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.
CBRC Ph.D Students Sakaa and Sara's project SentiMonica being chosen as the top 10 AI artworks in the Saudi Pavillion at the Dubai Expo 2020.
Azari Ibrahim Bantan, a MS Student under the supervision of Distinguished Professor Takashi Gojobori successfully defended her thesis "SARS-CoV-2 Intra-host Evolution In Immunocompromised Patients for the Emergence of Variants of Concerns"
CBRC launched its first ever Dual Seminar Series on the 15th of March. The seminar featured Postdoctoral fellow Keying Guo and Research scientist Raik Grunberg as speakers.
Xi Peng MS Student under the supervision of Professor Robert Hoehndorf successfully defended his thesis "Description Logic EL++Embeddings with Intersectional Closure"
Yang Liu, M.S./Ph.D. candidate in the Bio-Ontology research group under the supervision of Professor Robert Hoehndorf successfully defended her thesis "Rare variant collapsing analysis on UK Biobank".