Research and Public Engagement

Fikret Science Café

An ongoing series of informal public gatherings aiming to promote an understanding of the scientific world to the Abu Dhabi community. 

Public Lectures

A series of lectures that brings distinguished international scientist to the NYUAD campus for a public talk and a seminar.

Science Festivals

The Center participates in various science festivals to encourage young people to embrace careers in research and innovation, and help them explore with fun scientific activities.

Virtual Outreach Activities

To adapt to the new reality of E-learning, the CGSB organized interactive virtual school visits. These visits aim to educate students on the different research paths and projects and discover the sciences' multiple avenues.

School Visits

There’s a tremendous value in having scientists connect with students. The CGSB school visits are organized to encourage children to connect with science and consider science careers.


The Center’s team organizes scientific exhibitions and participates in national exhibitions to introduce their research and activities to the public.

Brain Awareness Week

The Center was a partner in the Dana Foundation Brain Awareness Week, A global campaign to foster public enthusiasm and support for brain science and research.

Research Seminar Screenings

A weekly seminar series from the Department of Biology in NYU New York to allow NYUAD researchers to keep up to date with their colleagues.


A series of scientific and career development workshops that identify the skills and knowledge our researchers need to succeed in their jobs. 

Previous Activties

Citizen Science

The Center led a group high school students and helped stimulate their curiosity about different tools and experiments used in the field of drug discovery


The Center supports and mentors students participating in iGem, a synthetic biology program, and competition.