About Us — Institute of Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC)

About Us

The Hebrew University’s Institute of Medical Research Israel-Canada (IMRIC) conducts fundamental and applied research in the field of biomedicine. The Institute conducts research on genes and proteins that control basic processes in living cells to unlock the mysteries of disease and find the keys to their causes, treatment, and prevention. IMRIC scientists work in a multidisciplinary approach to broaden the base of knowledge of specific cellular and molecular changes that may be involved in causing diseases. This work is vital to understanding most illnesses that challenge medical science, such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases and infectious diseases.Through collaboration, IMRIC’s goal is the application and dissemination of knowledge through publication, education and international cooperation.

IMRIC consists of:

  • Five departments
  • 105 research groups
  • 280 M.Sc. students
  • 400 Ph.D. students
  • 2,500 undergraduate students 

Our Mission

The Hebrew University's Institute of Medical Research-Israel Canada (IMRIC) is committed to bringing together Israel's and Canada's most brilliant scientific minds to find solutions to the world's most serious medical problems through a multidisciplinary approach to biomedical research. Together, researchers are creating innovative approaches to meet the challenges of medicine in the 21st century.  

Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University (CFHU) is dedicated to supporting IMRIC by developing key collaborative medical research partnerships between Canada and Israel.


About the Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University

The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University has committed to raising $50 million in support of the Hebrew University's Institute for Medial Research Israel - Canada (IMRIC).  By facilitating key collaborative medical research partnerships between Canada and Israel, CFHU is working to promote and support cutting edge medical research at IMRIC. CFHU is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the awareness, leadership, and financial support of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and has chapters in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver.

About the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a multidisciplinary institution of higher learning and research where intellectual pioneering, cutting-edge scientific discovery, and a passion for learning flourish. Ranked among the world’s leading universities, the Hebrew University is a teaching and research center of international renown, with ties extending to and from the worldwide scientific and academic community.  At the Hebrew University, Israelis of all backgrounds receive a university education where excellence is emphasized, and where special programs and conferences attract students and academics from around the world.