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Center Of Excellence for Biomedicine

The King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has embarked onto a collaborative research agreement with Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH). A “KACST-BWH/Harvard Center of Excellence for Biomedicine-CEBM” is established at KACST and BWH, which will allow faculty from both institutions to work on several multidisciplinary projects that are focused on stem cell therapeutics in different disease models, innovative platforms in nanomedicine and molecular mechanisms underlying neurological disorders. KACST is an independent scientific city, whose objectives are to create scientific research programs for development in the Kingdom; foster scientific researches and develop and enhance various research programs between the Kingdom and international scientific institutions for the purpose of keeping abreast of scientific advances. BWH is the affiliated teaching hospital of Harvard medical school, and the labs of CEBM are conveniently located in the Building for Transformative Medicine (BTM), in the heart of the Harvard medical campus. The BTM is one of the most technologically sophisticated research and patient care facilities in the world. It provides patients with a level of convenience unavailable at other area institutions, while at the same time gathering growing community of scientists, technicians and students under the same roof.

Featured Projects

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Accelerated NanoMedical Innovation

The application of nanotechnology to medicine - also called nanomedicine - is expected to progressively and fundamentally change the landscape for pharma and biotech...

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Molecular Mechanisms and Genetics of Neurological Disorders

Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (PMS) is characterized by the continued and irreversible accumulation of neurodegeneration and consequently, neurologic disability. ...

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Stem Cell Therapeutics and Imaging of Cancer

Stem cells are the natural sources of embryogenetic tissue generation and continuous regeneration throughout adult life. Over the past few decades...

Recent Events

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2nd BWH -KACST workshop titled "Center of Excellence for Biomedicine"

  26 February 2018

This 2nd symposium aims at formulating research and training plans among investigators from ...

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1st BWH -KACST Workshop Titled "Novel Advances In Biomedicine"

  12 September 2017

This symposium aims at bringing investigators from both KACST and BWH to a single platform ...