Preimplantation genetic screening PGS can benefit any couple at risk from passing on
genetic\chromosomal abnormalities.

Promoting excellence and professionalism in the delivery of laboratory services through patient – focused,
cost – effective diagnostic services.

The GenaTi team of researchers and scientists continues to work tremendously hard in order to set up new research
priorities and strategic directions for the GenaTi that are crucial to strengthening Saudi Arabia's health care system.

GenaTi contributes to the prevention of genetic diseases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by offering
pre-implantation genetic diagnosis and screening in its new IVF clinic


The university signed a joint collaborative memorandum of understanding (MoU) with National Guard Health Affairs on Monday 12th of February 2018 at the main University campus in Jeddah.

February 12, 2018

The MoU was signed by university president H.E. Prof. Abdurehman bin Obaid Al youbi and by Chief executive Director of health affairs at the ministry of national guard and president of King Saud university for health sciences H.E. Dr. Bander bin Abdulmohsin Al Kanawy. The signing ceremony was attended by university vice presidents and important figures representing both institutes.
The agreement took place because of the common interests of both parties that continue to work in the same direction, support existing collaboration with government sectors, and value exchange of scientific knowledge and expertise in collaborative fields.
The MoU encompasses fields of common interest between the university and the national guard health affairs in all the medical research fields and diagnostic services to be implemented and conducted via mutual research projects in various related fields.
Based upon this agreement, both parties can begin exchanging consultations of mutual interest with regards to common tasks and activities. They can as well, offer joint technical consultations in medical research, diagnostic services and related scientific domains. They can apply joint national proposals in specialized fields and begin exchanging information and technical data, brochures, certificates and reports with regards to research and diagnostic research for several acquired diseases and cancers.
The university president H.E. Prof. Abdurehman Obaid Alyoubi reaffirmed the importance of this collaborative agreement between King Abdulaziz University and health services at the national guard, considering it as an extension of lengthy experience both institutions enjoy in mutual collaboration. Thus it was possible for everyone from both sides to benefit from the capabilities, human and technical strengths of such relations.
The president further added "the motivation of those that are behind such agreement including leaders and researchers from both institutions that are able to conduct collaborative research projects of national level primarily for the sake of national interest that contributes to patient care, are the ones that will push for the success and the final outcome of this collaborative agreement".

CEGMR was Conducted a Workshop in the applications of DNA Sequencing

February 7, 2018

Hands on “Workshop in the applications of DNA Sequencing” were held in the Center of Excellence in Genomic Medicine Research from Wednesday 7/2/2018 to Thursday 8/2/2018. The workshop included various lectures& practical sessions in molecular Biology presented by CEGMR principle scientist. Attendees various from doctors, lab specialist, 15 CME hours were accredited.

Researcher's Disciple Initiative for Talented Saudis

January 17, 2018

The Center of Excellence in Genomic Medicine Research (CEGMR) was pleased to announce on Wednesday 30-4-1439H, initiation of the Researcher’s Disciple program (RDP) for talented Saudis, providing full support and facilitating all requirements that contribute to the program's success.

Director CEGMR and supervisor of the RDP, Professor Mohammad Al Qahtani, emphasized that the philosophy behind establishing such program began approximately three years ago. Since then the focus has been on limited number of school students pursuing general education; allowing them first hand opportunity to engage with university professors and scientists. This allowed them to appreciate ground realities especially in the field of scientific research. This program further emphasized on exposing these school students to state-of-the art technologies utilized in handling DNA, sequencing human genome and variety of other advance applications.

To this added Mr. Khaled Muhammed Al Rabigh, head of talented student program in Jeddah, that CEGMR is one of the well known research centers in Saudi Arabia that has vast experience in this field and emphasized that young talented Saudi students are in dire need of such initiatives in order to express limitless scope of their talents and develop research skills. Therefore, he added, the RDP is a step further that involves extremely well structured and creative teaching approaches which enable talented students to engage in a variety of research activities thus benefiting from this collaboration between CEGMR and institute for talented students in Jeddah. Furthermore, outstanding support would be offered to both male and female talented students through RDP that would eventually assist in the development of exceptional skilled generation to serve national interest.

Objectives of this initiative include:

  • Emphasis on developing spirit of team work.
  • Spread philosophy of scientific research and its social impact
  • Direct scientific collaboration between distinguished researcher and outstanding talented Saudi student
  • Allow talented student to achieve personal, intellectual and academic development
  • Implant the ability to take risks and discover
  • Conduct excellent research by applied experiments
  • Deal with scientific challenges with logic
  • Clarify the outcomes to the talented Students and how their greatest possible energy would be translated into scientific knowledge and practical know how
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Few photos of the previous talented student's activities::

King Abdulaziz University Signs A Contract to Establish Specialized Medical Laboratories "Ro'ya"

December 12, 2017

The King Abdulaziz University (KAU) signed a collaborative contract with AstraZeneca, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, to establish Specialized Medical Laboratory services at the King Abdulaziz University hospital called "RO'YA". It's part of the initiative executed by the KAU, for providing specialized medical laboratory services in line with Kingdom's vision 2030.

The KAU was represented by the vice president for post graduate studies and scientific research, Professor Yousuf Al Turki, at the contract signing ceremony, whereas, AstraZeneca was represented by company's director Mr. Ismail Shahada. The main objective of the contract was to establish a reference facility for specialized breast cancer testing at KAU.

KAU vice president for post graduate studies and scientific research praised the efforts made by both sides to come out with such an agreement that serves the very fundamental principle of Kingdom's vision of taking new initiatives to diversify economy by providing specialized medical laboratory services. The outcomes of such initiative is monitored by Saudi ministry of education and ministry of planning and finance, that ensure the progress and successful establishment of such medical based services in academic based medical institutions such as the university hospitals across the entire Kingdom. This initiative would allow King Abdulaziz University hospital to develop and transfer quality services and excellent patient care making it a benchmark in the Middle East.

GenaTi Organizes the First Genetic Detection for Breast Cancer Awareness Program at KAUH

was held on Monday, October 30, 2017 at 10:30 am

GenaTi was honored to have the first event for "Genetic Detection for Breast Cancer Awareness" which took place on Monday 30th October 2017 in the main Auditorium of King Abdulaziz University Hospital. GenaTi extended its thanks and gratitude to the Special Guests speakers: Prof. Samia Al Amoudi, Dr. Atlal Abusanad and Dr. Shadi AlKhayyat for their remarkable contribution in this event which focused on the need to raise awareness about early detection of breast cancer at the King Abdul Aziz University Hospital and the importance of utilizing the special services provided by GenaTi in this field by testing the "Genetic Analysis of the BRCA1 & BRCA2 genes. GenaTi also thanked the Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi Center for Excellence in Breast Cancer Care and Zahra Breast Cancer Society for their participation in this event and the distribution of awareness brochures. Success of the event was attributed to devout contribution from GenaTi staff which included Dr. Heba Al Khattabi, Dr. Aisha Elaimi, Dr. Ashraf Dallol and group of enthusiastic members. Several interested researchers, physicians, KAU students and some public figures concerned about this matter attended the event. The ceremony was concluded by photo session, distribution of brochures, souvenirs and BRACA Scan test kit.

Many researchers, physicians ,KAU students and some people who concern about this matter attended the event which was concluded by photo session and distributing brochures , souvenirs and BRACA Scan test kit.

Media Statement and Declaration

Prof. Mohammed bin Hussein AlQahtani, the founder and the Director of Center of Excellence in Genomic Medicine Research, with a justified sense of proud, declared the opening and launching of GenaTi – a group of diagnostic laboratories in a glittering ceremony. Among a host of dignitaries from the universities and renowned medical houses, the Honorable Chief guest, His Excellency prof. Abdulrehman bin Obaid Al Ayoubi inaugurated GenaTi on Sunday 19-7-1438 AH. Many Deans, Scientists, Researchers and learned guests observed the function which took place in the premises of Center of Excellence of Genomic Medicine Research at King Fahd Medical Research Center. In the august gathering, the presence of many specialists interested in the field of Medical Diagnosis both from public sector and business houses, was another main attraction.

Prof. Mohammed bin Hussein AlQahtani, the Executive Director of GenaTi, in his opening statement explained the importance of the GenaTi project and announced that it was in line with the growing new aspirations of KSA vision 2030. He appreciated the encouragement and wise direction of the University Administration, as a whole, for grooming the Center of Excellence in Genomic Medicine Research and Center of Innovation in Personalized Medicine to, this stage where it has transformed itself into a competitive company, capable of marketing a number of diagnostic products at national and international level. A marvelous feet indeed. He expressed optimism that through GenaTi, as a extended commercial arm of the University, the excellence in the knowledge of science and research in Human Genome, will meet the highest level of aspirations.

Towards the end, he concluded that GenaTi is the premier governmental and academic commercial enterprise established in the Middle East Region in the newer field of Genetic Diagnosis. He apprised further that the GenaTi’s laboratories have been accredited internationally by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) . This partnership has the capacity for providing a leading and effective role in a wide range of diagnostic and research services to the doctors and researchers from different Universities and Research Centers worldwide. He opined: with the help of GenaTi, spouses whose babies suffering from genetic disorder could have healthy offspring, thanks to the PGD techniques. There are many diagnostic and research services which could benefit the specialized and interested persons in the field of genome applications.

GenaTi Launching Ceremony

was held on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 01:00 PM

GenaTi Launching Ceremony was held at King Fahad for Medical Research Building under the patronage of His Excellency the President of the King Abdulaziz University Prof. Abdulrahman Obaid AI-Youbi. The ceremony ended with photo session.

GenaTi Launching Ceremony Announcement

Will start on April 16, 2017 at 01:00 PM