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08 February, 2021

Monitoring precious groundwater resources for arid agricultural regions

A pioneering framework will monitor groundwater use for agricultural irrigation across Saudi Arabia.

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28 January, 2021

Rules of resistance against transgene silencing

A new protocol brings the precise standards of engineering to the realm of synthetic biology.

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26 January, 2021

Biobank of stem cells helps understand genetic abnormalities

A database of newly generated stem cell lines could provide the key to understanding the genetic factors that drive Klinefelter syndrome and related diseases.

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25 January, 2021

Microstructured optical fibers find their 3D-printed groove

Advanced laser-printing techniques prove ideal for creating tiny optical communication devices with complex internal structures.

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06 January, 2021

Kelp help: seeking options for blue carbon

Tackling climate change in marine ecosystems requires diverse strategies, from protecting coasts to farming kelp and restoring whale populations.

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17 December, 2020

Wastewater monitoring in COVID-19 surveillance

Microbiologist Peiying Hong explains current research into COVID-19 monitoring and surveillance using wastewater.

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13 December, 2020

Mangroves lock away carbon

Researchers uncover an overlooked process enhancing the carbon-removal potential of mangroves.

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06 December, 2020

Molecular pores for thought

Ultrathin porous films that can pluck out specific nanoscopic molecules could refine oil purification and drug development.

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03 December, 2020

Red Sea turtle hatchlings are feeling the heat

The balance of the sexes in marine turtle hatchlings may be disrupted by high sand temperatures at nesting sites around the Red Sea.

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Research at the BESE Division brings students, faculty, and researchers together to push the frontiers of science through collaborative inquiry into issues of global and regional significance.

The Faculty at BESE belong to one of two communities: Bioscience and Biological Engineering or Environmental Science Engineering. Those communities cover the following Research Areas.​