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

Dr. Baran Eren

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Surface science at atmospheric pressures and in liquids
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Prof. Lucio Frydman

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Ultrahigh field magnetic resonance and the development of new paradigms in non-invasive cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

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. Gilad Haran

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Enhanced photon collection for single-molecule protein transition-state spectroscopy
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

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)

Prof. Itamar Procaccia

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Solving the long standing riddle of remote triggering
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Department of Chemical and 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)

Prof. David Margulies

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

Dr. Moran Shalev-Benami

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

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Prof. Yohai Kaspi

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Cyclones and jets on giant planets in light of the new polar observations of the Juno mission
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

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 Molecular Chemistry and Materials Science

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. Gershom (Jan) Martin

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Computational study of zinc enzymes and beyond, by means of local-orbital based wavefunction methods, explicit correlation approaches, and Delta-machine learning
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

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)

Prof. Boris Rybtchinski

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Biomolecular plastics
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Dr. Ulyana Shimanovich

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Towards the assembly of biomaterials with an electrical field
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Prof. Milko Van Der Boom

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

Department of Biological Regulation

Dr. Moshe Biton

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Single cell interrogation of intestinal epithelial and immune cells during bacterial gastroenteritis
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

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. Rivka Dikstein

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Molecular and pharmacological studies of translation start codon selection
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Prof. Anthony H. Futerman

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Delineating functional domains in ceramide synthases
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

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)

Dr. Ziv Shulman

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The chromatin remodeler Ino80 controls B cell differentiation into antibody forming cells
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Department of Molecular Cell Biology

Prof. Shalev Itzkovitz

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Reconstructing spatial proteomic maps of the intestinal epithelium
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Dr. Yonatan Stelzer

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

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. 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. Eran Hornstein

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Regulation of stress granules disassembly
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel

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Genetic and evolutionary implications of sexual mating preference
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

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)

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)

Dr. Ivo Spiegel

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Experience-regulated transcriptional networks that restrict the plasticity of cortical circuits
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

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)

Dr. Einat Segev

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Dissecting phototroph-heterotroph interactions: algal exudates feed and wake-up bacteria
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

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)

Prof. Shimon Ullman

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From objects to scenes: generalization and multi-tasks
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Department of Mathematics

Prof. Avraham Rami Aizenbud

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

Prof. Uri Bader

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Homology and homotopy complexity in nonpositive curvature
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Department of Condensed Matter Physics

Prof. Israel Bar-Joseph

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Exciton condensation in a disordered medium
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

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. 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)

Prof. Avishay Gal-Yam

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Rapid response spectrographs: observing the formation of the elements
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

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)

Prof. Yosef Nir

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New physics opportunities in DUNE
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Prof. Eran Oded Ofek

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

Prof. Gilad Perez

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Strange physics & relaxion searches with KOTO & HL-LHC timing detectors
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

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)

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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The optical properties of highly birefringent organic crystals and their assemblies
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Dr. Oren Raz

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Anomalous thermal relaxations
(Jan 1, 2021 - Dec 31, 2023)

Prof. Joel Stavans

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