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    To Die for the Cause

    Prof. Abraham Amsterdam studies the role of cell suicide in both normal and cancerous ovarian cells. His research could lead to new treatments for ovarian cancer. 

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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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    Fertility Research at the Weizmann Institute

    Reproduction, a basic but complex process, fails for a variety of reasons. Weizmann scientists are studying the causes of infertility, in men and women both, and are seeking ways to overcome those challenges to give humanity a happier, healthier future.

  • p53 and Personalized Medicine

    Prof. Varda Rotter has devoted her career to a gene called p53—now known as the ""guardian of the genome"" because it protects us from developing cancer—and the possibility of tailor-made chemotherapy.

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    Inaugural Women for Science Virtual Conference

    The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science hosted the first Women for Science (W4S) virtual conference, linking over 100 attendees to the Weizmann Institute campus from seven video conferencing sites across the U.S. Live from Rehovot, Prof. Idit Shachar, Head of the Department of Immunology and incumbent of the Dr. Morton and Anne Kleiman Professorial Chair, discussed the role of immune cells in health and disease.