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EMBL in Israel 2022 – Alumni relations

Public event

EMBL in Israel 2022

Overview

Life scientists in Israel, EMBL staff, alumni, their colleagues and networks are invited to the EMBL in Israel event at The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot.

As a founding and current member of EMBL, Israel has been supporting EMBL for over 40 years and this event will be an excellent opportunity to hear about outstanding EMBL resources, training and  research services available to scientists in Israel. This event includes a diverse group of distinguished speakers from EMBL and across Israel and is a chance to learn about educational opportunities both at EMBL and in Israel. The meeting will provide an excellent opportunity to expand your own professional networks between research organisations in Israel and EMBL.

This free event is open to all.

Who Should Attend:

EMBL in… events are open to all life scientists. The aim is to share what’s happening at EMBL with communities in our EMBL member and associate member states, as well as learn about new and innovative life sciences research and resources available in EMBL host countries. With these events, we seek to open up valuable dialogue, ensuring that as many people as possible have access to the opportunities provided by both EMBL and its alumni and partners.

Benefits:

  • Make valuable connections in Israel
  • Learn about new and exciting research
  • Get to know EMBL and the Weizmann Institute of Science: their community, career opportunities, resources and impact

Programme

7 December 2022
13:00-14:00Lunch and Registration
14:00-15:05EMBL Overview: Resources and Services
Chair:
Matthias Wilmanns, Head of EMBL Heidelberg
– Jan Ellenberg, Head of Cell Biology & Biophysics Unit, EMBL Heidelberg
– Iris Eisenberg, EMBL Council Delegate and Director of Life Science Research, Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology
15:05-15:35Coffee and Networking
15:35-16:55EMBL and EMBO: Connected to Israel
Chair:
Joel Sussman, EMBL Council Delegate and Director, The Israel Structural Proteomics Center, Weizmann Institute of Science 
– Karen Avraham, Professor, Tel Aviv University, EMBO Council Member
– Hermona Soreq, the Slesinger Professor of Molecular Neuroscience, the Edmond and lily Safra Center of Brain Science and The Life Sciences Institute, The Hebrew University
– Ori Avinoam, Group Leader, Weizmann Institute of Science (EMBL Postdoc, 2012-2016, Heidelberg)
– Meytal Landau, Professor, Israeli Institute of Technology
16:55-17:15Coffee and Networking
17:15-18:30Research Training Opportunities at EMBL and Israel
Chairs:
Phil Selenko, Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science (EMBL Predoc, 1998-2003, Heidelberg)
Panel Members:
– Erez Pyetan, Academic Director, Future Scientists Program – Odyssey, Tel Aviv University
– Naama Barkai, Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science (EMBL SAC Member, 2011-2013)
Summary and next steps
– Peter Papagiannis, Alumni Volunteer Officer, EMBL Heidelberg
18:30-19:30Drinks Reception in foyer of Conference Centre (all event attendees)

Speakers

  • Ori Avinoam, Group Leader, Weizmann Institute of Science (EMBL Postdoc, 2012-2016, Heidelberg)
  • Karen B Avraham, Professor, Tel Aviv University. EMBO Council Member
  • Naama Barkai, Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science (EMBL SAC Member, 2011-2013)
  • Pedro Beltrao, Group Leader, EMBL-EBI
  • Jan Ellenberg, Head of Cell Biology & Biophysics Unit, EMBL Heidelberg
  • Meytal Landau, Professor, Israeli Institute of Technology 
  • Erez Pyetan, Academic Director, Future Scientists Program – Odyssey, Tel Aviv University
  • Phil Selenko, Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science (EMBL Predoc, 1998-2003, Heidelberg)
  • Hermona Soreq, the Slesinger Professor of Molecular Neuroscience at the Edmond and lily Safra Center of Brain Science and The Life Sciences Institute, The Hebrew University

Thank you to the following for supporting the event:

Date: 7 Dec 2022

Venue: The Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, Lopatie Conference Center

Organisers:

  • Iris Eisenberg
    EMBL Council Delegate and Director of Life Science Research, Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology
    • Phil Selenko
      Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science (EMBL Predoc, 1998-2003, Heidelberg)
      • Joel Sussman
        EMBL Council Delegate and Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science
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