The Clore Institute for High-Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy advances the technologies used to probe the structure of chemicals in solids and liquids, the biochemical composition of cells and tissues, and and the dynamics occurring within complex, living environments. Building on pioneering magnetic resonance approaches created by Weizmann Institute researchers, since starting in the 1950s, the Clore Institute supports MR-oriented research currently being pursued in over a dozen labs across the Weizmann campus.

These discoveries have enabled important applicative advances in clinical medicine, in biochemistry, in neuroscience, in green chemistry, and in advanced materials.  Weizmann Institute experts in magnetic resonance have also contributed MRI, EPR and NMR techniques that have expanded human knowledge in chemistry, biochemistry and physics.



The director, Prof. Lucio Frydman, is also Head of the Department of Chemical and Biological Physics at the Weizmann Institute, as well as Chief Scientist for Chemistry and Biology at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. Prof. Frydman is a fellow of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Magnetic Resonance. Among his many awards are the Dreyfus, Sloan, Beckman, and National Science Foundation Career Fellowships; he is also the recipient of the Laukien and Varian prizes, of a European Research Council Advanced Grant, and the Technion’s Kolthoff Prize.