Ghofran Othoum successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on February 5, 2018. Her project, "Genome-Scale Evaluation of the Biotechnological Potential of Red Sea Bacilli Strains" was well received by committee members Professor Vladimir Bajic (KAUST), Distinguished Professor Takashi Gojobori (KAUST), Associate Professor Mani Sarathy (KAUST) and Professor Alan Christoffels (South African National Bioinformatics Institute).
Ghofran shares that she has always been interested in using evolutionary studies and in silico simulations to understand the behavior of different microorganisms and finding medical applications for them. After graduating she hopes to pursue further research in a related field to answer other intriguing questions.
CBRC would like to congratulate Ghofran on a well done job.
by Rose Gregorio