Denis Raeburn is a member of the Weizmann Institute’s International Board. In 2014 he established the Denis Raeburn Scholarship. By creating an endowment fund in his name, the Institute will be able to provide, in perpetuity, sufficient funds for future generations of students to complete their PhD studies.
In addition to supporting a graduate scholarship, Denis along with his friend Clifford Gundle, is also supporting our Making Connections Programme. This Programme has been established to provide funding to enable collaborative research between the Weizmann Institute and UK Universities.
The collaboration they are currently funding is the joint research between the Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Ari Elson and the University of Manchester’s Dr. Lydia Tabernero and Dr. Jean-Marc Schwartz. The focus of this collaboration is a novel family of molecules which could lead to new methods for countering resistance to Herceptin treatment for breast cancer. The approach and results will potentially impact the efficacy of cancer treatments and guide future efforts in the design of better and personalized cancer therapies.
Talking of his decision to fund a Making Connections grant for the Weizmann Institute, Denis Raeburn said:
“The Making Connections programme not only contributes to the furthering of science, but each collaboration between Weizmann scientists and academics from British Institutions counters the increasing incidence of anti-Israel boycotts.”
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