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The Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology (KCGEB) was inaugurated in 2014 by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs. Research at the KCGEB is focused on exploring flora of the arid region to generate scientific knowledge to address the global challenges in the food security and sustainable agriculture practice through genomics, genetic engineering and biotechnological innovations. Our work is supported by strategic funding from the Ministry of Presidential Affairs.


“To channel the genetic system of plants to transform agriculture in UAE”


“Achieve leadership in the field of plant genetic engineering and biotechnology through discovery and innovative research...


The research at the KCGEB is primarily involved in the development of crops tolerant to abiotic stresses through knowledge generation and translational research. The Center is also focused on developing crops with enhanced agronomic traits to expand value chains of existing industrial crops.

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KCGEB presents exciting short-term research hands-on training for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the UAEU, to build on essential skills and expertise to become a professional researcher.

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Dec 16, 2022