Science Stories
Discovering the Weizmann Institute of Science

Rick and Lillian Ekstein visited the Weizmann Institute of Science on Oct. 30, 2017, where they met with Prof. Mike Fainzilber from the Department of Biomolecular Sciences.

“We are so grateful to the Weizmann Institute for taking the time to show us around the campus. We were blown away by the size and beauty of the campus and amazed by the quality and quantity of the incredibly important work that is happening there.

From the philosophy of hiring the best of the best and then letting them go, to their outreach to high school students; bringing them to learn together with actual researchers and scientists, it’s easy to see why Israel has become a world leader in so many areas. I have no idea what the future will bring, but I’m sure that much of it is already being dreamed up at the Weizmann Institute.”

Linda Assouline visited the Weizmann Institute of Science with her daughters Alexandra (16) and Liora (10) on July 24, 2018. They visited with MSc student Devora Tamar Grunberg, Department of Biological Regulation (working under the guidance of Prof. Michal Neeman)

“So happy my daughters and I got a chance to visit in person this wonderful institution. We had an amazing time! My girls were mesmerized and really impressed with the visitor center and the Weizmann house.

It is impressive to see first-hand how this beautiful and state of the art campus and where world class scientist are advancing science for the benefit of humanity. I was also very much impressed by the Weizmann house which reflects how avant-garde and visionary he was; truly a remarkable leader.”

Charles (Chuck) Burger, a member of Weizmann Canada’s Weizmann League for young professionals, visited the campus on June 4, 2018 and spent time with PhD student Gal Ofir

“Setting foot inside the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, one can’t help but feel as if one has been transported onto a college campus. Beautifully designed buildings from different periods, sprawling green fields, and people, sprinkled in between it all, conversing as they go walk about. It’s difficult not to be swept up in the historical and scientific importance of the Institute and its research ethos.

I had the opportunity to explore the campus, the research labs, and Dr. Weizmann’s original lab and residence with Gal Ofir, a PhD student in the Department of Molecular Genetics. Dr. Weizmann believed in the importance of basic scientific research and talking with Gal about his research on bacterial defense systems, I started to understand the importance of this type of research and how it can benefit both the scientific community and the world.

By focusing on curiosity, the Institute creates an atmosphere of interdisciplinary collaboration across different specialities that generates unique insights in broad areas from molecular genetics to mathematics.”

Calin & Elaine Rovinescu with Dr. Edna Furman-Haran (middle), incumbent of the Calin and Elaine Rovinescu Research Fellow Chair for Brain Research
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If you’re travelling to Israel, let us plan a special, personalized visit for you to the Weizmann Institute of Science. Contact 1-800-387-3894 or email info@weizmann.ca

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