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    Weizmann Women in Science: The National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science

    Prof. Daniella Goldfarb addresses the ongoing need to have more women scientists in high-level scientific careers – and how the Institute's National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science is helping make this happen. Also speaking to this issue are (in order of appearance): Prof. Nirit Dudovich, Dr. Michal Rivlin, Dr. Michal Sharon, Prof. Varda Rotter, and Dr. Noam Stern-Ginossar.

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    Advancing Women, Advancing Science

    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.

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  • The President's Report 2004

    A report from the president of the Weizmann Institute of Science about the state of the Institute in 2004, including highlights in nanoscience, neuroscience, cancer therapies, advanced imaging, education, and more.

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    A Gathering of “Brave and Brilliant” Women: The Real-World Impact of the Weizmann Institute's National Postdoctoral Award Program for Advancing Women in Science

    Recipients of the Institute's award for women postdocs met with Prof. Varda Rotter and philanthropic supporters to discuss science, work-life balance, and how the award reinforces the importance of encouraging talented female scientists.

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    Dr. Michal Leskes: Energizing the Future

    The Institute's postdoc award for women in science, funded by generous donors, supports talented Israeli women such as Dr. Michal Leskes. The award meant she could do her postdoc at Cambridge; today, at the Weizmann Institute, her work includes improving the lithium-ion batteries we use for everything from cell phones to electric cars.

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    Signs of Success

    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.

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    Israeli XPrize Mission Science Twist: Map Lunar Magnetism

    SpaceIL is a nonprofit that aims to put Israel's first spacecraft on the moon as it competes for Google's LunarX Prize. In this article on, SpaceIL CEO Eran Privman and investigator Avi Barliya, along with mission scientist Prof. Oded Aharonson of the Weizmann Institute, write about the moon shot, about Israel joining the space race, and about what they're doing that's different.

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    Weizmann Alum Named to Forbes's ""30 Under 30"" List

    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.

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    Scientists of Tomorrow Tour

    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.