Center For Computational Medicine

The new Hebrew University Center For Computational Medicine will bridge the gap between Data Science and Patient care, replacing the ‚one size fits all’ model of medical treatment with data-driven, personalised health solutions. 

Despite great advances made in understanding and treating human disease, we are still struggling with the major complex maladies of our time: cancer, neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, metabolic, and infectious diseases. To combat these illnesses, we need to develop a fundamentally new approach, now made possible via advances in data science. Treating disease effectively now requires the integration of individual patient genetic and molecular profiles with that of thousands of other patients, and the application of algorithms to detect patterns and tailor effective personalized treatment.  Such big-patient-data architecture and algorithm composition require the embedding of computational approaches within the medical arena. This is the promise of Computational Medicine.

An Algorithm for Success 

The Center for Computational Medicine will leverage Hebrew University excellence in medicine and computer science to transform medical research and practice. Integrating computational data analysis and training the next generation of computationally trained doctors and researchers, it will focus on inflammatory and infectious diseases, cancer, metabolic diseases, and aging, researching these conditions and developing new treatments with accurate, predictive, data-driven, patient-oriented digital approaches.

At the heart of this initiative will be a core team of leading scientists, clinicians, and clinician-researchers with expertise in computational approaches to biomedical research and clinical treatment. Some are already in place, and more are being recruited. Key to this endeavor is a new state-of-the-art medical re-search and teaching building, de-signed specifically to support the workflow of such research, from data acquisition and storage to in-depth data analysis to testing and developing novel methods for precision disease prevention diagnosis, and treatment.

The Center will be located on the Ein Kerem medical campus, alongside existing research buildings and the Hadassah Medical Center.

With basic science researchers, clinicians, computer scientists and a new generation of computationally-trained medical researchers, cutting-edge infrastructure, sophisticated computational systems, broad-based patient information databases, testing facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, and a drug modeling unit – all in close proximity to a major medical center – Computational Medicine @ Hebrew University is sure to break new ground in harnessing the power of data to cure disease.

Bio-medical Innovation

On the street-level of the new 10th floor Computational Medicine building, a Biomedical Innovation Hub is planned.  This Hub will be a space where scientists will have the place and resources to begin to translate their basic research findings into applicable products for the market, and where fledgling startups can live close to the labs generating the science upon which they are based and the research tools they need.

Select Computational Medicine Philanthropic Opportunities


Graduate Fellowship $ 35'000 per year


Entry Lobby $ 100'000
Student Commons $ 100'000
Seminar Room $ 150'000
Genomic Analysis Room $ 100'000
New Faculty Laboratory $ 750'000

Imaging Software $ 50'000
Slide Scanner  $ 330'000


Donor Recognitions

Physical facilities will be named for the donor. For scholarships, the University will provide periodic reports to the donor, as well as thank you letters from recipients.