Khalifa Center for Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology
Vision and Mission
“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 to produce and design plants with agro-economical
traits. The mission relies on genomics to empower crop production and food security”.
Generate scientific knowledge through research and discover underlying principles
of how plants respond to abiotic stress. The knowledge is then translated into useful
crops and products.
Develop plants (transgenic and genome-editing) with enhanced abiotic tolerance ability
and other traits of economic value.
Build research capacity in the UAE University.
Become a center-of-excellence in research related to genomic and plant sciences for
a sustainable economy.