Hebrew University receives $1m donation from US couple for coronavirus lab
A Virginia couple donated a $1 million gift to assist the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in its new program designated to fight the coronavirus.
The $1 million donation made by Brad and Sheryl Schwartz through American Friends of Hebrew University (AFHU) will assist in building a top-level bio-safety lab, the first of its kind dedicated to non-governmental research in Israel. The donation is a major first step toward funding a biocontainment level 3 national laboratory, which will enable direct-contact research with the live virus, rather than virus components used in current labs.
December 1, 2023 — In a pivotal discovery, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers have unraveled the mechanisms governing how bacteria spores retain vital genetic information during dormancy, and activate when revived. The study, published in Molecular Cell, highlights the discovery of a
November 27, 2023 — On November 22, the European Research Council (ERC) declared that six researchers from the Hebrew University secured grants at the “Consolidator Grant” level. These individual grants, ranging from one and a half to two million euros each, cumulatively amount to 11.5 million
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