Weizmann France’s Pasteur partnership

Date: Monday, March 25, 2019
L-R: Maurice Lévy, Jacqueline Frydman, and Sidney Toledano

L-R: Maurice Lévy, Jacqueline Frydman, and Sidney Toledano

The Pasteur-Weizmann Council held its annual gala dinner at the Wagram Hall in Paris on November 15, celebrating the more than 40 years of active scientific collaboration between the Institut Pasteur and the Weizmann Institute of Science. The funds raised at the gala will provide essential support for scientific research.

Following a tribute to the late Simone Veil, who initiated the collaboration, Maurice Lévy, Chairman of the Pasteur-Weizmann Council, spoke. Lévy recalled the objectives, missions, and ongoing developments of this special cooperation. Jacqueline Frydman, a member of the executive committee of Weizmann France, was also in attendance, as was Alain Grossman, the treasurer of Weizmann France.


The dinner brought together prestigious figures from the world of science—including Nobel Prize winner Prof. Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, and Institut Pasteur Scientific Director Prof. Olivier Schwartz—and the world of politics, including Jean-François Copé and Pierre Aidenbaum. 


Sidney Toledano, the Chairman and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group, who was accompanied by his wife Katia, is the main sponsor of the Pasteur-Weizmann Council.