Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Malik, executive director at King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology 

Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Malik
Updated 01 October 2019

Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Malik, executive director at King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology 

Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Malik has been the executive director of the Life Sciences and Environment Research Institute (LSERI) at King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) since January 2015.

He established and headed the nanomedicine research group at the institute before being appointed deputy director for scientific affairs.

Al-Malik is also an assistant research professor of nanomedicine at KACST and an adjunct assistant professor of pharmaceutical biotechnology at the pharmacy school of King Saud University in Riyadh.

In addition, he has been chairman of the joint board between KACST and Brigham and Women’s Hospital at the Harvard Center of Excellence for Biomedicine-CEBM since May 2017.

In 2013, Al-Malik gained a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences from The University of Manchester, in the UK. During the same year, he was awarded by the Saudi ambassador to the UK for his scientific distinction.

He received a master’s degree with merit in clinical pharmacology from the University of Glasgow, in Scotland, in 2008.

KACST and the National Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) on Monday launched a platform to monitor antibiotic-resistant germs in government and private health facilities throughout Saudi Arabia.

Al-Malik said the initiative was the result of a successful partnership between the research and development program of infectious diseases and the program of antibiotic-resistant germs at the CDC.


Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

Jackie Chan thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country. (File/AFP)
Updated 20 October 2019

Jackie Chan hopes to make films in Saudi Arabia

  • Jackie Chan expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television

DUBAI: Hong Kong martial artist and actors Jackie Chan, who was recently in Riyadh to accept a Joy Excellence award, is looking forward to filming movies in Saudi Arabia, Chinese press has reported.

The actor also told the crowd gathered at the Joy Forum19, which gathered entertainment promoters and industry pioneers along with global stars including Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan and Hollywood star Jean-Claude Van Damme, that he had found a location in the Kingdom to make another action film.

“It’s my first time in Saudi, and I know it’s a big country. After only a few hours [travelling] here and looking at locations I know there’s a good place for car chasing, explosions, action; so, next time, I hope to come back with my crew,” Chan said.

The movie legend also thanked Saudi Arabia for inviting him to the country, and expressed hopes the Kingdom would become a leading center of regional film and television.