Latest CDA Stories

12 June, 2022

AI system facilitates plant imaging from the start

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

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25 May, 2022

Faculty in Focus: Monika Chodasiewicz

Interview with CDA featured faculty member, 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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28 March, 2022

Meet Striga Solutions

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

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21 March, 2022

Greening Saudi Project gains expert backing

KAUST signed an agreement to support the Greening Saudi Project. The CDA is providing the scientific and technological foundation for a sustainable increase in the vegetative footprint of the Kingdom.

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20 March, 2022

Sustainable 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.

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14 March, 2022

Understanding 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.

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07 March, 2022

Tweaking carotenoids proves fruitful

A novel plant-breeding strategy is targeting crop yield, nutritional value and stress tolerance, all through the expression of one gene.

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16 January, 2022

Sustainable Food Security ePoster competition

Open to all fields related to food supply, water use, food use, and environmental change (Saudi Green Initiative)

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28 November, 2021

Compact CRISPR system enables portable COVID-19 testing

Miniature RNA-cutting protein harnessed for diagnostics and therapeutics.

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