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Sunday, January 12, 2020

EXHIBITS & ACTIVITIES

Location: Campus

INSIDE YOU 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM LOCATION: Campus Spine (building 4)   A secret world lives on, in, and all around you. Meet the human microbiome Your body is home to trillions of bacteria ... more

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Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Mark Ptashne

Lecture by Mark Ptashne, Ludwig Chair of Molecular Biology at Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. ABOUT THIS LECTURE Mark Ptashne had a good fortune, early ... more

Design and Build Medical Devices- Group A 1/5

Location: Innovation Cluster, Level 0, Prototyping Core Lab

By Ali Alfrshuti | Tamer Shahin | Yasser Al-Omrany

An offering with a pre-selection process Objectives: Participants will be organized in teams where they will apply the basics of design skills, problem-solving, and workshop skills to make a prototy ... more

Design and Build Medical Devices - Group B 1/5

Location: Innovation Cluster, Level 0, Prototyping Core Lab

By Ali Alfrshuti | Tamer Shahin | Yasser Al-Omrany

An offering with a pre-selection process Objectives: Participants will be organized in teams where they will apply the basics of design skills, problem-solving, and workshop skills to make a prototy ... more

Transcriptional Control of Neuronal Identity

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Oliver Hobert

Lecture by Oliver Hobert, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. ABOUT THIS LECTURE Ol ... more

Targeting Tumor Microenvironment to Improve Therapy 1/2

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Leaf Huang

Lecture by Leaf Huang, Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the University of North Carolina at C ... more
2:00 - 5:00 P.M.WELCOMING ADDRESSby Dr. Tony Chan, President, KAUSTOPENING KEYNOTE LECTURES Introduction by Dr. Najah Y. AshrySenior Associate to the President & VP Strategic National Advanc ... more

Global Health and MedTech Exhibition-Day 1

Location: Bldg 19 Exhibit Halls 1,2,& 3

Join some of the world’s top global health and medical technology companies and executives for the Global Health & MedTech 2020 Exhibition on January 12-13, 2020. Over 20 global businesses w ... more
Monday, January 13, 2020

EXHIBITS & ACTIVITIES

Location: Campus

INSIDE YOU 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM LOCATION: Campus Spine (building 4)   A secret world lives on, in, and all around you. Meet the human microbiome Your body is home to trillions of bacteria ... more
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Applications  About this masterclass  This masterclass will train students in theory and applications of machine learning and artif ... more

Masterclass: Jazz 1/3

Location: Building 20, Rehearsal Room

By Ulysses Owens

About this 3-day masterclass divided into three sessions: Jazz is Medicine A 60-Minute Introduction to Jazz for Scientists Jazz Improvisation Jazz is often referred to as America’s true ... more

Data + AI = Personalized Insights in Medicine

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Ajay Royyuru

A keynote lecture by Ajay Royyuru, Vice President of Healthcare & Life Sciences Research at IBM. EVENT DESCRIPTION Biology and medicine are transformed into an information science, ena ... more

Once Upon a Time… Life - The Planet Cell

Location: Discovery Cinema

By Meriem Laleg | Rand Qoj

ABOUT ONCE UPON A TIME... LIFE The program was initially produced in France in 1987 and is an animated television series that tells the story of the human body for children. The good charac ... more

Targeting Tumor Microenvironment to Improve Therapy 2/2

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Leaf Huang

Lecture by Leaf Huang, Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor, Division of Pharmacoengineering and Molecular Pharmaceutics in the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the University of North Carolina ... more

Be Mind full or Mindful? - Group A 1/2

Location: Bldg 5, Level 5, Room 5220

By Sandra Katakalea

An offering with a pre-selection process The concept of time in our everyday life mainly consists of being caught in the past or the future. Present sometimes is almost nonexistent, or we rush it too ... more

Drug Delivery for Combatting and Preventing Infectious Diseases

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Claus-Michael Lehr

Lecture by Claus-Michael Lehr, Professor at Saarland University and co-founder and head of the Drug Delivery department at the Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS) ... more

Global Health and MedTech Exhibition -Day 2

Location: Bldg 19 Exhibit Halls 1,2,& 3

Join some of the world’s top global health and medical technology companies and executives for the Global Health & MedTech 2020 Exhibition on January 12-13, 2020. Over 20 global businesses w ... more
A keynote lecture by Andre Nel, Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of Research at California Nanosystems Institute (CNSI), UC. Nanoparticles have made a big impact on the developme ... more

Set for Love: Live Jazz with Mavis Pan

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Mavis Pan

“Set For Love” is jazz, with a little bit of everything in musical styles: ballad, blues, bolero, bossa, samba, swing, tango, and waltz. It’s a concept album about love: head-over-he ... more
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

EXHIBITS & ACTIVITIES

Location: Campus

INSIDE YOU 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM LOCATION: Campus Spine (building 4)   A secret world lives on, in, and all around you. Meet the human microbiome Your body is home to trillions of bacteria ... more

Design and Build Medical Devices- Group A 2/5

Location: Innovation Cluster, Level 0, Prototyping Core Lab

By Ali Alfrshuti | Tamer Shahin | Yasser Al-Omrany

An offering with a pre-selection process Objectives: Participants will be organized in teams where they will apply the basics of design skills, problem-solving, and workshop skills to make a prototy ... more
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Applications  About this masterclass  This masterclass will train students in theory and applications of machine learning and artif ... more

Masterclass: Jazz 2/3

Location: Building 20, Rehearsal Room

By Ulysses Owens

About this 3-day masterclass divided into three sessions: Jazz is Medicine A 60-Minute Introduction to Jazz for Scientists Jazz Improvisation Jazz is one of the great global musical traditions ... more

Bioresponsive Smart Drug Delivery

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Zhen Gu

Lecture by Zhen Gu, Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Director of the NIH Biotechnology Training in Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Program at UCLA.  ABOUT THIS EVENT S ... more

DNA Nanostructures for Cellular Delivery of Therapeutics

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Hanadi Sleiman

A keynote lecture by Hanadi Sleiman, Professor of Chemistry and Canada Research Chair in DNA Nanoscience at McGill University. EVENT DESCRIPTION DNA nanotechnology has emerged as an except ... more

Once Upon a Time… Life - Vaccination

Location: Discovery Cinema

By Mohamed Bahloul | Ramatoulie Jack

ABOUT ONCE UPON A TIME... LIFE The program was initially produced in France in 1987 and is an animated television series that tells the story of the human body for children. The good charac ... more

Be Mind full or Mindful? - Group A 2/2

Location: Bldg 5, Level 5, Room 5220

By Sandra Katakalea

An offering with a pre-selection process The concept of time in our everyday life mainly consists of being caught in the past or the future. Present sometimes is almost nonexistent, or we rush it too ... more

Demystifying the Review Process

Location: Spine Auditorium Between 4 and 5

By Andre Nel | Hanadi Sleiman | Niveen M. Khashab

In this interactive panel discussion moderated by Assoc. Prof. Niveen M. Khashab, students and the broad audience will be able to exchange ideas about the scientific review process and the future of m ... more

Design and Build Medical Devices - Group B 2/5

Location: Innovation Cluster, Level 0, Prototyping Core Lab

By Ali Alfrshuti | Tamer Shahin | Yasser Al-Omrany

An offering with a pre-selection process Objectives: Participants will be organized in teams where they will apply the basics of design skills, problem-solving, and workshop skills to make a prototy ... more
With a collective mission at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to drive cutting-edge research, innovation, and to create local/global impact through applied sciences, KAUST ha ... more

Personalized Medicine in the Reproductive Area

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Rene Frydman

A keynote lecture by Rene Frydman, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hôpitaux de Paris. In the last forty years, the knowledge of human reproduction has benefited an enormous developmen ... more

Gattaca

Location: Cinema Theater, Discovery Square

By Christian Jensen

We are excited to host the 2020 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to this ... more
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

EXHIBITS & ACTIVITIES

Location: Campus

INSIDE YOU 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM LOCATION: Campus Spine (building 4)   A secret world lives on, in, and all around you. Meet the human microbiome Your body is home to trillions of bacteria ... more
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Applications  About this masterclass  This masterclass will train students in theory and applications of machine learning and artif ... more

Masterclass: Jazz 3/3

Location: Building 20, Rehearsal Room

By Ulysses Owens

About this 3-day masterclass divided into three sessions: Jazz is Medicine A 60-Minute Introduction to Jazz for Scientists Jazz Improvisation Jazz Music is an art form that has been studied an ... more

Texas Inspired Metal-based Drug Discovery Adventures

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Jonathan Sessler

A keynote lecture by Jonathan Sessler, Professor of Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. ABOUT THIS LECTURE This lecture will present a personal story of a 3x cancer survivor an ... more

Once Upon a Time… Life - The Heart

Location: Gardens Elementary School

By Dr. Ali Alhanif | Muhammad Shafiq

ABOUT ONCE UPON A TIME... LIFE The program was initially produced in France in 1987 and is an animated television series that tells the story of the human body for children. The good charac ... more
Lecture by Theresa M. Reineke, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of the Department of Chemistry at The University of Minnesota.  ABOUT THIS LECTURE Polymers that assemble wi ... more

Novel applications in DNA nanotechnology

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Ivan Barisic

ABOUT THIS EVENT In the last years, DNA nanotechnology has inspired researchers from a wide range of disciplines to develop novel technologies. The possibility to design objects in the nanoscale faci ... more

Heritable Human Genome Editing: Scientists and Science Policy

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Francoise Baylis

A keynote lecture by Francoise Baylis, University Research Professor at Dalhousie University. Introduction by Professor Khaled Salama, co-Chair of WEP 2020.  EVENT DESCR ... more

Live @ The Harbor

Location: Auditorium Building 20

By Corentin Le Hir | David Adewumi | Liston Gregory | Ulysses Owens

NEW VENUE (due to weather conditions): AUDITORIUM, BUILDING 20 “Music by the Harbor” is jazz from the renowned Juilliard School at Lincoln Center, performed by Grammy Award-winning drumme ... more
Thursday, January 16, 2020

EXHIBITS & ACTIVITIES

Location: Campus

INSIDE YOU 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM LOCATION: Campus Spine (building 4)   A secret world lives on, in, and all around you. Meet the human microbiome Your body is home to trillions of bacteria ... more

Morning Coffee

Location: Library

By Eduardo Gorron

Discussing the future of sustainable algae biotechnology with KAUST alumni & University of Queensland student Eduardo Gorron.

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Applications  About this masterclass  This masterclass will train students in theory and applications of machine learning and artif ... more

Moving Between Academia and the Biotech Industry

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Soren-Peter Olesen

Lecture by Soren-Peter Olesen, CEO of the Danish National Research Foundation and Professor of Molecular Cardiology and Membrane Proteins at the University of Copenhagen. ABOUT THIS&nb ... more

Genome Editing Based Approaches for Personalized Medicine

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Gang Bao

Lecture by Gang Bao, Foyt Family Chair Professor in the Department of Bioengineering and Associate Dean for Research and Innovation at Rice University.  ABOUT THIS EVENT With the recent ad ... more

Supramolecular Chemistry: Beating Back the Deadly Bugs

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By George Gokel

A keynote lecture by George Gokel, Distinguished Professor of Science Chemistry and Biochemistry and Associate Director of the Center for NanoScience at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. ... more

Supramolecular Latches: New Chemical Tools for Biology and Medicine

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Kimoon Kim

A keynote lecture by Kimoon Kim, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Center for Self-assembly and Complexity at Pohang University of Science and Technology.  EVENT DESCRIPTION ... more

Once Upon a Time… Life - The Brain

Location: Gardens Elementary School

By Laura McCulloch | Mohamed Bahloul

ABOUT ONCE UPON A TIME... LIFE The program was initially produced in France in 1987 and is an animated television series that tells the story of the human body for children. The good charac ... more

Alumni Lecture Series

Location: Bldg 20, Auditorium

By Arwa Raies | Dimitrios Kleftogiannis | Eduardo Gorron | Faisal Nawab

Join us for the annual Alumni Lecture Series, a highlight in the University’s event calendar! We welcome the return to KAUST of five alumni who will present highlights from their work in b ... more

Personalized Medicine Mobile App Prototype 1/4

Location: Campus Library - Sea View Room

By Aida Rivera | Myraida Rivera Marzan

An offering with a pre-selection process About this workshop The goal of this collaborative design workshop is to develop a Personalized Medical App. It will leverage mobile phones' capabilities to ... more

Rational Vaccinology: In Pursuit of the Perfect Vaccine

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Chad Mirkin

A keynote lecture by Chad Mirkin, Professor and Director of the International Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University. EVENT DESCRIPTION Spherical Nucleic Acids (SNAs) are ... more

Live @ The Harbor

Location: Harbor Walk

 Thursday Night Live! returns for 2020 with an exciting outdoor live music extravaganza with performances by musicians from on and off-campus.  The event features the following:  DJ a ... more
Friday, January 17, 2020

Color Fun Run

Location: Harbor Sports Club

Sport is the best medicine! During WEP 2020 come join the Color Run, where it is less about your personal best and more about having a great time! To enjoy the colors to their fullest, participants a ... more

Inside Out (2015)

Location: Cinema Theater, Discovery Square

We are excited to host the 2020 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to this ... more

Game Changers

Location: Cinema Theater, Discovery Square

 We are excited to host the 2020 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to ... more
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Masterclass: Lab to Film 1/5

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Basma Abdulkarim | Todd Nims | Yaser Binabdulrahman

An offering with a pre-registration process Make your research meaningful for a general audience Science and technology have infinite potential for solving local and global concerns. However, many s ... more

Big Hero 6

Location: Cinema Theater, Discovery Square

We are excited to host the 2020 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to this ... more

Mindset Matters!

Location: Discovery Square, Multipurpose Room

By Andy Vasily | Neila Steele

In this 90-minute workshop, Andy and Neila will share a number of different strategies and approaches that have been proven to strengthen mindset and improve levels of social and emotional well-being. ... more

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Location: Cinema Theater, Discovery Square

We are excited to host the 2020 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to this ... more

Cyborg Among Us (2017)

Location: Cinema Theater, Discovery Square

By Elsa Sotiriadis

We are excited to host the 2020 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to this ... more
Sunday, January 19, 2020

EXHIBITS & ACTIVITIES

Location: Campus

INSIDE YOU 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM LOCATION: Campus Spine (building 4)   A secret world lives on, in, and all around you. Meet the human microbiome Your body is home to trillions of bacteria ... more

Masterclass: Lab to Film 2/5

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Basma Abdulkarim | Todd Nims | Yaser Binabdulrahman

An offering with a pre-registration process Make your research meaningful for a general audience Science and technology have infinite potential for solving local and global concerns. However, many s ... more

Intellectual Property Considerations Related to Personalized Medicine

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Mardson Mcquay

Intellectual property (IP) protection is essential to foster innovation. For the protection of important technology for commercialization, a strong and enforceable patent is required. Hence, scientist ... more

Personalized Medicine Mobile App Prototype 2/4

Location: Campus Library - Sea View Room

By Aida Rivera | Myraida Rivera Marzan

An offering with a pre-selection process About this workshop The goal of this collaborative design workshop is to develop a Personalized Medical App. It will leverage mobile phones' capabilities to ... more

Design and Build Medical Devices - Group A 3/5

Location: Innovation Cluster, Level 0, Prototyping Core Lab

By Ali Alfrshuti | Tamer Shahin | Yasser Al-Omrany

An offering with a pre-selection process Objectives: Participants will be organized in teams where they will apply the basics of design skills, problem-solving, and workshop skills to make a prototy ... more
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Applications  About this masterclass  This masterclass will train students in theory and applications of machine learning and artif ... more

Precision Medicine: Opportunities and Challenges

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Rifat Atun

A keynote lecture by Rifat Atun, Professor of Global Health Systems at Harvard University. EVENT DESCRIPTION Precision medicine — prevention and treatment strategies that take indivi ... more

Once Upon a Time… Life - Digestion

Location: Gardens Secondary School

By Khalil Moussi | Rand Qoj

ABOUT ONCE UPON A TIME... LIFE The program was initially produced in France in 1987 and is an animated television series that tells the story of the human body for children. The good charac ... more

Selective Anion Transport

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Philip Gale

Lecture by Philip Gale, Professor of Chemistry and Head of School at the University of Sydney.  ABOUT THIS LECTURE Synthetic transmembrane anion transporters (anionophores) have poten ... more

Design and Build Medical Devices - Group B 3/5

Location: Innovation Cluster, Level 0, Prototyping Core Lab

By Ali Alfrshuti | Tamer Shahin | Yasser Al-Omrany

An offering with a pre-selection process Objectives: Participants will be organized in teams where they will apply the basics of design skills, problem-solving, and workshop skills to make a prototy ... more

Sensory workshop "Smell to feel what your body needs"

Location: Pure Restaurant, Island Recreation Center

By Marie-Sophie L

This workshop will make you aware of the sensory power that is within you. Our very complex olfactory system links to a real sensory analysis laboratory that is more powerful than the sum of all the ... more

Wow! Why? Aha! - Principles of Science Communication

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Tom Pringle

Lecture by Tom Pringle, an internationally renowned pioneer of educational science performance and immersive training programs. Introduction by Professor Khaled Salama, co-Cha ... more

Personalized Medicine: From Science Fiction to Science Fact

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Elsa Sotiriadis

A keynote lecture by Elsa Sotiriadis, The Biofuturist, science fiction author and Dr. in synthetic biology.  EVENT DESCRIPTION Are we already living in a science fiction-inspired futu ... more
Monday, January 20, 2020

EXHIBITS & ACTIVITIES

Location: Campus

INSIDE YOU 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM LOCATION: Campus Spine (building 4)   A secret world lives on, in, and all around you. Meet the human microbiome Your body is home to trillions of bacteria ... more

Creative Tactics for Communicating Science - Beginners

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Benjamin Stevens | Nicholas Demille

An offering with a pre-selection process Communicating science has become an integral part of a scientist’s research cycle. According to UNESCO, there are more than 7 million scientists and res ... more

Masterclass: Lab to Film 3/5

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Basma Abdulkarim | Todd Nims | Yaser Binabdulrahman

An offering with a pre-registration process Make your research meaningful for a general audience Science and technology have infinite potential for solving local and global concerns. However, many s ... more

Personalized Medicine Mobile App Prototype 3/4

Location: Campus Library - Sea View Room

By Aida Rivera | Myraida Rivera Marzan

An offering with a pre-selection process About this workshop The goal of this collaborative design workshop is to develop a Personalized Medical App. It will leverage mobile phones' capabilities to ... more
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Applications  About this masterclass  This masterclass will train students in theory and applications of machine learning and artif ... more

Disease is a Personal Matter

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Chih-Ming Ho

A keynote lecture by Chih-Ming Ho, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Bioengineering at UCLA. “Medicine is a science of uncertainty and an art of ... more

Once Upon a Time… Life - The Muscles and the Fat

Location: Discovery Cinema

By Mohamed Bahloul | Muhammad Shafiq

ABOUT ONCE UPON A TIME... LIFE The program was initially produced in France in 1987 and is an animated television series that tells the story of the human body for children. The good charac ... more

The Benefits of Raw Food

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 2

By Marie-Sophie L

Are you ready to welcome more plants into your diet and get tremendous energy to crunch raw life? Raw food, a vegetable-based cuisine with no cooking, is generating unprecedented interest in the ... more

Be Mind full or Mindful? - Group B 1/2

Location: Bldg 5, Level 5, Room 5220

By Sandra Katakalea

An offering with a pre-selection process The concept of time in our everyday life mainly consists of being caught in the past or the future. Present sometimes is almost nonexistent, or we rush it too ... more

Metal-Organic Frameworks at the Biointerface

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Christian Doonan

Lecture by Christian Doonan, Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials at Adelaide University.  ABOUT THIS LECTURE Metal-organic Framework ... more

From Raw Food to Gastronomy

Location: Pure Restaurant, Island Recreation Center

By Marie-Sophie L

Raw food, a vegetable-based cuisine with no cooking, is generating unprecedented interest in the United States.   Americans attribute health benefits to it in terms of recovery from stress, ... more
During this interactive panel discussion moderated by. Prof. Takashi Gojobori, and co-moderated by Dr. Fadwa Attiga, you will be able to exchange ideas on innovation, technology and the future of medi ... more

The Diet & Sustainability

Location: Library

By Marie-Sophie L

Afternoon coffee and discussion with WEP speaker Marie-Sophie L.

Show - Back to the Future: Modern Medicine Meets Ancient Healthcare

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Tom Pringle

A science show for all audiences Dr. Bunhead follows the history of 35 trillion cells made from 7 octillion atoms harvested from millions of stars across our galaxy that will be working together to g ... more
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

EXHIBITS & ACTIVITIES

Location: Campus

INSIDE YOU 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM LOCATION: Campus Spine (building 4)   A secret world lives on, in, and all around you. Meet the human microbiome Your body is home to trillions of bacteria ... more

Delivering Proteins in Hot and Hostile Places

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Jeremiah Gassensmith

Lecture by Jeremiah Gassensmith, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Texas at Dallas. ABOUT THIS LECTURE Transportation of vaccines requires constant ref ... more

Masterclass: Lab to Film 4/5

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Basma Abdulkarim | Todd Nims | Yaser Binabdulrahman

An offering with a pre-registration process Make your research meaningful for a general audience Science and technology have infinite potential for solving local and global concerns. However, many s ... more

Design and Build Medical Devices - Group A 4/5

Location: Innovation Cluster, Level 0, Prototyping Core Lab

By Ali Alfrshuti | Tamer Shahin | Yasser Al-Omrany

An offering with a pre-selection process Objectives: Participants will be organized in teams where they will apply the basics of design skills, problem-solving, and workshop skills to make a prototy ... more
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Applications  About this masterclass  This masterclass will train students in theory and applications of machine learning and artif ... more

Creative Tactics for Communicating Science - Advanced 1/2

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Benjamin Stevens | Nicholas Demille

An offering with a pre-selection process Communicating science has become an integral part of a scientist’s research cycle. According to UNESCO, there are more than 7 million scientists and res ... more

Science Fair Competition

Location: Spine in Front of the Campus Library

An offering with pre-registration process Showcase your science at KAUST! Every year during WEP, the Science Fair brings technology and science to the KAUST community and local schools. The Science ... more

Personalized Medicine Mobile App Prototype 4/4

Location: Campus Library - Sea View Room

By Aida Rivera | Myraida Rivera Marzan

An offering with a pre-selection process About this workshop The goal of this collaborative design workshop is to develop a Personalized Medical App. It will leverage mobile phones' capabilities to ... more

Once Upon a Time… Life - War on Toxins

Location: Discovery Cinema

By Laura McCulloch | Meriem Laleg

ABOUT ONCE UPON A TIME... LIFE The program was initially produced in France in 1987 and is an animated television series that tells the story of the human body for children. The good charac ... more

Design and Build Medical Devices - Group B 4/5

Location: Innovation Cluster, Level 0, Prototyping Core Lab

By Ali Alfrshuti | Tamer Shahin | Yasser Al-Omrany

An offering with a pre-selection process Objectives: Participants will be organized in teams where they will apply the basics of design skills, problem-solving, and workshop skills to make a prototy ... more

Be Mind full or Mindful? - Group B 2/2

Location: Bldg 5, Level 5, Room 5220

By Sandra Katakalea

An offering with a pre-selection process The concept of time in our everyday life mainly consists of being caught in the past or the future. Present sometimes is almost nonexistent, or we rush it too ... more

Science Show - How to Make a Human

Location: Bldg. 20, Auditorium

By Tom Pringle

A science show for children TV science presenter Dr. Bunhead has delighted children worldwide with his curriculum-based, science shows. Now your kids can see him here. Join Dr. Bunhead's loud and mes ... more

Whole-Cell Visualization and Modeling

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 1

By Ivan Viola

Lecture by Ivan Viola, Associate Professor of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Science and Engineering at KAUST. ABOUT THIS LECTURE Computer graphics technology can nowadays inte ... more

Medicine: The Need for Personal Care

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Natasha McEnroe

A keynote lecture by Natasha McEnroe, keeper of medicine at the Science Museum London.  EVENT DESCRIPTION The Science Museum holds what is widely regarded as the largest and the finest mus ... more

Microbiota: The amazing powers of the gut (2019)

Location: Cinema Theater, Discovery Square

By Adeel Ahmad | Mona Alsomali

We are excited to host the 2020 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to this ... more
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

EXHIBITS & ACTIVITIES

Location: Campus

INSIDE YOU 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM LOCATION: Campus Spine (building 4)   A secret world lives on, in, and all around you. Meet the human microbiome  Your body is home to trillions of ba ... more

Masterclass: Lab to Film 5/5

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Basma Abdulkarim | Todd Nims | Yaser Binabdulrahman

An offering with a pre-registration process Make your research meaningful for a general audience Science and technology have infinite potential for solving local and global concerns. However, many s ... more
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Theory and Applications  About this masterclass  This masterclass will train students in theory and applications of machine learning and artif ... more

Creative Tactics for Communicating Science - Advanced 2/2

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Benjamin Stevens | Nicholas Demille

An offering with a pre-selection process Communicating science has become an integral part of a scientist’s research cycle. According to UNESCO, there are more than 7 million scientists and res ... more
Tim Blais is a Canadian science communicator. He explains scientific topics via writing and performing a capella parodies of popular music which he records and posts on his YouTube channel, ... more
Lecture by Paolo Falcaro, Professor in Bio-based Materials Technology at the Graz University of Technology.  ABOUT THIS EVENTA recent development in Metal-organic Framework (MOF) research i ... more

Elastic Search for Better Personalized Health

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 2 & 3

By Ali Raza | Maxat Kulmanov | Nasser Mohiuddin | Zulfikhar Mohammed

Academic Lecture by Ali Raza - Software Developer in the Bio-Ontology Research Group at KAUST Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC), Maxat Kulmanov - Ph.D. Candidate in the Bio-Ont ... more
An offering with a pre-registration process Metabolomics presents a snapshot of the metabolic dynamics that reflect the response of the human body to pathophysiological stimuli and/or genetic modific ... more

New Porous Hybrid Materials in Biomedicine

Location: Building 9 Lecture hall 2

By Christian Serre

Lecture by Christian Serre, highly cited scientist and Chemistry Research Director at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris and ESPCI. ABOUT THIS LECTURE Within the past few d ... more

Undergraduate Poster Competition Exhibition - Jan. 22

Location: Library - Level 2

KAUST is excited to present its annual International Poster Competition. Everyone is welcome to attend the exhibit as undergraduate students from around the world present their best research in a po ... more

Do We Have a Chance to Win the Battle Against the Superbugs Menace?

Location: Building 20, Auditorium

By Hosam Zowawi

Lecture by Hosam Mamoon A. Zowawi, Honorary Fellow, UQ Centre for Clinical Research at The University of Queensland, a 2014 Rolex Awards for Enterprise young laureate, and a Next Genera ... more

Farmers Market

Location: Discovery Square

The KAUST Farmers Market, part of the sustainable food movement, will feature on Wednesday 22, Thursday 23, and Friday 24 locally sourced produce, nuts, seeds, honey, and fresh fish for purchase.  ... more
A keynote lecture by Mark Kendall, Entrepreneurial Professor at the Australian National University. Industrial revolutions are defined by both the technological advances that drive them and the ... more

The Cave

Location: Cinema Theater, Discovery Square

By Abdulrahman H Sandokji | Hosam Zowawi

We are excited to host the 2020 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to this ... more
Thursday, January 23, 2020

EXHIBITS & ACTIVITIES

Location: Campus

INSIDE YOU 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM LOCATION: Campus Spine (building 4)   A secret world lives on, in, and all around you. Meet the human microbiome  Your body is home to trillions of ba ... more

Design and Build Medical Devices - Group A 5/5

Location: Innovation Cluster, Level 0, Prototyping Core Lab

By Ali Alfrshuti | Tamer Shahin | Yasser Al-Omrany

An offering with a pre-selection process Objectives: Participants will be organized in teams where they will apply the basics of design skills, problem-solving, and workshop skills to make a prototy ... more

Design and Build Medical Devices - Group B 5/5

Location: Innovation Cluster, Level 0, Prototyping Core Lab

By Ali Alfrshuti | Tamer Shahin | Yasser Al-Omrany

An offering with a pre-selection process Objectives: Participants will be organized in teams where they will apply the basics of design skills, problem-solving, and workshop skills to make a prototy ... more
An offering with a pre-registration process Metabolomics presents a snapshot of the metabolic dynamics that reflect the response of the human body to pathophysiological stimuli and/or genetic modific ... more
Lecture by Sridevi Sarma, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Whiting School of Engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine ABOUT THIS LECTURE In this talk, the speaker will desc ... more

Final Gala & Awards Ceremony

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Artie's Group | Tim Blais

LET'S CELEBRATE TOGETHER! 3:30 – 6:30 PM Welcoming Don’t miss our Final Gala as we celebrate the end of WEP 2020 as part of the KAUST10 Celebrations. The program will feature two live ... more

Farmers Market

Location: Discovery Square

The KAUST Farmers Market, part of the sustainable food movement, will feature on Wednesday 22, Thursday 23, and Friday 24 locally sourced produce, nuts, seeds, honey, and fresh fish for purchase.  ... more
Friday, January 24, 2020

Farmers Market

Location: Discovery Square

The KAUST Farmers Market, part of the sustainable food movement, will feature on Wednesday 22, Thursday 23, and Friday 24 locally sourced produce, nuts, seeds, honey, and fresh fish for purchase.  ... more