BIRAX (the Britain Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership) is a £10 million initiative of the British Embassy in Israel and the British Council in collaboration with the Pears Foundation and the UJIA.
The programme funds cutting-edge research using stem cell therapies to tackle some of the world’s most dreadful diseases.
Over £7 million has been committed to 15 projects in Britain and Israel funding research in Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham and Edinburgh universities.
The first call for proposals was supported by the Parasol Foundation Trust, the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space, the Kahn Foundation, Maurice and Vivienne Wohl Philanthropic Foundation, Pears Foundation , Wolfson Family Charitable Trust, Yad Hanadiv and the UJIA.
The programme has also been supported by Oxford University - Glycobiology Institute, Celia and Edward Atkin CBE, the Medical Research Council, Rosetrees Trust, the Barbara and Stanley Fink Foundation and the Sheila and Denis Cohen Charitable Trust.