A link to our lab's microalgae library can be found here:


KSA Algae Living Library

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The Sustainable & Synthetic Biotechnology Group appreciates your interest in our KSA Algae Living Library.

Our Library accepts new accessions of microalgae and cyanobacteria originating from Saudi Arabia. To deposit strains in the collection, please first contact the curator, Dr. Barbara Freitas (barbara.bastosdefreitas@kaust.edu.sa), and Professor Kyle Lauersen (kyle.lauersen@kaust.edu.sa) via email, expressing your intent.

Kindly include the names and quantities of the strains you wish to deposit, and complete the Agreement for Deposit form provided below. There are no fees associated with depositing cultures in the Library. Depending on your goals: the algae can become part of the publicly available collection, or be held as backup but not publicized.

Thank you for considering our Library for the deposition of your cultures.