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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.

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.

CBRC awarded three Center Partnership Funds

Apr 16, 2018

CBRC was awarded three Center Partnership Funds by the KAUST Office of Sponsored Research on April 1, 2018.

Computer models combat malaria

Apr 15, 2018

Searching for potential malaria drug targets, KAUST Ph.D. student Alyaa Abdel-Haleem and her colleagues investigated the Plasmodium genetic blueprint. They focused on the genes involved in metabolism—the chemical reactions that allow the parasite to grow, reproduce and respond to its environment.

From Neanderthal to Google

Apr 05, 2018

Janet Kelso, head of the bioinformatics research group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and Sudhir Kumar, Laura H. Carnell professor and director of the Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine at Temple University, discussed big data analyses in evolutionary biology during a KAUST Facebook Live interview.

CBRC and Beijing Institute of Genomics hold joint workshop

Mar 29, 2018

The Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) hosted a delegation of directors, managers and professors from the Beijing Institute of Genomics (BIG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on March 25-28, 2018. The purpose of their visit was to hold a joint workshop entitled "Big Data in Biodiversity and Health", as well as to explore possible research collaborations.

CBRC researchers join NATDP 2018

Mar 28, 2018

Researchers from five research groups in the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) presented their work at the Third National Academic Talent Program (NATDP) Symposium on March 22, 2018.