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Scientists Unravel Evolutionary History of Date Palm

Where did dates begin? Research offers two possible theories.

The origin of the date palm has long been a matter of debate by farmers, historians, and scientists. Like one’s affinity for a football team, allegiances can be determined by geographic proximity.

Resident Expert: On Dates

Resident Expert: On Dates

NYUAD's Michael Purugganan, principal investigator of the 100 Dates! project at the Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB), aims to uncover valuable information on the origins and traits of date palms by sequencing the genomes of 100 date varieties.

NYUAD's Hub of Advanced Genomic and Biological Research

NYUAD's Hub of Advanced Genomic and Biological Research

Whether researchers at NYUAD's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) are conducting drug screening in nematodes, studying neurons in fruit flies, analyzing the genetic development of date palms, or investigating the use of algae as a source of biofuel, the fundamentals of the science are the same.

Engineering the Biofuel of the Future

Engineering the Biofuel of the Future

In the search for viable alternative energy sources, biofuels have been in the spotlight in recent years as strong candidates to lead the way for the future of clean energy.

Using Multi-level Genomic Approaches to Tackle Regional Issues

Using Multi-level Genomic Approaches to Tackle Regional Issues

Whether researchers at NYUAD's Center for Genomics and Systems Biology (CGSB) are conducting drug screening in nematodes, studying neurons in fruit flies, analyzing the genetic development of date palms, or investigating the use of algae as a source of biofuel, the fundamentals of the science are the same.