As the preeminent Medical and Life Sciences facility in the region, the Research Centre provides a scientific environment of the highest standard that each day advances the clinical practice of tomorrow.Priorities in research include cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, environmental health, infectious diseases, stem cell therapy and genetics where we have a legitimate claim to world leadership in the investigation of rare diseases.
The Research Centre has some of the best scientists and practitioners in their field working with a young, skilled and experienced technical team collectively encompassing more than 300 researchers.
Biostatistics Epidemiology & Scientific Computing, Immunity, Molecular Biomedicine, Molecular Oncology, National Biotechnology Centre and Stem Cell & Tissue Re-engineering. In addition to these fields the Research Centre undertakes collaborative research with some of the best institutes internationally, regionally and nationally. Research programs result in more than 300 publications each year that whilst clearly leading regionally and nationally, also surpasses the world average in terms of impact, as evidenced by an excellent citation record. Being embedded as a core capacity within a large medical facility also shapes day-to-day activities and contributes significantly to improvement of diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities at KFSHRC in areas including nuclear medicine and imaging, radiation medicine, molecular genetics and other advanced laboratory diagnostics. In addition the Research Centre plays a prominent role in training and education programs ranging from the life sciences to advanced clinical skills including surgical techniques. Importantly, all programs are run under the highest ethical standards practiced anywhere in the world.