I am interested in how plants have evolved to optimize the amount of light they find in the environment. Discovering the photosynthetic key of crops could potentially enhance food security in parts of the world having extream environmental conditions.

Yveline Pailles was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Photonics Laboratory at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She is currently studying the effect of pulsed single-wavelength laser on growth and development of basil (Ocimum basilicum. L).

She received her bachelor's degree in Food Industry Engineering from ITESM Campus Queretaro, Mexico, and her master's and Ph.D. degrees in Desert Agriculture, Bioscience from KAUST. During her master's studies, she discovered her interest in plant science and became part of the Plant Stress Genomics Research Center.

Later on, she continued her work in KAUST pursuing a Ph.D. in the Salt Lab, a research group affiliated with the Center for Desert Agriculture. Her Ph.D. research focused on studying the mechanisms of salinity tolerance of wild relatives of tomato, which have adapted to thrive in saline environments and represent valuable resources for crop improvement.

Research Interests

Yveline's research interests included Efficient light sources for plant growth, agriculture, crop improvement, food security, plant adaptation, plant physiology, photosynthesis and evolutionary biology.

Selected Publications