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Zvulun Elazar

A green fluorescent-labeled protein serves as a marker for autophagy. Autophagy occurs when the protein accumulates within the relevant organelle (left); when diffused throughout the cell (right)

Fatty molecules are made-to-order when a piece of essential cellular machinery is needed 

Where Have all the Mitochondria Gone?

Weizmann Institute researchers shed light on a crucial step in fertilization

Han-Hai | Sabine Kacunko. Still from an interactive video installation, October 2009
Cellular “trash haulers” are assembled on the spot through a unique membrane fusion process
Illustration: helping hand

When one of the cell’s garbage disposal systems is in trouble, another one lends a hand.

(l-r) Prof. Zvulun Elazar, Tomer Shpilka and Hilla Weidberg. Construction details

The proper assembly of a recycling compartment is critical for the life of a cell.

(l-r) Sharon Reef and Prof. Adi Kimchi. One gene, two methods
One gene encodes two versions of a protein -- each initiates a different cellular suicide program
At the Weizmann Institute
Long dedicated to battling diabetes, researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science are studying all aspects of this...