KAUST is a state-of-the-art research university with a broad range of expertise in science and engineering. Such expertise is required if we are to meet our goal of finding novel solutions to develop sustainable crop production systems for the kingdom by 2030.
"The Center for Desert Agriculture is a premier research institution where we do basic biology and research to try to translate our biological discoveries into practical solutions."

- Professor Rod A. Wing

Director of the CDA

Professor of Plant Science

Principal Investigator of the Wing Lab

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"We have digital technologies and biotechnologies, and bringing together those new opportunities gives us high hope for making large improvements in our food production systems."

- Professor Mark Tester

Associate Director of the CDA

Professor of Plant Science

Principal Investigator of the Salt Lab

RESEARCH GROUPS

Our international team of scientists investigate a broad variety of biology topics within 10 specialized research laboratories.

RESEARCH FACILITIES

Our researchers have access to state-of-the-art lab space, plant growth facilities, field site plots, and greenhouse rooms. 

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