04 March, 2019Disentangling the metaorganism
In our latest review we discuss the current limitations of our understanding of metaorganism functioning and how to tackle them.
11 February, 2019SymPortal out now!
SymPortal by Hume et al. provides a novel analytical framework for genetically resolving algal symbionts of corals
04 February, 2019Meet the 'Wurst'
In our latest publication by Rädecker et al. we describe a new stress phenotype of the coral model Aiptasia - the 'Wurst'
31 December, 2018Conserved carbohydrate composition in mucus from Red Sea corals
Recent PhD graduate Ghaida Hadaidi and colleagues investigate the carbohydrate composition of mucus from Red Sea corals in our latest publication.
01 November, 2018A carbonate budget for coral reefs in the central Red Sea
Roik et al. provide a first baseline for coral reef growth in the high total alkalinity + high temperature environment of the central Red Sea.
20 August, 2018Systematic revision of Symbiodinaceae
In our latest publication by LaJeunesse et al. we provide a systematic revision of the family Symbiodiniaceae that sheds light on the evolutionary history of this diverse family.
13 July, 2018Black band disease outbreak during coral bleaching event in the Red Sea
Black band disease outbreak during coral bleaching event in the Red Sea
01 July, 2018KAUST discovery on state of remote reefs in Samoa
KAUST discovery on state of remote reefs in Samoa
27 June, 2018KAUST School student explores the Reef Genomics Lab
KAUST School student explores the Reef Genomics Lab in four week internship
18 June, 2018New compound from Red Sea sponge shows in vitro inhibitory activity against the WNV NS3 protease
Here we report the identification of a 3-Alkylpyridinium compound isolated from a Red Sea sponge that exhibits in vitro inhibitory activity against the West Nile Virus NS3 protease.
16 April, 2018KAUST News on the Metaorganism Frontier workshop
KAUST News is featuring our recent workshop on "the Metaorganism Frontier"
01 April, 2018Anthropogenic impacts in the remote coral reefs of Upolu
Although very remote coral reefs in Upolo (Independent State of Samoa) are not in a great shape.
16 March, 2018NonoSIMS analysis of nutrient cycling in Aiptasia
By studying nutrient cycling in the Aiptasia-Symbiodinium symbiosis at the holobiont and the cellular level we identify the underlying characteristics of an inherently instable symbiosis.
01 March, 2018Insights into the virome of Aiptasia
Using RNA-Seq data Brüwer et al. characterise the viral community of the model organisms Aiptasia.
25 February, 2018KAUST Discovery feature for "High salinity conveys thermotolerance in the coral model Aiptasia"
KAUST discovery is featuring our publication "High salinity conveys thermotolerance in the coral model Aiptasia" by Hagen Gegner et al.
22 February, 2018KAUST Workshop "The Metaorganism Frontier"
We thank all participants of the international KAUST Workshop "The Metaorganism Frontier"
19 February, 2018Nature Middle East feature for "Ocean One"
Check out this Nature Middle East feature on "Ocean One", a 5-foot humanoid underwater robot.
15 February, 2018KAUST News feature for Nils Rädecker for winning ECRS Presentation award
KAUST News is featuring Nils Rädecker, who won the Best Presentation Award at the European Coral Reef Symposium 2017.
12 February, 2018Metaorganisms in extreme environments
In our latest perspective article we review the role of microorganisms in the adaptation of metaorganisms to extreme environments.
25 January, 2018Endozoicomoans dominate coral microbiomes even during holobiont breakdown
New work by Claudia Pogoreutz et al. sheds new light on microbiome dynamics of the Red Sea coral Pocillopora verrucosa