Ammar Alqatari wins first place in KGSP Poster Competition

Oct 15 2018


Ammar Alqatari, a KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP) student who interned with Associate Professor Xin Gao in the summer of 2018, has won first place in the KGSP Poster Competition held on August 28, 2018.

His poster, entitled "Convolutional Sequence to Sequence Learning to Improve Nanopore Basecalling Efficiency", is based on his work with Professor Gao about creating a deep learning model that can accurately and efficiently decode ultra-long DNA sequences from raw Nanopore signals.

Watch Ammar talk about his experience as a visiting student in CBRC: