Latest CDA Stories

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

18 October, 2021

People of KAUST: Fatema Alquraish

Fatema Alquraish is a student in the Stress Granule Lab of the Center for Desert Agriculture at KAUST. She is also an engaged community member and the first Saudi national to earn a leadership role in the KAUST Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD).

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14 October, 2021

Protecting the date palm for future prosperity

Modern research and technology are being used at KAUST to protect this very ancient crop.

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20 June, 2021

Keeping a vigilant watch on SARS-CoV-2

New lateral flow test Vigilant is cheaper, easier to use and as reliable as the current gold standard PCR test for diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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17 June, 2021

KAUST CDA and MEWA Kick off Saudi Native Genome Project

Pilot research project samples desert species to combat desertification and promote biodiversity

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21 March, 2021

Beneficial bacteria help wheat stand the heat

Coating crop seeds with bacteria found on a desert shrub boosts yields in hot fields.

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27 January, 2021

KAUST Startups to Watch in 2021

Examples of entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia innovating to solve problems, better our world, and promote sustainability.

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03 November, 2020

Groundbreaking AgriTech on campus

AgriTech startup Red Sea Farms thinks it has a sustainable, organic, and pesticide-free solution. Co-founders, Mark Tester and Ryan Lefers, have developed greenhouse technology that allows for the growing of crops on marginal land, using a fraction of the freshwater normally required.

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