Interpretable Biomarker Discovery in Bio-Chemoinformatics

"Our general interest is to understand the impacts of chemicals on biological targets under different environmental factors (diet, bacteria, exposure, etc.) in relevance to healthcare and environmental toxicology. W're currently exploring application of artificial intelligence in bioinformatics and cheminformatics. We aim to develop novel and easy-to-use tools for various biomarker analyses, chemicals structure discovery, interpretation and integration."

Research Highlights

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Honers and Awards

  • McGill University – Postdoctoral fellowship award from McGill University (2017)

  • ELSEVIER – Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for Applied Soft Computing (2017)

  • ELSEVIER – Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing for Applied Soft Computing (2016)

  • ICDAR2013 - Gender Prediction from Handwriting Challenge (2013)

  • Provost Award, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia (2010)

  • 5th place Winner in the University's Arabic Speech Contest (2009), KFUPM

  • KAUST Discovery Scholarship (2008)

  • Reaching the semifinals in Google Online Marketing Challenge (2008)

  • Achieving the third rank in Microsoft Imagine Cup Local Competition (2006-2007)

  • 3rd place winner in the University's English Speech Contest (2004), KFUPM

Last 10 Publications

  • miRNet 2.0: network-based visual analytics for miRNA functional analysis and systems biology

  • EcoToxModules: Custom gene sets to organize and analyze toxicogenomics data from ecological species

  • T1000: a reduced gene set prioritized for toxicogenomic studies

  • Systematic selection of chemical fingerprint features improves the Gibbs energy prediction of biochemical reactions

  • NetworkAnalyst 3.0: a visual analytics platform for comprehensive gene expression profiling and meta-analysis

  • Community assessment to advance computational prediction of cancer drug combinations in a pharmacogenomic screen

  • Transcriptome and physiological analysis reveal alterations in muscle metabolisms and immune responses of grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) cultured at different stocking densities

  • MetaboAnalyst 4.0: towards more transparent and integrative metabolomics analysis

  • DPubChem: a web tool for QSAR modeling and high-throughput virtual screening

  • DANNP: an efficient artificial neural network pruning tool

My Citations

  • Total: 3004

  • H-index: 11