July 16, 2017

Extreme Systems Microbiology Lab and the Shaybah Producing Department (SyPD) initiate a pioneering ecological research project at Shaybah Wildlife Sanctuary

​Professor Daniele Daffonchio and research scientist Dr. Ramona Marasco of the BESE Division at KAUST spent three days in Shaybah undertaking deep desert ecological fieldwork. This formally commences the collaborative biodiversity research within Saudi Aramco’s newly created Shaybah Wildlife Sanctuary (SWS)​

March 05, 2017

Two faculty from BESE Division at TEDx KAUST

Congratulations to the two professors in our Division who participated in the TEDx KAUST Event on March 4! Mark Tester, Professor of Plant Science, and Manuel Aranda, Assistant Professor of Marine Science participated as speakers in the self-organized event focused on the theme Impact Factor along with seven other KAUST community members (students, faculty, and staff). 

November 06, 2016

Welcome Professor Sahika Inal

​​The BESE Division is very excited to welcome a new Assistant Professor of Bioscience, Sahika Inal. ​​We had a short interview with Professor Inal, where she answered questions about her research, her motivations for coming to KAUST and the delights of discovering the unknown. ​

April 20, 2016

Welcome Professor Antonio Adamo

​We have recently welcomed a new Assistant Professor of Bioscience: Professor Antonio Adamo. We asked Professor Adamo a few questions about his research, which is very much related to metabolic disorders that affect the world today. He also discussed the amazing opportunities to develop his reaseach at KAUST and the potential collaborations with other faculty members and research groups. ​

April 15, 2015

Welcome Professor Wolfgang Fischle

The BESE Division has recently welcomed a new Professor of Bioscience, Dr. Wolfgang Fischle. Prof. Fischle joins from the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany and has been at KAUST since March. 

Prof. Fischl​e answered a few questions about his research and the motivation for coming to KAUST and doing research: 

December 07, 2014

EnSE PhD candidate wins Best Paper Award at International Conference

PhD candidate Joline El-Chakhtoura won the Best Paper Award at the Water Quality Technology Conference and Exposition from the American Water Works Association (AWWA). 

November 20, 2014

Two researchers from the BESE Division awarded with the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship

Assistant Professor Jasmeen Merzaban and Ph.D. student Nouf Al Shareef have been honored with the L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Middle East Fellowship, in a ceremony held at Zayed University in Dubai on November 17. 

November 19, 2014

Membrane Science and Technology for Water Workshop at KAUST

The Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC) hosted a two-day workshop on Membrane Science and Technology for Water on November 17 and 18. The event was sponsored by the Office of Competitive Research Funds (OCRF) and chaired by Professor Suzana Nunes; the workshop co-chairs were Professor TorOve Leiknes and Professor Pascal Saikaly.

September 05, 2014

KAUST 5 Year Anniversary Open Houses

On September 3 and 4 the KAUST Community had the opportunity to participate in the Open Houses organized in the context of the 5 Year Anniversary. It was an invitation for all the members of the community to visit the academic campus, meet with our Faculty, researchers and students, and see first hand some of the research done in the University. 

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