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.
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.
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.