The International Graduate Bio-Medical Sciences Program

  • Master Advisor Tal Burstyn-Cohen

    Burstyn-cohen TalOffice: 3rd floor, Room 463

    Office Phone 02-6758582


    Research Topics: Roles of TAM, Protein S and GAS6 proteins in development, adulthood, health and disease

    Website- WWW.TBCLAB.COM

  • Master Advisor Prof Mona Dvir-Ginzberg

    Dvir-Ginzberg MonaOffice: 4th floor (old wing), room 518

    Office Phone 972-2-6757614


    Research Topics: Cartilage Biology including degenerative joint diseases and regulation of skeletal growth


  • Master Advisor Michael Klutstein

    Klutstein MichaelOffice: 4th floor (old wing), room 516

    Office Phone 972-2-6758178


    Research Topics: Aging and Chromatin

    Website:     website


  • Master Advisor Dr Moti Moskovitz

    Moti MoskovitzOffice: 5th floor.

    Office Phone 972-2-67784966


    Research Topics:

    Oral microbiome activity in children.


  • Master Advisor Prof Prof Doron Steinberg

    Steinberg DoronOffice: 3rd floor, Room 461

    Office Phone 972-2-6757633


    Research Topics:

    • Biofilms: role in infectious diseases (dental diseases, catheters associated diseases, ear infections, implants, skin, indwelling devices)
    • Environmental biofilms (ship hulls, water pipes, recycled water)
    • Quorum sensing: microb-microb communication
    • Pharmaceutical means to prevent biofilm: novel pharmaceutical technology of sustained released delivery systems


  • Master Advisor Prof Gilad Bachrach

    Bachrach GiladOffice: 3rd floor, Room 409

    Office Phone 972-2-6757117


    Research Topics: Lead by our research in oral microbial ecology that focuses on Fusobacterium nucleatum, our lab currently focuses in BacteriOncology (also called OncoBacteriology), the involvement of bacteria in tumor development and the potential of using bacteria for tumor detection and treatment.


M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biomedical ​Sciences Virtual Info Session

M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences Virtual Info Session


This two year program is intended for foreign students and new immigrants who hold a first degree in natural/medical sciences and wish to continue their studies as a researcher. It is given completely in English and classes are taken together with Israeli students. The program leads to a M.Sc. degree or, if extended, to a PhD.  
An average grade of 82% is required for admission. An average grade of 84% or more entitles you to a scholarship.   Part of the requirements is successfully completing 28 academic credits.    
Acceptance to the program is a two-step process: 
You send scans of original documents showing your graduation certificate and most importantly your class list and grades your bachelor diploma and transcripts.  I will submit these documents to the Office of Overseas Students’ Admission which 'translates' them into Hebrew University equivalents for evaluation. In the second step you need to find a supervisor who will oversee your research during your studies and guide the writing of your thesis.  
Candidates from non-English-speaking countries and/or candidates who did not previously study at an institution of higher education where the language of instruction is English must submit proof of sufficient English proficiency.   


Director : Prof. Doron Steinberg (Ph.D.) Head, Biofilm Research Laboratory
International Bio-Medical Graduate Program, Faculty of Dental Medicine    Tel: 972-2-6757633

Program coordinator: Yehudit Rudolph    Tel: 972-2-6757577  

Facebook page: The International Bio-Medical Sciences Program
YouTube: biomedicine program at Hebrew University


The International Graduate Bio-Medical Sciences Program

PhD students

New Regulations for PhD Students at the Faculty of Dental Medicine

  • Mandatory PhD courses:

PhD students enrolled from the academic year 2020-21 must enroll in a number of compulsory courses during the first two years of the doctorate, as follows:

  • Master class A + B
  • Scientific writing (exemption from those registered during the Masters program)
  • PhD milestones are as follows:
  1. Filtering Committee – First stage.
  2. First meeting of the Accompanying Committee in favor of passing to the second stage (one and a half years after first stage).
  3. Second meeting of the Accompanying Committee after approval of second stage (up to two years after approval of the second stage).
  4. Advanced lecture (about six months after a second meeting of a committee).
  5. Thesis submission to judges (3-6 months after lecture).


  • Reporting to the Graduate Chair regarding PhD progress:
  • General Progress follow up: Progress of all doctoral students will be followed and reported to PI and students in the event of exceeding the time allocated between each listed above. Steps 3-5, will be followed up within our Faculty and periodic notices from the Graduate chair will be sent upon deviation from the milestones, to the student and supervisor. If the criteria are not fulfilled after an extension period is granted (typically 3-4 month beyond the due date of the milestone), the chair will update the PI, Accompanying Committee and Authority for Research Students', for further follow-up.
  • Yearly Reports: Students that has passed Shlav Beit, will be required to provide a 4-page annual progress report that will be sent July 1 each year, to the department chair with a copy to the department secretariat. In the event that this report is not sent timely, the chair will consult with PI and accompanying committee regarding the students' progress and consider an extension for submitting the report.

In extreme cases, wherein the student has not submitted the report after the extension was granted, and in accordance with the accompanying committees' recommendations, the chair will halt the student's stipend and inform the Authority for Research Students, accordingly. The stipend will be resumed, pending the submission of the report and approval of the accompanying committee.    The submission format is available here.


Please note, at any event, students are invited to discuss or appeal this process with the chair.


MSc Students