Prof. Yehuda Shoenfeld, holder of the first chair especially dedicated to autoimmunity, the Laura Schwartz-Kipp chair at the University of Tel Aviv, said:

“I have the feeling that our center with the department can be an ideal partner for such a center in Germany entailing both the Sheba Medical Center being the biggest medical center in Israel and the Tel Aviv University. I express my willingness to be part of it and to contribute to the benefit of the patients and to strengthen the relationship between medical and industrial institutions in Germany.”

Prof. Dr. K. Helmke, head of the Clinical Immunology/Rheumatology/Osteology department of the Munich-Bogenhausen Hospital, said:

“I am not aware of any other project in which research and teaching is networked to such an extent with international cooperation, further training, national and international student exchanges, cooperation between university and industrial research, and which has been incorporated into cooperative structures. Also to be mentioned in this respect are the approaches to further training at widely varying levels. The project seems to be an exemplary one, without comparison, at the present time at least on a national scale, and probably also on an international one.”