The Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) was established over a decade 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.
The Center is under the leadership of Director Stéphane Boissinot, NYUAD Professor of Biology and Global Network Professor of Biology, Co-Directors Claude Desplan, Silver Professor of Biology and Neuroscience, NYU and an Affiliate Professor of Biology, NYUAD, Kristin Gunsalus, Professor of Biology, NYU, an Affiliate Professor of Biology, and Faculty Director of Bioinformatics, NYUAD, and Enas Qudeimat, Head of CGSB Administration and Outreach.
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.