About Us

Striga Solutions is comprised of a team of experts working together from around the world to ensure food security for all.


Working Together To Fight Striga

Led by Professor Salim Al-Babili from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), the Striga Solutions team is comprised of experts from the Middle East, Europe, Africa, and Asia. These teams are studying plant hormones and their function in order to increase the yield of crops, plant performance, and food security worldwide.


Meet Professor Salim Al-Babili

The aim of Professor Al-Babili’s research is to generate crops with improved agricultural performance and enhanced nutritional value. Professor Al-Babili has long-standing experience in engineering biofortified crops, such as Golden Rice, and in elucidating metabolic pathways. His group is currently working on basic and translational aspects of plant metabolism and hormone research, with focus on developing hormone-based chemistries to combat the root parasitic plant Striga, identifying novel small molecules regulating crop resilience and performance, and on the metabolism and functions of the plant hormone strigolactone. In addition, he is establishing molecular toolkits required for genetic engineering and gene editing of pearl millet, towards improving the resistance and performance of this nutritious and highly important cereal for arid and hot regions.

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Striga Solutions is looking for talented and experienced individuals who have a desire to make a positive impact in the world. If you’re interested in joining our team, please email us to learn more about open positions.