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. Barak Dayan

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High-fidelity passive photon-photon interactions
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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. Nir Gov

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The physics of decision making in ant groups
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Prof. Gilad Haran

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"Refractive index sensing using visible electromagnetic resonances of supported dielectric particles"
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2018)

Prof. Ron Naaman

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

Prof. Eli Pollak

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Semiclassical ab-initio dynamics in the interaction representation
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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)

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. Boris Rybtchinski

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Macroscopic nanomaterials constructed from soluble organic nanocrystals: robust self-standing films with nonlinear optical properties
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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. Amnon Horovitz

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

Dr. Emmanuel 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)

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)

Prof. Irit Sagi

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Characterizing dysregulated MT1-MMP proteolytic mechanisms in infectious diseases
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Prof. Rony Seger

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ERK1c in the regulation of Mitotic and apoptotic Golgi fragmentation
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Dr. Efrat Shema

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

Prof. Karina Yaniv

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Fate-specification of endothelial cells during embryonic development and pathological conditions
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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. Zvulun Elazar

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Regulation of autophagy by lipid metabolism
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Prof. Zvi Livneh

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

Prof. Ziv Reich

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"The mutual relations between population variability, environmental conditions, and stress survival in photosynthetic bacteria"
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Prof. Eitan Reuveny

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Ion channels shuffling
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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. Gideon Schreiber

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Identifying the molecular mechanism driving differential Type 1 interferon activity
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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)

Department of Immunology

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

Prof. Uri Alon

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Rational design of high-order drug cocktails for cancer and of DNA sequences for desired biological function
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Prof. Gil Levkowitz

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Mechanisms underlying the formation and maintenance of fenestrated endothelia in the neurohypophysis
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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. Naama Barkai

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

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)

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)

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)

Prof. Yuval Eshed

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Long range conversion of meristems into flowers: dissection of florigen targets
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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)

Prof. Avraham Levy

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Probing the fate of DNA double stranded breaks in meiotic and somatic tissues
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics

Prof. Ronen Basri

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Learning deformable models of shape and activity
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Prof. Robert Krauthgamer

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Streaming computation of NP-hard optimization problems
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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

Dr. 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

Dr. Haim Beidenkopf

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

Prof. Moty Heiblum

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Measuring thermal conductance of edge modes in the FQHE regime
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Prof. Shahal Ilani

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

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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Solvable disordered quantum field theories
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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)

Dr. Ran Budnik

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

Prof. Eilam Gross

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Development of charm tag and establishing the Higgs decay to charm quarks with the ATLAS detector at the LHC
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Dr. 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. Yitzhak Maron

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Time and space resolved X-ray polarization measurements of laser-affected lineshapes: Towards first-ever observation of the Zeeman Effect in Laser field
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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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Exploring the radio variable sky
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Prof. Gilad Perez

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Probing the Higgs force and new physics with isotope shift spectroscopy
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Prof. Eli Waxman

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Early supernova emission
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

Department of Physics of Complex Systems

Prof. Nirit Dudovich

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Resolving and manipulating attosecond electronic wavepackets
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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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Target synthesizer for laser plasma accelerators
(Jan 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2019)

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)