Research Interests

​My main research interest is building different computational models to solve biological problems, such as, recognition of genomic signals and finding the differences between multiple annotations of the same microbial genome.


Selected Publications

  • INDIGO – INtegrated data warehouse of microbial genomes with examples from the red sea extremophiles
    I. Alam, A. Antunes, A.A. Kamau, W. alawi Ba, M. Kalkatawi, U. Stingl, V.B. Bajic
    PLoS One, 8(12):e82210, (2013)
  • BEACON: automated tool for Bacterial gEnome Annotation ComparisON. BMC Genomics.
    M. Kalkatawi, I. Alam, VB Bajic
    ;16(1):1-8, DOI: 10.1186/s12864-015-1826-4., (2015)
  • Letter to the Editor: Dragon PolyA Spotter: predictor of poly(A) motifs within human genomic DNA sequences
    M. Kalkatawi, F. Rangkuti, M. Schramm, BR Jankovic, A. Kamau, R. Chowdhary, JA Archer, VB ...
    Bioinformatics Jun 1;29(11):1484, (2013)
  • Dragon PolyA Spotter: predictor of poly(A) motifs within human genomic DNA sequences
    M. Kalkatawi, F. Rangkuti, M. Schramm, BR Jankovic, A. Kamau, R. Chowdhary, JA Archer, VB ...
    Bioinformatics Jan 1;28(1):1279, (2012)

Education Profile

  • ​M.Sc. Computer Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2011
  • B.SC. Computer Science, KAU, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2008

Professional Profile

  • 2009-current Senior Computational Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2005-2009 Technology Consultant, Dimension Data, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2001-2005 Chief Network Solutions Architect, Cplane Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA