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.They are fortunate to be supported with cutting edge technologies that often surpass that of more renowned centres around the world. The combination of staff, technology and placement within one of the largest and best medical centres in the world provides an ideal opportunity to undertake medical and life sciences research in a broad field as evidenced by some 15 departments, centres and programs.

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 KFSH&RC 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.

A Word from the Executive Director

Together Towards Excellence

Improved quality of life is a direct consequence of advancement in science owed greatly to the dedicated performance of scientists from every laboratory corner of the world. These scientists work hand-in-hand, building on their knowledge and experience to accomplish the task of solving the biological puzzle of human diseases.

The Research Centre recruits talented professionals worldwide and provides them with the means to collectively pursue their creative ideas using the latest technologies. Whether a researcher is from Saudi Arabia or from a remote part of the world, the same commitment and inspiration are exhibited -- proving that no barrier exists in the pursuit of excellence.

The Research Centre has undergone numerous transformations in its brief history: from its initial objective of providing nuclear medicine for the treatment of cancer, to becoming an important participant in the field of biological research. We are in the midst of yet another transformation as we have made significant steps toward establishing a viable biotechnology base that will be of great benefit to the Kingdom.

Join me and my colleagues as we introduce the activities of the Research Centre presented on this Web page.

Sultan Al Sedairy, PhD
Executive Director





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