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The dedication of the Azrrieli National Institute for Human Brain imaging and Research, with Sharon Azeirli, Prof. Daniel Zajfman, Stephanie Azrieli, Naomi Azrieli and Susan Stern

In March, Weizmann Canada celebrated the dedication of the Azrieli National Institute for Human Brain Imaging and Research (AHBI) on the Weizmann Institute campus. The special event was attended by several members of the Azrieli family.

In March, Weizmann Canada celebrated the dedication of the Azrieli National Institute for Human Brain Imaging and Research (AHBI) on the Weizmann Institute campus. The special event was attended by several members of the Azrieli family.

Prof. Noam Sobel led a tour of the AHBI, which centres around the high-field 7-Tesla MRI facility. This is the only magnet of this size in Israel, and will be accessible to scientists across the country. As noted by Naomi Azrieli, Chair and CEO of the Azrieli Foundation, “One of the most exciting things about this new piece of equipment and this Institute is that they will be utilized nationally, across Israel, enabling collaboration in brain science. We have confidence that the 7-Tesla will help scientists break in to new frontiers, and we are honoured to be part of this expedition.”

 

Following the tour and dedication ceremony, Prof. Daniel Zajfman hosted a dinner in honour of the Azrieli family and Foundation. “The Azrieli family’s impact is incredible—for the Weizmann Institute and for the State of Israel,” said Prof. Zajfman. “The Azrieli Foundation understands that to do great things, it is important to pick the best people – and that’s how we do things at the Weizmann Institute.”

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