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01 June, 2023Plant Science Family Night
The Center for Desert Agriculture and The KAUST School team up to promote a sustainable future through engaging young individuals in exciting projects. Among the flagship ones is the Plant Science Family Night, which introduces children to the world of plant science, showcasing its applications and emphasizing its importance for humanity.
09 January, 2024From roots to shoots: decoding strigolactones in plant architecture and symbiosis
The recent study from the BioActives Lab on the role of plant hormones, known as strigolactones, on plant development and interactions, holds potential for the engineering of beneficial traits into rice and other crops.
21 November, 2023CDA professors among 2023's most influential researchers
CDA professors Salim Al-Babili and Yoshihide Wada have been recognized among the world's most influential researchers in 2023, as per the Highly Cited Researchers list released by the Clarivate Institute of Scientific Information.
01 November, 2023One Planet One Health
Climate change affects every individual and every aspect of life, making urgent collaboration essential for a sustainable future. The One Planet One Health conference brings together experts in marine, soil, plant, and human fields to explore diverse approaches to climate change solutions within their respective domains.
29 October, 2023KAUST Center for Desert Agriculture and MEWA host Workshop for Saudi Food Futures
The workshop, a result of the fruitful collaboration between CDA and MEWA, brought together key stakeholders who shared insightful perspectives and discussed strategic priorities, policy options, and innovative solutions for a systemic and sustainable agri-food transformation in the Kingdom and beyond.
24 October, 2023A handful of seeds starts fruitful collaboration
A close research partnership between two CDA research leaders, Prof. Brande Wulff and Prof. Simon Krattinger, has fostered exciting work resulting in a breakthrough in understanding the mechanism of cereal disease resistance.
18 September, 2023Plant Science Family Night
The Plant Science Family Night stands as one of the key initiatives jointly organized by the CDA and TKS. The primary aim is to promote a sustainable future by actively involving young individuals in meaningful ways and empowering them to take action.
10 September, 2023Fungal enzymes may enhance provitamin A content and stability in crop plants
The BioActives Lab has pioneered an innovative biofortification technique designed to boost the production and storage of provitamin A in crop plants. This groundbreaking technology holds the potential to combat vitamin deficiencies prevalent in malnourished populations.