New Wolfson Laboratories Are Dedicated at Weizmann Institute in Rehovoth
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New Wolfson Laboratories Are Dedicated at Weizmann Institute in Rehovoth

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An eight-story, 55,000 square foot institute of experimental biology was dedicated here yesterday in the name of its donor, Sir Isaac Wolfson, prominent British businessman and philanthropist. The structure will be part of the Weizmann Institute of Science which it will serve as a laboratory for investigating the life processes, the principles of immunology and cancer research.

The ceremonies were attended by President Zalman Shazar of Israel and Finance Minister Pinhas Sapir. A mezuzah was affixed to the door of the building by Israel’s Nobel Laureate, S.Y. Agnon, and Mr. Wolfson’s son, Leonard. Mrs. Wolfson also attended the dedication which was presided over by Meyer Weisgal, president of the Weizmann Institute. The department of experimental biology at the new institute will be headed by Prof. Isaac Barenblum, one of Israel’s leading cancer researchers. Prof. Michael Feldman will head the department of cell biology and Prof. Michael Sela will be in charge of chemical immunology research.

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