The Life Sciences fulfill a major role in the development of humanity in the 21st century. The challenges faced by humanity are becoming increasingly tougher: how to preserve ecological systems that are in danger of extinction? How to supply food and energy to the immense population of our planet? How to afford health and quality of life for those suffering from severe diseases and genetic defects? In parallel, scientists are developing unique research instruments that are unimaginably sophisticated, in order to cope with these threatening problems, which in the past were thought to be hopeless.
This is a battlefield that is fitting for young and enthusiastic people, who will acquire comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in the different and exciting branches of biology: biochemistry, biophysics, computational biology, molecular genetics, ecology, plant sciences, microbiology, immunology, neurobiology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, etc. They will be the scientists who will cope withtomorrow's challenges, will expand the boundaries of scientific knowledge, and may even redefine the essence of life for future generations.
The Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences at Bar-Ilan University strives to impart biological knowledge and scientific education based on modern research. The scientific education to which we strive is sensitive to public needs, and to social, economic and environmental dimensions of biological research. It is also accompanied by a Jewish, halachic and ethical dimension. In addition to the impartation of knowledge, we strive to arouse the curiosity of the students and to cultivate their intellectual and cultural growth, out of sincerity and humility. We try to advance the technical abilities of the students in laboratory work and field research, their ability to critically analyze scientific information, their problem solving ability, and their awareness for preservation of the environment.