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

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
  • Nine research hubs
  • 109 research groups
  • 170 M.Sc. students
  • 320 Ph.D. students
  • 3,800 undergraduate students 

Our Mission

The Hebrew University's Institute for 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.