mardi 2 juin 2009

Brain research center to be built at Hebrew University

Israel's largest brain research center will be built at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem at a cost of $130 million, funded jointly by Lily Safra - president of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation- and by HU.

She will announce the project officially during her visit to Israel this week. Planned to be the most ambitious initiative of its kind in Israel's history and one of the most important in the world, it will be called the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC).

The decision to invest in a center for brain sciences is based on the findings of an international monitoring committee, whose members include two Nobel laureates, Prof. Bert Sakmann and Prof. Richard Axel.

The committee determined that the level of research in the field of brain sciences at HU is among the highest in the world, and that a newly equipped center will enable the university to be ranked among the top five in the world in this field.
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Source: article de Judy Siegel-Itzkovich @ TJP (Health and Sci-Tech)

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