Computational Bioscience Research Center (CBRC) is one of the founding research centers at KAUST with an aim to advance life sciences by developing innovative methods, systems and resources for targeted knowledge discovery from biological data. Its strategic research focus is on building bioinformatics tools and resources for OMICS studies adapted for high-performance computing implementation, development of an infrastructure for computational/mathematical modeling of microbial systems and development of infrastructure and methods for rational design of microbial cell factories.
The Center manages a state-of the-art, 15000+ cores computational cluster as well as three laboratories, the Comparative Genomics and Genetics Laboratory, The Laboratory for Microbial Bioengineering and the Structural Biology and Engineering laboratory. More than 80 faculty, researchers, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and staff are currently associated with the CBRC. During its six years of work, more than 325 journal papers were published from the research at the Center.