Our Achievements

Moving humanity forward.

The Weizmann Institute has a culture of creative collaboration and intellectual curiosity, free from commercial restraints.

Selected Achievements

Imagine science combining non-toxic drugs with light to treat prostate cancers.

Weizmann Institute scientists are conducting pioneering research on the viability of photodynamic therapy (PDT) to treat malignant tumors. This “green” therapy can treat prostate cancer by combining non-toxic drug treatment with light, destroying the tumor’s blood supply. Clinical testing is underway.

Fighting Cancer

Imagine science that guarantees the online security of private information.

Beginning in the 1970s, a Weizmann mathematician and two colleagues at MIT developed several methods of encrypting and decrypting information. In addition to laying the foundation of Internet security, this technology led to “smart cards” and is today used in global financial and governmental communications.

Advancing Technology

Imagine science that actively engages more than 300,000 kids every year.

A Davidson Institute of Science Education program at the Weizmann Institute cultivates interest in science through extracurricular programs for school-age children.

Enriching Education

Imagine science protecting the environment by breeding crops that don’t need pesticides.

Weizmann scientists discovered a gene in wild tomato plants that provides resistance against disease. The presence of this gene may greatly decrease the need to treat crops with pesticides or fertilizers, which can damage the environment and human health.

Protecting Our Planet

Imagine science that doubles the chances of women with fertility problems to conceive.

The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Nava Dekel discovered that performing a uterine biopsy just before a woman undergoes in vitro fertilization (IVF) doubles the chances of a successful pregnancy. Her method is now being used by women all over the world.

Improving Health & Medicine

Imagine science that aims to answer the biggest questions in the universe.

Weizmann scientists are part of the international consortium examining some of the biggest questions in the universe at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), such as identifying the Higgs boson. The LHC, which is underground near Geneva, is the largest, highest-energy particle accelerator ever built.

Exploring the Physical World