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Anti-cancer agents in Saudi Arabian herbals

Jun 13, 2017

Saudi Arabia has a rich knowledge of traditional medicine using a diversity of local plants. Here we used cell-based phenotypic profiling and image-based high-content screening to study the mode of action and potential cellular targets in these plants to identify potential anti-cancer compounds.

Nature Middle East features Reef Genomics' lab study on nitrogen-fixing microbes and their role in coral bleaching

Jun 08, 2017

Big thanks to Nature Middle East for featuring Reef Genomics' recent study by Pogoreutz et al. on the role of nitrogen-fixing bacteria in coral bleaching published in Global Change Biology. Click the link below to see the full article.

IOP Hiring: Research Scientist in coral reef fish ecology

Jun 08, 2017

The Saudi Aramco-KAUST center for Marine Environmental Observations (SAKMEO) is seeking a research scientist in the area of coral reef fish ecology.

New Postodctoral Accociate position is available

Jun 05, 2017

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS) of Stony Brook University seeks applicants for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Microbial Oceanography/Ecology.

KAUST News article on the role of nitrogen fixation in coral bleaching

Jun 04, 2017

"Sugar enrichment provides evidence for a role of nitrogen fixation in coral bleaching" published in Global Change Biology is now featured on KAUST Discovery

A mutualism from the start?

May 30, 2017

In Reef Genomics' latest publication, they review the what is known about marine invertebrate larvae associated with Symbiodinium to find out whether there's a mutualism from the start.

Reef Genomics alumni Aubrie O'Rourke​ awarded fellowship with NASA

May 25, 2017

Aubrie just got awarded with the highlight competitive Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award Fellowship with NASA.

IOP pioneers GIS and marine research at KAUST

May 23, 2017

​​​KAUST IT rolls out Research GIS support facility, with the Integrated Ocean Processes group pioneering GIS research applications for the Red Sea​

Coral range expansion is accompanied by reduced sybiont genotype diversity

May 17, 2017

Reef Genomics' latest study by Grupstra et al. they investigate how coral range expansion affects genotypic diversity of their algal sybionts.

IOP at the International Ocean Colour Science Meeting in Lisbon

May 15, 2017

Surya Prakash and Malika Kheireddine participate in the 2017 International Ocean Colour Science meeting.

Marine Invasive Species Workshop

Apr 30, 2017

“Quantifying the effects of exotic species on marine ecosystems” is a Ahmed Juffali Research Chair workshop to be run at KAUST from April 30th to May 4th, with Drs Catherine Lovelock, Nuria Marba, Just Cebrian, Paulina Martinetto, Scott Bennett and Julia Santana-Garzon as guest scientists.

Amaar Amir has won 3rd place at the Sixth National Olympiad Creative and Science Awards

Apr 25, 2017

Amaar Amir (Manuel Aranda's group) has won 3rd place at the Sixth National Olympiad Creative and Science Awards "Innovation 2016." He is now qualified for the, and representing Saudi Arabia at The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and the I-SWEEEP

​Nitrogen-fixing bacteria may contribute to coral bleaching

Apr 21, 2017

New study by Pogoreutz et al. uses sugar enrichment to shed new light on the role of nitorgen-fixing microbes in coral bleaching.

Congratulations Dr. Röthig!!!

Apr 13, 2017

​Congratulations to Dr. Till Röthig for an outstanding Ph.D. dissertation defence and a remarkable Ph.D thesis!

Bacterial communities in healthy and bleached corals.

Mar 31, 2017

In Reef Genomics' latest publiation Hadaidi et al. find that bacterial communities in bleached and healthy Porites colonies remain stable.