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.
The event was attended by over 120 deans, vice deans, faculty and lecturers from universities all over Saudi Arabia. They learned about what KAUST research centers are doing and had the chance to speak directly with scientists spearheading their respective projects.
Research Scientist Hayedeh Behzad and Ph.D. student Amani Almaabadi from the Comparative Genomics and Genetics group presented their work on single-cell microfluidics.
Ph.D. student Meshari Alazmi from the Structural and Functional Bioinformatics group talked about drug-protein interactions.
Postdoctoral Fellow Fahad Albalawi from the Estimation, Modeling and Analysis group presented his work entitled, "Signal Processing Method and Tool for Accurate Recognition of Poly(A) Signals in Human Genomic DNA".
Research Scientist Sakandar Rauf from the Laboratory for Nanomedicine showed participants a 3D bioprinter that they have developed. This bioprinter is capable of printing any kind of cells for use in regenerative medicine applications.
Two Ph.D. students represented the Knowledge Mining Lab. Ghofran Othoum presented a poster entitled, "Comparative Genomics on Bacillus paralicheniformis Strains from the Red Sea with Focus on the Biosynthesis of Antimicrobial Products".
Meanwhile, Arwa Bin Raies talked about her poster, "In Silico Toxicology: Comprehensive Benchmarking of Multi-Label Classification Methods Applied to Toxicity Data".
CBRC Master's student Vasiliki Kordopati was also present at the event to showcase her startup, Oasis Lighting Systems Company. She and her co-founders developed laser-based energy efficient lighting systems that can be used for indoor farms.
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