Meet the confirmed speakers of WEP 2020

H.R.H Dr. Maha bint Mishari AlSaud

H.R.H Dr. Maha AlSaud is the Vice President of External Relations and Advancement at Alfaisal University..

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Nicholas Peppas

Professor Peppas is a multidisciplinary scientist. He has 1,600 publications with 128,000 citations and H=166. He is working on designing..

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Ian Campbell

Dr Ian Campbell is Interim Executive Chair at Innovate UK. He works on funding and connecting with UK business to drive sector growth.

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Ajay K. Royyuru

Dr. Ajay Royyuru leads Healthcare & Life Sciences research at IBM. He is engaged in research that will advance personalized, information-based medicine...

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Hanadi Sleiman

Hanadi Sleiman is a Professor of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair in DNA Nanoscience at McGill University. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University..

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Francoise Baylis

Bioethicist and Research Professor at Dalhousie University, USA. Professor Baylis' work is at the intersection of applied ethics and She is a member ..

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Rifat Atun

Rifat Atun is Professor of Global Health Systems at Harvard University and the Director of Global Health Systems Cluster at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Elsa Sotiriadis

Elsa Sotiriadis, aka 'The Biofuturist', is a synthetic biologist - turned - VC -
turned Futurist, keynote speaker, and science fiction author.

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WEP 2020

Time to get excited with next year's WEP 'Personalized Medicine'

Schedule for WEP 2020

Under the umbrella of the VP for Academic Affairs, WEP puts on events designed to enrich and inspire participants through lectures, workshops, entrepreneurial, and cultural activities not typically found in academic programs

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Our mission is to enrich with our programs KAUST students, faculty, community members and guests as well as contributing to the Kingdom and the world.

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