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About the Institute

Founded in 2008, the Institute for Medical Research, Israel-Canada (IMRIC) at the Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, conducts basic and translational research in the all fields of Biomedicine. The Institute carries out basic research on genes and proteins that control essential processes in living cells to unlock the mysteries of disease and find the keys to their causes, treatment, and prevention. Our goal is application and dissemination of knowledge through publication, education and international co-operation. IMRIC aspires to be one of the most innovative biomedical research organizations in the world. The Institute's scientists work in a multidisciplinary enterprise to broaden the base of knowledge of specific cellular and molecular changes that may be involved in causing diseases. This work is essential for understanding most of the illnesses that currently challenge medical science, including cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases, infectious diseases, mental diseases and more. We believe that our research approach and achievements are helping to meet these constantly changing challenges, for the benefit of humanity.


IMRIC is built of three layers of organization: Departments​, Teaching Divisions​ and Resea​rch Hubs.

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Message from the Chairman

Welcome to the Institute of for Medical Research, Israel-Canada (IMRIC) where our mission is to increase the understanding of how the human body works at the organ, cellular and molecular levels and to use this understanding to help the prevention and effective treatment of human diseases. IMRIC, founded in 2008, comprises the entire preclinical part of the prestigious Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School. The major ongoing research strengths of IMRIC are in the fields of cancer, immunology, microbiology, medical neurobiology, molecular cell biology and developmental/stem cell biology, system biology, computational medicine and synthetic biology; strengths that are utilized in research relevant to numerous diseases. I invite you to wander through this site and explore the various exciting research projects in which IMRIC scientists are involved. These are the projects that are moving biomedical research forward to meet current and future challenges of medicine for the benefit of human health.

IMRIC takes great pride in providing unparalleled, comprehensive and innovative teaching programs. These include the teaching of undergraduate studies as well as graduate degrees in Bio-Medical Science leading to Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. These are thesis-based doctoral stream degrees with a strong emphasis on scholarly research. Our Doctoral Stream programs offer a wide range of multidisciplinary research areas in basic medical science and related fields in which graduates are supervised by world-class researchers. Within each field, students may undertake a variety of multidisciplinary studies in many areas. Our educational experiences are augmented by participation in numerous collaborative programs with clinicians from many hospitals.

I invite you to find out more about our research and teaching programs on the pages of this website and welcome inquiries about faculty positions, pre- and post-doctoral training opportunities, and research collaborations.

Prof. Haya Lorberboum-Galski