Lamia Aouini

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow


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Lamia Aouini obtained her PhD in 2018 from Wageningen University in Netherlands. She, then, spent two years at Purdue University (USA) as a Postdoctoral Research associate. In 2021, Lamia Aouini joined the Center for Desert Agriculture at KAUST as a Postdoctoral Fellow to work at Professor Simon Krattinger 's group on the genetics of cereal diseases, mainly wheat rust diseases.

Research Interests

Lamia Aouini is interested on deciphering the genetic bases of plant - pathogen interactions. She is mainly focusing on studying the genetic mechanisms of disease resistance in cereals such as wheat and barley to rust diseases. Particularly, she is investigating the genetic factors that can fine-tune wheat resistance to rust.

Selected Publications


  • 2018 - PhD in Plant Breeding , Wageningen University, Netherlands
  • 2011 - MSc in Plant Biotechnology and Plant Breeding, The National Institute of Agronomy, Tunis, Tunisia
  • 2007 - Engineering’s degree - Agricultural Engineering, The National Institute of Agronomy, Tunis, Tunisia

Professional Profile

  • 2021 - Present : Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2018 - 2021 : Postdoctoral Research Associate - Purdue University - USA


  • April 2011: Monsanto's Beachell-Borlaug Award - Iowa-USA
  • January 2011: Center’s Graduate Research Training Program (GRTP) ICARDA Award - Syria

Research Interests Keywords

disease resistance cereal genetics and genomics plant-pathogen interactions cereal rust diseases