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National Academy of Sciences

NYU Abu Dhabi faculty Paula England and Claude Desplan were among the 84 new members and 21 foreign associates who were elected.

Understanding the Complex Science of Human Development

One of the great mysteries of life is the process by which organisms begin as one cell and develop into creatures composed of many. Think about it — a human, who started as a single cell, is made up of trillions in adulthood.

NYUAD's Hub of Advanced Genomic and Biological Research

Whether researchers at NYUAD's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) are conducting drug screening in nematodes, studying neurons in fruit flies, analyzing the genetic development of date palms, or investigating the use of algae as a source of biofuel, the fundamentals of the science are the same.

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NYU Abu Dhabi science faculty and researchers are frequently featured in local and international media.

NYUAD and NYU create developmental atlas of gene expression
Abu Dhabi university creates atlas of gene expression
Gulf News | December 20, 2020

Biologists create "Atlas" of gene expression in neurons, documenting diversity of brain cells
A team of researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and New York University (NYU) has created a "developmental atlas" of gene expression in neurons, using gene sequencing and machine learning to categorise more than 250,000 neurons in the brains of fruit flies.
Emirates News Agency | December 20, 2020

Biologists at NYU Create “Atlas” of Gene Expression in Neurons
NYU researchers discover new types of neurons and find that gene expression is more diverse during development.
The Sustainabilist | December 20, 2020

Biologists create ‘Atlas’ of gene expression in neurons, documenting diversity of brain cells
A team of researchers from NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and New York University (NYU) has created a "developmental atlas" of gene expression in neurons, using gene sequencing and machine learning to categorize more than 250,000 neurons in the brains of fruit flies.
Al Khaleej Today | December 20, 2020

Neuronal diversity and convergence in a visual system developmental atlas
Deciphering how neuronal diversity is established and maintained requires a detailed knowledge of neuronal gene expression throughout development. 
Nature | November 04, 2020

Biologists create "atlas" of gene expression in neurons, documenting diversity of brain cells
Using gene sequencing and machine learning, NYU researchers discover new types of neurons, find that gene expression is more diverse during development.
Eureka Alert | November 04, 2020

NYUAD faculty awarded prestigious Edwin G. Conklin Medal in Developmental Biology
Professor of Biology at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) Claude Desplan has received the 2020 Edwin G. Conklin Medal in the field of Developmental Biology.
Dubai Forum | January 26, 2020