Research Institutes and Centers - Institute-wide

The Azrieli Institute for Systems Biology provides a platform for a large range of disciplines that apply holistic tools to comprehending biological phenomena, from genome architecture and function to model organism development and cancer.
Prof. Naama Barkai, Director

The Mary and Tom Beck Canadian Center for Alternative Energy Research 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 (which also includes biomass, wind, hydroelectric), nuclear and geothermal energy, and biofuels.
Prof. David Cahen, Director

The Braginsky Center for the Interface between Science and the Humanities provides funding for projects that focus on the intersection of science and humanities such as neuroscience and psychology; and chemistry and archaeology.
Prof. Itamar Procaccia, Director 

The Center for the Development of Scientific Resources provides funds that permit expert staff scientists and engineers to develop ways to get the most out of the existing equipment and improve their performance to address special research needs. Such support is targeted to enable innovative solutions to cases in which researchers have non-standard demands that require specific adjustments of standard protocols or higher accuracy than manufacturer's standards. These developments may also require some instrumental upgrade in the form of additional components and improved software.
The Vice President, Prof. Michal Neeman, Director

The Dimitris N. Chorafas Institute for Scientific Exchange supports international scientific conferences at The David Lopatie Conference Centre on the Weizmann Institute campus, with the aim of enriching intellectual exchange and solidifying the Weizmann Institute’s role as a world hub of scientific research.
The Vice President, Prof. Michal Neeman, Director

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. Research projects funded by the center have included investigations of the neurological underpinnings of post-traumatic stress disorder, measuring the exact mass of protein subunits, and investigations of genes that are naturally primed to kill bacteria in order to inform the understanding of drug-resistant pathogens.
Prof. Elisha Moses, Director

The Dolfi and Lola Ebner Center for Biomedical Research supports research on human diseases at the molecular level. Studies addressing biochemical mechanisms that underlie the major threats to human health, such as cardiovascular defects, cancer and infectious diseases, are supported by the center.
The Vice President, Prof. Michal Neeman, Director

The J&R Center for Scientific Research supports research grants in diverse fields of study and a variety of Institute-wide needs: equipment, the Feinberg Graduate School, the operation of common core facilities, and targeted departmental support. It plays an important role in the Weizmann Institute’s campus development activities, such as funding construction and refurbishment of labs for new scientists.
The Vice President, Prof. Michal Neeman, Director

The Kahn Family Research Center for Systems Biology of the Human Cell fosters high-level research in systems biology. Systems biology is a holistic approach to the study of biology with the objective of simultaneously monitoring all biological processes operating as an integrated system. Under the auspices of the center, scientists strive to employ a systems approach to revealing the basic principles that govern the biological world.
Prof. Naama Barkai, Director

The primary aim of the Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for Archaeological Science is to train students at the PhD level in both the natural sciences and archaeology, enabling them to implement the most sophisticated analytical tools and methods in studies of ancient cultures based on their material remains. An increasing use of the scientific method in archaeological research broadens its scope and possibilities, yet necessitates appropriate training for archaeologists traditionally educated in the faculties of the humanities alone.
Prof. Steve Weiner, Director

The Max Planck Society - Weizmann Institute of Science Research Center (MPS-WIS) for Integrative Archaeology/Anthropology is based on the firm belief that the investigation of past humans and their behaviors is most effectively carried out in an integrative manner, namely that the archaeological research begins in the field both at the macroscopic level with the naked eye and photographic imaging, and at the microscopic level with the aid of analytical instrumentation. The research then proceeds to the laboratory where more demanding analyses at the macroscopic level of artifacts, and at the microscopic level of sediment and artifact compositions takes place. The final synthesis reflects the results obtained both in the field and in the laboratory.
Prof. Steve Weiner, Weizmann Institute of Science, Co-Director
Prof. Jean-Jaques Hublin, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Co-Director

The newly established Moross Institute Integrated Cancer Center (MICC) is working 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, also known as precision cancer medicine. It facilitates translational research by enabling the flow of insights from the lab as well as feedback from patient treatment and samples. This is what makes the MICC unique, while also creating a platform for the Weizmann Institute to involve top researchers from outside the field of biomedicine, such as computer scientists, physicists, and chemists.          
The MICC will have a solid basic research component comprised of the Institute for Cancer Prevention Research, to be headed by Prof. Zvi Livneh, the Ekard Institute for Cancer Diagnosis Research, to be headed by Prof. Yardena Samuels, and the Institute for Cancer Therapy Research, to be headed by Prof. Yosef Yarden. 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. 
Prof. Moshe Oren, Director
 
The Jeanne and Joseph Nissim Center for Life Sciences Research enables scientists in the Institute to advance cutting-edge biomedical research with the hope that such investigations will lead to real medical applications. The center recruits exceptional new scientists and funds the purchase of biomedical research equipment, and supports leading scientific research.
The Vice President, Prof. Michal Neeman, Director

The Dr. Karl and Leila Ribstein Center for Information Technology supports and enhances the integrated, campus-wide computing and communications networks of the Weizmann Institute, in recognition of the essential role of sophisticated computer infrastructure in all aspects of modern science and administration.
Prof. Yigal Burstein, Director

The Wertheimer Center for Computational Biology facilitates the historical transition of the biological sciences toward Big Data-driven research and information-centered integration of experiments and theory. Serving as analysts, educators, and mediators between the departments in which they work and the Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine, the Center’s computational biology experts provide the needed interdisciplinary synergism that can preserve and further develop the Weizmann Institute’s leadership in the new era of information-centric biology and its numerous applications in precision medicine. 
The Vice President, Prof. Michal Neeman, Director

The Willner Family Leadership Institute was established to provide transformational support for scientific research, education, and leadership development. It directs its funding to critical areas at the Weizmann Institute: the recruitment and outfitting of young scientists, new research and technology initiatives, the purchase of scientific instrumentation systems, and science education. The Vice President, Prof. Michal Neeman, heads the Willner Family Leadership Institute’s advisory committee.

The Yeda-Sela Center for Basic Research supports basic research projects in all areas of the exact and natural sciences that are less appealing to many of the problem-oriented funding sources available to Weizmann scientists. This is in recognition of the fundamental importance of basic, curiosity-driven research and the lack of adequate support to research projects with no practical goals.
The Vice President, Prof. Michal Neeman, Director

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