Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine Inaugurated at Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem

Oct. 2019

Applied Research for Personalized Medicine 

QUOTE PROFESSOR ZEEV ROTSTEIN, Director General, Hadassah: “Thanks to the generous donation from the Wohl Legacy, Hadassah gained state of the art translational infrastructure, the first of its kind in Israel that is currently in use only in a handful of institutes worldwide. The collaborations between researchers from the Faculty of Medicine to Hadassah clinicians together with the unique machinery will intensify the development of new medications and technologies for the clinical benefit of incurable conditions including cancer. I am proud to direct a leading medical organization with such exceptional opportunity and ability to promote medicine.”

QUOTE PROF. DAVID LATCHMAN, Wohl Legacy trustee: “We are proud to be partners in the establishment of this Institute at Hadassah which will advance medical research using state-of-the-art technologies. During their lifetimes Maurice and Vivienne Wohl invested in research that could lead to better understanding of diseases that have no cure. This institute will do exactly that and hopefully lead to the development of medications to both improve and save lives.”


QUOTE Professor Eyal Mishani, Director General, Hadassah Research Fund: “The Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine is a first of its kind in Israel. Already now the institute acts as a magnet for leading medical research projects. We are thrilled that many researchers from Hadassah and the Hebrew univercity faculty of medicine have joined the institute. We are thankful to the Wohl legacy foundation for their generous support and putting their faith in Hadassah as a leading body of medical research in Israel.


Among the scientists, researchers and dignitaries attending today’s (Thursday, October 24) inauguration ceremony of the Wohl Institute for Translational Medicine at Hadassah Ein Kerem were Hadassah Medical Organization Director-General Zeev Rotstein; Wohl Foundation’s Trustees: Prof. David Latchman, Sir Ian Gainsford, Mrs Ella Latchman , Mr Martin Paisner and Mr Daniel Dover;  Hadassah Research Fund Director-General Eyal Mishani; Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Prof. Dina Ben-Yehuda; Mark Addleman, Chief Executive of Hadassah UK as well as  heads of universities, representatives of the National Science Foundation, the Jerusalem Development Authority, the British Embassy in Israel.

This new multidisciplinary institute is the result of partnership among the Wohl Legacy, Hadassah International UK, and the Hadassah Medical Organization.

The Wohl Institute for Translational Medical Research will serve as an infrastructure hub for studying models of human diseases such as cancer, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, metabolic diseases.

The Wohl Center offers state-of-the-art technologies enabling visualization, digitization, and image analysis spanning from molecular resolution up to in-vivo imaging in order to elucidate the underlying diseases mechanisms and further the development of tailored drugs.

The Institute will provide imaging services using some of the world’s most advanced imaging devices. These include:


According to Prof. Rinat Abramovitch, Director of the Wohl Institute for Translational Medical Research, alongside the imaging devices, the institute will include biological and chemical laboratories and image analysis rooms that will allow all studies to be conducted under one roof.

Prof. Abramovitch added that Hadassah currently operates two cyclotron facilities (particle accelerators) that allow synthesis of unique and short-lived materials for use in PET. Additional services that are available on the Ein Kerem campus, includes experimental surgery, behavioral laboratories, drug development and pathological services.