Weizmann Latin America


The Latin American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science was founded in 2014 with the primary goal of raising awareness and funds for the Weizmann Institute in this region. Dany Schmit is the CEO of the Committee and works from the Institute in Rehovot, travelling frequently to the continent.
The Committee operates in Latin America and in the U.S. among Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities.

Contact Details

Dany Schmit, CEO

Raquel Zivov, Administrative Director

Weizmann Institute of Science
234 Herzl Street
Room 21, De Picciotto B
Rehovot 7610001

E-mail: latam@weizmann.ac.il


Dr. Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay at right with Dany Schmit, CEO of the Latin American Committee at the Presidential House in Uruguay, August 2015.
From left to right: Mr. Mario Montoto, President of the Argentinean-Israeli Chamber of Commerce, Prof. Alon Chen, and Israel’s Ambassador to Argentina, Mrs. Dorit Shavit. (Credit: Fernando Calzada)

Associations of Friends in Latin America:


The Brazilian Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science is a non-profit organization that supports the Weizmann Institute of Science in maintaining its excellence in scientific research and in contributing significantly to human health for the world at large. The Amigos do Weizmann --as they are called in Portuguese -- also promote scientific exchange between Brazil and the Weizmann Institute, fostering cutting-edge research and development for the benefit of all humanity.

Learn more about the Brazilian Friends:
Davidson Institute of Science Education
Weizmann Brasil is on Facebook


Mr. Mario Fleck, President
Prof. Regina P. Markus, Vice President

Contact details:
Claudia Issler Faiguenboim, Liaison Manager
Rua Barão de Santa Eulalia 500
São Paulo - SP

Email: weizmann.br@gmail.com



Mr. Mario Fleck and Prof. Regina P. Markus, President and Vice President of the Brazilian Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science, respectively.


Brazilian students of the Dr. Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in 2015. From left to right: Joyce dos Santos Lopes,  Marcos Silva de Luca, Felipe Frid Buniac and Matheus Valença Correia.


The Mexican Association of Friends of the Weizmann Institute of Science was founded in 1982 by a group of people interested in strengthening the scientific relationship between the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Mexican scientific community, for the benefit of humanity.

Learn more about the Mexican Association at:
Weizmann in Mexico
Weizmann in Mexico is on Facebook


Mrs. Martha Flisser, President
Mauricio Gerson, Vice President

Contact details:
Paulina Gallego, Executive Coordinator
Av. de las Fuentes #35-206
Col. Tecamachalco
Naucalpan, Edo. de Mexico
C.P. 53950

Email: institutoweizmann@institutoweizmann.org
Email: institutoweizmann@infinitummail.com

Tel: 52 (55) 5294 20 94, 52 (55) 5294 21 40

Mr. Luis Stillmann, Mr. Rolando Uziel, and President of the Mexican Association of Friends Mrs. Martha Flisser in an event organized at the house of Israel’s Ambassador for Mexico in November 2015. (Credit: Alicia Masri)
Mexican students of the Dr. Bessie Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in 2015. From left to right: Anuar González Zamudio, Elías Ruiz, Sofia Carrillo, Cecilia Meneses (with the Mexican flag)