Latest Weizmann News

5 August 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

The driving force of “curiosity and passion”

She was born into poverty yet Professor Ada Yonath from the Weizmann Institute of Science became one of four women to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry and the...

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4 August 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Two great research institutes join forces – Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics officially opened

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Sydney, and Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, have now officially opened the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics – where the genetic makeup of...

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14 June 2017 | Weizmann in Australia

2017 Summer School scholarships awarded

This year, three high school graduates have been selected to attend the Weizmann Institute of Science International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in Israel, which takes place over the month of...

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12 June 2017 | Weizmann in Australia

Bread and health: A personal matter

Bread occupies a unique place in our diet: it accounts for about one-tenth of the calories many people in the West consume and up to 40% of the caloric consumption...

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2 June 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Friends collaborate to de-code superbugs in Weizmann-Monash research partnership

Eight years ago he was a postdoctoral student of Nobel Laureate, Professor Ada Yonath of the Weizmann Institute of Science, spending three years in Israel studying.  Now Dr Matthew Belousoff...

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29 April 2017 | Weizmann in Australia

Building dialog through science – new website

Building Dialog through Science, or BDS, (http://israelbds.org/) is the name of a new website from the Weizmann Institute of Science that features the many and varied scientific studies that rely...

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6 March 2017 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

2017 International Summer School scholarship now open

Imagine this:  you are developing a strategy against cancer that will trigger the body’s early detection of tumours, or studying surfaces using scanning tunnelling microscopy, or learning about the behaviour...

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6 March 2017 | Weizmann in Australia

The Garvan-Weizmann Partnership

The above  image – a representation of RNA, the functional unit of the genome – was designed by Dr Kate Patterson (visual science communicator, Garvan Institute). It started with a...

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2 November 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Destination Weizmann

Some may think that a serious, scientific institute is not a fun place to take your kids when on holiday, but according to Sydney’s Ian Perlman, Israel’s Weizmann Institute of...

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2 November 2016 | Weizmann in Australia

Sam Lees wins science prize

An 18 year old aspiring doctor from Moriah College has won Weizmann Australia’s prize for Excellence, Commitment and Curiosity in Science. Sam Lees said he was thrilled, but very surprised,...

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10 September 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann’s Professor Ido Amit visits Garvan

It was the first time for Weizmann’s Professor Ido Amit to visit the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Sydney, where he met senior staff to discuss the recently announced...

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5 September 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Summer school an ‘incredible opportunity’ say students

Recently  we announced that ANU students Cherry Zheng and Matthew Goh had won the Trawalla Foundation–Weizmann Australia scholarship to attend the 2016 Weizmann Institute of Science International Summer Science Institute (ISSI)...

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4 July 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

Weizmann global gathering inspires

Every two years the Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) gathers together its key international supporters to celebrate the Institute’s achievements and mark its global scientific impact to the benefit of...

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22 June 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

2016 ISSI scholarship recipients

Two excellent candidates have won the recent Trawalla Foundation–Weizmann Australia scholarship to attend the 2016 Weizmann Institute of Science International Summer Science Institute (ISSI) in Israel.  They are high school...

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5 June 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

It’s a molecular secret message

A molecular invisible ink is now available. Called a molecular-scale messaging sensor (m-SMS), this is part of a secure, chemically based system designed to transmit and reveal secret messages. Created by...

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5 June 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Not knowing you’re learning

At some point in our lives we have all had to consciously use our brains to learn at school, university and work – dreaming of how great it would be...

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5 June 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Stressing material exchange

How does stress, which can cause our bodies to divert resources from non-essential functions, affect the basic exchange of materials that underlie our everyday life? Weizmann Institute of Science researchers...

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10 May 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Weizmann born prostate cancer therapy in advanced trials

A new prostate cancer drug called Tookad®, which is currently approved in Mexico for early–stage treatment, is now undergoing advanced trials in Israel and Europe, with European approval hoped for...

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12 April 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel, Weizmann in the News

Weizmann and Garvan expertise unite in new research centre

Two world-class research facilities – the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia – will unite to establish a new centre based in Sydney. The...

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1 March 2016 | Weizmann in Australia, Weizmann in Israel

A week of discovery

In November, Weizmann Australia organised a special ‘week of discovery’ in Israel for a group of Australian women, focusing on innovations in arts and science.  The week included vivid experiences...

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