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Sunday, January 12, 2020
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
Monday, January 13, 2020

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
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
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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
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
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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
Thursday, January 16, 2020

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

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
Sunday, January 19, 2020

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

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
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
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

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
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