RIYADH: A Saudi scientist has been appointed as associate editor of prestigious BMC Genomics, an online journal published by the UK-based BioMed Central.

Dr. Khawla Al-Kuraya, principal scientist and director of King Fahd National Center for Children’s Cancer and Research, said it was “one of those rare recognitions that scientists aspire for.”

“I’m truly flattered by the fact that the works we’ve been doing locally for the past few years have received such international recognition,” she added.

Under Al-Kuraya’s leadership, the research program at King Fahd National Center has earned recognition as an active partner of global cancer research.

In her new role as the associate editor of BMC Genomics, Al-Kuraya will select, review and edit scientific works from around the world in the area of cancer genomics.

Al-Kuraya currently heads the Riyadh-based King Fahd National Center, which is the only children’s cancer center in the Middle East. The center is an integrated part of the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center.

BMC Genomics is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of genome-scale analysis, functional genomics, and proteomics.

BMC Genomics is indexed and covered by several scientific agencies and publications.

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