The topic chosen for the 24th Symposium is on the universal and key subject of Biological Communication. The Scientific Organizers are Pr Andrés Alcover from Institut Pasteur and Pr Avraham Yaron from the Weizmann Institute. About 24 scientists from both institutes, together with two leading international investigators in the field, will participate. The Symposium will be open to all the scientific community and we wish to take this opportunity to invite all those interested in attending this very interesting meeting.
Dr. Fernando Arenzana and Pr. Michael Eisenbach,
President & Co-President of the Scientific Council,
When & Where
The Conseil Pasteur-Weizmann
A landmarkScientific Cooperation agreement was signed in 1975 by Professor Michael Sela, then President of the Weizmann Institute, and Professor Jacques Monod, Director of the Institut Pasteur. A joint association, the Conseil Pasteur-Weizmann, was established, whose main aim and task has been to promote and support the active scientific cooperation programs between the two Institutions. See also website: http://www.weizmann-france-europe.org/
The Conseil Pasteur-Weizmann is led by Dr. Robert Parienti, Delegate-General of the Weizmann Institute in France and Europe and the Chairman is M. Bernard Esambert. The Conseil Pasteur-Weizmann elects every three years a Scientific Council which consists of scientists from both institutions. The different programs and relations between the institutes are handled by two coordinators, Dr. Nancy Guillen from Institut Pasteur and Pr. Avraham Levy from the Weizmann Institute.
The Scientific Council has established a number of active programs: (i) an annual competitive distribution of joint research grants; (ii) an exchange program of scientists for short term visits; (iii) a program to fund Postdoc candidates from one institute to the other, and (iv) the sponsoring of a joint Symposium which alternates every two years between the Pasteur Institute in Paris and the Weizmann institute in Rehovot.