KAUST Smart-Health Initiative

An initiative by a world-leading institution for the development and usage of smart health technologies and knowledge to promote innovation, entrepreneurship and training programs that transforms healthcare delivery system of Saudi Arabia and the world from traditional medicine to precision medicine. Central to this initiative is the collaboration between KAUST scientists with clinicians in the best In-Kingdom medical centers.

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23 November, 2021

First MD-Ph.D. program in Saudi Arabia

Top medical students from AlFaisal University will undertake their Ph.D. degree at KAUST to obtain the necessary training needed to conduct basic research and the implementation of smart-health tools and methods in the Saudi healthcare delivery system.

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15 November, 2021

MD-Ph.D. Program

The goal of this program is to offer Saudi and resident students of medicine at Al-Faisal University state-of-the-art educational and research facilities. The program is tailored to those who aspire to build their careers as physician-scientists and will be the leaders of tomorrow.

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KAUST Research Conference on Advances in Metagenomics and its Applications

The Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) is pleased to invite the KAUST community to the KAUST Research Conference on Advances in Metagenomics and its Applications. 

Metagenomics, which analyses genetic materials from diverse environments, has gained prominence in recent years, providing insights into the complex life of microbes without the need for isolation and culturing. Whilst conceptually relatively simple, metagenomics only became feasible with the advent of high-throughput sequencing technologies followed by the development of bioinformatics methods, imbued with big data paradigm, that allow for the analysis and the interpretation of the data. We have only uncovered the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the application of metagenomics to the environment, human, animal and plant health, biotech, biomedical, soil management, bioremediation and many more. 

On behalf of the organizing committee, we invite you to join us on a three-day journey of discovery. Meet local and international scientists, exchange ideas and make new connections. 

This event is open to all KAUST community. 

Please note the deadline for registration is May 1, 2022.

Takashi Gojobori, Acting CBRC Director and Conference Chair


For more information, please visit CBRC conference 2022 website.

For any questions, please contact cbrc.info@kaust.edu.sa.