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.

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.


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

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.


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

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