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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.

Siqing Hou defends his Master’s thesis

Apr 23, 2018

Siqing Hou, a Master's student under the supervision of Associate Professor Xin Gao, successfully defended his thesis.

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.

Taif University students visit CBRC labs

Mar 07, 2018

​On March 1, KAUST held an open house for a group of professors, lecturers and students from Taif University, College of Computer Science (Female Section). Part of their tour of KAUST included a visit to the CBRC labs, where representatives from three research groups talked about their research.

Professor Meriem Laleg Joins CBRC

Mar 04, 2018

In July 2017, Associate Professor Taous Meriem Laleg Kirati joined the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC). Her expertise in applied mathematics, control systems and signal analysis is a welcome addition to the interdisciplinary nature of the Center.

Alumni Feature: Arturo Magana Mora

Feb 25, 2018

CBRC Ph.D. graduate Arturo Magana Mora is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the prestigious National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tokyo, Japan.

​Enzyme from briny deep resurrected in the lab

Feb 22, 2018

Mysterious microbes that thrive in hot and super-salty brine lakes at the bottom of the Red Sea could yield a treasure trove of new enzymes for industrial applications—if only scientists had access to their biological bounty.