Next Scientific Leaps
The Global Campaign’s motto – “Be Part of the Next Big Idea” – encapsulates TAU’s two main traits: Boundless curiosity and Israeli ingenuity. Put them together and you jump-start new directions of thought that will underpin science, medicine and technology in ways we cannot even imagine. TAU’s role is to enable cross-disciplinary brilliance by providing the best research and study conditions.
$20 million Center for Cancer Biology: Established in 1980, this robust interdisciplinary center pursues a translational approach aimed at bringing novel drugs and technologies from the lab to the clinic as quickly as possible.
$12 million over 10 years Center for Healthy Aging: Old age is still an unknown country and maintaining quality of life is still a major challenge. This wide-sweeping center will address age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s, AMD and hearing loss; psychology of the elderly; labor issues; government economic policy; Holocaust survivor legal rights; and more.
$10 million Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: This dynamic Center comprises 90 research teams from across the campus. They include Prof. Tal Dvir, who made global headlines with the world’s first 3D printed heart, and Prof. Shachar Richter who is turning jellyfish into biodegradable plastics and packaging.
$10-20 million AI Center: Spanning the campus from Engineering to Humanities, the Center will have two main outputs: Cutting-edge research that uses AI methodologies, and a new generation of students who will incorporate AI tools in their careers. Discoveries will lead to tools for dramatically improved medical treatments, climate prediction, disaster management, energy efficiency, agriculture, urban living and more.
$10-20 million Center for Quantum Science and Technology: First came the industrial revolution, then the digital revolution, and now the quantum revolution. TAU and Israel want to stand at the forefront of developing ultra-fast and powerful quantum computing capabilities and other futuristic quantum tools.
$100,000 per year X 10 years “Biosoft” – Center for Physics and Chemistry of Living Systems: This collective of 30 groups seeks to discover the physical properties and mechanisms that govern biological cells, with implications for cancer, hearing loss, heart disease, multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
$1 million Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Lab: Capable of generating ultra-high resolution visualizations of specimens and materials, the lab will serve 30 groups from areas as diverse as drug development, cancer diagnosis, genetics, defense and renewable energy. This is a perfect example of the inter-school sharing of equipment that is too expensive for any one lab to afford, yet can dramatically improve the scientific capabilities of many.
$2 million Nano Medicine Floor: Over 1,000 m² in size, this floor (2nd story of the Nano Building) will be home to some of TAU’s top biomedical nanoscientists, including Prof. Ronit Satchi Fainaro (melanoma vaccine) and Prof. Dan Peer (drug delivery).
$100,000 per year and up Graduate Fellowship Fund: Master’s and doctoral students constitute the main workforce in TAU labs and Israel’s future scientists, scholars, inventors, educators and leaders. They must be given generous fellowships to help them excel in their research without the worry of supporting themselves and their families.