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17 March, 2022Sustainable food security for the Kingdom and the world
Local, regional, and global food system experts gather to achieve sustainable food security in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the world at the KAUST Workshop for Sustainable Food Security.
14 March, 2022Understanding rust resistance in bread wheat
Sequencing a high-quality bread wheat genome facilitates the identification of a gene that confers stripe rust resistance and may lead to improved crop resilience.
07 March, 2022Tweaking carotenoids proves fruitful
A novel plant-breeding strategy is targeting crop yield, nutritional value and stress tolerance, all through the expression of one gene.
20 January, 2022Desert plants hold the key to crop survival
A fascination with desert plants and their survival mechanisms has led to a game-changing discovery for improving crop productivity under stress conditions.
16 January, 2022Sustainable Food Security ePoster competition
Open to all fields related to food supply, water use, food use, and environmental change (Saudi Green Initiative)
28 November, 2021Compact CRISPR system enables portable COVID-19 testing
Miniature RNA-cutting protein harnessed for diagnostics and therapeutics.
14 November, 2021Bacteria engage sulfur for plant salt tolerance
Understanding the interplay between bacteria and sulfur is leading to exciting biotechnologies that could enable crops to be irrigated with salty water.
11 November, 2021Improving global food security by controlling a persistent weed
The challenges of food production and global food security require a long-term, multi-pronged approach.
27 October, 2021Faculty in Focus: Prof. Mark Tester
Interview with CDA faculty member, Professor Mark Tester: “The food sector is arguably the most environmentally damaging of all sectors of human activity.”