The Azrieli Institute for Systems Biology provides the ideal platform for promoting research initiatives, fostering collaborations, increasing intellectual exchange, and attracting bright young scientists to the Weizmann Institute of Science. Its multi-disciplinary approach combines dynamic-system theory, wet-lab experiments, and computational data analysis.

The Azrieli Institute supports various science-related events, including: an annual retreat; a systems biology proposal competition; Azrieli Forum Meetings; seminars (for example, mathematical principles in biology); and lectures by international scientists. Other activities include meetings of the faculty lunch club and a volleyball tournament.

Director

Prof. Naama Barkai

Naama Barkai focuses on understanding the way biochemical circuits composed of interacting genes and proteins are involved in cell’s “decision making”. She is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), the ERC Starting Grant evaluation panel, the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), and Academia Europaea. She is the recipient of a number of prestigious prizes, and has been a visiting professor at Harvard University (2005-2006) and a Robert H. Dicke Fellow at Princeton University.

Welcome to systems biology

In this series of nine lectures, Prof. Uri Alon discusses theoretical and practical concepts in Systems Biology.