08 June, 2017

Congratulations Carol Buitrago for a successful Ph.D. proposal presentation.

Today Carol Buitrago successfully presented her Ph.D. proposal entitled "Assessing genetic differentiation and local adaptation of Pocilloporid corals in the Arabian Seas ".

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04 June, 2017

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

Our article on the role of nitrogen fixation in coral bleaching is now highlighted on KAUST Discovery!​

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30 May, 2017

A mutualism from the start?

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

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25 May, 2017

Reef Genomics alumni Aubrie O'Rourke awarded fellowship with NASA

Reef Genomics alumni ​​Aubrie O'Rourke​ awarded with Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award Fellowship​ to study bacteria onboard the ISS.

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17 May, 2017

Coral range expansion is accompanied by reduced sybiont genotype diversity

In our latest study by Grupstra et al. we find that the range extension in the coral O. patagonica is accompanied by a reduced genotype diverisity of its symbiont S. psygmophilum.

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21 April, 2017

Nitrogen-fixing bacteria may contribute to coral bleaching

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

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13 April, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Röthig!!!

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

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03 April, 2017

Welcome Dr. Anny Cardénas!

​Welcome to our new postdoc Dr. Anny Cardénas!

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31 March, 2017

Bacterial communities in healthy and bleached corals.

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

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17 March, 2017

Microbial communities in deep-sea corals from the Red Sea

Microbial communities may contribute to functioning of deep-sea corals from the Red Sea​ in this extreme environment.

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16 March, 2017

Cytological profiling of algal extracts using High-Content Screening

Cytological profiling of algal extracts using High-Content Screening​

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16 March, 2017

Introducing GIGA - the Global Invertebrate Genomics Alliance

GIGA is a collaborative network of diverse scientists focussed on advancing invertebrate genomics. We use GIGA's second anniversary to reflect on its progress and future projects.

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15 March, 2017

A new platform for the High-Content Screening of natural products

In our latest publication Kremb et al. introduce a new imaging-based High-Content Screening for the broad-spectrum phenotypic profiling of natural products.

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01 March, 2017

RNA editing may extend acclimatization capacity in coral symbionts

Check out our latest paper in PLoS Genetics to find out how RNA editing may help coral symbionts to respond to stress in previously unrecognized ways.

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24 February, 2017

JBI Cover feauture for article by Ziegler et al.

The current cover of JBI features our article on the molecular diversity of coral symbionts around the arabian peninsula.​

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20 February, 2017

KAUST Discovery feature for Symbiodinum Genome

Check​ out the KAUST Discovery article about our analysis of dinoflagellate genomes to identify adaptations to symbiosis in Symbiodinium.

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10 February, 2017

Coral heat tolerance alings with bacterial community composition

Have a look at our latest study in Nature communications to find out how bacterial community dynamics relate to coral heat tolerance.

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09 February, 2017

Welcoming our new postdoctoral fellow Claudia Pogoreutz

Claudia Pogoreutz has joined our lab as a new postdoc. Welcome!

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19 January, 2017

Award for student video "Meet Aiptasia"

"Meet Aiptasia" video wins the Science of Storytelling Award at the WEP 2017​

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17 January, 2017

New insights into the role of Endozoicomonas in marine holobionts

In our latest publication, we use comparative genomics to understand the role and function of Endozoicomonas bacteria associated with marine holobionts.

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