Venue & Accomodations

The symposium will be held at The David Lopatie Conference Centre,
on the campus of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Lopati building image


Rehovot is located in the center of the country, ca. 20 km south of Tel Aviv, 50 km west of Jerusalem and a 30 min drive from Ben Gurion International airport.



Leonardo Boutique Rehovot Hotel

Rate per night: $180 including breakfast. (200$ for double occupancy)

To book a room: please contact the hotel directly at with the following group number 92124 Weizmann Institute of science.

The conference rate will be available until July 1st, 2019, after this date the conference rate will only be given upon availability.

Reisfeld Residence Guesthouse

Amenities include: shower, kitchenette, refrigerator, cable TV, wireless internet, laundry room on ground floor, telephones for international and local calls. Does not include breakfast.

Rate per night:

Private room $92

Single room in shared apartment (5 rooms per apartment) $63

Male and Female separately 

To book a room: please enter the Registration link and add your request to the cart


Both Leonardo and Reisfeld are within a 10 minutes walk to the Conference centre


For other accommodation options near the Weizmann Institute of Science

check on airbnb website  OR on Booking website

Conference Co-chairs

  • Marvin Edelman WIS, Israel
  • Asaph Aharoni WIS, Israel
  • Avi Levy WIS, Israel

International Committee

  • Eric Lam Rutgers U. USA
  • Klaus Appenroth FSU, Germany
  • Marcel Jansen UCC, Ireland
  • Sowjanya Sree CUK, India
  • Yubin Ma CAS, China
  • Tsipi Shoham GreenOnyx, Israel
  • Autar Mattoo USDA, USA

Local Committee

  • Ron Vunsh WIS, Israel
  • Uwe Heinig WIS, Israel
  • Sagit Meir WIS, Israel
  • Barak Cohen WIS, Israel
  • Miri Lapidot Hinoman, Israel


Talia Suissa


  • The Chorafas Institute for Scientific Exchange
  • Faculty of Biochemistry 
    WIS, Israel
  • Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences 
    WIS, Israel