Research Center - at the Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee
In 2011, Bar-Ilan University opened its new Faculty of Medicine in the Galilee, Israel’s fifth medical school nationwide and first in the northern region. Nestled in the hills of Safed, with a commanding view of the Sea of Galilee, the institution is a center for science and research in the region, with strong collaborative ties to affiliated hospitals and clinics. The Faculty of Medicine brings to the area opportunities for local economic development and employment, upgrading infrastructure, promoting education, and improving health systems. In addition to medical education, a guiding principle at the Faculty of Medicine is translational research, where basic research is oriented toward clinical, diagnostic, and treatment implementations.
Five buildings comprise the school’s 4,420 square-meter state-of-the-art Research Center, where researchers have access to the most advanced instrumentation and to optimal laboratory conditions. The Research Center is comprised of 23 research laboratories, a large communal Scientific Equipment Center, a wellequipped Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) Animal Facility for small rodents and Zebrafish, a huge cluster with high-performance computing capabilities, and, above all, a highly professional staff that offers vast scientific expertise.
Through its Core Facilities, the Research Center at the Faculty of Medicine provides the essentials for scientists involved in exploring pre-clinical and clinical research. The faculty strives to participate in the development and advancement of the biomedical industry in the Galilee region – we encourage commercial companies to benefit from our facilities, and professional scientific