Science for the Benefit of Humanity: The Embassy of Israel Hosts Prof. Alon Chen


Hosted by the Embassy of Israel to the United States, this engaging virtual dialogue features Weizmann Institute President Prof. Alon Chen in conversation with Tammy Ben Haim, Minister of Public Diplomacy. Prof. Chen and Minister Ben Haim discuss a wide array of topics, including the Weizmann Institute's rapid response to the coronavirus. Prof. Chen explains how Weizmann's collaborative, multidisciplinary approach and focus on fundamental, curiosity-driven research enabled its scientists to quickly mobilize to fight COVID-19. 

Prof. Chen also shares his personal journey as a scientist, including his experience conducting his postdoctoral research at the Salk Institute in San Diego as a Fulbright Scholar. In addition, he sheds light on his own research on the science of stress, and the pandemic's toll on mental health.