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The art of science at Christie’s in London

Date: Sunday, March 29, 2015

An evening of science and sushi at Christie’s auction house in London on January 27 was held in support of Alzheimer’s disease research at the Weizmann Institute.


The event, which attracted 350 young professional guests, aimed at encouraging a new generation of potential philanthropists to engage with the work of the Weizmann Institute. The evening was organized on behalf of Weizmann UK by the newly formed Young Weizmann Committee chaired by brothers Jony and Salomon Aaron.


“Alzheimer’s is a terrible and hugely challenging debilitating brain disease,” said Salomon Aaron to the guests. “Scientists at the Weizmann Institute are revising what is known about Alzheimer’s in order to help find a cure. Proceeds raised from the event were directed to Institute research.


Guests were treated to an exclusive private viewing of Christie’s 2015 Impressionist and Modern Art Auction. They were joined by Prof. Noam Sobel from the Department of Neurobiology. He spoke about how his research at the Institute has led to advances in diagnosing autism.


A blockbuster auction took place in Christie’s main sale hall. Luxury lots such as fine dining experiences and accommodations at five-star hotels in the UK and Israel were included and added to the evening’s fundraising total.