Molecular biologist Martin Hetzer will take over the position of President of ISTA in 2023. The Austrian native has spent almost 20 years conducting research in the USA and currently holds the position of Senior Vice President at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. He will succeed Tom Henzinger, who acted as the Institute’s first…..
IST Austria announced three new executives for its management. Professor Gaia Novarino and Professor Bernd Bickel were appointed Vice Presidents for Science Education and for Technology Transfer, respectively. Professor Eva Benková was appointed new Dean of the Graduate School. They will start their positions on September 1, 2021, with the new term of President Thomas…..
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Charles M. Rice, Professor in Virology and Head of the Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease at the Rockefeller University. It is the second year in a row that this Prize was awarded to a scientist of the BRIDGE network. Charles M. Rice…..
Scientists and staff across the Crick have set aside their normal work to volunteer expertise and facilities for testing and research to help tackle COVID-19. Early in the pandemic, a team at the Crick identified that one of the most urgent issues was a lack of healthcare worker testing. Without tests, key health workers with…..
The recent, third evaluation of IST Austria covered the period 2016-2019. The review of the Institute was carried out by an international team of scientists headed by Serge Haroche, 2012 Nobel laureate in physics. Their report was delivered to the Institute’s Board of Trustees as well as to the Austrian government and parliament in June…..
An External Peer Review panel, which included Nobel Laureates, researchers renowned in their field, and the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of globally pre-eminent institutions, recently submitted its report to the OIST Board of Governors. The main findings of the report are: The Panel’s analysis highlighted achievements to date and made sound recommendations in support of future…..
The Weizmann Institute of Science is ranked seventh in Europe – and first in Israel – for the total number of research grants obtained from the European Research Council (ERC), for the years 2007-2019. With over 10,000 research projects supported in 34 countries, the ERC spends billions of euros supporting scientific research each year. The…..
Over the last three months, OIST scientists, students and staff have proactively used their scientific and creative skills to help limit the spread of COVID-19 in Okinawa and protect the local community. With their expertise and OIST’s resources, scientists has been contributing to Okinawan medical and governmental institutions by providing PCR testing, antibody testing,…..
2019 marks the 60th anniversary of YEDA Research and Development, the Weizmann Institute of Science’s commercial arm. During these years, the company registered over 2,200 families of patents and around 15,000 individual patents altogether. YEDA Research and Development was founded in 1959 as the first technology transfer company in Israel and second in the world……
Since December 2019, a new leadership team has taken office at the Weizmann Institute of Science, with Neuroscientist Alon Chen following Daniel Zajfman as the 11th president of the Institute. Along with the change in presidency, four new vice presidents join Professor Alon Chen in the task of leading the Weizmann Institute of Science: Professor…..