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New patent granted for breast cancer screening method

Jul 22, 2018

The newly granted patent, "Methylation biomarkers for breast cancer", shows an accuracy rate of 98 to 100%.

A bioinformatician’s quest to fight cancer

Jul 22, 2018

New postdoctoral fellow Christophe Van Neste believes that to really make a difference in the fight against cancer, you need to have the proper tools first.

Taking the lead toward witchweed control

Jul 19, 2018

A compound that binds to and inhibits a crucial receptor protein offers a new route for controlling a parasitic plant.

Xiangliang Zhang joins CBRC

Jul 15, 2018

In CBRC, Associate Professor Xiangliang Zhang will work on the problems of modeling biological networks using machine learning models.

Stefan Arold promoted to rank of professor

Jul 12, 2018

Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) would like to congratulate Stefan Arold for being promoted to the rank of Professor, effective July 1, 2018.

Lifting up female scientists

Jun 11, 2018

KAUST celebrated women's achievements with the one-day technical conference providing an opportunity to hear about the latest data science related research and applications in a broad set of domains. Both men and women were encouraged to participate in the conference, which featured exclusively female speakers.

Patent granted for highly accurate prostate cancer screening method

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".