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Simplifying tomato research

Feb 14, 2018

A team of researchers from KAUST and their collaborator from New York University in Abu Dabi developed a one-of-a-kind and comprehensive tomato knowledgebase called DES-Tomato. This project required an interdisciplinary approach between computational experts from KAUST’s Knowledge Mining Lab and plant science specialists from KAUST’s Salt Lab.

Ghofran Othoum defends her Ph.D. dissertation

Feb 07, 2018

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).

Examining how technology informs science

Jan 25, 2018

Recent advancements in evolutionary biology are greatly impacted by the production of massive "omics" data sets, such as genomes, transcriptomes, proteomes and metabolomics that are now available for evolutionary studies. The sheer size and complexity of this data requires the Big Data paradigm and approach essential in its analysis. Additionally, comparative studies are crucial for evolutionary studies, which further leads to the need to develop state-of-the-art bioinformatics technologies and can underpin both research and technology.