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​The awesome scope of big data

Aug 14, 2017

Anyone looking for answers on personalized medicine, human health, food production, the environment or ecology will turn to big data, says James Calvin, vice president of academic affairs at KAUST; “Big data is a concept that permeates all of the biological sciences.”

Sharing expert experimental knowledge to expedite design

Jul 10, 2017

​Professor Xin Gao and his collaborators developed an SBOL repository of parts specific to metabolic engineering.

Interdisciplinarity helps unravel the protein puzzle

Jun 20, 2017

Professor Stefan Arold and his team have developed ContaMiner and ContaBase, which help with identifying unwanted crystallized protein contaminants.

One size does not fit all: an innovative analytical tool will help pave the way for tailor made health care

May 24, 2017

The need for better diagnostic tools have led Ph.D. student Imene Boudellioua, from the Bio-Ontology Research Group of the Computational Bioscience Research Center of KAUST, together with Dr. Adeeb Noor, IT Director of King Abdulaziz University Hospital and, Professor of Computer Science at King Abdulaziz University, to establish the startup GenomeFit, a computational tool intended to facilitate clinical decisions by providing diagnostic for the screening of genetic disorders and the analysis of drug effects on patients carrying genetic mutations. The startup was recently granted funding by TAQADAM University Startup Accelerator (KAUST) to further develop their service and their business model.

The Ph.D. journey

May 04, 2017

For Ph.D. students Arturo Magana Mora, Haitham Ashoor and Olaa Motwalli, April 2017 was a particularly nerve-wracking month. After years of hard work and sleepless nights, they defended their theses, bringing them one step closer to graduation.

Algorithm scours datasets to diagnose medical mysteries

May 03, 2017

A new publication by Professor Robert Hoehndorf and Ph.D. student Imane Boudellioua from the Bio-Ontology Research Lab has been released. Titled "Semantic prioritization of novel causative genomic variants​", this study ​​showcases PhenomeNet Variant Predictor (PVP), a new tool they developed which has the potential to help patients find genetic causes for their undiagnosed diseases​.

CBRC participates in NATDP 2017

Apr 26, 2017

​Five research groups from CBRC participated in this year's National Academic Talent Development Program (NATDP) Symposium on April 20.

Living and Working in KAUST as a VSRP or Visiting Student

Apr 05, 2017

CBRC professors hosted nine VS and VSRP students last year. Their length of stay ranged from three months to six months. If you are interested in working with CBRC faculty for short-term projects, visit the VSRP website or e-mail your inquiries directly to respective faculty.

A metagenomics hands-on training workshop using KAUST DMAP resource

Apr 02, 2017

Invited researchers took part in a DMAP workshop organized by CBRC in partnership with the Red Sea Research Center (RSRC) on March 28-30.

Advanced Python for Biologists workshop

Mar 26, 2017

Around 23 researchers and students from CBRC, BESE and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology took part in a five-day Advanced Python for Biologists workshop on March 19 to 23. The course was instructed by Dr. Martin Jones, author of Python for Biologists and Advanced Python for Biologists.

Research groups participate in CEMSE Big Data Open Day

Mar 22, 2017

​The Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering (CEMSE) Division organized the CEMSE Big Data Open Day to highlight important research and discoveries related to Big Data. CBRC participated in the event by exhibiting different aspects of work done by each of the Center's principal investigators.

Professors discuss big data and human health in latest Sci-Café

Mar 13, 2017

Professors Takashi Gojobori, Xin Gao and Robert Hoehndorf spoke about big data and human health at the Sci-Café event held on February 27. Their talk, which was moderated by James Calvin, Vice President for Academic Affairs, aimed to answer the question, "Can Big Data Solve My Health Problems?" This event was open to all members of the KAUST community.

Dinner at the beach

Mar 08, 2017

In order to recognize their hard work and dedication, CBRC members and their families were invited to a barbecue dinner at South Beach on March 7.

Japanese institutes hold joint workshop with CBRC

Mar 07, 2017

A group of professors, researchers and students from Waseda Unviersity and ​AIST (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology) in Japan visited KAUST on March 1-2, 2017 for a joint workshop with CBRC.

Researching cancer through data mining and modeling

Mar 07, 2017

​Professor Ying Xu, a Regents-Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Chair and professor of bioinformatics and computational biology at the University of Georgia, was invited by CBRC's Professor Xin Gao to present his research on cancer. Held yesterday, his talk, "At the Root, Cancer is Probably About Fighting to Maintain the Intracellular pH Stability:Cancer Research Through Data Mining and Modeling", was very lively and informative, eliciting many comments and questions from attendees.