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QF-UK forum attracts high turnout from universities

QF-UK forum attracts high turnout from universities

The importance of achieving commercially viable and sustainable results from R&D that will directly benefit Qatari citizens was emphasised at a Qatar Foundation-United Kingdom forum held at King’s College London on Monday. The ‘Road Ahead’ forum implemented a memorandum of understanding on research and education signed in September 2013 by QF and its UK...
January 20, 2015
Alice Middle East introduced in three schools

Alice Middle East introduced in three schools

A team of faculty and students from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has recently introduced ‘Alice Middle East,’ a 3-D interactive educational animation software which teach students how to apply logical thinking and problem solving techniques. In learning to program, many students struggle with developing algorithms and figuring out how to apply...
January 19, 2015
Qatar Foundation institutions will participate in the QF/UK Road Ahead Forum to be held on Monday 19 January at King’s College London.

Qatar Foundation institutions will participate in the QF/UK Road Ahead Forum to be held on Monday 19 January at King’s College London.

Institutions of the Qatar Foundation will visit the UK shortly to participate in the Qatar Foundation/United Kingdom Road Ahead Forum to be held on Monday 19 January at King’s College London. The Forum implements a Memorandum of Understanding on Research and Education signed by the Qatar Foundation and its United Kingdom partners (The Department for Business Innovation...
January 19, 2015
Call for more Qatari health professionals

Call for more Qatari health professionals

Qatar needs to produce more Qatari health professionals to create an efficient health workforce, Dr Victor Dzau, an official of a US-based medical institute, has said. “My understanding is that out of 8,000 nurses, only 300 are Qataris,” he noted. He was speaking at the Innovations in Global Medical and Health Education (IGMHE) forum in Doha yesterday.
January 18, 2015
CMUQ appoints two more associate deans

CMUQ appoints two more associate deans

Kemal Oflazer and Selma Limam-Mansar have been appointed associate dean of research and associate dean of education, respectively, at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMUQ). A faculty member in computer science at CMUQ, Oflazer obtained his doctorate in computer science from CMU. Specialising in...
January 18, 2015

QF team in UK to forge closer links

Officials from Qatar Foundation institutions are in the UK to participate in the “QF/UK Road Ahead Forum” to be held today at King’s College London. The forum implements a memorandum of understanding on research and education signed in September 2013 by QF and its UK partners: the...
January 18, 2015
Northwestern University media survey this month

Northwestern University media survey this month

Northwestern University Qatar has announced that fieldwork for its third annual media use survey will begin this month.The study, a recipient of a National Priorities Research Program award from the Qatar National...

Doha was founded 200 years ago, say archaeologists

Doha was founded 200 years ago, say archaeologists

The University College of London-Qatar’s ‘The origins of Doha’ project is a research about early settlements of Doha, through the Qatar National Research Fund. The excavations were carried out...

QNRF hosts seminar on research outcomes

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), hosted its fourth Research Outcome Seminar at Education City in Doha. Themed 'Education for the Future...

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...