Improving Health & Medicine

Playing LEGO with Proteins: Principles of Protein Assembly in Cells


In this presentation, Emmanuel Levy explains how disease can result from damaged protein, and how protein self-organization can be exploited to produce novel biomaterials. Levy combines experimental data with a database of protein structural information that helps him to predict, browse, and curate the structural features within a protein that govern the formation of quaternary structures to reveal new methods by which proteins operate within cells.

Two Weizmann Institute scientists were among three researchers honored on August 2, 2021 by the New York Academy of Sciences as they celebrated the 2020 and 2021 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists in Israel at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Jerusalem. The awards are given annually to three outstanding, early-career faculty from Israeli universities in three categories—Life Sciences, Physical Sciences & Engineering, and Chemistry. The Weizmann laureates honored at the symposium were Prof. Igor Ulitsky and Prof. Emmanuel Levy.