The Mary and Tom Beck Canadian Center for Alternative Energy Research
Prof. Ron Milo
The Mary and Tom Beck Canadian Center for Alternative Energy Research (Prof. Ron Milo, Director) provides funding that supports the Alternative Sustainable Energy Research Initiative (SAERI). Together, these entities encourage fundamental scientific research to explore new ways to create and use clean energy sources. Areas of exploration include solar energy, wind, and hydroelectric, geothermal energy, and biofuels.
Prof. Eran Segal
The Crown Human Genome Center supplies experimental and computational genetic information knowledge to the academic, medical, and biotechnology communities
in diagnostics, agriculture, genetic diseases, drug development, and gene therapy. It is a vital part of the strategic infrastructure that has increased Israel’s capacity to use the vast information resulting from the worldwide Human Genome Project. With its many collaborators, the center also has been a major partner in conducting groundbreaking research to investigate the human genome.
The Crown Photonics Center
Prof. Dan Oron
The Crown Photonics Centert promotes the study of light and its applications. The Weizmann Institute is a global leader in basic photonics research. Photonics has given
rise to the discovery of gamma rays, ultraviolet light, infrared light, microwaves, and radio waves, with applications ranging from biomedicine to homeland security, and including computing, medical diagnostics, imaging, on-chip data communication, and laser defense.
Prof. Gideon Schreiber
The Dana and Yossie Hollander Center for Structural Proteomics elucidates how proteins are arranged in space, which informs how proteins function and how dysfunctional proteins lead to various diseases; and lead to the design of new drugs, diagnostic tests, proteins engineered for industrial use, vaccines, antibodies, and other blood products, biosensors,
agrochemicals, and biologically engineered organisms. The Center is a national service provider.
The Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for Molecular Design
Prof. Rafal Klajn
The Helen and Martin Kimmel Center for Molecular Design supports scientific activities (including international conferences) focused on molecular design. In particular, the Center provides seed funding for research projects encompassing diverse aspects of molecular design, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary collaborations. Research supported by the Center includes, but is not limited to, development of functional materials based on metal–ligand coordination (van der Boom group), fluorescent molecular sensors for protein detection (Margulies group), polyoxometalate-based catalysts (Neumann group), stimuli-responsive molecules and materials (Klajn group), chemical reaction networks (with implications for synthetic biology and origins of life) (Semenov group), new sensors for magnetic resonance imaging (Bar-Shir group), pincer-type organometallic catalysts (Milstein group), sustainable materials self-assembled from small-molecule building blocks (Rybtchinski group), as well as development of new methods in computational quantum chemistry (Martin group), uncovering the molecular mechanisms underlying the function of retinal proteins (Sheves group), and computational design of biologically active small-molecule compounds (London group).
Ben May Center for Chemical Theory and Computation
Prof. Eran Bouchbinder
The Ben May Center for Chemical Theory and Computation brings together theoretical and computational chemists to study the fundamental properties of atoms, molecules, and chemical reactions, using advanced algorithms, quantum mechanics, and thermodynamics. Research conducted with the support of the Ben May Center may inform the design of more productive and efficient manufacturing processes, and the characterization of new compounds and materials.
Prof. Eran Segal
The Institute for Microbiome Research promotes the integrated application of immunology, molecular cell biology, and mathematical approaches to the examination of how microbial species, residing naturally in the intestinal tract, influence the incidence and progress of a host of human conditions and diseases. Built around the “Personalized Nutrition Project” and resting on intensive collaboration with clinical researchers, Institute activities have implications for the eventual design of personalized treatments for disorders including obesity and diabetes, inflammation, cancer, and neurodegeneration.
Prof. Moshe Oren
The Moross Integrated Cancer Center (MICC) works to unravel the complexity of cancer by harnessing the power of basic research to facilitate translation into the clinical arena in the quest for cancer prevention, early diagnosis and, ultimately, a cure. The overarching goal of the MICC is to move toward personalized cancer medicine, facilitating translational research by enabling the flow of insights from the lab and feedback from patient treatment and samples. The MICC includes six components: the Swiss Society Institute for Cancer Prevention Research, the Ekard Institute for Cancer Diagnosis Research, the Dwek Institute for Cancer Therapy Research, The de Picciotto-Lesser Cancer Cell Observatory in Memory of Wolfgang and Ruth Lesser, the Weizmann-Brazil Tumor Bank, and the Kleinman Cancer Cell Sorting Facility.
Perlman Institute of Chemical Sciences
The Perlman Institute of Chemical Sciences supports the regular maintenance and activities of the Perlman Chemical Sciences Building, established by the late Harold Perlman, a founding member of the Chicago Committee of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Through its support, scientists at the Department of Materials and Interfaces and the Department of Chemical Physics enjoy a modern research facility.
Scientific research projects conducted at the Perlman Building are diverse and include, among other things, the development of advanced chemical nano-structures such as nanotubes; finding alternative energy sources and improving existing technologies for the production of sustainable energy; identifying theoretical models of cellular shapes and dynamics; and exploring advanced methods of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
The Willner Family Leadership Institute
Prof. Michal Neeman
The Willner Family Leadership Institute provides support for scientific research, education, and leadership development. Funding is used for the recruitment of young scientists and outfitting their labs, new research and technology initiatives, the purchase of scientific instrumentation systems, and science education.