Rod Wing

Professor and Director of Center for Desert Agriculture, KAUST, KSA


Professor Rod Wing is a professor and director of Center for Desert Agriculture, KAUST – 2019-present​

Regents Professor, Bud Angle Endowed Chair, University of Arizona 2002-present (on leave of absence)​

The Wing Lab studies the genome biology of rice and its wild relatives with the long-term of goal developing new varieties that are sustainable and climate resilient. The Wing Lab is also investigating the genome biology of terrestrial ecosystems that are native to Saudi Arabia via the KSA Native Genome Project. The long-term goal of this project is to develop a rewilding index that can be used as a platform to assess the genetic health of terrestrial ecosystems across the KSA, and to domesticate a subset of plant species to contribute to sustainable food security in Saudi Arabia.

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All sessions by Rod Wing

Innovative strategies for boosting date palm production: Future prospects for basic Science   - Chair: Ikram Blilou
08:30 AM

locationBldg. 19 Level 3 Hall 1

Ikram Blilou

Professor of Plant Science, KAUST, KSA

Mohammed Refdan Alhajhoj

Professor of Horticulture, College of Agriculture and Food Sciences, King Faisal University, KSA

Rod Wing

Professor and Director of Center for Desert Agriculture, KAUST, KSA

Khaled Amiri

Professor, Director, Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology,Chairman, Department of Biology, UAE University, UAE

Mohammed F. Al-Nuwairan

Chief Executive Officer,National Center for Palms & Dates (NCPD)

Joel Malek

Professor of Genetic Medicine, Genetic Medicine, Director, Genomics at Weill Cornell Medicine, Qata​r