Noor Al-Bader

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow



Research Interests

Noor Al-Bader's biological emphasis has been genome variations from a population scale to species across taxon, and the role of genomes in the evolution of plants and inherit traits. She previously focused on comparative genomics and stress (abiotic and biotic) biology in Oryza sativa, in both cultivated and landrace genotypes and now exploit the Oryza wild species and their natural variation to biotic and abiotic factors. Al-Bader aims to create platinum-standard genomes and gene-annotations, as well as to explore the genome content and natural variation within the Oryza genus. In doing so, she covers the fundamentals of molecular evolution and evolutionary genomics via statistical methods and the analysis genomic datasets using bioinformatic tools to help expand the understanding of genome evolution. 


  • PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 2019
  • MSc, Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 2014
  • BSc, Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, 2012 

Professional Profile

  • 2019-present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia 

Research Interests Keywords

bioinformatics platinum-standard RefSeq genomes genome annotation ontologies expression analysis