About ELSC

THE VISION

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has launched the new Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, which aspires to revolutionize current neuroscience research. The Center will bring together a powerful interdisciplinary team of top scientists to explore the relationships between gene function, brain neuronal circuits, and behavior.

This collaboration will have profound implications for our ability to understand and treat neurological and psychiatric disorders. The Center will contribute to worldwide progress in brain science and establish the Hebrew University as one of the world’s leading neuroscience centers.

With outstanding faculty recruits, world-renowned scientists, talented students, state-of-the-art equipment, and modern new facilities, the Center, together with established neuroscientists at the Hebrew university will have a leading role in generating powerful intellectual home for cutting-edge brain research.

Great universities will be judged in the coming decades by what they contribute to our understanding of the human mind. Indeed, some believe that our survival as a species depends upon a better understanding of human actions, perceptions, patterns of thought, and emotions. Fortunately, you have an excellent foundation on which to build. With proper recruitment, new space, a new administrative structure, and funds to support the research, Hebrew University Neuroscience will be ranked among the top five in the world.  
Dr. Gerald D. Fischbach, Columbia University

Dr. Gerald D. Fischbach


More About ELSC

The Vision
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has launched the new Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, which aspires to revolutionize current neuroscience research.
The Edmond J. Safra Foundation
Edmond J. Safra, one of the 20th century’s most accomplished bankers and a devoted philanthropist, established a major philanthropic foundation to ensure that needy individuals and organizations would continue to receive his assistance and encouragement for many years to come.
Be a Friend
Join us as we embark on the exciting and crucial brain research journey
The Building
The Jerusalem Brain Sciences Building will provide a state-of-the-art research and teaching facility for the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences.
ELSC Brochures
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In The Press
Recent articles about ELSC in the international press.
ICNC - our heritage
The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences emerged from The Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation (ICNC). 20 years of computational neuroscience resarch