Weiz­mann is one in a mil­lion

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY -

SOME OF the best known names in An­glo-Jewry were rep­re­sented at Weiz­mann UK’s gala din­ner, cel­e­brat­ing long-term Bri­tish sup­port for Is­raeli sci­en­tific ad­vance­ment.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Si­eff, Clore Duffield, Roth­schild and Wolf­son fam­i­lies were among 300 guests at the event, held at the Sci­ence Mu­seum in Kens­ing­ton, which raised over £1.1 mil­lion.

They fea­tured in a video trib­ute to key sup­port­ers of the es­tab­lish­ment of the Daniel Si­eff Re­search In­sti­tute in 1934, which be­came the Weiz­mann In­sti­tute in 1949. The film also fo­cused on pi­o­neer­ing sci­en­tific dis­cov­er­ies made at the Weiz­mann which have ben­e­fited mul­ti­ple scle­ro­sis and colon cancer sufferers, helped to feed the hun­gry and fa­cil­i­tated se­cure on­line bank­ing.

Pro­fes­sor Eran Se­gal trav­elled from the in­sti­tute to talk about re­cent re­sults in his pi­o­neer­ing per­sonal nu­tri­tion project.

“If suc­cess­ful, our study may al­low us to move from em­pir­i­cally based to per­son­ally based nu­tri­tion and thus to per­son­ally tai­lored medicine,” he ex­plained.

Also ad­dress­ing the din­ner, Bri­tish Am­bas­sador to Is­rael Matthew Gould praised the Weiz­mann a s “t r ul y one of the world’s leading sci­en­tific re­search In­sti­tutes.

“Weiz­mann UK and its net­work of sup­port­ers can be deeply proud of con­tribut­ing to the Weiz­mann In­sti­tute’s suc­cess, to UK-Is­rael sci­en­tific part­ner­ship and world-class re­search that will ben­e­fit hu­man­ity.”

Pay­ing trib­ute to sup­port­ers, Weiz­mann UK chair­man Martin Pais­ner said: “To have raised £1.1 mil­lion is a fit­ting achieve­ment to mark the 80th an­niver­sary of the cre­ation of the Daniel Si­eff Re­search In­sti­tute.”

Ara­bella Duffield, Matthew Gould, Dame Vivien Duffield, Lady Si­eff, Sir David Si­eff and Amanda Si­eff

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