21 July, 2018Prof. Manuel Aranda, Eric and Maha actively participated in ISS 2018, Corvallis, Oregon, USA
The ISS Congress is the sanctioned meeting of the International Symbiosis Society and is held every three years.
06 June, 2018Post doc fellow Yi Jin's new publication in Science advances
There are increasing concerns that the current rate of climate change might outpace the ability of reef-building corals to adapt to future conditions.
18 April, 2018PhD student Maha's new publication in Royal Society B
Corals and their endosymbiotic dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium have a fragile relationship that breaks down under heat stress, an event known as bleaching.
20 October, 2017Recent expansion of heat-activated retrotransposons in the coral symbiont Symbiodinium microadriaticum
First fully-Aranda lab paper published in ISME
03 August, 2017Corals, Climate and Time | Manuel Aranda | TEDxKAUST
Manuel Aranda's TEDx talk published
02 August, 2017Maha wins first prize in Abcam Tipbox writing competition
Maha, the champion whiner
16 May, 2017RNA editing in dinoflagellates featured in Discovery Magazine
PLOS Genetics paper on nuclear RNA editing in dinoflagellates was featured in the KAUST Discovery Magazine
02 May, 2017Laboratory-Cultured Strains of the Sea Anemone Exaiptasia Reveal Distinct Bacterial Communities
Paper detailing the microbiome of Aiptasia strain H2 is now out!
28 February, 2017Condition-specific RNA editing in S. microadriaticum
RNA editing in the dinoflagellate symbiont of corals may aid acclimatisation
13 February, 2017Symbiomics Lab @ KAUST Research Conference on Environmental Epigenetics
A poster and a talk was presented at this conference by two members of the Symbiomics Lab.
26 December, 2016reefgenomics.org--a repository for marine genomics data
Paper outlining reefgenomics.org is now out!
22 December, 2016Genome of S. microadriaticum shed light on symbiosis-specific adaptations
Availability of other dinoflagellate genomes allow comparative efforts to pick out genes essential for their livestyles