October 14-17, 2018

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

Rehovot is located in the center of the country, ca. 20 km south of Tel Aviv.

Lopati building image

October 17-19, 2018

Ein Gedi Hotel, the Dead Sea
The Ein Gedi Hotel is located in Kibbutz Ein Gedi.

Kibbutz Ein Gedi, founded in 1956, is located about a kilometer from the oasis. It offers various tourist attractions and takes advantage of the local weather patterns and the abundance of natural water to cultivate out-of-season produce. The kibbutz area contains an internationally acclaimed botanical garden covering an area of 100 dunams (10 ha, 24.7 acres). There one can find more than 900 species of plants from all over the world. The kibbutz is also home to the Ein Gedi Eco Park, which functions as both a zoo and an environmental education center, demonstrating sustainable technologies such as solar cookers, greywater systems, mud buildings, and compost toilets.

Registration will open on May 8th, 2018

Organizing committee

  • Tony Futerman, Chair, Rehovot
  • Michael Edwards, Cincinnati
  • Erich Gulbins, Essen
  • Rich Kolesnick, New York
  • Jeff Medin, Wisconsin
  • Toshiro Okazaki, Ishikawa
  • Yael Pewzner-Jung, Rehovot
  • Sarah Spiegel, Richmond
  • Yosef Pfeilschifter, Frankfurt

Coordinator & Accessibility Issues

Irit Veksler


  • The Chorafas Institute for Scientific Exchange
  • Nikken Sohonsha Corp.
  • Nella and Leon Benoziyo Center for Neurological Diseases
  • The Faculty of Biochemistry
  • MICC, Integrated Cancer Center, המרכז הבין-תחומי לחקר סרטן על שם מורוס
  • Avanti, Polar Lipids, Inc.
  • avrobio