For 40 years, the ISEF Foundation has been a partner with the Weizmann Institute, providing scholarships for minority Israelis to pursue higher education in the sciences. In recognition of these decades of collaboration, we present three Weizmann graduates - successful scientists all - who benefited from an ISEF scholarship.
February 02, 2017
Looking back at 2016 reveals an exceptional year at the Weizmann Institute, one chock-full of major developments from unprecedented insight into our universe to better understanding of our modern world to truly life-changing – and life-saving – breakthroughs in cancer and medical research. Here are some highlights.
January 18, 2017
2017 marks a decade since the Weizmann Institute took action to bridge science's gender gap by establishing the Israel National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science. The program's success is quantifiable and inspirational – and good for women, for science, for the Weizmann Institute, for Israel … for the world.
December 09, 2016
Six outstanding students from the Institute's Feinberg Graduate School traveled across the Atlantic for the second U.S. ""Scientists of Tomorrow"" tour. The students brought energy and enthusiasm as they discussed their work at breakfasts, luncheons, dinners, and ""Science on Tap"" events. While their research subjects varied from cancer to biological clocks to the human brain, they shared a passion for science – and a desire to spread the spirit of discovery to the general public.
April 28, 2016
After earning his master's at Weizmann's Feinberg Graduate School, Eran Hodis, 29, discovered two of the most common genetic mutations in all of cancer. Now an MD-PhD candidate at Harvard and MIT, he credits Weizmann—and in particular, his mentors Profs. Eran Segal and Joel Sussman—with launching his scientific career.
September 09, 2015
The summer before she entered college, Dr. Shari-Lynn Odzer spent a month on the Institute's campus as part of the Bessie F. Lawrence International Summer Science Institute (ISSI). More than three decades later, her daughter Jamie followed in her footsteps.
July 15, 2015
With spring comes thoughts of renewal, change, and the future. In a harbinger of great things to come, six extraordinary PhD students from the Weizmann Institute's Feinberg Graduate School visited the U.S., describing their research to supporters across the country. These ""scientists of the future"" are already making the world a better place.
April 15, 2015
The National Postdoctoral Program for Advancing Women in Science – the runaway success that provides funding for talented Israeli female scientists to pursue postdoctoral research abroad – is now seven years old, and the numbers are coming in. 27 women have now completed the program – and 22 of them, or more than 80%, now hold faculty positions in Israel.
August 26, 2014
Weizmann President Prof. Daniel Zajfman speaks to Haaretz about knowledge, curiosity, and passion – his recipe for success – and how he has applied this formula to developing long-term strategies for the Institute. He also talks about finding happiness in work and in life: ""Ask yourself what you love to do – and then do it.""
December 02, 2012