Edith Sanchez Hernandez

Master Students

Master Student

Research Interests

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), in the world today more than one billion out of 6.5 billion people are affected by hunger and this situation is likely to be exacerbated as, between now and 2050, the global population is expected to increase by 40%.
My interest is in contributing to food security through the study of genomic engineering techniques, generating plants resistant to the most significant threats in the field.


  • B.Sc. Clinical Biochemistry, Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Puebla, 2016 

Professional Profile

  • 2019-Current: MS Student, Plant Science, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017

KAUST Affiliations

Prof. Magdy Mahfouz's Group

CDA - Center for Desert Agriculture

BESE - Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Genome engineering CRISPR-Cas Genome editing Food security