TAU Delegation Strengthens Spanish Ties

TAU senior officials made their second official visit to Spain
04 August 2015
Marie Noelle Erize Tisseau (left), Prof. Miguel Weil (third from left), Patricia Nahmad (second from right) and Herman Richter (right) with directors of the Marbella High Care Hospital

TAU Vice President for Resource Development Amos Elad and Senior Resource Executive for Latin America and Spain Herman Richter had a full agenda of public and private engagements during their three-day stay in the Costa del Sol region. Co-President of the Spanish Friends Patricia Nahmad once again organized a very successful program of scientific conferences, visits to leading institutions, and meetings with Spanish-based entrepreneurs. "Strengthening ties between Tel Aviv University and communities around the world is fundamental," said Mr. Elad.


Accompanying the University officials were TAU Professors Miguel Weil and Orna Elroy-Stein, as well as PhD student Melissa Herrero, who spoke about their research in the area of rare genetic diseases. The professors addressed scientists from BIONAND, the Andalusian Center for Nanomedicine & Biotechnology at Malaga's Technological Park, and gave a presentation to the general public at Marbella High Care Hospital. Prof. Elroy-Stein also met with sufferers of genetic disorders and their families and provided in-depth explanations of the medical advances being made towards curing these diseases.


Pictured: Prof. Miguel Weil (left), Prof. Orna Stein Elroy (third from left), Melissa Herrero (standing, left), Herman Richter (standing, middle), Patricia Nahmad (standing, right), Marie Noelle Erize Tisseau (right), with representatives of the University of Málaga and BIONAND.


During the visit, the delegation met with local government officials in Malaga and Torremolinos, as well as representatives from local public and private institutions to discuss improved diplomatic and trade relations.


​Remedios (pictured) and Juan Del Rio generously hosted an elegant dinner at their home for a group of 80 guests. For many, this was their first encounter with the University and they were enthusiastic to meet with Mr. Elad and hear of Tel Aviv University's wide range of research and teaching activities.



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