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 transform the 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.Read more
CBRC aims to develop: (i) An infrastructure for bioinformatics and computational/mathematical modeling of microbial systems to generate deeper insights into the functioning of microorganisms. (ii) An infrastructure for a rational design of synthetic biology constructs (parts and their compositions) to enable informed engineering of microorganisms for industrial applications feasible and relevant within the Saudi Arabian context. (iii) Engineered microorganisms capable of carbon capture and conversion to targeted industrially important chemicals, enzymes or biomass.
At the core is KAUST’s Center for Desert Agriculture (CDA), which brings together biologists with interests ranging from the basic physiology, genetics/genomics and epigenetics of plants and their interactions with microbes to applied research in crop improvement, insect control, and aquaculture.
Life Time is a pan-European research initiative whose aim is to revolutionize healthcare by tracking, understanding, and treating human cells during diseases.
Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism University California Irvine
The Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism (CEM) brings together researchers at UCI interested in epigenetics, chromatin remodeling, and cellular metabolism by fostering research interactions, developing novel strategies, and informing the UCI community of the remarkable developments in the field. KAUST & UCI collaboration
Bioscience Core Lab
The Bioscience Core Lab supports and initiates scientific research and technology transfer by providing technologically advanced research methodologies to resolve questions facing the KAUST Bioscience Research Community and their Collaborators from Academia and Industry.
The Nanofabrication Core Lab providing expertise in the fabrication and characterization of micro- and nano-scale devices. To maintain the level of cleanliness required by the cleanroom operations related to fabrication of such a small-scale structures, the requirements of specific standard ISO 14644 are strictly observed and enforced, special attention being directed toward actions to avoid/minimize contamination.
Analytical Core Lab
The Analytical Core Lab has specialized laboratories for spectroscopy, chromatography and mass spectrometry, trace metals analysis, wet chemistry, and surface analysis. The state-of-the-art instrumentations and operations of ACL are controlled by a LabWare LIMS system. The Lab offers analytical services in the fields of environmental science (air, water, marine organisms, sea water, nutrients, pollutants, etc.), industrial hygiene, geochemistry, bio/pharmaceutical, material science, health and safety, polymer and catalysis.
The Supercomputing Laboratory aims to inspire and enable scientific, economic and social advances through the development and application of high-performance computing solutions, through collaboration with KAUST researchers and partners, and through the provision of world-class computational systems and services.
The Radiation Labeling Core Laboratory (RLCL) is KAUST’s sole facility to support scientific experiments involving unsealed nuclear substances. It conforms to radiation protection regulations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and observes IAEA guidelines, adhering to international standards of radiation safety. In addition, RLCL is Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) compliant. The RLCL is designed as a general bioscience/chemistry lab with some specialized equipment, including a radioisotope fume hood, cold storage units (-80 C, -20 C, and +5 C), liquid scintillation counters (LSC), and radiation survey instruments. It implements all necessary administrative and engineering control measures, such as proper shielding and work procedures, to ensure safety with respect to radiation hazards. In addition, radiation survey, dosimetry, and monitoring are performed in accordance to KAUST HSE requirements. The facility manages radioactive waste streams, receiving of radioactive materials, storage, and security of radioactive chemical inventories.
The Prototyping and Product Development Core Lab (PCL) provides well-equipped spaces to support fabrication projects ranging from micro sized to complex product development. We offer mentorship, apprenticeship, training and full service expertise in computer aided design and reverse engineering, rapid prototyping, electronics, machining, CNC computer aided programming, scientific glassblowing, welding, woodworking and more.
The Lab Equipment Maintenance Core Lab (LEM) partners with the research community at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology to deliver expert technical support and maintenance of critical research instrumentation. LEM works in strategic collaboration with the Deans of the Divisions, Directors of the Research Centers and Core Labs, and individual faculty members to ensure that all research-related equipment is continuously serviced and maintained, allowing students, researchers and principal investigators to focus on their science and to advance innovations. LEM’s mission is to play a significant strategic role in supporting research and graduate education at KAUST by maintaining a world-class inventory of research-critical instrumentation at the highest possible instrument up-time and the lowest cost.
The Plant Growth Core Lab is a research-driven facility operating at the forefront of agricultural innovation, dedicated to plant and agricultural based studies, including transgenic research. Our mission is to support food and water research in KAUST and in the Kingdom.
The main objectives of the Central Workshops are to assist researchers and students in their work by producing the required parts at the highest quality and to produce equipment that is required for research facilities.