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.


Madinah governor stresses need to improve water services

Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman. (SPA)
Updated 12 July 2020

Madinah governor stresses need to improve water services

  • The governor reviewed a presentation on water and sanitation service projects, strategies to improve them, and future plans for 2021

MADINAH: Madinah Gov. Prince Faisal bin Salman on Saturday stressed the importance of collaboration and cooperation between the National Water Co. (NWC) and relevant government agencies to improve the efficiency of water and sanitation services in the region, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
He noted that there were 69 projects being implemented in the region with an estimated value of SR3 billion ($780 million).
Prince Faisal’s statement came during his meeting with the officials of the northwest sector of the NWC, and director general of water services in the region.
Prince Faisal said there was an urgent need to complete the projects, taking into account environmental protection measures, to provide the best services in line with the highest international levels.
The governor also reviewed a presentation on water and sanitation service projects, strategies to improve them, and future plans for 2021.