978 through the bequest of Mr. Abramowitz, Leominster, MA
       Incumbent Professor Mark Safro, Department of Structural Biology
The Annenberg Professorial Chair of High Energy Physics
       Established in 1967 by Mrs. Enid A. Haupt, New York, in memory of her mother, Mrs. Moses L. Annenberg
       Incumbent Professor Haim Harari, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Professorial Chair
       Established in 1995 by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Applebaum, Troy, Michigan
       Incumbent Professor Avi Ben-Nun, Department of Immunology
The Norman and Helen Asher Professorial Chair of Cancer Research
       Established in 1986 by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Asher, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Varda Rotter, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Helen Norman Asher Professorial Chair in Brain Research
       Established in 1993 by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Asher, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Amiram Grinvald, Department of Neurobiology
The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professorial Chair of Biochemistry
       Established in 1982 by the Carl and Dorothy Bennett Foundation, Stamford, CT
       Incumbent Professor Amnon Horovitz, Department of Structural Biology
The Nella and Leon Benoziyo Professorial Chair
       Established in 2010 by the Weizmann Institute of Science
       Incumbent Professor Dan Tawfik, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Henry and Bertha Benson Professorial Chair
       Established in 1970 by Mr. and Mrs. Benson, Montreal
       Incumbent Professor Avihai Danon, Department of Plant Sciences
The Bernstein-Mason Professorial Chair of Neurochemistry
       Established in 1985 by Stuart A. Bernstein and John J. Mason, Washington, DC
       Incumbent Professor Orly Reiner, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Dr. Barnet Berris Professorial Chair of Cancer Research
       Established in 1981 by the Physicians' Committee, Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science
       Incumbent Professor Yoram Groner, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Besen-Brender Professorial Chair of Microbiology and Parasitology
       Established in 1981 by Marc Besen, Melbourne, and Joseph Brender, Sydney
       Incumbent Professor Jeffrey Gerst, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Patricia Elman Bildner Professorial Chair of Solid State Chemistry
       Established in 1973 by Albert C. Bildner, New York
       Incumbent Professor Ilya Averbukh, Department of Chemical Physics
The Paul and Marlene Borman Professorial Chair of Applied Mathematics
       Established in 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. Borman, Detroit, and their friends and associates
       Incumbent Professor Adi Shamir, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Gilbert de Botton Professorial Chair of Plant Sciences
       Established in 1981 by Mr. de Botton and friends, Zurich and New York
       Incumbent Professor Avraham Levy, Department of Plant Sciences
The Isaac and Elsa Bourla Professorial Chair of Cancer Research
       Established in 1979 by bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Bourla, Paris
       Incumbent Professor Gideon Berke, Department of Immunology
The Harold S. and Harriet B. Brady Professorial Chair of Cancer Rrsearch
       Established in 1982 by Mrs. Brady and the late Mr. Brady, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Yechiel Shai, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Dr. Walter and Dr. Trude Borchardt Professorial Chair of Structural Biology
       Established in 2001 by the estate of Dr. Trude Borchardt, New York, NY
       Incumbent Professor Stephen Weiner, Department of Structural Biology
The Bronfman Professorial Chair of Plant Science
       Established in 1979 by Joseph E. Seagram and Sons, Inc., New York
       Incumbent Professor Gad Galili, Department of Plant Sciences
The Rudy Bruner Professorial Chair of Science Teaching
       Established in 1970 by Mrs. Martha Bruner, New York, and Zelon Ltd., Israel
       Incumbent Professor Ruhama Even, Department of Science Teaching
The Sir Ernest B. Chain Professorial Chair
       Established in 1980 by his friends, London
       Incumbent Professor Talila Volk, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Chaya Professorial Chair in Molecular Neuroscience
       Established in 2006 by an anonymous donor, Switzerland
       Incumbent Professor Michael Fainzilber, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Norman D. Cohen Professorial Chair of Computer Sciences
       Established in 1971 by Mr. Cohen, New York
       Incumbent Professor David Peleg, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Ruth and Samy Cohn Professorial Chair of Computer Sciences
       Established in 1984 by close Israeli friends of Mr. and Mrs. Cohn, Rio de Janeiro
       Incumbent Professor Shimon Ullman, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Marvin Myer and Jenny Cyker Professorial Chair of Diabetes Research
       Established in 1971 by Mr. Cyker, Boston
       Incumbent Professor Michael Walker, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Lady Davis Professorial Chair of Experimental Physics
       Established in 1972 by the Eldee Foundation, Montreal, through Bernard M. Bloomfield and Major Louis M. Bloomfield, Q.C.
       Incumbent Professor Giora Mikenberg, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Amos de Shalit Professorial Chair of Theoretical Physics
       Established in 1976
       Incumbent Professor Yosef Nir, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Helen Diller Family Professorial Chair in Neurobiology
       Established in 2001 by Helen and Sanford Diller, San Francisco, CA
       Incumbent Professor Ehud Ahissar, Department of Neurobiology
The Jack and Simon Djanogly Professorial Chair of Biochemistry
       Established in 1980 by Sir Harry Djanogly, CBE, London
       Incumbent Professor Michael Eisenbach, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Henry H. Drake Professorial Chair of Immunology
       Established in 1998 by Mrs. Erica Drake, New York
       Incumbent Professor Yair Reisner, Department of Immunology
The Drake Family Professorial Chair of Nanotechnology
       Established in 2005 by Mrs. Erica Drake of New York and Mr. Robert J. Drake, the Netherlands
       Incumbent Professor Reshef Tenne, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Georg F. Duckwitz Professorial Chair of Cancer Research
       Established in 1975 by the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany
       Incumbent Professor Lea Eisenbach, Department of Immunology
The George W. Dunne Professorial Chair of Chemical Physics
       Established in 1971 by his friends and associates, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Gershon Kurizki, Department of Chemical Physics
The Joyce and Ben B. Eisenberg Professorial Chair of Molecular Endocrinology and Cancer Research
       Established in 1984 by the Ben B. Eisenberg Charitable Fund, Los Angeles
       Incumbent Professor Sima Lev, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Maxwell Ellis Professorial Chair of Biomedical Research
       Established in 1997 through the bequest of Mr. Ellis, London
       Incumbent Professor Zvi Livneh, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Estrin Family Professorial Chair of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
       Established in 2000 by Judith Estrin and William Carrico, Profs. Thelma and Gerald Estrin, California
       Incumbent Professor Vered Rom-Kedar, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Marshall and Renette Ezralow Professorial Chair
       Established in 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. Ezralow, Beverly Hills
       Incumbent Professor Ari Elson, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Fred and Andrea Fallek Professorial Chair in Breast Cancer Research
       Established in 2000 by Mrs. Andrea Klepetar Fallek, New York
       Incumbent Professor Hadassa Degani, Department of Biological Regulation
The Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Professorial Chair
       Established in 1992 by the Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor David Wallach, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Donald Frey Professorial Chair
       Established in 1988 by his friends and associates, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Anthony Joseph, Department of Mathematics
The Isabelle and Samuel Friedman Professorial Chair of Theoretical Physics
       Established in 1979 by the bequests of Mr. and Mrs. Friedman, San Francisco
       Incumbent Professor Yuval Gefen, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Charles and Louise Gartner Professorial Chair
       Established in 1993 by Mrs. Louise Gartner, Dallas
       Incumbent Professor Uri Pick, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Wolfgang Gentner Professorial Chair of Nuclear Physics
       Established in 1982 by the European Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science in honor of the late Professor Gentner, Heidelberg
       Incumbent Professor Ehud Duchovni, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Oscar and Emma Getz Professorial Chair
       Established in 1993 by Mrs. Emma Getz, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Yosef Shaul, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Harold and Zelda Goldenberg Professorial Chair in Molecular Cell Biology
       Established in 2001 by the Jacob E. Goldenberg Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
       Incumbent Professor Yosef Yarden, Department of Biological Regulation
The Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Professorial Chair of Applied Mathematics
       Established in 1982 by Mr. amd Mrs. Goldsmith, Los Angeles
       Incumbent Professor Ronen Basri, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Marte R. Gomez Professorial Chair of Photosynthesis
       Established in 1985 by the Mexican Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science
       Incumbent Professor Yehiel Zick, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Dorothy and Patrick Gorman Professorial Chair
       Established in 1966 by the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Washington, DC
       Incumbent Professor Lia Addadi, Department of Structural Biology
The Harold J. and Marion F. Green Professorial Chair
       Established in 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Green, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor David Mukamel, Department of Physics of Complex Systems
The Nicki and J. Ira Harris Professorial Chair
       Established in 1988 by Mr. Harris and his friends and associates, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Stephen Gelbart, Department of Mathematics
The Hettie H. Heineman Professorial Chair of Mathematics
       Established in 1989 by James Heineman, Heineman Foundation, New York
       Incumbent Professor Zvi Artstein, Department of Mathematics
The Hanna Hertz Professorial Chair for Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroscience
       Established in 2008 by the late Hanna Hertz and her daughters Deborah Hertz, Elise Hertz and Sherryl Dobson, Canada
       Incumbent Professor Elior Peles, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Charles H. Hollenberg Professorial Chair of Diabetes and Metabolic Research
       Established in 1985 by his friends and associates, Toronto
       Incumbent Professor Yoram Shechter, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Lawrence G. Horowitz Professorial Chair
       Established in 1985 by Mr. Horowitz and his family, Philadelphia
       Incumbent Professor Uriel Feige, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Linda Jacobs Professorial Chair in Immune and Stem Cell Research
       Established in 2006 by Mr. Michael Jacobs, London, UK
       Incumbent Professor Ronen Alon, Department of Immunology
The Erica and Ludwig Jesselson Professorial Chair of Theoretical Mathematics
       Established in 1985 by Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York
       Incumbent Professor Yakar Kannai, Department of Mathematics
The Maurice and Ilse Katz Professorial Chair of Neuroimmunology
       Established in 1990 by Mrs. Ilse Katz, Geneva
       Incumbent Professor Michal Schwartz, Department of Neurobiology
The Louis and Florence Katz-Cohen Professorial Chair of Neuropharmacology
       Established in 1984
       Incumbent Professor Vivian I. Teichberg, Department of Neurobiology
The Aryeh and Mintzi Katzman Professorial Chair
       Established in 1992 by The Carylon Foundation, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Ron Naaman, Department of Chemical Physics
The Harry Kay Professorial Chair of Cancer Research
       Established in 1985 by the Harry Kay Foundation, Minneapolis
       Incumbent Professor Eli Canaani, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Gershon Kekst Professorial Chair
       Established in 2002 by The Weizmann Institute of Science
       Incumbent Professor Sergei Yakovenko, Department of Mathematics
The Martin S. and Helen Kimmel Professorial Chair of Structural Biology
       Established in 1987 by Mr. Kimmel, New York
       Incumbent Professor Ada Yonath, Department of Structural Biology
The Peter and Carola Kleeman Professorial Chair of Optical Sciences
       Established in 1980 by Mr. Derrick Kleeman, London
       Incumbent Professor Nir Davidson, Department of Physics of Complex Systems
The Hella and Derrick Kleeman Professorial Chair of Biochemistry
       Established in 1979 by Mr. Derrick Kleeman, London
       Incumbent Professor Haim Garty, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Judith Kleeman Professorial Chair
       Established in 1981 by Mr. Derrick Kleeman, London
       Incumbent Professor Moni Naor, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Dr. Morton and Anne Kleiman Professorial Chair
       Established in 1993 by Dr. and Mrs. Morton Kleiman, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Idit Shachar, Department of Immunology
The Erich Klieger Professorial Chair of Chemical Physics
       Established in 2006 by Mrs. Ingeborg Klieger, Berlin
       Incumbent Professor Daniella Goldfarb, Department of Chemical Physics
The Philip M. Klutznick Professorial Chair of Developmental Biology
       Established in 1967 by their friends and associates, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Nava Dekel, Department of Biological Regulation
The Murray B. Koffler Professorial Chair
       Established in 1993 in honor of Mr. Murray Koffler by The Weizmann Institute of Science
       Incumbent Professor Michael Hass, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Harold L. Korda Professorial Chair of Biology
       Established in 1974 by the Harold L. Korda Foundation, Inc., New York
       Incumbent Professor Zvulun Elazar, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Samuel Lunenfeld-Reuben Kunin Professorial Chair of Genetics
       Established in 1973 by Mr. Lunenfeld, Lausanne, and Mr. Kunin, Blonay, Switzerland
       Incumbent Professor Avri Ben-Ze'ev, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Harry Kweller and Kathleen Kweller Professorial Chair of Condensed Matter Physics
       Established in 1984 by the estate of the late Mr. Kweller, London
       Incumbent Professor Shimon Levit, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Chief Justice Bora Laskin Professorial Chair of Science Teaching
       Established in 1984 in honor of the late Canadian Chief Justice by his friends and associates in Canada
       Incumbent Professor Bat Sheva Eylon, Department of Science Teaching
The Henry J. Leir Professorial Chair
       Established in 1999 by the estate of Henry J. Leir of New York
       Incumbent Professor Eytan Domany, Department of Physics of Complex Systems
The Harry and Leona Levine Professorial Chair of Neurosciences
       Established in 1986 by Mrs. Harry Levine, Cambridge, MA
       Incumbent Professor Menahem Segal, Department of Neurobiology
The Barbara and Morris L. Levinson Professorial Chair in Brain Research
       Established in 2005 by the Morris L. Levinson Foundation, Palm Beach, Florida
       Incumbent Professor Rafi Malach, Department of Neurobiology
The Barbara and Morris L. Levinson Professorial Chair in Chemical Physics
       Established in 1982 by Mr. and Mrs. Levinson, New York
       Incumbent Professor Itamar Procaccia, Department of Chemical Physics
The Yale S. Lewine and Ella Miller Lewine Professorial Chair for Cancer Research
       Established in 2006 Established in 2006 through the estate of Yale S. Lewine and Ella Miller Lewine, Vintura, California
       Incumbent Professor Rony Seger, Department of Biological Regulation
The Hilda and Cecil Lewis Professorial Chair of Molecular Genetics
       Established in 2001 by Cecil Lewis, England and Switzerland
       Incumbent Professor Ben-Zion Shilo, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Charles W. and Tillie K. Lubin Professorial Chair of Hormone Research
       Established in 1982 by Mr. Lubin, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Yoram Salomon, Department of Biological Regulation
The Andre Lwoff Professorial Chair in Molecular Biology
       Established in 1984 by his friends through the French Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
       Incumbent Professor Moshe Oren, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Ephraim Katzir-Rao Makineni Professorial Chair of Chemistry
       Established in 2001 by Rao Makineni, Los Angeles, CA
       Incumbent Professor Mordechai Sheves, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Jules J. Mallon Professorial Chair of Biochemistry
       Established in 1972 by the Malakoff Foundation, Minneapolis
       Incumbent Professor Chaim Kahana, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Hermann Mark Professorial Chair of Polymer Physics
       Established in 1986 by the American, Austrian, European and German Committees for the Weizmann Institute of Science, in honor of Prof. Mark
       Incumbent Professor Jacob Klein, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Israel Matz Professorial Chair of Organic Chemistry
       Established in 1966 by the Alice Matz Goodman Endowment Fund, New York
       Incumbent Professor David Milstein, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Helen and Morris Mauerberger Professorial Chair in Biological Sciences
       Established in 1982 by the Mauerberger Foundation Fund, Capetown
       Incumbent Professor Michal Neeman, Department of Biological Regulation
The Hermann Mayer Professorial Chair
       Established in 1980 by Mr. Mayer, Paris
       Incumbent Professor David Tannor, Department of Chemical Physics
The Stephen and Mary Meadow Professorial Chair of Laser Photochemistry
       Established in 1982 by Mr. and Mrs. Meadow, Los Angeles
       Incumbent Professor Yitzhak Maron, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Otto Meyerhof Professorial Chair of Molecular Biology
       Established in 1968 by the Stiftung Volkswagenwerk, Hannover, Federal Republic of Germany, in memory of the founder of molecular biology in born Hannover
       Incumbent Professor Leo Sachs, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Joseph Meyerhoff Professorial Chair of Biochemistry
       Established in 1971 by Mr. Meyerhoff, Baltimore
       Incumbent Professor Anthony H. Futerman, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Jacques Mimran Professorial Chair
       Established in 1980 by Jean-Claude Mimran, Paris
       Incumbent Professor Yuval Eshed, Department of Plant Sciences
The Jane and Otto Morningstar Professorial Chair of Physics
       Established in 2000 by Mrs. Jane Morningstar, Boca Raton
       Incumbent Professor Israel Bar-Joseph, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Dr. Hymie Moross Professorial Chair
       Established in 1981 by Manfred D. Moross, London, in memory of his father
       Incumbent Professor Tamar Flash, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Joseph Moss Professorial Chair of Biomedical Research
       Established in 1981 in memory of his parents, Jacob and Molly Moskowitz, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Alexander D. Bershadsky, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The David and Inez Myers Professorial Chair
       Established in 2000 by Mrs. Inez P. Myers, Cleveland
       Incumbent Professor Eli Zeldov, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Professor Erwin Neter Professorial Chair of Cell and Tumor Biology
       Established in 1986 by Robert and Idi Neter
       Incumbent Professor Benjamin Geiger, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Livio Norzi Professorial Chair
       Established in 2000 by the late Livio Norzi of Italy
       Incumbent Professor Daniel Hanoch Wagner, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Gerald and Hedy Oliven Professorial Chair in Brain Research
       Established in 2003 by the estate of Gerald Oliven, Los Angeles, CA
       Incumbent Professor Michail Tsodyks, Department of Neurobiology
The Joseph and Ruth Owades Professorial Chair of Chemistry
       Established in 1999 by Joseph Owades of Sonoma, California
       Incumbent Professor Jacob Anglister, Department of Structural Biology
The Lester B. Pearson Professorial Chair
       Established in 1968 by the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science
       Incumbent Professor Abraham Arcavi, Department of Science Teaching
The William Petschek Professorial Chair of Mathematics
       Established in 1985 by his family, Scarsdale, NY
       Incumbent Professor Gideon Schechtman, Department of Mathematics
The Morton and Gladys Pickman Professorial Chair in Structural Biology
       Established in 2002 Morton and Gladys Pickman of Boca Raton, FL
       Incumbent Professor Joel Sussman, Department of Structural Biology
The Max Planck Professorial Chair of Quantum Physics
       Established in 1988 by the Weizmann Institute of Science
       Incumbent Professor Eli Waxman, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Israel Pollak Professorial Chair of Biophysics
       Established in 1981 by the Edit and Israel Pollak Foundation, Israel
       Incumbent Professor Zvi Kam, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Hilda Pomeraniec Memorial Professorial Chair
       Established in 1961 by Dr. J. Pomeraniec, Vence, France, in memory of his wife
       Incumbent Professor Gilad Haran, Department of Chemical Physics
The Maurizio Pontecorvo Professorial Chair
       Established in 2005 by Dr. Clotilde Pontecorvo
       Incumbent Professor Irit Sagi, Department of Structural Biology
The Moshe Porath Professorial Chair in Mathematics
       Established in 1990 by The Weizmann Institute of Science in honor of Moshe Porath, Tel-Aviv
       Incumbent Professor Yosef Yomdin, Department of Mathematics
The Isidor I. Rabi Professorial Chair of Physics
       Established in 1988 by an anonymous donor
       Incumbent Professor Mordehai Milgrom, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Theodore R. and Edlyn Racoosin Professorial Chair
       Established in 1962 by Mr. Racoosin, New York
       Incumbent Professor Omri Sarig, Department of Mathematics
The Professor T. Reichstein Professorial Chair
       Established in 1989 by the Swiss Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science
       Incumbent Professor Abraham Minsky, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Walter P. Reuther Professorial Chair of Research in the Peaceful Uses of Atomic Energy
       Established in 1968 by the United Automobile Workers of America
       Incumbent Professor Amos Breskin, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Joseph and Marian Robbins Professorial Chair
       Established in 1980 by Mr. Robbins, the Robbins family and friends, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Shimon Vega, Department of Chemical Physics
The Matthew B. Rosenhaus Professorial Chair
       Established in 1984 by the Sarah and Matthew Rosenhaus Peace Foundation, Inc., Morristown, NJ
       Incumbent Professor Vladimir Berkovich, Department of Mathematics
The Helena Rubinstein Professorial Chair in Cancer Research
       Established in 1994 by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, New York
       Incumbent Professor Adi Kimchi, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Helena Rubinstein Professorial Chair of Structural Biology
       Established in 1985 by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, New York
       Incumbent Professor Zippora Shakked, Department of Structural Biology
The Barry Rymer Family Professorial Chair
       Established in 1987 by the Barry Rymer Charitable Trust, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Aldo Shemesh, Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy Research
The Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer Professorial Chair in Energy Research
       Established in 2002 by Mr. Rowland Schaefer of Pembroke Pines, Florida
       Incumbent Professor David Cahen, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The Hermann and Lilly Schilling Foundation Professorial Chair
       Established in 1993 by the Herman and Lily Schilling Foundation for Medicine, Germany
       Incumbent Professor Shmuel Pietrokovski, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Samuel Sebba Professorial Chair of Pure and Applied Physics
       Established in 1972 by Mr. Sebba, London
       Incumbent Professor Itzhak Tserruya, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Sara and Michael Sela Professorial Chair of Neurobiology
       Established in 1982 by their friends in Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, The United Kingdom and the United States
       Incumbent Professor Yadin Dudai, Department of Neurobiology
The Sherman Professorial Chair of Physical Chemistry
       Established in 1966 by the trustees of the Sherman Charitable Foundation in memory of Harry and Abe Sherman of South Wales
       Incumbent Professor Yehiam Prior, Department of Chemical Physics
The Ruth and Sylvia Shogam Professorial Chair
       Established in 1998 in memory of Benjamin, Sarah and Dr. Isador Shogam
       Incumbent Professor Victor Katsnelson, Department of Mathematics
The Rebecca and Israel Sieff Professorial Chair of Organic Chemistry
       Established in 1960 in honor of the founders of the Daniel Sieff Institute
       Incumbent Professor Ronny Neumann, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel and Freda and Edward M. Siegel Professorial Chair
       Established in 1979 by the Titan Industrial Corp., New York
       Incumbent Professor Eitan Bibi, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Ralph D. and Lois R. Silver Professorial Chair of Human Genomics
       Established in 1998 by Ralph and Lois Silver, Chicago, Illinois
       Incumbent Professor Doron Lancet, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Ruth and Leonard Simon Professorial Chair of Cancer Research
       Established in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Simon, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Rivka Dikstein, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Robert and Yadelle Sklare Professorial Chair in Biochemistry
       Established in 2002 Robert and Yadelle Sklare of Chicago, IL
       Incumbent Professor Avigdor Scherz, Department of Plant Sciences
The William D. Smithburg Professorial Chair of Biochemistry
       Established in 1986 by his friends and associates, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Steven J.D Karlish, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Agnes Spencer Professorial Chair of Physical Chemistry
       Established in 1965 by the Agnes Spencer Trust, London
       Incumbent Professor Israel Dostrovsky, Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy Research (deceased September 2010)
The Edith Arnoff Stein Professorial Chair in Stem Cell Research
       Established in 2006 by Edith and Martin Stein, Roca Raton, FL
       Incumbent Professor Tsvee Lapidot, Department of Immunology
The Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Professorial Chair
       Established in 1992 by Mr. Manfred Steinfeld, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Samuel Safran, Department of Materials and Interfaces
The William Sussman Professorial Chair of Mathematics
       Established in 1992 by S. Donald Sussman, New York
       Incumbent Professor David Harel, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Alex and Ida Sussman Professorial Chair of Submicron Electronics
       Established in 2000 by S. Donald Sussman, New York
       Incumbent Professor Moty Heiblum, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Herman P. Taubman Professorial Chair of Mathematics
       Established in 1961 in memory of the late Mr. Taubman, Tulsa, by his family
       Incumbent Professor Ofer Zeitouni, Department of Mathematics
The Margaret Thatcher Professorial Chair of Chemistry
       Established in 1985 by the Weizmann Institute Foundation of the United Kingdom
       Incumbent Professor Gershom (Jan) Martin, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Siegfried and Irma Ullmann Professorial Chair
       Established in 1991 by Mrs. Irma Ullmann, New York
       Incumbent Professor Abraham Shanzer, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Sir Siegmund Warburg Professorial Chair of Agricultural Molecular Biology
       Established in 1983 by a special fund of the Stifterverband fuer die Deutsche Wissenschaft
       Incumbent Professor Robert Fluhr, Department of Plant Sciences
The Harry Weinrebe Professorial Chair of Computer Science and Biology
       Established in 2005 by the Dorset Foundation, UK
       Incumbent Professor Ehud Shapiro, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Harry Weinrebe Professorial Chair of Laser Physics
       Established in 2003 by the Dorset Foundation, UK
       Incumbent Professor Yaron Silberberg, Department of Physics of Complex Systems
The Joe and Celia Weinstein Professorial Chair
       Established in 1993 by Major and Mrs. Max Shulman, New York
       Incumbent Professor Dov Zipori, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Simon Weinstock Professorial Chair of Astrophysics
       Established in 2000 by Lord Weinstock, London
       Incumbent Professor Daniel Zajfman, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Meyer W. Weisgal Professorial Chair
       Established in 1979 by Arthur B. Krim, William S. Paley, Raphael Recanati, George Sagan, and Robert I. Wishnick, New York
       Incumbent Professor Oded Goldreich, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Renee and Jay Weiss Professorial Chair
       Established in 1987 by Mr. Weiss, Miami
       Incumbent Professor Itai Benjamini, Department of Mathematics
The Edna and Mickey Weiss Professorial Chair of Cytokines Research
       Established in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Weiss, Los Angeles
       Incumbent Professor Menachem Rubinstein, Department of Molecular Genetics
The W. Garfield Weston Professorial Chair of Immunology
       Established in 1966 by the Garfield Weston Foundation Israeli Trust, London
       Incumbent Professor Michael Sela, Department of Immunology
The Maynard I. and Elaine Wishner Professorial Chair of Bio-Organic Chemistry
       Established in 1985 by his friends and associates, Chicago
       Incumbent Professor Ed Bayer, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Charles and David Wolfson Professorial Chair of Theoretical Physics
       Established in 1965 by the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust, London
       Incumbent Professor Alexander Finkelstein, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Sam and Ayala Zacks Professorial Chair
       Established in 1970 by Mr. and Mrs. Zacks, Toronto
       Incumbent Professor Eli Pollak, Department of Chemical Physics
The George Zlotowski Professorial Chair
       Established in 2001 by Gertrude Zlotowski
       Incumbent Professor Dov Sagi, Department of Neurobiology
The Sam Zuckerberg Professorial Chair in Hydrology
       Established in 2002 by Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation, New York
       Incumbent Professor Brian Berkowitz, Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy Research
 


Career Development Chairs

The Dr. Celia Zwillenberg-Fridman and Dr. Lutz Zwillenberg Career Development Chair
       Established in 2010 by Dr. Celia Zwillenberg, Bern, Switzerland
       Incumbent Dr. Jakub Abramson, Department of Immunology
The Beracha Foundation Career Development Chair
       Established in 1978 by the Beracha Foundation, Geneva
       Incumbent Dr. Rony Paz, Department of Neurobiology
The Elaine Blond Career Development Chair
       Established in 1981 by Mrs. Blond, London
       Incumbent Dr. Michal Sharon, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Adolfo and Evelyn Blum Career Development Chair of Cancer Research
       Established in 1979 by bequest of Mr. Blum, New York
       Incumbent Dr. Asaph Aharoni, Department of Plant Sciences
The Anna and Maurice Boukstein Career Development Chair
       Established in 1981 by family and friends of the late Mr. Boukstein, New York
       Incumbent Dr. Ron Milo, Department of Plant Sciences
The Abraham and Jennie Fialkow Career Development Chair
       Established in 1990 by Lawrence Fialkow, New York
       Incumbent Dr. Boris Rybtchinski, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Judith and Martin Freedman Career Development Chair
       Established in 1988 by Mrs. Judy and Gary Freedman, Beverly Hills, California
       Incumbent Dr. David Margulies, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Edith and Nathan Goldenberg Career Development Chair
       Established in 2010 by Mr. Philip Goldenberg, London, UK
       Incumbent Dr. Assaf Vardi, Department of Plant Sciences
The Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Career Development Chair
       Established in 1984 by Mr. and Mrs. Kimmelman, New York
       Incumbent Dr. Eran Hornstein, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Carl and Frances Korn Career Development Chair in the Life Sciences
       Established in 1983 by Mr. and Mrs. Korn, Chicago
       Incumbent Dr. Valery Krizhanovsky, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Corinne S. Koshland Career Development Chair
       Established in 1978 by Dr. Dan E. Koshland, Jr. and Mr. Dan E. Koshland, Sr., Berkeley, California
       Incumbent Dr. Eli Arama, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Daniel E. Koshland Sr. Career Development Chair
       Established in 1996 by Professor Daniel E. Koshland Jr. of, Berkeley, California
       Incumbent Dr. Yoav Soen, Department of Biological Chemistry
The Dewey David Stone and Harry Levine Career Development Chair
       Established in 1984 by the Stone Charitable Foundation, Inc., Shoreham, Massachusetts, Max Coffman, Brockton, Massachusetts and Friends of Mr. Stone and Mr. Levine
       Incumbent Dr. Alexander Milov, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Alvin and Gertrude Levine Career Development Chair
       Established in 1994 by Alvin and Gertrude Levine, Los Angeles, California
       Incumbent Dr. Oren Tal, Department of Chemical Physics
The Lilian and George Lyttle Career Development Chair
       Established in 1985 by Mrs. Helen Kimmelman, New York
       Incumbent Dr. Koby Levy, Department of Structural Biology
The Robert Edward and Roselyn Rich Manson Career Development Chair
       Established in 1982 in their memory, by Norman and Sandra Rich, West Liberty, IA, and Martin and Barbara Rich, Davenport, Iowa
       Incumbent Dr. Rafal Klajn, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Gertrude and Philip Nollman Career Development Chair
       Established in 1992 by Debra Gallagher, Irvine, California
       Incumbent Dr. Eldad Tzahor, Department of Biological Regulation
The William Z. and Eda Bess Novick Career Development Chair
       Established in 1993 by the American Committee in honor of Eda Bess and William Z. Novick, Chicago
       Incumbent Dr. Shahal Ilani, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Recanati Career Development Chair of Energy Research
       Established in 1978 by the Recanati Family, Israel
       Incumbent Dr. Michael Bendikov, Department of Organic Chemistry
The Pauline Recanati Career Development Chair
       Established in 1980 by the Ralli Foundation, Geneva
       Incumbent Dr. Nir Friedman, Department of Immunology
The Recanati Career Development Chair of Cancer Research
       Established in 1978 by the Recanati Family, Israel
       Incumbent Dr. Ami Navon, Department of Biological Regulation
The Joseph and Celia Reskin Career Development Chair
       Established in 1989 by Charles Reskin, Chicago
       Incumbent Dr. Barak Dayan, Department of Chemical Physics
The Louis and Ida Rich Career Development Chair
       Established in 1982 by Norman Rich, Martin Rich and Roselyn Rich Manson, West Liberty and Davenport, Iowa
       Incumbent Dr. Ehud Altman, Department of Condensed Matter Physics
The Philip Harris and Gerald Ronson Career Development Chair
       Established in 1986 by Mr. Harris and Mr. Ronson, London
       Incumbent Dr. Alon Chen, Department of Neurobiology
The Aser Rothstein Career Development Chair
       Established in 1987 by the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Toronto and the Dysautonomia Fund of Canada
       Incumbent Dr. Oren Schuldiner, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Helena Rubinstein Career Development Chair
       Established in 1981 by the Helena Rubinstein Foundation, New York
       Incumbent Dr. Anat Levin, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
The Martha S. Sagon Career Development Chair
       Established in 1992 by Martha Sagon, Washington DC
       Incumbent Dr. Elazar Zelzer, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer Career Development Chair
       Established in 1989 by Rowland Schaefer, Miami, Florida
       Incumbent Dr. Rotem Sorek, Department of Molecular Genetics
The Skirball Career Development Chair in New Scientists
       Established in 2008 by the Skirball Foundation, New York
       Incumbent Dr. Lilach Gilboa, Department of Biological Regulation
The Tauro Career Development Chair in Biomedical Research
       Established in 1986 by the Tauro Stiftung, Switzerland
       Incumbent Dr. Gil Levkowitz, Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Shloimo and Michla Tomarin Career Development Chair
       Established in 1985 by Mr. Harry Tomarin, St. Catherines, Canada and his sister Mrs. Adele Alexandroff, Toronto
       Incumbent Dr. Gilad Perez, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
The Benjamin H. Swig and Jack D. Weiler Career Development Chair
       Established in 1988 by Mr. Melvin M. Swig, San Francisco, and Mr. Jack D. Weiler, New-York
       Incumbent Dr. Ilan Koren, Department of Environmental Sciences and Energy Research

Staff Fellowships

The Ludo Altenhaus Memorial Fellowship
      Established in 1976 by bequest of Dr. George Altenhaus, Worcester, Massachusetts
The Joseph C. and Esther Foster Research Fellowship
      Established by the Joseph C. and Esther Foster Foundation, Inc., Boston
The Peter R. Friedman Research Fellowship for Physicians
      Eestablished in memory of Dr. Leon A. Friedman, New York
The Meir and Jeanette Friedman Research Fellowship
      Established by bequest of Mr. Friedman, Forest City, Iowa
The Samuel A. Goldsmith Research Fellowship
      Established in 1968 by the Chicago Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
The Hettie Heineman Research Fellowships
      Established in 1975 by the Heineman Foundation, New York
The Fanny and Samuel Kay Research Fellowship
      Established in 1972 by James F. Kay and Irving, Jack and Wilfred Posluns, Toronto
The Abraham and Sarah Krumbein Fellowship
      Established in 1971 by Mr. Krumbein, New York
The Ann Landers Research Fellowship
      Established in 1981 by the Chicago Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science
The Michael and Audrey Sacher Research Fellowship
      Established in 1961 by Mr and Mrs. Sacher, London
The Dr. Leopold J. Schwarz and Margarete Schwarz Memorial Cancer Research Fellowship
      Established in 1961 by bequest of Dr. Schwarz, San Francisco
The C.P. Scott Research Fellowship
      Established in 1959 by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Sacher, London, in memory of C.P. Scott, editor of the Manchester Guardian
The Herbert Sidebotham Research Fellowship
      Established by the late Harry Sacher, London, in memory of Herbert Sidebotham

Visiting Fellowships

The Joseph Brainin Fellowship
      Established in 1967 by the Meier Segals Foundation, Montreal
The Morris Belkin Visiting Professorship
      Established in 1995 by Mrs. Helen Belkin, Canada
The Charpak/Vered Visiting Fellowship
      Established in 1996 in honor of Dr. Georges Charpak by Sara and Zeev Vered and their friends, Ottawa, for the exchange of Israeli and Canadian Scientists
The Federal Republic of Germany
      Through the Minerva Gesellschaft für die Forschung m.b.H., awards annually a number of fellowships for the exchange of Israeli and German scientists
The Heineman Exchange Fellowship
      Established in 1972 by the Minna James Heineman Stiftung, Hannover, Federal Republic of Germany, in memory of Dr. Konrad Adenauer
The Institute of Biochemical Research-Fundacion Campomar (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Exchange Fellowships
      Established in 1985
The Joseph Meyerhoff Visiting Professorship
      Established in 1979 by the Joseph Meyerhoff Fund, Baltimore
The Erna and Jakob Michael Visiting Professorship at the Weizmann Institute of Science
      Established by Mr. and Mrs. Michael, New York
The Michael Sela Exchange Program in Immunology
      Established by the Mount Sinai Hospital in association with the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Toronto
The Dr. Gordon M. Shrum Fund Exchange Fellowship
      Established in 1981 by the Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Society for the Weizmann Institute of Science
The Sieff Research Fellowships Program for Physicians
      Established in 1986 in honor of Lord Sieff of Brimpton by the American Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science
The Rosie and Max Varon Visiting Professorships
      Established in 1986 by an anonymous U.S. donor and the estate of Dorothy Greif-Valsecchi, Paris
The Garfield Weston Visiting Scholar Program
      Established in 1999 by Mr. Garry H. Weston , London
The Weizmann Institute-Evanston Hospital Exchange Fellowships
      Established in 1980 by Harold L. Perlman, Chicago, and the Ambrose and Gladys Bowyer Foundation, Chicago
The Weizmann Institute-Imperial College of Science and Technology Exchange Fellowship
      Established in 1981 by Marks and Spencer, London
The Weizmann Institute-Johns Hopkins University Exchange Fellowships
      Established in 1982
The Sir Siegmund Warburg Visiting Professorship
      Established by the Sir Siegmund Warburg-Weizmann Trust, London
The Weizmann Institute-University of Wisconsin Exchange Fellowships
      Established in 1979 by Harold L. Perlman, Chicago.
      Various Committees for the Weizmann Institute abroad also provide fellowships from time to time.