The Yeda-Sela (YeS) Center for Basic Research

Haim Garty, Vice President
The Hella and Derrick Kleeman Professorial Chair of Biochemistry

The YeS Center for basic research was established by a generous gift of Prof. Michael Sela and royalty income received from Yeda R&D Ltd. The YeS Center aims to support basic research projects in all areas of the exact and natural sciences which are less appealing to many of the problem oriented funding sources available to Weizmann scientists. This is in recognition of the fundamental importance of basic, curiosity driven research and the lack of adequate support to research projects with no practical goals.