Big Data analytics in life sciences
CBRC works on problems of data integration and its application to life sciences relying on Big Data analytics solutions with a focus on three domains:
- Human Health and Medicine,
- Metagenomics, and
In the Human Health and Medicine domain, of particular interest are solutions for discovery of the new uses of existing drugs, so-called drug repositioning; solutions for identification of diagnostic biomarkers based on NGS and epigenetic information with specific interest in cancers and cardiovascular diseases; solutions for specific problems in personalised medicine where the full advantage of the information from individual genome variation is taken into account; and efficient solutions for medical informatics and specific personalized medicine problems.
Metagenomics, computational and experimental biotechnology
CBRC aims at developing:
- Infrastructure for deep analyses of metagenomic samples.
- Infrastructure for the experimental framework, bioinformatics, and computational modeling, aiming to identify novel molecules useful for industrial, medical, cosmetic, and food industries relevant within the Saudi Arabian and broader contexts, and for a deeper understanding of the molecular functioning of cells.
- Infrastructure for developing and 3D/4D printing of artificial tissues and organoids for potential use in medicine.