LONDON, July 15 /PRNewswire/ --

- With Photo

Seven talented budding scientists have set off to the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel to take part in the annual International Dr Bessie Lawrence Summer Science Institute. This programme has been receiving young people from around the world to discover science in this world-class environment for forty years. Schools from all over the country are invited by Weizmann UK to participate and entry is open to all VI form students. Three weeks are spent on a variety of research projects in the labs of prominent scientists. After an intensive exposure to the Institute's state-of-the-art laboratories, the students conclude their visit with a field trip in the Negev desert. According to old alumni, it's a huge amount of fun - not just a life-changing experience!

This year's 2008 participants included:

Alexander McLaughlin - European School, Culham Alan Weider - JFS, Harrow Jaymin Mistry ­- Queen Elizabeth's School, Barnet Nazish Choudhury - Forest School, Snaresbrook Gary Ka Lap - Warwick School, Warwick Jacob Portes - City of London

Editor's notes

Weizmann UK, (formerly known as the Weizmann Institute Foundation) was established in the UK in 1950 is part of a global network of 17 countries, which stimulate support for and awareness of the Weizmann Institute, its research programmes, scientists and development projects.

The Weizmann Institute of Science, in Rehovot, Israel, is one of the world's top-ranking multidisciplinary research institutions. Noted for its wide-ranging exploration of the natural and exact sciences, the Institute is home to 2,600 scientists, students, technicians and supporting staff. Institute research efforts include the search for new ways of fighting disease and hunger, examining leading questions in mathematics and computer science, probing the physics of matter and the universe, creating novel materials and developing new strategies for protecting the environment.

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CONTACT - Ms Sheridan Gould, Executive Director, Weizmann UK, - t: +44(0)20-7424-6860, -

CONTACT, Ms Sheridan Gould, Executive Director, Weizmann UK, t: +44(0)20-7424-6860,,