KAUST's Core Laboratories and Major Facilities directly support the research mission of the University by providing state-of-the-art research facilities, training and expert services to the KAUST research community. With more than 135 staff scientists, engineers, specialists, technicians and administrators, the Core Labs function as a shared-user facility and play a key role in encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration through ease of access to major equipment and a consistent mode of operation.
Biosciences and Bioengineering Research Core Facility
The Bioscience Core Lab provides various high-throughput molecular and cellular research platforms for comprehensive genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic research, library preparation and complete genome analysis. In addition to the latest next-generation sequencing instruments, including HiSeq, Miseq, and Ion Torrent, the lab also houses an array of mass spectrometers, LTQ-Orbitrap Velos, TripleTOF 5600, Maxis Q-TOF and Ultraflex III MALDI-TOF.
Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab
The Coastal & Marine Resources Core Lab provides technical support and project assistance to scientific researchers focused on the maritime disciplines, environmental monitoring, coastal/terrestrial surveys and coastal infrastructure development projects. The lab operates and maintains an assortment of hydrographic survey, oceanographic research and fisheries research vessels that are available to the KAUST research community.