Brain power at­tracts £600k

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY -

A UK char­ity sup­port­ing the Ed­mond and Lily Safra Cen­tre for Brain Sciences at Jerusalem’s He­brew Univer­sity raised £600,000 from its in­au­gu­ral din­ner at the V&A in Kens­ing­ton.

More than 400 guests heard from Pro­fes­sor Idan Segev, who heads the Lab for Un­der­stand­ing Neu­rons at the cen­tre. His work is part of the Hu­man Brain Project, a ma­jor Euro­pean un­der­tak­ing.

Muriel Salem, who set up Brain Cir­cle UK, said at least one bil­lion peo­ple world­wide are af­fected by ill­nesses of the brain.

“Any real hope for progress, from cures to pre­ven­tion, can come only with a com­pre­hen­sive un­der­stand­ing of brain func­tion.

“Our am­bi­tion is to aid in this ef­fort and to in­vest in our fu­ture by sup­port­ing the distin­guished re­searchers and tal­ented stu­dents in their mis­sion.”

The cen­tre’s new premises will be ded­i­cated in June.

Guests at the V&A din­ner

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