The Mary and Tom Beck Canadian Center for Alternative Energy Research
Prof. David Cahen
The Mary and Tom Beck Canadian Center for Alternative Energy Research (Prof. David Cahen, Director) provides funding that supports the Alternative Sustainable Energy Research Initiative (AERI). Together, these entities encourage fundamental scientific research to explore new ways to create and use clean energy sources. Areas of exploration include solar energy, wind, and hydroelectric, geothermal energy, and biofuels.
The Clore Center for Biological Physics
Prof. Elisha Moses
The Clore Center for Biological Physics supports research activities that use the methods of physics and physical chemistry to study biological systems. Under the center’s auspices, biologists, chemists, computer scientists, and physicists work together to explore a variety of fundamental issues in biology, and develop new approaches to address them.
The Clore Institute for High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy
Prof. Lucio Frydman
At the Clore Institute for High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy, scientists will ask profound questions regarding the physiology, biochemistry, and functioning of chemicals and biological factors, study issues of relevance to human pathologies, and develop cutting-edge high-field magnetic resonance methods and technologies for exploring physiological and biochemical phenomena.
Prof. Eran Segal
The Crown Human Genome Center supplies experimental and computational genetic information knowledge to the academic, medical, and biotechnology communities
in diagnostics, agriculture, genetic diseases, drug development, and gene therapy. It is a vital part of the strategic infrastructure that has increased Israel’s capacity to use the vast information resulting from the worldwide Human Genome Project. With its many collaborators, the center also has been a major partner in conducting groundbreaking research to investigate the human genome.
The Crown Photonics Center
Prof. Yaron Silberberg
The Crown Photonics Centert promotes the study of light and its applications. The Weizmann Institute is a global leader in basic photonics research. Photonics has given
rise to the discovery of gamma rays, ultraviolet light, infrared light, microwaves, and radio waves, with applications ranging from biomedicine to homeland security, and including computing, medical diagnostics, imaging, on-chip data communication, and laser defense.
Dwek Institute for Cancer Therapy Research
Prof. Yosef Yarden
Dwek Institute for Cancer Therapy Research, part of the Moross Integrated Cancer Center (MICC), explores the molecular mechanisms of cancer cells and the tumor microenvironment (surrounding tissues, blood vessels, immune cells, etc.); strives for an in-depth understanding of the programmed cell death installed in every cell; and searches for new and efficient biological approaches to override the resistance of tumor cells to treatments.
Our goal is to identify drugs and other types of treatment modalities that would kill cancer and cancer accessory cells with minimal or no damage to healthy tissues.
EKARD Institute for Cancer Diagnosis Research
Prof. Yardena Samuels
EKARD Institute for Cancer Diagnosis Research, part of the Moross Integrated Cancer Center, provides a supportive framework for leading researchers working on novel ways to achieve early detection of cancer, which may help clinicians provide more accurate diagnoses and identify specific molecular signatures. Early detection and diagnosis of cancer can greatly improve the medical community's ability to control the outcome of therapy, offer the most effective treatment, and avoid useless and often harsh methods of combating the disease.
Prof. Gideon Schreiber
The Dana and Yossie Hollander Center for Structural Proteomics elucidates how proteins are arranged in space, which informs how proteins function and how dysfunctional proteins lead to various diseases; and lead to the design of new drugs, diagnostic tests, proteins engineered for industrial use, vaccines, antibodies, and other blood products, biosensors,
agrochemicals, and biologically engineered organisms. The Center is a national service provider.
The Moross Integrated Cancer Center (MICC)
Prof. Moshe Oren
The Moross Integrated Cancer Center (MICC) works to unravel the complexity of cancer by harnessing the power of basic research to facilitate translation into the clinical arena in the quest for cancer prevention, early diagnosis and, ultimately, a cure. The overarching goal of the MICC is to move toward personalized cancer medicine, facilitating translational research by enabling the flow of insights from the lab and feedback from patient treatment and samples. The MICC will include the Institute for Cancer Prevention Research (Prof. Zvi Livneh, Director), the Ekard Institute for Cancer Diagnosis Research (Prof. Yardena Samuels, Director) and the Institute for Cancer Therapy Research (Prof. Yosef Yarden, Director). The second component of the MICC will focus on the infrastructure, namely: an Advanced Preclinical Cancer Facility, a Tumor Bank, a Center for Cell Sorting, and a Cancer Cell Observatory.
Perlman Institute of Chemical Sciences
The Perlman Institute of Chemical Sciences supports the regular maintenance and activities of the Perlman Chemical Sciences Building, established by the late Harold Perlman, a founding member of the Chicago Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Through its support, scientists at the Department of Materials and Interfaces and the Department of Chemical Physics enjoy a modern research facility.
Scientific research projects conducted at the Perlman Building are diverse and include, among other things, the development of advanced chemical nano-structures such as nanotubes; finding alternative energy sources and improving existing technologies for the production of sustainable energy; identifying theoretical models of cellular shapes and dynamics; and exploring advanced methods of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
The Willner Family Leadership Institute
Prof. Michal Neeman
The Willner Family Leadership Institute provides support for scientific research, education, and leadership development. Funding is used for the recruitment of young scientists and outfitting their labs, new research and technology initiatives, the purchase of scientific instrumentation systems, and science education.