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​The Abisch-Frenkel Excellence in Biomedical Research Program: Molecular Drivers of Disease

Program Highlights

The Hebrew University's Faculty of Medicine is pleased to launch a new and unique program that aims to train the next generation of scientific leaders, which will be at the forefront of the biomedical research in Israel and the world. The program offers outstanding students a dedicated training track in which they will be guided in conducting research in the fields of human diseases, the molecular mechanisms underlying them, and advanced methods of identifying and treating diseases.
Participants will complete a doctorate in biomedical sciences, taking a direct-track program, and will receive the highest-level training to for integration in academic research or in  the medical industry.
Candidates with a bachelor's degree in sciences are invited.
The prestigious program will accept 8 new students each year. Admission to the program is based on excellence and academic abilities, as well as high motivation to join the top levels of biomedical research.
Abisch-Frenkel Foundation Logo, early follicles of developing eggs - Alkoby Lab

About the program

The program is a collaboration between the Hebrew University and the Abisch-Frenkel Foundation in Switzerland & Germany, which works to encourage excellence in medical research.
The program is designed for outstanding students with a bachelor's degree. Participants will complete a doctorate in the direct track.
We are creating a new framework to provide the best conditions to the most excellent students!

What does the program offer?

  • High-level scholarships.
  • Training in courses and laboratory research.
  • Funding for participation in research meetings in Israel and around the world.
  • Unique research and social activities.
  • Priority in obtaining teaching positions (junior faculty) in the Faculty of Medicine
  • Close accompaniment and guidance of the staff of the Advisory Committee.
The Abisch-Frenkel program is at the Hebrew University's cutting edge
 of academic and research excellence
We are interested in cultivating the best minds, and the students with the highest abilities and potential!

More details

Students in the program will begin their studies under a Masters program, and after one year will transition to a Ph.D. program in which they will continue for up to five more years to complete the degree.
Each student's studies and research will be instructed by one of the research faculty members in the Faculty of Medicine, according to their choice and the acceptance of the supervisor. Completion of the degree is based on completion of courses, and completion of research work under the supervision of the supervisor.


Students that obtained a Bachelor's degrees in life sciences, medicine, or related fields such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, or physics, from recognized academic institutions.
Admission to the track will be based on bachelor degree grades (90 or higher at the time of applying) and a personal interview, which includes reading an article and presenting a research proposal.
Not sure if you fit the program? We are aware that different study courses have different average grades, and we will take this into account - you are welcome to contact us!
The studies will take place under the Biomedical Sciences program of the Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University, at the Ein-Kerem campus, which is shared by the Hebrew University and Hadassah Medical Center.

Program Leadership Team:

Deadline for registration: April 30, 2023


Ms. Laura Brandel -
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