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Weizmann UK mission

Date: Sunday, September 27, 2015

In mid-June, Weizmann UK brought a new generation of UK professionals active in philanthropy to the Weizmann Institute campus for a three-day mission. The participants included professionals from the realms of finance, law, and accountancy.


The group received a warm welcome from President Prof. Daniel Zajfman. The group was joined by British postdoctoral fellows, and spent time at the Clore Garden of Science. They learned about other UK-supported work at the Wohl Institute for Drug Discovery and the Dangoor Research Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, and saw other sites historically funded by UK support.


The group met scientists from a variety of areas from plant sciences to neurobiology to cancer research, and did sightseeing in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Tamar Galai-Gat, Executive Director of the Clore Israel Foundation, joined the group in Jerusalem and presented an overview of the Foundation’s support for both the Weizmann Institute and across Israel.


The mission closed with a dinner at Regina Restaurant, where they were joined by Prof. Benjamin Geiger from the Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Dr. Kobi Abramson of the Department of Immunology.


Reflecting on her time on campus and in Israel, mission participant Deborah Sayagh said, “The visit far exceeded my expectations of what I thought I would learn and understand: the passion of the scientists really comes out and it’s easy to get excited as they describe their journey.” Clement Hutton-Mill said he was already looking forward to his next visit and said he “hopes to be able to bring others too, as everyone should know about the Weizmann Institute."