Translating fundamental findings in the laboratory into diagnostic and treatment tools aimed at tackling various diseases with local and global impact.
KAUST Smart-Health Initiative (KSHI) will launch programs to train the next generation of clinicians-scientists, who will in a position to bridge basic research with clinical applications by becoming experts in the usage and application of precision-medicine tools and principles.
KAUST experts in a range of research domains are working to develop the next generation of smart-health technologies that will transform, in collaboration with clinicians, fundamental scientific discoveries into powerful solutions to prevalent diseases.
We engage with partners who share our vision for joint programs in research, innovation, development, education, training, technology transfer, IP and entrepreneurship.
26 September, 2023
Mutations on a key SARS-CoV-2 viral protein are linked to extreme immune responses and could offer a novel vaccine target.
07 September, 2023
A complex interplay of factors influences the spread of superbug genes during wastewater treatment and reuse.
06 September, 2023
Asma Al-Amoodi’s dream of becoming a scientist and working in the lab is coming true as she pursues her Ph.D. in bioscience at KAUST, under the mentorship of Jasmeen Merzaban
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Aging is the main risk factor for virtually all chronic diseases affecting humankind.
Geroscience is a relatively new field that, by addressing that fact, posits that clinically
addressing the biology of aging will have a much larger impact on human health than the
current approach of addressing diseases one at a time. In fact, aging biology research has
advanced to the point that a level of understanding has been reached where a
geroscience-focused approach to medicine appears not only feasible, but necessary.
Chief Scientific Officer at Hevolution Foundation