Graduate Program In Quantitative Biology

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Quantitative Biology

The Center for Bioengineering and the Rothberg International School at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem are proud to announce a new, cutting-edge program in Quantitative Biology.

The exponential growth in scientific, technological and medical knowledge over the last decade has shown the power of integrated multidisciplinary approaches to solve emerging grand challenges in biology and medicine. This new paradigm transcends traditional boundaries between classical disciplines, such as biology, physics, engineering and computer science, offering a unified approach to the study of biology and the practice of medicine.

The program offers a unique set of integrated courses and laboratory experience in this rapidly growing field. Research focuses on the fundamental understanding of cellular decision-making in health and disease. Projects range from the mapping of transcriptional networks, innovative human-on-a-chip devices, high-speed  3-dimensional and super-resolution imaging, to developmental biology and micro-environmental control of bacterial populations.

Students who have completed their undergraduate degree may come for one semester but are encouraged to come for a full year and to focus on a serious research project.

In addition to the academic program, participants benefit from a rich extracurricular activities program, including tours, cultural and social events, lectures and more. Students are housed in the modern Scopus Student Village, adjacent to the Mount Scopus campus.

Admission Requirements
Candidates with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education are eligible for admission to the program. Admission is competitive and is based on transcripts and letters of recommendation. Candidates must have at least a 3.2 ("B") grade-point average and are required to complete the following courses, or their equivalent, at their home institutions:  

  • Cellular and Molecular Biology  
  • Physics: Mechanics  
  • Physics: Electricity and Magnetism  
  • Calculus 
  • Computer Programming


  • Pre-Semester Intensive Hebrew Language Ulpan (5 credits)

Core Courses

  • 76106 Introduction of BioMEMS (2 credits)
  • 76557 Autumn Semester HT Approaches in Systems Biology (4 credits)
  • 77874 Autumn Semester Analysis of Biological Systems (4 credits)
  • 76107 Spring Semester Tissue Engineering (3 credits)
  • 76555 Spring Semester Introduction to Systems Biology (4 credits)
  • 72678 Spring Semester Life and Death of Proteins (4 credits)

Seminars (one of the following)

  • 76052 Autumn Semester Biotechnology in Israel (2 credits)
  • 77308 Spring Semester Topics in Molecular Biophysics (2 credits)
  • 76556 Spring Semester Seminar in Computational Biology (2 credits)

Guided Project

  • 76131 Autumn or Spring Semester Research in Quantitative Biology (10 credits)


  • Students may choose courses in Religious, Israel and Middle Eastern Studies, Brain and Behavioral Sciences and Business, as well as Hebrew or Arabic languages. For course options see:

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