Saeed Amin

PhD Students

PhD Student



Bld. 2, Lev. 2, Seaside, 2246-WS19


Macroalgae and bacteria have been closely associated over long evolutionary periods; however, there is little known about the existing relationships between these organisms. For instance, algal and bacterial synergy may influence varied marine ecosystems from high altitudes to deep seas affecting the physiology and metabolism of macroalgae and microbes (Bacteria and Archaea). I am interested to study the interaction of bacterial communities with selected species of main macro-algal groups (Phaeophyta, Rhodophyta, and Chlorophyta) within the Red Sea environment. 

Research Interest

Marine Ecology, The Red Sea, Bacteria, Archaea, Macroalgae, Bioinformatics, Metagenomics, Next generation sequencing (NGS)


B.Sc (with Honors), Biotechnology, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia, 2010

M.Sc, Biology, Waterloo University, Waterloo, Canada, 2015

Professional Profile

2019-present: PhD student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

2011-present: Faculty member, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Membership

Phycological Society of America (PSA)

KAUST Affiliations

Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)

Research Interests Keywords

Marine ecology Bio informatics Next gen Sequencing Macro algae Metagenomics