Congratulations to CBRC Professor Carlos Duarte on receiving the Five Oceans Award at Mad Blue 2023 Summit in Madrid. He was recognized for his dedication to studying marine ecosystems and his efforts to preserve ocean biodiversity.
Student Nurul Muttakin from the Bio-Ontology Research Group (BORG) under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Robert Hoehndorf successfully defends his Masters thesis. He presented his research on the topic " Learning 3D structures for protein function prediction".
Student Hatoon Ali from the Bio-Ontology Research Group (BORG) under the supervision of Prof. Robert Hoehndorf successfully defends her Masters thesis. She presented her research on the topic " Predicting Regulatory and Phenotypic Effects of Non-coding Variants".

CBRC would like to express its heartfelt appreciation to all of the guest speakers, Organizing committee and attendees who contributed to the KAUST Research Conference 2023 on Computational Advances in Structural Biology. We are thankful to BESE Dean Prof. Samir Hamdan and CBRC Interim Director Xin Gao for delivering the opening remarks.

Profs. Sahika Inal and Stefan Arold were recently featured in Saudi Gazette, the Kingdom's leading English publication. The article highlights the collaboration between bioengineer Sahika Inal and her team at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) and clinicians at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) in Saudi Arabia.

Professor Xin Gao was part of a delegation from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology who met with representatives from the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China to initiate agreements centered on research exchange. As a leading institute of research excellence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah University of Science and T

Abdullah AlGziwi, a visiting student under Professor Xin Gao's supervision, was recently awarded the “Second Place Grand Award” at the Saudi National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity. He presented his research project on “A Novel exosome-encapsulated-miRNA-based machine learning model for multiple cancer prediction and prognosis”.
CBRC’s Alumni Dr. Somayah Abdullah Al-Baradei was recently featured in Al- Madina Arabic newspaper. Al-Baradei is an assistant professor at the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah. She completed her PhD in Computer Science under the supervision of Prof. Xin Gao in May 2022. The interview highlighted her recent research work for early prediction of the spread of malignant tumors using artificial intelligence, through genetic information and tracking of its potential transmission.