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Global media experts convene in Doha for one-of-a-kind symposium

Global media experts convene in Doha for one-of-a-kind symposium

Media scholars and industry experts will convene on February 21 for the Fresh Global Media Players conference, a one-of-a-kind symposium on the reshaping of international media and communication.
February 14, 2015
HMC hosts first international pain conference

HMC hosts first international pain conference

HAMAD Medical Corporation (HMC) hosted the first Qatar International Pain Conference at the Qatar National Convention Center recently. It brought together 500 participants from Qatar and the abroad.
February 14, 2015
Spotlight: Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics (IMSE) Collection

Spotlight: Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics (IMSE) Collection

Many of the items we bring you each week deal with our in house projects. Whether it is a new collection we are developing, a weekly program that has become a favorite or just an exploration of a great service we provide. These are all vital to what makes the Bioethics Research Library such a vibrant part of the bioethics community, but we would be remiss if we did not also...
February 11, 2015
Over 200 applicants register for Challenge 22 in Oman

Over 200 applicants register for Challenge 22 in Oman

The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s Challenge 22 Roadshow has completed a successful visit to Oman with over 200 new applicants. The regional tour to raise awareness about the innovation award will continue with a two-day stopover in Bahrain that kicks-off today.
February 11, 2015
Challenge 22 Roadshow reaches Oman

Challenge 22 Roadshow reaches Oman

The Challenge 22 Roadshow began a three-day visit to Oman as the regional competition continued. Initiated by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), Silatech and Qatar National Research Fund, Challenge 22 is an innovation award that was born out of a desire to celebrate the 2022 FIFA...
February 9, 2015
Talks on stronger educational, research cooperation in progress: Ambassador

Talks on stronger educational, research cooperation in progress: Ambassador

THE Ambassador of Sweden to Qatar, HE Ewa Polano, has said that she hopes to establish a deeper level of cooperation in the field of education between Qatar and Sweden.
February 9, 2015
Challenge 22 Roadshow hits halfway mark with visit to Oman

Challenge 22 Roadshow hits halfway mark with visit to Oman

The Challenge 22 Roadshow began a three-day visit to the Sultanate of Oman as the exciting regional competition continued.

Challenge 22 roadshow winds up Saudi activities

Challenge 22 roadshow winds up Saudi activities

The Challenge 22 team and ambassadors on Wednesday concluded a six-day roadshow in Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah providing information sessions on the new initiative.

HMC hosts first pain conference

HMC hosts first pain conference

DOHA: About 500 delegates from Qatar and the region participated in the first Qatar International Pain Conference at Qatar National Convention Center.

Success Stories
Raising concrete standards for oil and gas wells

Raising concrete standards for oil and gas wells

Whenever a company finds a target to mine oil or gas, environmentalists and residents on that land throw their arms in the air. There is no disputing the potential damage these projects could cause...
Researchers in Qatar target cancer and a national collaboration with CERN

Researchers in Qatar target cancer and a national collaboration with CERN

At the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN), physicists and engineers use the world’s largest and most...
Publications

Human ESC-derived hemogenic endothelial cells undergo distinct waves of endothelial to hematopoietic transition

Author(s): Rafii, Shahin; Kloss, Christopher C.; Butler, Jason M.; Ginsberg, Michael; Gars, Eric; Lis, Raphael; Zhan, Qiansheng; Josipovic, Pavle; Ding, Bi-Sen; Xiang, Jenny; Elemento, Olivier; Zaninovic, Nikica; Rosenwaks, Zev; Sadelain, Michel; Rafii, Jeremie A.; James, Daylon

Several studies have demonstrated that hematopoietic cells originate from endothelium in early development; however, the phenotypic progression of progenitor cells during human embryonic hemogenesis is not well described. Here, we define the developmental hierarchy among intermediate populations of hematopoietic progenitor cells (HPCs) derived from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs).

Genetic variation in metabolic phenotypes: study designs and applications

Author(s): Suhre, Karsten; Gieger, Christian

Many complex disorders are linked to metabolic phenotypes. Revealing genetic influences on metabolic phenotypes is key to a systems-wide understanding of their interactions with environmental and lifestyle factors in their aetiology, and we can now explore the genetics of large panels of metabolic traits by coupling genome-wide association studies and metabolomics.
Interviews
Dr Graham Harrison

Dr Graham Harrison

QNRF recently hosted the Global Research Council (GRC) Regional Meeting (RM) for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region The GRC is an informal organization among public funding agencies...
Dr Wyatt R. Hume

Dr Wyatt R. Hume

Dr. Wyatt R. (Rory) Hume is Executive Director of Education, Training and Development, Research and Development Division, Qatar Foundation. His mandate is to help promote human capability in all...