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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.

A vision in color

Feb 21, 2018

Shozo Yokoyama, the Asa G. Candler professor of biology at Emory University's Department of Biology, spoke with us on Facebook Live about the importance of the past in understanding the present and in making predictions about the future of species. Yokoyama was on KAUST campus as part of the research conference on Big Data Analyses in Evolutionary Biology, hosted by the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC).

Simplifying tomato research

Feb 14, 2018

A team of researchers from KAUST and their collaborator from New York University in Abu Dabi developed a one-of-a-kind and comprehensive tomato knowledgebase called DES-Tomato. This project required an interdisciplinary approach between computational experts from KAUST’s Knowledge Mining Lab and plant science specialists from KAUST’s Salt Lab.

Ghofran Othoum defends her Ph.D. dissertation

Feb 07, 2018

Ghofran Othoum successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation on February 5, 2018. Her project, "Genome-Scale Evaluation of the Biotechnological Potential of Red Sea Bacilli Strains" was well received by committee members Professor Vladimir Bajic (KAUST), Distinguished Professor Takashi Gojobori (KAUST), Associate Professor Mani Sarathy (KAUST) and Professor Alan Christoffels (South African National Bioinformatics Institute).

Examining how technology informs science

Jan 25, 2018

Recent advancements in evolutionary biology are greatly impacted by the production of massive "omics" data sets, such as genomes, transcriptomes, proteomes and metabolomics that are now available for evolutionary studies. The sheer size and complexity of this data requires the Big Data paradigm and approach essential in its analysis. Additionally, comparative studies are crucial for evolutionary studies, which further leads to the need to develop state-of-the-art bioinformatics technologies and can underpin both research and technology.

Class of 2017

Dec 17, 2017

Ph.D. and Master's students from the graduating class of 2017 celebrated the Commencement ceremony on December 15. CBRC would like to congratulate all the graduates, especially those from our center. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors.

CBRC congratulates student poster competitions winners at this year's conference

Dec 12, 2017

All KAUST students with research in the field of evolutionary biology were invited to submit a poster for the student poster competition portion of the KAUST Research Conference on Big Data Analyses in Evolutionary Biology held on December 4-6.