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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

Alyaa Mohamed defends her Phd Thesis

Mar 04, 2019

Alyaa Mohamed, a Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Professor Takashi Gojobori, defended his Ph.D. dissertation "Comparative metabolic modeling and analysis of human pathogens" on March 4, 2019.

KAUST Research Conference: AI in Medicine

Feb 18, 2019

KAUST Research Conference: AI in Medicine

Associate Professor Taous-Meriem Laleg-Kirati

Jan 30, 2019

KAUST Associate Professor Taous-Meriem Laleg-Kirati finalist at Leadership Excellence for Women Awards & Symposium

Congratulations to the CBRC graduates of 2018

Dec 16, 2018

CBRC would like to congratulate the CBRC graduates of 2018

Siham Fatani defends her thesis proposal

Dec 16, 2018

Siham examined if the Red Sea is a potential resource for bio-prospecting of new cellulases by conducting comprehensive survey of Red Sea metagenome and then isolating and characterizing cellulase genes and its producing microorganisms in the Red Sea.

Safia Aljedani defends her Ph.D. thesis

Dec 10, 2018

In her research, Safia combined biophysical and structural methods such as small angle X-ray scattering, X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance, microscale thermophoresis, and chemical crosslinking to investigate the contributions of all p85α domains to dimerization and ligand binding.

Alumni Feature: Rawan Olayan

Dec 09, 2018

Rawan is now a postdoctoral associate in the Carter Lab at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine working on using multi-omics data to identify complex genetic networks and gene interactions relevant to Alzheimer's disease.