Dr. Sari Sabban
Dr. Sari Sabban is a Molecular Biologist and Biotechnologist. He received his PhD from The University of Sheffield in the U.K. in 2012 where he researched molecular aspects of allergy and vaccine design. He is currently an assistant professor at King Abdulaziz University, a registered scientist at the Royal Society of Biology in the U.K., a Fulbright alumnus (Duke University), and a principal investigator in machine learning and computational structural biology.
His research interests encompass computational vaccine design and computational drug discovery, primarily an anti-IgE (immunoglobulins E) vaccine as a universal anti-allergy therapeutic (submitted for a patent). As well as anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha inhibitors. Furthermore, he is using deep learning in computational structural biology to computationally design non-natural protein structures as a way of developing more structural scaffolds that are used in computational vaccine design. He is also developing networks that can classify proteins from their physical crystal structures. Finally, he is developing datasets and works with neural networks that detect, classify, and calculates the biomasses of microscopic organisms