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.


Prof. Yitzhak Pilpel

Yitzhak (Tzachi) Pilpel heads the Department of Molecular Genetics, and holds the Ben May Professorial Chair. He studies genetic regulatory networks and their evolution. He focuses in particular on the process of protein translation and he employs experimental evolution to study how networks of gene expression regulation evolve. He is interested in the grammar of the genome language. He is a member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), and he heads the Advanced the ERC evaluation panel on Genetics, "Omics", Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. He is the recipient of the Bruno Award and the IBM Faculty Award.

Welcome to systems biology

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