Research Institutes

Dan David Center for Human Evolution and Biohistory Research

The Dan David Center for Human Evolution and Bio-History Research encompasses ca. 1200 square meters at the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History, Tel Aviv University. It includes technical and research laboratories, as well as an exhibition on the origin and evolution of humankind.  The Center serves as the physical home of the National Biological Anthropology Collection.

Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics

The vision of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics is to preserve and enhance the role of TAU as an international leader in research and education in bioinformatics. To achieve this, the Center strives to bring together all bioinformatics-related research and teaching activities across campus into one multidisciplinary hub of excellence. It aims to secure TAU's future as a leading force in the development of novel drugs and biomedical technologies that will improve human health worldwide.

Felsenstein Medical Research Center (FMRC)

The FMRC is situated in the large clinical complex of the Rabin Medical Center. Facilities include modern and efficient laboratories, experimental surgery units, an animal facility and state-of-the-art scientific equipment. In addition, there is a library, seminar rooms and a 380-seat auditorium equipped with audio-visual systems for the live broadcasting of operations. Research areas include:  immunology, endocrinology & merabolism, hematology, oncology, neurobiology & psychiatry, genetics, cardiology, infectious disease, molecular dermatology, and organ transplantation.

The Goldschleger Eye Institute

The Goldschleger Eye Institute is Israel's largest academic ophthalmic care center. The Institute serves as a national referral center for eye injuries. The clinical activity of the Institute is conducted through the following sub-units: The Retina Service, The Sam Rothberg Glaucoma Center, Cornea and External Eye Disease Service, Neuro-Ophthalmology Service, Cataract Service, and Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Service.

The Herczeg Institute on Aging

The Herczeg Institute conducts and promotes an array of studies relating to aging and old age. These studies concern issues such as physical and mental health, health promotion, adaptation and resilience at old age, well-being and quality of life along the life span, cognitive and emotional aging processes, the elderly in society, ill-health at old age, dementia, problems in attending to the old, traumatic life events, and the long-term impact of the Holocaust.

Amalia Biron Research Institute of Thrombosis and Hemostasis
The main research groups at the Institute are working on molecular-genetic, biochemical, and pathophysiologic aspects of platelet and blood coagulation disorders. Annually, our researchers publish 5-10 aricles in leading scientific journals, and they have presented their work at international conferences.
Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute

The Neufeld Cardiac Research Institute was established to centralize ongoing and new research protocols in one institute equipped and staffed by a team of experienced researchers and physicians.  Located on the top floor of the Leviev Heart Center at the Sheba Medical Center, its close proximity enables the immediate investigation of clinical questions and the subsequent implementation of results of research for the cardiac patient. In addition, the institute includes a research unit for secondary prevention studies.

Shmunis Family Anthropology Institute
The Shmunis Institute has novel imaging devices (including µCT, portable X-ray, histology equipment, and micro- and macro- surface scanners), giving the institute and guest researchers an opportunity to reveal additional important data on historical populations, not available by orthodox anthropological method. The digital data is stored in the Shmunis Digital Library database.
The Switzerland Institute of Developmental Biology

The Switzerland Institute of Developmental Biology provides a framework for the research activities of over 20 research groups in the Faculty of Life Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine at Tel Aviv University. Current activities of the Switzerland Institute include: annual meeting of the "Switzerland Institute of Developmental Biology" at Tel Aviv University; fellowships for outstanding Ph.D. students to participate in international meetings; support of a course in developmental biology (given each year) for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of the faculties of Medicine and Life Sciences; and support for a summer workshop on stem cell research organized by faculty members at Tel Aviv University and open to graduate students from Israel and abroad.

TAU Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Tel Aviv University founded Israel's first nano center, and has built a truely comprehensive, multidisciplinary and collaborative nano research base. More than 30 technologies have already been licensed by the Center, and many others are in development. These include tools for early cancer detection, advanced theranostics, bio-degradable plastics, better light sources, and safe and efficient batteries.
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