The Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) in collaboration with Saudi Aramco, recently hosted Internship students from different universities to work on biotechnological application of microbes in Oil industry.
Raquel Peixoto's team propose a science-based framework, outlining a path from laboratory bench to pilot and large-scale applications of microbiomes, to save threatened ecosystems.
CBRC congratulates Maha Thafar on successfully completing her Ph.D. in Computer Science. She defended her thesis on "Drug Repositioning through the Development of Diverse Computational Methods using Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Graph Mining" on the 30th of June.
On behalf of CBRC, we would like to announce the departure of our valued team member Dr. Katsuhiko Mineta after 8 years of service. Dr. Mineta is a Principal Research Scientist at the Comparative Genomics and Genetics Lab. Dr. Mineta has been working in the field of bioinformatics and -omics studies from both experimental and computational approaches. His research backgrounds are agricultural chemistry and genetics, and his research interests are in the following research field and related topics; Environmental bioinformatics, Population Genomics, Metagenomics, Functional genomics and transcriptomics, biological sensors, Evolution of brain, Evolution of the sensory system.
CBRC Congratulates Dr. Takashi Gojobori, Distinguished Professor of Bioscience at KAUST and Acting director of the Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) on being elected as a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB).
KAUST alumnus Yu Li (Ph.D. '20) was recently named amongst the Forbes' "30 Under 30 Asia list" – Class of 2022. Forbes recognized the current assistant professor of computer science and engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) for his work developing algorithms to solve problems in biology and health care.
We are pleased to welcome Professor Alexandre Soares Rosado, Professor Ivan Viola, Associate Professor Raquel Pexioto and Assistant Professor Di Wang as new members of CBRC effective 1st of July 2022. We are thrilled to have you and look forward to collaborating with you.
Dr. Katsuhiko Mineta recently gave a talk on "Population Genomics of Indigenous Inhabitants in Arabian Peninsula". Dr. Katsuhiko is a principal research scientist at Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).
Martin Ibarra's startup Polymeron won the $1m sustainability award. The Omnipreneurship Sustainability Challenge for Inclusive Leadership was organized by the Tanmiah Food Co., with 93 proposals received from across the world and Polymeron was one of the five finalist.
CBRC's Alumni Dr. Tanvir Alam received the top researcher award from Qatar Biobank for having the highest number of collaborations done by one researcher with Qatar Biobank in 2021.
Fernando Patricio Zhapa Camacho an M.S./Ph.D. candidate in the KAUST Bio-Ontology research group under the supervision of Professor Robert Hoehndorf successfully defended his thesis "Embedding Ontologies using Category Theory Semantics".
CBRC congratulates Somayah Albaradei on successfully completing her Ph.D in Bioinformatics. She defended her thesis on "Omics-based Metastasis Prediction using Machine Learning and Deep Learning" on the 30th of March.