News

18
Dec
12/18/2018

Presenter: Humayun Sharif

Institute: Research Fellow | Wu Lab

BCMP, Harvard Medical School

 

Date: 20th December (Thursday)

Time: 11am-12pm

Location: Building 2, level-5, CR: 5220

12/12/2018
Safia Aljedani, a Ph.D. student of our StruBE group defended her Ph.D. dissertation on December 6, 2018.​​​
25
Nov
11/25/2018




PRESENTER

Dr. Umar Hameed, Research Scientist

INSTITUTE

KAUST

DATE

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

TIME

12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

LOCATION

Building 2 - Level 5 - Room 5209

20
Nov
11/20/2018
A tool to link structured and unstructured models is ready.​​​​
11/14/2018

Precise editing of genomes​​

11/14/2018

PRESENTER
  • Dr. Daniela A Garcia-Soriano
  • Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Barcelona, Spain
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Building 2 - Level 5 - Room 5209
  • Towards Bottom-up Reconstitution of a Minimal Division Machinery: Characterization of FtsZ chimera protein outside the cell​.

    Cell division is one of the most distinctive characteristics of living cells. The machinery has evolved into a well organized set of proteins with the ultimate goal to split a mother cell into two surviving daughter cells. In the case of bacteria, and in particular Escherichia coli, the main protein in charge of cell-division is the FtsZ ring. As part of a larger effort towards the creation of a minimal cell, my work characterized the FtsZ protein as a main component of a minimal division machinery. Our main goals were to understand the mechanisms governing the emergence and steady-state dynamics of FtsZ chiral vortices in supported bilayers and to characterize the different factors that play a role in the dynamic properties of the FtsZ rings.

09
Aug
8/9/2018
Visiting students of our lab sharing their experince in KAUST​​
7/22/2018
Umar’s discovery of a first specific inhibitory lead compound to control witchweed got published in EMBO reports.​​​​
07
Jun
6/7/2018

Congratulations to Rayan, Abdullah, and Escarlet for having their recent manuscript accepted to the journal Cancers!

5/13/2018
Escarlet successfully defended her master's thesis for both directed research and thesis project, entitled "Engineering of kinase-based protein interacting devices: active expression of tyrosine kinase domains".
09
May
5/9/2018
Rayan, Escarlet and Abdullah have their first manuscript submitted – and already available as pre-print.
1/14/2018
Genomes of single microbial cells isolated from the Red Sea could yield a goldmine for biotechnology.
11/16/2017
After all his hard work and efforts, Stefan has earned a PhD degree in "Single Amplified Genomes as Source for Novel Extremozymes: Annotation, Expression and Functional Assessment" under the supervision of Prof. Stefan Arold
5/6/2017
The work of a small group specializing in demystifying proteins is having far-reaching effects.​
2/8/2017

We are glad that our Professor Stefan Arold & PhD student Afaque have been contributed for the recent NATURE publication The genome of Chenopodium quinoa.