Latest CDA Stories

Click on the stories below to read about our research in local and international news outlets.

29 June, 2022

Turning up the heat to unlock Cas13's potential

A newly identified heat-stable Cas13 enzyme could lead to improved diagnostics and new biotechnological applications.

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21 June, 2022

The long and the short of plant breeding

Long generation times of crop plants means improvement is often slow, but recent advances are helping researchers reduce the time needed to introduce improved traits.

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20 June, 2022

Top agtech companies solving food security challenges in the MENA region

Top agtech companies are using cutting-edge solutions, such as drones, the Internet of Things (IoT), and nanotechnology, to address long-standing issues in the MENA region.

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12 June, 2022

AI system facilitates plant imaging from the start

AI-powered imaging system MutipleXLab provides rapid automated phenotyping of seed germination and root growth that will help select plants that grow well.

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01 June, 2022

CDA stars in National Geographic documentary

Chasing Answers is a four-part series that explores the emergence of KAUST as a global hub for groundbreaking scientific research and development.

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25 May, 2022

Faculty in Focus: Prof. Monika Chodasiewicz

Interview with CDA faculty member, Professor Monika Chodasiewicz: "We need more food, but we also need more reasonable ways to produce food."

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09 May, 2022

Genetic options ensure rust resistance is toast

Researchers have identified stem rust resistance in the wild cereal plant Aegilops sharonensis and successfully transferred the resistance gene into bread wheat.

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13 April, 2022

Out of the lab: Red Sea Farms combats climate change in Saudi Arabia

Red Sea Farms is breaking the food-water-energy nexus to create an AgTech solution to climate change and resource scarcity with the help of KAUST.

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27 March, 2022

Saudi Arabia’s deep tech challenge: The industries that will change the Middle East

New deep tech startups are creating sustainable solutions to Saudi Arabia's extremes, through years of research and support from KAUST’s venture capital arm.

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28 March, 2022

Meet Striga Solutions

Protecting the food security and livelihoods of millions by combating the spread of Striga.

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