NYUAD Biology Labs

Laboratory of Algal, Systems, and Synthetic Biology

Our group aims to explore fundamental questions on evolution, phenotype-genotype relations, and metabolism of algae. We use Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as a model organism to explore these questions at systems level and extend our findings to other algae that we ourselves are isolating from the UAE and other locations.

The Idaghdour Lab

The Idaghdour laboratory uses statistical genetic methods and multiple types of high-throughput genomic data including genome sequencing, epigenetic and transcriptomic profiling, proteomics and metabolomics to study these interactions in the human circulating immune system.

Marine Microbial Ecology

Research in the Amin lab focuses on how marine microbes interact with each other and with their environment. To study these interactions in a complex environmental setting, a wide variety of chemical and biological techniques are utilized including metabolomics, genomics, natural product characterization, and coordination chemistry.

Research Highlights

Exciting research is happening at NYU Abu Dhabi. 

All Things Must Adapt

As environments change, so do the plants, animals, and people living in them, say biologists Stéphane Boissinot, Shady Amin, and Youssef Idaghdour.

Fighting Malaria

Researchers including Youssef Idaghdour traveled to Burkina Faso to figure out how genetics might be responsible for the wide variation in the severity of the disease.

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