27 April, 2016Humanoid robotic diver(s) to the rescue! OceanOne, our dive robot, is reality!
Humanoid robotic diver(s) to the rescue! OceanOne, our dive robot, is reality! Our project with Stanford University had its maiden voyage.
24 April, 2016Nils wins MARUM Research Award for Marine Science
With his M.Sc. research "The role of nitrogen cycling in coral holobiont functioning" Nils won the MARUM Research Award for Marine Science. Congratulations!
17 April, 2016Our latest PNAS study is featured in Nature Middle East!
Our latest PNAS study is featured in Nature Middle East!
17 April, 2016Building bridges - what impact does it have?
Saudi Arabia and Egypt plan to build a bridge connecting two continents - but what about the coral reefs?
09 April, 2016The economist highlights our latest PNAS publication!
The economist highlights our latest PNAS publication!
05 April, 2016PNAS paper press release - Coral reefs highlight the key role of existing biodiversity for climate change adaptation!
PNAS paper press release - Coral reefs highlight the key role of existing biodiversity for climate change adaptation!
04 April, 2016PNAS paper out: Ancestral genetic diversity associated with the rapid spread of stress-tolerant coral symbionts in response to Holocene climate change
The distribution of the thermotolerant Symbiodinium thermophilum, prevalent symbiont in corals in the Persian/Arabian gulf region, gives indication for existing biodiversity to be crucial to promote rapid adaptation to present-day climate change, not only for coral reefs, but for ecosystems in general.
12 February, 2016Check out our Frontiers Science Hero!
Chris has become a Frontiers Science Hero. He functions as review editor for Frontiers in Microbiology and as associate editor for Frontiers in Marine Science. Check out the video introducing him and his work!
11 February, 2016New publication on Symbiodinium gene expression variations published
In our latest publication we examined the transcriptomes of four species within one Symbiodinium clade (Clade B). We found species-specific expression differences to be consistently enriched for photosynthesis-related genes, likely reflecting selection pressures driving niche diversification.
05 February, 2016How do corals deal with high salinity? Check out our latest publication
In this publication we describe how the Red Sea coral Fungia granulosa copes with increased salinities and how it's bacterial microbiome presumably is involved in the salinity acclimation.
04 February, 2016New publication on the anti-viral potential of sponge isolates published
In our recent study we isolated compounds with anti-viral potential from the marine sponge Stylissa carteri.
25 January, 2016Congratulations Dr. Baumgarten!
Sebastian defended his Ph.D.! Congratulations
04 January, 2016New publication on coral microbiome response to anthropogenic stress
First publication in 2016. Have a read how Red Sea coral microbiomes are affected by anthropogenic stress.
28 December, 2015Bacteria carrying viral genes trigger coral disease
Nature Middle East features our latest collaborative coral disease study.
16 December, 2015Bleaching article in the Mideast Coral Reef Society's newsletter published
The Mideast Coral Reef Society newsletter (December 15) features an article about our effort in characterizing the recent coral mass bleaching event in the central Red Sea.
14 December, 2015Calcification trends in the central Red Sea
Our latest publication describes temporal and spatial calcification trends of corals and algal crusts in the central Red Sea.
19 November, 2015Claudia won Royal Society Photographic Competititon!
Claudia won the Royal Society Photographic Competition with her stunning shark picture.
16 November, 2015Moe defended his M.Sc.!
Moe defended his Master thesis. Congratulations!
21 October, 2015Sci-Cafe - How do we explore the Red Sea?
In the Sci-Cafe How do we explore the Red Sea? Christian Voolstra, Burton Jones, and Michael Berumen discuss how they do research on and in the Red Sea with KAUST scientists and community members.