Minerva - Weizmann Projects Program

Minerva projects at the Weizmann Institute of Science provide the opportunity for early-stage German researchers (e.g. young graduate students) to visit the Institute to participate in a scientific collaborative effort.

Weizmann Institute researchers with an e-mail address next to their name welcome such visits within the framework of their project. If you are interested in applying to visit one of the researchers below in the framework of this program, you are requested to contact the relevant researcher by clicking the e-mail link next to his/her name.

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Department of Chemical and Biological Physics

Prof. Eran Bouchbinder

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The basic physics of glassy materials
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. Daniella Goldfarb

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Tracking proteins' conformations during function by time resolved EPR distance measurements
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Ron Naaman

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Role of electrons? spin in charge transfer in proteins
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Edvardas Narevicius

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Atom vortex beams
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Dr. Assaf Tal

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Large coverage spectroscopic imaging in post traumatic stress disorder
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. Oren Tal

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Molecular half metallicity
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Prof. Dan Yakir

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Sun Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence (SIF), a new approach to assess ecosystem response to environmental stress
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Department of Materials and Interfaces

Prof. Ernesto Joselevich

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"Carbon nanotube coils and homogeneous bundles: formation, properties and devices"
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Dr. Michal Leskes

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Following ion transport across the electrode-electrolyte interface by NMR spectroscopy
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Igor Lubomirsky

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Mechanism of heterogeneous electrofreezing of water on the surfaces of pyroelectric materials
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Dr. Sivan Refaely-Abramson

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Computational approach to couple charge and spin excitations in 2D materials
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Department of Organic Chemistry

Prof. Rafal Klajn

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Photochromism and catalysis within the confinement of flexible supramolecular cages
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. David Margulies

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Inhibiting protein-protein interactions with self-assembled protein mimetics
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Ronny Neumann

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Multi-electron transformations catalyzed by polyoxometalates in dense phases and confined space
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. Milko Van Der Boom

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Uniform and chiral superstructure formation
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Department of Structural Biology

Prof. Lia Addadi

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Using cryo-soft X-ray microscopy to characterize calcium ion cellular pathways in sea urchin larvae
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Amnon Horovitz

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Unraveling the determinants of chaperonin GroEL dependence
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Emmanuel Doram Levy

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Monitoring transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation simultaneously, genome-wide, and at single cell resolution with the novel TriPoD yeast library
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Dr. Rina Rosenzweig

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Structure, dynamics, and function of Hsp110 molecular disaggregase
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Dr. Moran Shalev-Benami

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Structural basis of signal instigation through adhesion GPCRs
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Department of Biological Regulation

Dr. Roi Avraham

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Individuality and universality in the responses of human hosts to bacterial pathogens
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Dr. Efrat Shema

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Single-molecule systems to decode epigenetic interactions
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Department of Biomolecular Sciences

Dr. Ori Avinoam

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Elucidating the role of membrane domains in lipid uptake and metabolism
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Eitan Bibi

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Co-translational membrane targeting of the E. coli SRP-receptor: Pathway and mechanism
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Zvi Livneh

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Molecular mechanism of cancer hypermutation: The role of translesion DNA synthesis
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Dr. Ruth Scherz-Shouval

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Elucidating the role of stromal Heat Shock Factor 1 in extracellular matrix organization in cancer and inflammation
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. Dan Tawfik

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From simple a beginning ? how did the first NTP synthases and motor proteins evolve?
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. Avraham Yaron

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Uncovering physiological functions of the RNA-binding protein IMP1 phosphorylation in neuronal wiring
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Department of Immunology

Prof. Ronen Alon

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The functions of ICAM-1 in breast cancer progression and elimination
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Steffen Jung

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Comparative functional analysis of microglia and HSC-derived brain macrophages
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Tsvee Lapidot

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Bone marrow transplantation without host ablative radiation preconditioning
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Department of Molecular Cell Biology

Dr. Yonatan Stelzer

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Parent-specific DNA methylation dynamics during embryonic development underling sexual dimorphism
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Eldad Tzahor

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Unraveling ERBB2-mediated cardiac regeneration mechanisms
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Department of Molecular Genetics

Prof. Eli Arama

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Parthanatos steps out of the shadows of cell death and into the developmental spotlight
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Naama Barkai

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Expression homeostasis during DNA replication
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. Ari Elson

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Molecular regulation of osteoclast polarization by the tyrosine phosphatase PTPRJ
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Jacob (Yaqub) Hanna

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Dissecting the role of NOTCH and ACTIVIN signaling in human naive pluripotency
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Maya Schuldiner

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Watching translocation as it occurs: A new approach to the study of protein targeting
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Dr. Schraga Schwartz

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Mapping and functional dissection of mRNA ribose methylations
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Ben-Zion Shilo

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Uncovering the self-organized sequence of actomyosin recruitment in secretion
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Rotem Sorek

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TIR domains as key players in bacterial anti-viral immunity
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Dr. Noam Stern-Ginossar

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Elucidating the role of m6A RNA modification during viral infection
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Elazar Zelzer

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The role of Runx1 in the regulation of enthesis mineralization and regeneration
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Department of Neurobiology

Prof. Ehud Ahissar

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Closed-loop perception in a hybrid rat-machine system
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Tali Kimchi

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Modulation of social behavior and group organization by brain oxytocin in wild mice
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Ilan Lampl

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Diverse scales of interhemispheric membrane potential correlations in awake mice revealed by paired intracellular recordings
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Dr. Meital Oren-Suissa

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Elucidating the mechanisms of ubiquitin-dependent sex specific synapse elimination
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Dr. Michal Rivlin

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Can the brain affect visual processing in the retina? The role of histaminergic projections from the brain in shaping response properties of retinal ganglion cells
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences

Prof. Asaph Aharoni

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The Role of L-DOPA in below ground plant - plant interaction and allelopathy
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Dr. Assaf Gal

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The molecular processes that control mineral formation in the silica deposition vesicle of diatoms
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Prof. Robert Krauthgamer

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New coresets for clustering problems
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Dr. Merav Parter

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Local distributed problems in all-to-all communication models
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Eran Segal

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Comprehensive characterization of the functional effects of thousands of p53 mutations
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Department of Mathematics

Prof. Avraham Rami Aizenbud

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Induced spherical pairs
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Gal Binyamini

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An analytic-geometric approach to the density of algebraic points on transcendental sets
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. Yosef Yomdin

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Analytic parametrizations in diophantine geometry and in gynamics
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Department of Condensed Matter Physics

Prof. Haim Beidenkopf

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Hydrodynamic current flow in WP2
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Erez Berg

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Dynamics and transport in quantum critical metals
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Yuval Gefen

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Designing and controlling phases and phase transitions on the edge
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Moty Heiblum

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Thermal conductance of exotic fractional states: The role of edge modes equilibration
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Shahal Ilani

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Spatial imaging of electron hydrodynamics in graphene
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Dr. Serge Rosenblum

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Implementing superconducting qubits with biased noise
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Dan Shahar

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Probing a finite temperature insulator
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. Eli Zeldov

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Nanoscale thermal imaging of quantum systems at mK temperatures
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics

Prof. Ofer Aharony

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Gravitational duals for free gauge theories
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Dr. Shikma Bressler

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General search for lepton flavour violating decays of massive resonances in ATLAS data
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. Ran Budnik

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Developing a novel light dark matter detector
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. Boaz Katz

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Asymmetry in the nebular spectra of type Ia supernovae ? new clues for the elusive explosion mechanism
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Dr. David Mross

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Symmetries and dualities in highly entangled quantum matter
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. Eran Oded Ofek

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Novel measurements enabled by new astrometric capabilities
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Dr. Noam Tal Hod

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Tests of strong-field QED and the development of the LUXE experiment
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Department of Physics of Complex Systems

Dr. Hillel Aharoni

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Patterns of wrinkling
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Nirit Dudovich

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Attosecond Interferometry
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Dr. Efi Efrati

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Non-holonomic diffusion processes: From rotating molecular cats to the random walk of solar systems
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Gregory Falkovich

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Theory of viscous electronics
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Dr. Ofer Firstenberg

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Rare-gas quantum memories
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Victor Armand Malka

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ALL-Optical Compton gamma-rays (ALLOC)
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)

Prof. Elisha Moses

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Mixed population networks: The balance of excitation / inhibition
(Jan 1, 2019 - Dec 31, 2021)

Prof. Dan Oron

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Lensless endoscopy through multi-core optical fiber bundles
(Jan 1, 2018 - Dec 31, 2020)

Prof. Joel Stavans

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Coupled circadian cellular oscillators in a one-dimensional organism
(Jan 1, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022)