The symposium will be held at The David Lopatie Conference Centre, on the campus of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Rehovot is located in the center of the country, ca. 20 km south of Tel Aviv.

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Participants from most EU countries and the US do not need visas to Israel.

For participants from other countries we suggest you check with your local Israeli embassy or consulate.

Table of visa requirements for tourists visiting Israel.

Invitation letters will be issued upon request.



The Leonardo hotel is located near to the Rehovot train station which is a short walk from the Weizmann Institute of Science main gate. Leonardo Hotel reception is available 24/7.

Reisfeld Residence, Hebrew University campus
The Reisfeld Residence is located across the street from the Weizmann Institute of Science campus, a short 5 minute walk from the main gate.
Please note that breakfast is not available at the Reisfeld Residence guesthouse.


The Ben-Gurion Airport is located approximately 35 minutes by car or taxi from the city of Rehovot.

Taxi services
Private taxis are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As you exit the airport building from the main reception lobby, you should see signs for taxis directing you to the left. 

Public buses
Bus stops and free internal shuttle pick-up points are located in Terminal 3, second level of the multilevel road, across from Gates 21 and 23.
Egged bus (the main bus company in Israel) stop at EL AL Junction on Highway 40 (approximately 5 km from Terminal 3 and 2.5 km from Terminal 1). Important: the buses do not go through Ben Gurion Airport.
Egged Line 249 will take you from El-Al Junction to Rehovot. For an up-to-date and detailed information about departure times and frequency of the lines, please contact the Egged's Customer Service Centre: Tel: +972 (0)3-6948888 or go to Egged's website.
The cost of a one way ticket from El-Al Junction to Rehovot is approximately 13 NIS (~4$).
**Egged service does not operate during the Jewish Sabbath (Friday afternoon - Saturday evening).

Train services
The train station at Ben-Gurion airport is located on Level S of the Landside Building, adjacent to the Greeters' Hall. There is no direct train from Ben-Gurion airport to Rehovot. To get to Rehovot you need to go from the Ben-Gurion airport train station to Tel-Aviv HAGANA train station (approximately 17 minutes). From there, take a train to Rehovot train station (approximately 30 minutes). The cost for one way ticket from Ben-Gurion airport to Rehovot is approximately 18 NIS (~5$).
Train tickets can be purchased through automated ticket dispensers on Level G of the terminal. For information on schedules and fares call Israel Railways Information Service: +972 (0)77-2324000 or go to the Israel railways website.
**Israel railway service do not operate during the Jewish Sabbath (Friday afternoon - Saturday evening).




The New Israeli Shekel (NIS) is the official national currency. All the major credit cards are accepted in Israel in places displaying the emblem at the entrance.

The weather in Rehovot in April is generally warm, with an average temperature of 24°C (75° F).

Restaurants in Rehovot and WIS campus
Café Mada – Fish and pasta (Dairy – kosher)
Address: Situated on WIS Campus
Phone: +972-(0)8 -6723994
Open Sunday-Thursday 08:00-22:00, Friday 08:00-13:00, Saturday- closed

San Martin Cafeteria (kosher)
Address: Situated on WIS Campus at the guesthouse reception floor.
Phone: +972-(0)8 -9343381
Open Sunday-Thursday 08:00-15:00, Friday and Saturday- closed

Moo V Moo Restaurant – meat and grill restaurant (not kosher)
Address: 177 Herzl Street.
Phone: +972-(0)8-9462690
Closed on Saturday and Sunday

César Bistro – (not kosher)
Address: 3 Pekeris Street
Phone: +972-(0)8 -9465444

Important phone numbers
San Martin Guesthouse reception: +972-(0)8 -9343385 (open only between 08:00-16:00)
WIS Campus security: +972-(0)8 -9343515
Taxi service (Rehovot taxi’s): +972-(0)8 -9363333






Registration deadline: January 17, 2019

Late abstract submission deadline: January 17, 2019

Local Organizer

  • Orly Reiner, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot


  • Aurora Arghir, "Victor Babes" National Institute of Pathology
  • Eleonora Aronica, University of Amsterdam
  • Nadia Bahi-Buisson, IMAGINE institute, Paris
  • Stefan Barakat, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
  • Carlos Cardoso, INSERM, France
  • Renzo Guerrini, University of Florence
  • Anna Jansen, UZ Brussel, Belgium
  • Naomi Josman, University of Haifa
  • Michal Klichowski, Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Wlodzimierz Klonowski, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Gustavo Malinger, Tel Aviv University
  • Jens Pahnke, University of Oslo
  • Daniela Pilz, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital


Coordinator &
Accessibility Issues

Irit Veksler