Salim Al-Babili (Plant Science, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, SA)
Salim is Associate Professor, Plant Science. The aim of Dr. Al-Babili’s research is to generate crops with improved agricultural performance and enhanced nutritional value. Using combined enzymology-based and genetic approaches, he aims at elucidating metabolic networks and identifying new signaling molecules related to abiotic stress and plant development. Recently he has been focusing on the metabolism of the stress hormone abscisic acid and on strigolactones, a novel class of plant hormones regulating plant architecture and mediating the interaction with symbiotic fungi and root parasitic plants.