IISER Pune hosted a delegation of 24 scientists and students from Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. This is the first time in history of IISER Pune that such a large delegation has visited the institute with the intent of developing academic and research collaboration. Researchers from the two institutions are interacting via a three-day conference on Chemical Biology (January 17-19, 2018). The conference was a platform to present cutting-edge advancements in chemical biology by leading scientists from IISER Pune and Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel. This meeting also served as a vehicle to foster Indo-Israel collaborations and exchange of ideas as well as exposure of trainees to new opportunities.