Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is one of Israel’s leading research universities and among the world leaders in many fields.
It has around 20,000 students and 4,000 faculty members in the Faculties of Engineering Sciences; Health Sciences; Natural Sciences; the Pinchas Sapir Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management; the Joyce and Irving Goldman School of Medicine; the Kreitman School of Advanced Graduate Studies; The School of Brain sciences and Cognition; The School of Sustainability and Climate Change and Albert Katz International School for Desert Studies. More than 100,000 alumni play important roles in all areas of research and development, industry, health care, the economy, society, culture and education in Israel.
The University has three main campuses: The Marcus Family Campus in Beer-Sheva; the research campus at Sde Boker and the Eilat Campus, and is home to national and multi-disciplinary research institutes: the National Institute for Biotechnology in the Negev; the National Institute of Solar Energy; the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology; the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research; the Ben-Gurion Research Institute for the Study of Israel & Zionism, and Heksherim - The Research Institute for Jewish and Israeli Literature and Culture.
Role within NeuroCOV
BGU is the leader of WP3 "Data integration and predictive modelling of CNS vulnerability". BGU will define NeuroCOVID molecular signature, and compare molecular profiles of brain organoids and brains of healthy and COVID-19 infected patients, to estimate the usefulness of brain organoids as a model of NeuroCOVID.