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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.

CBRC hosts End-Of-Year Dinner 2018

Dec 09, 2018

While the dinner was to show appreciation to all Center members for their hard work, Center Director Vladimir Bajic also took the opportunity to congratulate the graduating students of 2018 as well as to bid farewell to staff who are leaving the Center.

Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University students visit CBRC labs

Dec 05, 2018

A group of students and faculty from Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), College of Science and Engineering visited the CBRC labs

Alfaisal University students visit CBRC labs

Nov 29, 2018

The students, who are mostly majoring in biological and life sciences, were introduced to the Structural Biology and Engineering Lab, Comparative Genomics and Genetics Lab, as well as the Microbial Technology Group Lab.

PepPrint’s 3D bioprinting technology showcased at Asbar World Forum 2018

Nov 28, 2018

"The important message I received from this conference was that the high-tech expertise of robotic 3D bioprinting is getting a lot of attention within the Kingdom and thus, promote(s) KAUST mission of an outreach and support of Vision 2030," Professor Charlotte Hauser said.

KAUST faculty members recognized as 2018 Highly Cited Researchers

Nov 28, 2018

Professor Carlos Duarte was recognized by Clarivate Analytics as a highly cited searcher in environement and ecology.

Ghofran Othoum receives L'Oréal-Unesco 'For Women In Science Middle East' Fellowship 2018

Nov 27, 2018

CBRC would like to congratulate alumna Ghofran Othoum for receiving a L'Oréal-Unesco 'For Women In Science Middle East' Fellowship for her work on sequencing Red Sea strains.

KAUST Associate Professor Xiangliang Zhang talks about artificial intelligence

Nov 13, 2018

Xiangliang Zhang, associate professor of computer science in the University's Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering division, recently gave an invited Early Career Spotlight Talk at the 27th International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the 23rd European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-ECAI-18) 2018. During the event—which was held in Stockholm, Sweden, from July 13 to 19—Zhang and 21 international peers presented on all areas of artificial intelligence (AI).

Elaf Jameel Islam defends her Master's thesis

Nov 07, 2018

Elaf developed machine learning models that can predict if a chemical compound will be active in a particular test/assay.

Sara Althubaiti defends her Master's thesis

Nov 06, 2018

For her research, "Variant Prioritization in Cancer: Understanding and Prediction of Cancer Driver Genes and Mutations", Sara developed a novel method for identifying cancer driver genes. Her approach utilizes multiple complementary types of information, specifically cellular phenotypes, cellular locations, function, and whole body physiological phenotypes as features.

Azza Althagafi defends her Master's thesis

Nov 02, 2018

For her research, "VSIM: Visualization and Simulation of Genomes for Premarital Testing", Azza developed an automated and easy-to-use web application for interpretation and visualization of a variety of genomics data. It identifies the candidate diseases variants by referencing to four databases Clinvar, GWAS, DIDA, and PharmGKB, and predicted the pathogenic variants.

Meshari Alazmi defends his Ph.D. thesis

Oct 24, 2018

In his research, Meshari developed two tools to design de novo pathways; one is Metabolic Route Explorer (MRE) while the other is Fingerprint Contribution (FC).

Good luck to administrative assistant Hanouf Al Hattan

Oct 23, 2018

CBRC wishes Hanouf the best of luck in all her future endeavors.

Mona Alshahrani defends her thesis proposal

Oct 16, 2018

Mona's presentation, "Machine Learning with Biological Knowledge Graphs: Application to Prediction of Disease and Drug Mechanisms", is about developing novel methods for feature learning for biological knowledge graphs.