TO THE BESE DIVISION AT KAUST!
in BESE is focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms through
which organisms sense, adapt and respond to the environment and to the
development of innovative technologies that provide support to this
At the more applied level, research
projects in the Division center on how to intervene on the environment
to respond to the increasing needs of food and water availability, how
human activity affects environmental systems at an integrated level and
how such interventions, in turn, affect living organisms.
boasts state-of-the-art facilities and resources, including some of the
most advanced equipment in the world for genomics, proteomics,
imaging/characterization, nanofabrication, and capability to explore
global marine environments.
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.
In order to
accomplish its mission and establish a knowledge and advanced technology
platform, research in the BESE Division is developed around seven
research fields. These research fields are communities of faculty that
work in related areas and are divided further into more specialized
topics of research.
For more information about each research field and their topics of research please click on the links below:
BESE Division has two affiliated Research Centers: the Red Sea Research
Center and the Water Desalination and Reuse Center. For more
information about them visit their websites. KAUST Research Centers
invest in major projects and provide thematic focus and critical mass to
pursue goal-oriented research that addresses significant challenges for
the Kingdom and the world.
The BESE division
has also engaged in three research initiatives: BioNEST from bench to
innovation (Neuroscience, Epigenetics, Stem Cell biology), Environmental
Epigenetics program and Desert Agriculture initiative. For more
information about them visit their websites.
is provided through four programs: 1) Bioscience, 2) Marine Sciences,
3) Environmental Sciences and 4) Plant Sciences. For more information
visit the programs’ websites.
KAUST is a place
where adventurous and imaginative individuals engage in a journey of
intellectual and cultural discovery. Our current faculty and student
body represents over 80 nations, and we will continue to focus on
recruiting the best minds to join the Biological and Environmental
Sciences and Engineering Division.
I invite you
to explore our website, and if you are interested in joining us, either
as a student or faculty/staff member, please visit the respective sites
for further information.
Pierre Magistretti, MD, PhD
Distinguished Professor and Dean