All KAUST students with research in the field of Digital Health were invited to submit a poster for the student poster competition portion of the KAUST Research Conference: Digital Health 2020, held on January 20-22.
Judges were asked to choose the top three most novel and interesting posters. Associate Director, Prof. Xin Gao announced the winners at the closing ceremony of the conference on January 22.
The first prize winner is CBRC, BORG Master's Student Sakhaa Alsaedi, for her poster titled, "Improving variant calling workflow by analyzing allele frequencies in a Saudi population to detect rare variants associated with disease". she won an Apple IPad.
The second prize winner is BESE, Ph.D. student Qingtian Guan, for his poster titled, "Next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics-driven clinical metagenomics for digital health". He won a JBL portable Bluetooth speaker.
The third prize winner is BESE, Ph.D. student Chongwei Bi, for his poster titled, "Targeted individual molecule sequencing enables the detection of ultra-rare variants". He won an Apple Airpods.