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Patent granted for highly accurate prostate cancer screening algorithm

Jun 06, 2018

A new patent, "Methylation biomarkers for prostate cancer"(USPTO Patent No. 9976187), filed by Professor Vladimir Bajic, Senior Bioinformatician Roberto Incitti and former Bioscience Core Lab Research Scientist Hicham Mansour was granted on May 22, 2018.

Igniting BioTech at KAUST

May 30, 2018

Martin Ibarra and Michael Margineanu are two KAUST PhD students with a deep interest in the translational opportunities of bioscience research. Working with KAUST Innovation and Economic Development (I&ED), the pair designed KAUST’s first bio-entrepreneurship ideation workshop for a large turnout of Biological and Environmental Science Engineering (BESE) students and postdocs.

Somayah Albaradei wins at City of the Future competition

May 28, 2018

Somayah Albaradei won first place in the People's Choice category of the 2018 Spring Enrichment Program's ePoster-City of the Future competition.

Yi Mei Ng wins Best Keynote Talk at Young Algaeneers Symposium 2018

May 27, 2018

Yi Mei Ng, a Ph.D. student under the joint supervision of Dr. John Archer and Prof. Takashi Gojobori, won Best Keynote Talk at the 2018 Young Algaeneers Symposium

Meshari Alazami defends his thesis proposal

May 22, 2018

Meshari Alazami, a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Associate Professor Xin Gao, successfully defended his thesis proposal entitled "Towards Rational Design of Biosynthesis Pathways".

Finding Nemo’s genes: reef fish genome mapped and shared

May 20, 2018

Nemo’s genome has been deciphered and made publicly available, helping researchers further investigate fish ecology and evolution.

Scientific calculator sparks a lifelong passion

May 16, 2018

For Arnaud Hungler, CBRC's new systems administrator, an innocuous scientific calculator he received when he was 10 years old sparked a lifelong passion that eventually brought him to KAUST.

Arwa Bin Raies defends her thesis proposal

May 16, 2018

Arwa Bin Raies, a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Professor Vladimir Bajic, defended her thesis proposal on "Contributions to Computational Methods for Association Extraction from Biomedical Data: Applications to Text Mining and In Silico Toxicology".

Miriam Escarlet Diaz Galicia defends her master's thesis

May 13, 2018

Miriam Escarlet Diaz Galicia successfully defended her master's thesis for both directed research and thesis project, entitled "Engineering of Kinase-based Protein Interacting Devices: Active Expression of Tyrosine Kinase Domains".

CBRC thanks its members with a sunset dinner

May 10, 2018

CBRC organized an Appreciation Dinner at South Beach to thank its members for all their hard work in the past year.

Exploring science's fourth paradigm

May 09, 2018

The recent KAUST Research Conference: Computational and Statistical Interface to Big Data brought together leading computer science researchers and statistical experts to discuss the current state and future of data science. Held on campus from March 19 to 21, the conference covered such data science topics as succinct data representation and storage; big data visualization; parallel and distributed algorithms for inference and optimization; and analysis of large graphs and networks.

Sarah Alghamdi defends her master's thesis

May 06, 2018

Sarah Alghamdi successfully defended her master's thesis, entitled "Ontology Design Patterns for Combining Pathology and Anatomy: Application to Study Ageing and Longevity in Inbred Mouse Strains".

Talented Saudi math students visit CBRC

May 01, 2018

An elite group of talented undergraduate students and math Olympians visited KAUST for an intensive study of applied mathematics topics.

Siqing Hou defends his Master’s thesis

Apr 23, 2018

Siqing Hou, a Master's student under the supervision of Associate Professor Xin Gao, successfully defended his thesis.

Alumni Feature: Abdullah Khamis

Apr 18, 2018

Abdullah Khamis now works as the Director of Data Science in the Center for Strategic Studies (CSS) of the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia.