The Second Bioinformatics Scientific Meeting in KSU (BioSM-KSU)
May 4-5, 2015, 08:00 AM – 03:00 PM
King Saud University (KSU)
Riyadh, Saudia Arabia

Call for participation Click here (PDF File)

The Bioinformatics Research Group (BioInG) at the College of Computing and Information Sciences (CCIS) at King Saud University (KSU) is pleased to welcome you to the first Bioinformatics Scientific Meeting (BioSM-KSU) in Riyadh. The BioInG is an established research group at CCIS.

The aim of this event is to promote the area of bioinformatics among faculty, researchers, and students. The event will include sessions by experienced researchers in the filed of Bioinformatic. There will be invited speakers from national and international institutions: KSU, KFSHRC, KSUHS, PNU, Fayoum University (in Egypt), UCL (in UK), UNSW (in Australia) and CNRS (in France). The event is an opportunity to exchange ideas and to provide a forum to present the work of undergraduate and postgraduate students in bioinformatics and related areas.

A poster competition will take place during the event. Graduate and undergraduate students are all invited to submit posters in Bioinformatics and relevant areas. Participants choose from the suggested list of papers. In addition, participants can present posters from papers of their choice. Poster will be reviewed for relevance.


• Medical Applications of Bioinformatics
• Comparative Genomics
• Big Data and Cloud computing for Bioinformatics
• Next Generation Sequencing
• Data Science applications and technologies in bioinformatics
• Microarray Data Analysis
• System Biology

The event is funded by: the National Plan for Science and technology (NPST) (Project No. 12-BIO2605- 02) and BioInG. The event is hosted in King Saud University, College of Computing and Information Sciences (CCIS).

Looking forward to seeing all of you in Riyadh!

Steering Committee


• Dr. Hassan Mathkour (CCIS Dean)
• Dr. Ghada Badr (BioInG Coordinator)


Female Section
• Dr. Isra AL-Turaiki (IT, KSU)
• Ms. Hessah Al-Raqibah (CS, KSU)
• Ms. Arwa Al-Turki (CS, CCIS)
• Ms. Rana Abunafisa (IT, CCIS)
• Ms. Najd Al-Mouh (KACST)
• Ms. Eman Alzaid (CS, CCIS)

Male Section
• Dr. Alaaedin Hafez (IS, KSU)
• Dr. Achraf El Allali (CS, KSU)
• Mr. Ahmed Al-Shibli (CS, CCIS)

Reviewing Committee

1.Prof. Hatim Abu Al-Samh, CCIS, King Saud University.
2.Prof. Abdelmonem Artoli, CCIS, King Saud University.
3.Dr. Mohammad AbulHuda, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center.
4.Dr. Alaa edin Hafez, CCIS, King Saud University.
5.Dr. Shrief Sakr Health informatics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.
6.Dr. Nehad AlaJze, Medicine College, King Saud University.
7.Dr. Hend AlKhalifa CCIS, King Saud University.
8.Dr. Hessah Al-Salamah, CCIS, King Saud University.
9.Dr. Maha Al-Yahya CCIS, King Saud University.
10.Dr. Ghada Badr, CCIS, King Saud University.
11.Dr. Manar Hosny CCIS, King Saud University.
12.Dr. Heba Kurdi, CCIS, King Saud University.
13.Dr. Amal AlKhalifa CCIS, Princess Noura University.
14.Dr. Najwa Arif, College of Science, King Saud University.
15.Dr. Najwan Mohammed CCIS, Princess Noura University.
16.Dr. Rabea Jafri, CCIS, King Saud University.
17.Dr. Suad Al-Eraby, CCIS, King Saud University.
18.Dr. Abeer BenAbied, CCIS, King Saud University.
19.Dr. Achraf Elalalli, CCIS, King Saud University.

Think, Post and Win Competition
May 4-5, 2015, Lab S18

For full information about the poster competition Click here (PDF File)

The Bioinformatics Research Group (BioInG) is pleased to welcome you to the 2ed Think, Post and Win competition. The BioInG is an established research group at the College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS), King Saud University.

The aim of this competition is to expose the area of bioinformatics and related fields to faculty, researchers and students. It is an opportunity to get recognition of your work and to exchange ideas in bioinformatics. The competition is funded by: The College of Computer and Information Sciences (CCIS), the National Plan for Science and technology (NPST) (Project No. 12-BIO260502) and BioInG.


Graduate and undergraduate students and faculty members are all invited to submit posters in Bioinformatics and relevant areas. Posters will be reviewed for relevance.


about an idea, research or survey!


your work in a nice poster!


one of our three prices:

1st Winner: 1000 SR
2nd Winner: 500 SR
3rd Winner: 500 SR

Important Dates

Abstract Aubmission: March 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: March 29, 2015
Poster Delivery Deadline: April 26, 2015
Winner Announcement: May 5, 2015
Journal Invitation Deadline: May 15,2015


It is our pleasure to invite you for

the 2ed Bioinformatics Scientific Meeting at KSU (BioSM-KSU) 2015
in Riyadh.

Please register here

Meeting Agenda

Tentative Schedule of Events outline

For Full Information about meeting agenda Click here(PDF File)

First Day: Monday, May 4, 2015

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Reception and Registration

Session 1

08:30 am – 09:00 am

Welcome and Event Opening

09:00 am – 10:30 am


10:30 am – 11:00 am

Coffee Break*

11:00 am – 12:00 am


12:00 am – 01:00 am

Poster Session, Lunch (provided, 3rd floor) and Dhuhr Prayer.

Session 2

01:15 am – 03:00 am


Second Day: Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Session 1

08:15 am – 10:00 am


10:00 am – 10:30 am

Coffee Break

10:30 am – 12:00 am


12:00 am – 01:00 am

Poster Session, Lunch (provided, 3rd floor) and Dhuhr Prayer.

Session 2

01:15 am – 02:00 am


02:00 am – 03:00 am

Discussion Panel, Closing Remarks, and Announcement of the winners

Accepted Posters and Winner announcements

Accepted Posters



Alia Alabdulkarim
Hanan Mahmoud
Hassan Mathkour

A Tool for Classifying Strabismus Cases Using Data Mining and Image Processing Techniques

Ahmed Husham
Tanzila Saba
Dzulkifli Mohamad
Amjad Rehman

Automated Nuclei Segmentation to Identify Breast Cancer using Level Sets

Naelah Al-Ageel
Ghada Badr
Areej Al-Wabil
Isra Al-Turaiki
Hessah Alraqibah

Incremental Trie-Based Structural Motif Discovery (IncMD) Tool

Yasir Javed

Ebola Mining Model

Eman Alzaid
Ghada Badr

Next Generation Sequencing and Genome Structural Variations

Vishnubalaji Radhakrishnana
Abdhullah Aldahmash
Nehad Alajez

Genome-wide miRNA and mRNA expression profiling disclose multiple regulatory networks in colorectal cancer

Amani Al Ajlan
Dr. Ghada Badr

Clustering of Gene Expression Data: an Overview

Nojood Altwaijry
Peter Convey
Andrea Townsend-Nicholson

Detection of the helix-helix interactions in the A2A Adenosine Receptor Structure Using Computational Methodology

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