Meet the confirmed speakers of WEP 2020

Elsa Sotiriadis

Dr Elsa Sotiriadis, aka The Biofuturist, is a synthetic biologist turned biotech VC turned futurist, SF author and...cyborg.

Read More

Francoise Baylis

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

Read More

Hanadi Sleiman

Professor of Chemistry Research Chair in DNA Nanoscience at McGill University, Canada. Hanadi Sleiman works on new...

Read More

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.

Read More

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...

Read More

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.

Read More

Shuji Nakamura

Nobel Prize for Physics 2014 for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources. Shuji Nakamura...

Read More

Theresa M.Reinke

Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Minnesota. Her research group is focused on enabling fundamental...

Read More

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

View Schedule

We are now 10 years

Timeline of past events


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.

10 Years of Sponsors

Thanks to all WEP sponsors