Two Weizmann Institute students were among this year’s recipients of the Wolf Foundation Fellowship for Excellent Ph.D. Students. The fellowships were recently presented in a ceremony honoring the memory of Dr. Moshe Gilboa, former active chairman of the Wolf Foundation Council.
Einat Schnur completed her M.Sc. and is now conducting her Ph.D. research in the group of Prof. Jacob Anglister of the Structural Biology Department. Schnur is studying the interaction between the viral envelope protein of HIV – the virus that causes AIDS – and the protein receptor on the surface of the attacked cells, using nuclear magnetic resonance.
Karen Michaeli, in the group of Prof. Alexander Finkel’stein of the Condensed Matter Physics Department, is studying the effect of strongly correlated superconductors at high and low temperatures. During her investigations, Michaeli developed a method to calculate theoretically thermal conductivity in the presence of strong interactions between electrons.
This year, the Wolf Fellowship was awarded to 32 students from higher education institutions throughout Israel and from different disciplines, including the life sciences, exact sciences, arts and humanities, and social sciences.