People

Najwa AL-Otaibi

PhD Students
Faculty member in Taif University,  department of biology

Introduction

My research aims to study autotrophic and heterotrophic picoplankton abundances, sizes and biomass in short and long time-scales. Currently, I am working on experiment assessments of the combined effects of temperatures and nutrients added to analyze abundances and characteristics of picoplankton diversity by using flow-cytometry technique and 16S RNA gene. ​​​

Research Interests

ProchlorococcusSynechococcus, picoeukaryotes, Heterotrophic Bacteria, Picoplankton, Flow cytometry, Red Sea 

Education

M.Sc, Bioscience, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2014

B.Sc., Biotechnology, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia, 2011

Professional Profile

​2014-now: PhD candidate, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia​​

Awards

Third prize of the best poster in International Conference on the Marine Environment of the Red Sea (ICMERS), King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2016

KAUST Affiliations

​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)​​​​
Biological and environmental science and engineering division (BESE)​