Tel Aviv University Medical School (Photo/Wikimedia-Avishai Teicher CC BY 2.5)
Tel Aviv University Medical School (Photo/Wikimedia-Avishai Teicher CC BY 2.5)

Koret gives $10m for Berkeley-Stanford-Tel Aviv research collaboration

Tel Aviv University this week announced a new initiative funded by a $10 million grant from the San Francisco-based Koret Foundation. The grant will fund two new programs in bioinformatics and “digital living.”

The five-year grant brings together scholars and scientists from TAU with counterparts at U.C. Berkeley and the Stanford University Department of Management Science & Engineering.

The Koret Program for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology will be run jointly by the Edmond J. Safra Center for Bioinformatics at TAU and the Center for Computational Biology at Berkeley.

The Koret Program for Smart Cities and Digital Living will fund joint research at TAU and Stanford to advance multidisciplinary, basic and applied research in data science that enhance the quality of life, safety and efficiency of cities while supporting communications across people and organizations.