Latest CDA Stories

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

28 September, 2020

Copycat plant booster improves on nature

A molecular mimic designed to promote plant growth and limit witchweed infestation shows promise in initial trials.

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17 August, 2020

Reducing Waste and Improving Soil

Following the success of their composting pilot facility, Edama has received seed investment of $780,000 USD from the KAUST Innovation Fund.

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16 August, 2020

Desert greenhouses offer growth opportunities

Efficient greenhouse complexes that will grow crops using the resources available on desert coasts could improve food security for millions.

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10 August, 2020

Startup Story: Edama Organic Solutions

As Saudi Arabia’s leading research university, KAUST is a place where big ideas are given the room to grow.

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21 June, 2020

The test we need

Researchers at KAUST are developing a test that is rapid, accurate and easy to use in the field—can it help flatten future curves?

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20 February, 2020

Food for the future

KAUST Discovery - Issue 9

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05 December, 2019

Conferring leaf rust resistance in cereal crops

Identifying genes that confer resistance to leaf rust infections could help generate durably resistant cereal crops.

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17 November, 2019

Red Sea Farms Places Third at Entrepreneurship World Cup

Red Sea Farms startup wins $150,000 at Misk’s Entrepreneurship World Cup finals.

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16 October, 2019

KAUST research to boost global date fruit production

Dr. Ikram Blilou, professor of plant science at KAUST, and her research team in Saudi Arabia collected samples from ancient date palms in the historical farm of Al-Dabeta, by the Quba mosque in Madinah.

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06 October, 2019

A symbiotic boost for greenhouse tomato plants

The colonization of tomato plants with a beneficial desert root fungus protects against effects of salt stress.

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