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Our Achievements

Moving humanity forward.

The Weizmann Institute has a culture of creative collaboration and intellectual curiosity, free from commercial restraints.

Selected Achievements

Imagine science that leads to the first FDA-approved gene therapy for cancer.

Prof. Zelig Eshhar pioneered cancer immunotherapy by developing CAR-T cells, which harness the patient’s immune system to fight disease. A treatment based on his method has resulted in total remission in many leukemia patients. CAR-T gene therapy made history as the first such treatment approved by the FDA.

Fighting Cancer

Imagine science that gives computers vision.

Working with partners like Microsoft, our scientists are blending technology and biology to help computers “see,” with applications in medical imaging, robotics, healthcare, tracking seismic activity, and security.

Advancing Technology

Imagine science tutoring that has guided more than 1 million disadvantaged schoolchildren.

In the 1970s, Weizmann launched Perach, a mentoring program that pairs university students with children from underprivileged backgrounds. Today, Perach is a national success story, with around 15% of all college students in Israel and tens of thousands of children taking part each year.

Enriching Education

Imagine science that revolutionizes the treatment of water contamination.

An Institute hydrologist invented a method of removing chemicals from groundwater, transforming hazardous pollutants into harmless oxygen and carbon. This patented technology could revolutionize pollution treatment.

Protecting Our Planet

Imagine science that helps people with MS live longer, healthier lives.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects 2.5 million people worldwide. Our research led to Copaxone® and Rebif®, two FDA-approved drugs that are now frontline treatments for MS.

Improving Health & Medicine

Imagine science that answers the biggest questions in the universe.

Our scientists were on the history-making team that identified the Higgs boson–the “God particle”–at Geneva’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the strongest particle accelerator ever built. Institute physicists are leading ongoing LHC projects that examine some of the universe’s greatest mysteries.

Exploring the Physical World