The Faculty of Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is an internationally acclaimed research institution, which provides an environment that fosters pioneering efforts and scientific inquiry. In particular, the Faculty offers the perfect setting for preclinical and clinical researchers to interact, thus facilitating innovative approaches to bio-medical research and health care. Indeed, the diverse and extensive range of research in the Faculty reflects intensive collaborations at both the clinical and the basic scientific levels. Interdisciplinary research focuses on critical areas such as cancer, diabetes, microbiology, infectious diseases, medical neurobiology, immunology, developmental biology, drug design and delivery systems, and bioinformatics.
The Faculty comprises some 500 clinical and preclinical academics and researchers, embodying a wealth of knowledge, expertise and commitment. Faculty members collaborate with colleagues from major medical institutions around the globe, and are highly successful in attaining competitive research grants. Their work is frequently published in high-ranking international journals and is widely cited. Notably, 12 Faculty members have been awarded the Israel Prize, and two are recipients of the prestigious Wolf Prize.
Hot research fields include:
Brain research (e.g., epilepsy, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease)
Diabetes and Nutrition
Drug Design and Delivery Systems
Inflammatory and autoimmune disease
Public Health & Community Medicine