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Alumni Feature: Trisevgeni Rapakoulia

Sep 19, 2019

Trisevgeni is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Transcriptional Regulation Group of Martin Vingron at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin.

Amal Bajaffer Ph.D. Defense | Comparative Study of Memory Associated Genes and Lactate Mediated Neural Plasticity genes

Sep 03, 2019

Amal Bajaffer, a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of ProfessorTakashi Gojobori defended her Ph.D. thesis "Comparative Study of Memory Associated Genes and Lactate Mediated Neural Plasticity genes".

Sumyyah Toonsi succesfully defends her master's thesis

Aug 21, 2019

Her topic, "Automatic Protein Function Annotation Through Text Mining", Sumyyah developed a novel, dictionary-
based method to annotate proteins with functions from text. She also extracted text-based features from words matched against a dictionary of Gene Ontology (GO).

CBRC and KAU Collaborate to sign a research agreement on The Role of Gut Microbes in Development of Malignant Pancreatic Cysts in Saudi Patients

Aug 01, 2019

The Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and GI Oncology Unit (GIOU) of King Abdulaziz University Hospital at King Abdulaziz University, have signed a research agreement on “The Role of Gut Microbes in Development of Malignant Pancreatic Cysts in Saudi Patients.”

The collaborative research is funded through KAUST Center Partnership Funds. To the best of our knowledge, the research is the first one in the Kingdom to use Medical Metagenomics in clinical pancreatic cancer research.The study aims to investigate if microbial communities in pancreatic cysts can differentiate cysts that turn into a malignant form from those that remain benign.

The successful outcomes could open the way to novel diagnostic methods of pancreatic malignancies and more closer precision medicine. Principal investigator at GIOU is Assistant Professor Emah S. Aljahdli, and CBRC Principal investigator is Professor Vladimir Bajic.

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​KAUST CBRC, is pleased to announce the publication of a new book co-edited by KAUST scientists, Prof. Takashi Gojobori and Dr. Katsuhiko Mineta.

Jul 30, 2019


Marine Metagenomics, “presents the state-of-art marine metagenome research and explains the method of marine metagenomics analysis in an easy-to-understand manner.”

This book presents the state-of-art marine metagenome research and explains the method of marine metagenomic analysis in an easy-to-understand manner.

Changes in the marine environment due to global warming and pollution have become a major global problem. Maintaining a healthy marine ecosystem requires advanced environmental monitoring and assessment systems. As such, the book presents a novel metagenomic monitoring method, which has been developed for comprehensive analyses of the DNA of microorganisms living in seawater to further our understanding of the dynamics of the marine environment. The book can be used as a primer for new researchers and as a manual on experimental methods.

Follow the Link to download your copy now : https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811381331



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CBRC Congratulates Professor Carlos Duarte for winning the Catalonia’s Highest Honor in Ecology

Jul 29, 2019

A Professor of Marine Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has received the 2019 Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology from the Generalitat of Catalonia.

"I am deeply honored to have my research contributions and scientific discoveries in the fields of marine ecology and biological oceanography recognized by an award that celebrates my mentor Prof. Ramon Margalef," said Professor Carlos Duarte.

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Trisevgeni Rapakoulia Ph.D. Defense | Computational Analysis of Transcriptional Regulation after Single and Multiple Drug Administration.

Jul 18, 2019

Trisevgeni Rapakoulia, a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Professor Xin Gao defended her Ph.D. thesis "Computational Analysis of Transcriptional Regulation after Single and Multiple Drug Administration".

Turning up the heat on pathogenic bacteria - Protein found in gut-dwelling pathogens changes shape under human body temperatures, leading to toxins responsible for diarrheal disease.

Jul 09, 2019

In Professor Stefan Arold's group in the Computational Bioscience Research Center, Umar Hameed investigates the structural and functional characterization of MAP kinase family proteins that are responsible for plant immunity and stress tolerance.


Global study links newly named syndrome with other disorders Mutations in a repetitive protein motif are responsible for a rare cognitive disorder.

Jul 09, 2019

Since joining the Bioscience program at KAUST in May 2013, Stefan has been pursuing his research interests in integrative structural biology by inferring structure and function of macromolecular assemblies. He uses the knowledge gained to understand how cells communicate and to engineer molecules with desired properties.

Dr. Romain Murenzi, executive Director of The World Academic of Sciences (TWAS), presents a seminar on “Alleviating Poverty: The role of science and technology”.

Jul 03, 2019

Dr. Romain Murenzi, executive Director of The World Academic of Sciences (TWAS), gave a seminar on “Alleviating Poverty: The role of science and technology”.
On July 03 2019.
Dr. Murenzi through his presentation introduced the founding partners of The World Academic of Sciences (TWAS), TWAS regional offices, IAP Inter academy partnership and challenges the world will face in coming future in the field of Water, food and biodiversity.
TWAS mission covers the Recognition of scientific excellence, building a corps of PhD scholars, improving research infrastructure, science policy and diplomacy.

CBRC hosts the Saudi Society of Medical Genetics (SSMG) Conference 2019

Apr 15, 2019

It is with great pleasure to announce that the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) is hosting for the first time the Saudi Society of Medical Genetics (SSMG) Conference at KAUST on April 15 & 16, 2019 in Building 19, Hall 1 and 2.

Yi Mei Ng Phd Defense |Characterization of Red Sea Cyanobacteria Aimed for Cell Factory Applications in Saudi Arabia: Synechococcus sp. RSCCF101

Apr 04, 2019

Yi Mei Ng, a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Professor Takashi Gojobori and Dr. John Archer, defended his Ph.D. dissertation "Characterization of Red Sea Cyanobacteria Aimed for Cell Factory Applications in Saudi Arabia: Synechococcus sp. RSCCF101".

A delegation of MoH (Ministry of Health) visited the CBRC

Apr 03, 2019

A delegation from the Ministry of Health recently visit the CBRC to explore possible collaboration.

KAUST Assistant Professor Robert Hoehndorf gives a talk on " Artificial intelligence for Genomics and Health"

Apr 01, 2019

KAUST Assistant Professor Robert Hoehndorf gives a talk on " Artificial intelligence for Genomics and Health".

Date: 1st April 2019 - 10:00 - 10:45 am
Venue: King Abdulaziz University

Badoor Nasser's Phd Dissertation Defense |Characterization of microbiologically influenced corrosion in pipelines by using metagenomics

Mar 31, 2019

Badoor Nasser, a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Assistant Professor Takashi defended her Phd defense on March 31, 2019