Our group works on research questions that often encompass both work at sea or in the field as well as experimental laboratory design. We have the capacity to standardize environmental variables in our laboratory. We not only having great laboratories but also excellent auxiliary research facilities. The Coastal and Marine Resources Core Lab of KAUST, for example, provides us with access to the sea, oceanographic equipment, and a newly created life support aquarium system.
The Percival Incubators Chambers are used for many different types of applications; from microbial culturing to plant seedling. This instrument is equipped with The IntellusUltra Controller technology that allows us to control temperature, humidity, CO2 and lighting. IntellusUltra Web Server lets we program and monitor the incubator from our desk, laptop or phone.
The INFORS HT Multifors is biorreactor especially designed for multiple, parallel bioprocesses in small volumes. Multifors together with the Iris 6 Parallel Bioprocess Control Software offers the rapid and statistically accurate way to generate and understand process data. With a choice of preconfigured packages and an extensive list of options, Multifors is always application optimized for our microbial fermentation. Different cultivation strategies such as culture in batch, fed-batch and continuous modes are possible.
The laboratory in conjunction with the KAUST Central WORK-SHOP’s engineer have developed a system of Mangrove Nursery. This system allows the growth of the mangroves under different stress and environmental conditions to study potential applications in the field of the phytoremediation, coastal protection, fish nursery, and carbon sequestration.
The Coastal Marine Lab will operate a life-support system with seawater in flow for the keep and cultivation of diverse marine organisms. Aquariums and climate rooms will be able to be environmentally controlled and manipulated to suit observation and experimental activities.