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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Lunch Webinar Series on Diabetes and Related Metabolic Diseases

The Animal Resources Core Lab is organizing a webinar series in May about diabetes and metabolic diseases with a focus on animal models. In total, eight speakers from both academia and industry will present their most recent findings. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about technological advancements and how animal models can be used to prevent and treat an increasingly serious global health problem, with Saudi Arabia having some of the highest rates of diabetes and metabolic diseases in the world. 

Each talk is approximately 35 min followed by a Q&A session. 

All are welcome to register and attend. Registration links included below.  

May 9 (12:00 p.m.) Register here Beril Erdem Tunçdemir  Department of Biology, Hacettepe University, Turkey   Title: Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus-GPCR studies with our multimode plate reader  

May 10 (12:00 p.m.) Register here Mr. Abdulelah Saleh   Organic Bioelectronics Laboratory, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, KSA   Title: Glucose biosensors: history and future  

May 12 (12:00 p.m.)  Register here Dr. Jan Rozman   Czech Centre of Phenogenomics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic    Title: Mice as experimental models for metabolic disorders in humans – lessons learned from projects that range between large-scale biology and in-depth metabolic phenotyping  May 16 (12:00 p.m.)  Register here Ms. Viktoria Ehret and Mr. Usevalad Ustsinau   Preclinical Imaging Laboratory, Medical University of Vienna, Austria   Title: Assessment of hepatic glucose and lipid metabolism by PET/MR and DMI measurements 
May 17 (11:30 a.m.)  Register here for all May 17 talks  Dr. Jean Cozzi and Dr. Guillaume Pavlovic  European Innovation Manager, Charles Rivers Laboratory, and Genetic Engineering and   Model Validation Department, Institut Clinique de la Souris - PHENOMIN - IGBMC, France  Title: Mouse and rat research models to investigate diabetes and obesity 
May 17 (12:15 p.m.)   Dr. Benoit Petit-Demoulière   Phenotyping Department, Institut Clinique de la Souris – PHENOMIN - IGBMC France   Title: Phenotyping analyses in rodents to elucidate the function of genes involved in metabolism 
May 17 (12:50 p.m.)   Dr. Guillaume Pavlovic   Genetic Engineering and Model Validation Department, Institut Clinique de la Souris - PHENOMIN – IGBMC, France  Title: Reproducible 16S rRNA sequencing to study the composition of the gut microbiome 

For any questions, please contact: arcl@kaust.edu.sa.

This opportunity is brought to you by the KAUST Core Labs and Research Infrastructure