EMBL in Israel 2020
Sunday 29 November, The Weizmann Institute of Science, Lopatie Conference Center, Rehovot, Israel

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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 held on Sunday 29 November 2020.

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. Register here

Speakers include

  • 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
  • Chen Davidovich, Associate Professor, Monash University and Group Leader, EMBL Australia
  • Jan Ellenberg, Head of Cell Biology & Biophysics Unit, EMBL Heidelberg
  • Anne Ephrussi, Director of EICAT and Head of Developmental Biology Unit, EMBL-Heidelberg
  • Meytal Landau, Professor, Israeli Institute of Technology 
  • Julia Mahamid, Group Leader, EMBL Heidelberg
  • 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

Programme

Sunday 29 November 2020
13:00-14:00

Lunch and Registration

14:00-15:05

Session 1 (EMBL Overview: Resources and Services)
Chair:
Matthias Wilmanns, Head of EMBL Heidelberg

  • Jan Ellenberg, Head of Cell Biology & Biophysics Unit, EMBL Heidelberg
  • Julia Mahamid, Group Leader, EMBL Heidelberg
  • Pedro Beltrao, Group Leader, EMBL-EBI
15:05-15:35

Coffee and Networking

15:35-16:55

Session 2 (EMBL and EMBO: Connected to Israel)
Chair:
Joel Sussman, EMBL Concil Delegate

  • Karen B Avraham, Professor, Tel Aviv University. EMBO Council Member
  • 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
  • Ori Avinoam, Group Leader, Weizmann Institute of Science (EMBL Postdoc, 2012-2016, Heidelberg)
  • Meytal Landau, Professor, Israeli Institute of Technology
16:55-17:15

Coffee and Networking

17:15-18:30

Session 3 (Research Training Opportunities at EMBL and Israel Discussion)
Chairs:
Anne Ephrussi, Director of EICAT and Head of Developmental Biology Unit, EMBL-Heidelberg
Phil Selenko, Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science (EMBL Predoc, 1998-2003, Heidelberg)

Career Talk: Chen Davidovich, Associate Professor, Monash University and Group Leader, EMBL Australia
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)
  • Chen Davidovich, Associate Professor, Monash University and Group Leader, EMBL Australia

Summary and next steps

  • Peter Papagiannis, Alumni Volunteer Officer, EMBL Heidelberg

18:30-19:30

Drinks Reception in foyer of Conference Centre (all event attendees)
19:30 Dinner (speakers and VIPs)

Venue

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

Co-organisers

  • Phil Selenko, Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science (EMBL Predoc, 1998-2003, Heidelberg)
  • Joel Sussman, EMBL Council Delegate and Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Matthias Wilmanns, Head of EMBL Hamburg
  • Peter Papagiannis, Alumni Volunteer Officer, EMBL Heidelberg