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  • In Pursuit of Female Chemists

    Renowned chemist Carol V. Robinson writes in Nature about the challenges facing women scientists in the field. Weizmann's Prof. Ada Yonath, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, is featured.

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    Israeli Scientist Prof. Adi Shamir Wins Japan Prize for Cryptography Work

    The Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Adi Shamir, a legendary pioneer in cryptography and online security, was one of three scientists to receive the 2017 Japan Prize. The award honors scientists and engineers “who have made significant contributions to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and prosperity of mankind.”

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    Weizmann Professor to Receive Israel Prize for Groundbreaking Cancer Research

    Prof. Yosef Yarden, “among the most important cancer researchers in the world,” is receiving the 2017 Israel Prize in Life Science Research. Prof. Yarden discovered the function of an enzyme that leads to cancer, a finding that laid the foundation for the development of new cancer treatments. The Israel Prize is considered the country’s highest honor.

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    Maya Schuldiner Receives EMBO Gold Medal 2017

    Heidelberg, 8 June 2017 – Maya Schuldiner from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel is the recipient of the 2017 EMBO Gold Medal. She receives the award for significantly advancing the understanding of protein synthesis, trafficking and quality control. The EMBO Gold Medal is awarded annually and recognizes outstanding contributions to the life sciences in Europe by young independent group leaders.

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    Weizmann Institute of Science is Sixth in the World in the Nature Index of Innovation, and First Outside the U.S.

    The Nature Index of Innovation, published August 9, 2017, places the Weizmann Institute of Science in sixth place in an international ranking of the world’s top 200 research institutions. To determine placements, the Nature Index – affiliated with renowned scientific journal Nature – examined how research articles are cited in third-party patents, then ranked the institutions according to the impact produced by their academic research.The rationale for this process is that by looking at patents owned by third parties – informed by and citing academic work – rather than those held by institutions themselves, the influence of research on the development of products and services is exposed. According to Nature, the academic players featured in the index are those “whose ideas may shape tomorrow’s inventions. The top of these tables are occupied by both institutions with global reputations for high-quality research and others whose published work is having a disproportionately high impact relative to their size.”

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    “Lady Globes” Woman of the Year: Prof. Michal Schwartz

    Selecting the Woman of the Year is never easy; it amounts to a statement of values, meaning, and priorities. The selection is based on a single overriding value: excellence. Schwartz, who does her research at the Weizmann Institute of Science, is likely to dramatically change the course of medicine. After years of research, she discovered a mechanism for treating degenerative brain diseases that runs counter to the accepted scientific axioms. Schwartz's scientific breakthrough makes it possible to begin developing drugs for a disease regarded as the 21st century's biggest medical threat. Her research solution has far-reaching consequences.

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    USAID Supports Cutting-Edge Research at the Feinberg Graduate School of the Weizmann Institute of Science

    The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science is pleased to announce the award of $1,200,000 by the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID’s) American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program to the Feinberg Graduate School (FGS) at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. The award, made to the Trustees of the Feinberg Graduate School, will support the purchase of critical instrumentation for the newly established Food and Environmental Metabolomics Lab (FEM-Lab).

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