Emerson Life Sciences Building
One of the Center's main objectives is to recruit new, outstanding faculty members to the Technion, in diverse life sciences and engineering fields. These new recruits will be offered very attractive incentives, never before provided by the Technion. The new Building will enable equipping sophisticated research laboratories designed specifically for these exceptional faculty members. Each laboratory will be modified to meet the specific research requirements of each new recruit.
The Building will be a catalyst for interdisciplinary research and will rejuvenate many existing facilities. Modern, leading-edge laboratories will support emerging research demands. Common spaces for faculty and students will inspire dialogue and visionary collaborations. This will all lead to many new fundamental discoveries, budding seeds that will develop into new biotechnology and medical technology companies developing important applications for all mankind.
The new Building will have a transformational impact on life sciences and engineering research and education at the Technion, and on the Israeli biotechnology industry.
Activities of the Life Sciences and Engineering (LS&E) Infrastructure Unit, within the framework of the Lorry I. Lokey Interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences and Engineering, will be carried out on the lower two floors of the Building. The (LS&E) Infrastructure Unit will provide shared access to both the most sophisticated research tools available today, and the dedicated staff of professionals who will guide researchers in the use of this complex equipment. It will be available not just to researchers affiliated with the Lokey Center, but to all Technion researchers. By sharing resources, instead of requiring each individual laboratory to invest in heavy equipment and specialized staff, the (LS&E) Infrastructure Unit will ensure that maximum benefit is derived from each investment. It will play a central role in enabling the Technion's outstanding researchers to find answers to the pressing questions of the 21st century.