Bioengineering is a multidisciplinary field that weaves together knowledge of biology, physics, chemistry and engineering to create cutting-edge tools for the study of biology or the practice of medicine. This rapidly growing field provides a new level of understanding of biological systems, ranging from the molecular scale to entire organisms, by applying engineering-based analytical and experimental approaches.
The Alexander Grass Center for Bioengineering at the Hebrew University is multidisciplinary unit supporting 40 affiliated faculty members whose work ranges from nanotechnology-based diagnostics and innovative medical devices to advanced computational models and microchip alternatives for animal and human testing.
In spite of the tender age of the program, bioengineering graduates hold faculty positions at leading universities and have already launched start-up companies both in Israel and abroad. This success is due in part to the Center’s academic focus on biomedical innovation, through its groundbreaking BioDesign Program. The Center is affiliated with leading graduate programs in Germany and the United States and established growing partnerships with leading industrial companies and academic research centers across the world.