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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.

Ammar Alqatari wins first place in KGSP Poster Competition

Oct 15, 2018

His poster, entitled "Convolutional Sequence to Sequence Learning to Improve Nanopore Basecalling Efficiency", is based on his work with Professor Gao about creating a deep learning model that can accurately and efficiently decode ultra-long DNA sequences from raw Nanopore signals.

Computing solutions for biological problems

Oct 14, 2018

Xin Gao’s research is building bridges between computer science and biology.

Knowledge Mining Lab website is now online

Oct 09, 2018

Please visit for information and updates from the Knowledge Mining Lab.

National Infectious Disease Initiative Workshop brings researchers to KAUST

Oct 08, 2018

Representatives from various institutions across Saudi Arabia met to iron out the details of the National Infectious Disease Initiative.

Alumni Feature: Majed Alzahrani

Oct 07, 2018

Majed Alzahrani is now a data scientist at Saudi Aramco's Drilling Data Science unit.

Mining Red Sea bacteria for industrial potential

Oct 07, 2018

Genome sequencing of two Red Sea bacteria highlights their potential as industrial workhorses.

KAUST and KACST join forces to prevent infectious diseases

Oct 01, 2018

The two-year project that began in July 2018 is part of the national initiative on infectious diseases to enhance the management of infectious disease outbreaks in the Kingdom.

Effat University students visit CBRC labs

Sep 26, 2018

A group of students and faculty from Effat University visited the CBRC labs recently.

KAUST Ph.D. student wins best paper award at EMBC ‘18

Sep 17, 2018

Mohamed Abdelwaheb Bahloul, a first-year Ph.D. student in KAUST Associate Professor Taous-Meriem Laleg-Kirati's Estimation Modeling and Analysis (EMAN) research group, received the best paper award for the Africa and Middle East region at the recent 40th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC '18).

Quantifying Red Sea plastics from coasts to fish

Sep 02, 2018

While drones scan beaches to assess plastic litter, microplastics are found in the digestive tracts of one in every six Red Sea fish.

CBRC goes to ECCB 2018

Aug 09, 2018

Get to know the CBRC delegation to the European Conference on Computational Biology 2018 and find out what they will be presenting.