Center for Genomics and Systems Biology

The Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) at New York University Abu Dhabi was established to provide a nexus for cutting-edge life sciences research in the United Arab Emirates, with world-class facilities and resources to promote innovative advances in genomics and systems biology.

The Center fosters and enhances the research and training missions of NYUAD, where undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scientists engage in research across disciplines, facilitated by advanced instrumentation and computational support for high-throughput data collection, visualization, and analysis. The NYUAD-CGSB operates in partnership with its sister center, NYU Biology’s CGSB in New York, in an open organizational framework that enables transformative collaborative work across the globe supported by joint technology and service platforms.

Research Programs

The Center encompasses four broad topical programs aimed at developing significant research endeavors in genomics and systems biology, with emphasis on key areas of regional biodiversity, renewable resources, disease-related chemical and functional genomics, and neuronal systems.


Feature Articles

In The News

Women scientists tell of UAE's support
Anna Zacharias speaks to five women shedding light on the world around us and shaping policy in Abu Dhabi and beyond
The National | February 11,  2018

Genetically modified organisms can help with food security
Talk at New York University Abu Dhabi touts the use of GMO’s as a viable and safe source for securing world’s future food security needs
Gulf News | February 11,  2018