Published description: The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world's leading multidisciplinary research institutions. Hundreds of scientists, laboratory technicians and research students working on its lushly landscaped campus embark daily on fascinating journeys into the unknown, seeking to improve our understanding of nature and our place within it. At the Weizmann Institute of Science, research takes place all along the frontier of the natural and exact sciences: the life sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science. This curiosity-fueled journey leads Institute scientists to discoveries and inventions that improve our quality of life: drugs to treat cancer and other diseases, technology that forms the basis of the polymer industry, improved visual displays for pilots' headsets and surgeons, amniocentesis for testing fetal genetics, a method of growing seeds that protects them from various pests.
Creation date: 2009