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Georgetown workshops discuss food waste reduction in Qatar

Georgetown workshops discuss food waste reduction in Qatar

Food distribution companies, supermarkets, hotels, restaurants, public officials, NGO’s and local consumers took part in two separate workshops held recently at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q).
September 3, 2015
GU-Q set to lead research project on global trade

GU-Q set to lead research project on global trade

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) will lead a large collaborative research project funded by the National Priorities Research Programme of the Qatar National Research Fund.  The project is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2015 and will run for three years. Known as TradeLab, short for “Legal Innovation To Empower Development:  Designing and Building an...
September 3, 2015

Qatar postdoctoral research awards announced

Manama: Texas A&M University at Qatar has won six of the 13 grants awarded to PhD scientists to conduct research in alignment with the four pillars of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS). Qatar University won five grants, while Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar were offered the other two grants.
September 3, 2015

HBKU college gets QNRF grants for Parkinson’s, breast cancer research

Doha: Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has won two Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) grants to support research efforts of its College of Science and Engineering.  Both grants are for three years  each and focus biomedical and biological science research being undertaken in...
September 3, 2015
QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND UNVEILS JOINT RESEARCH INITIATIVE WITH BRITISH PARTNERS

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND UNVEILS JOINT RESEARCH INITIATIVE WITH BRITISH PARTNERS

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has launched a joint research support programme in partnership with the UK Government’s Science & Innovation Network, The British Council, and UK Higher Education International...
August 3, 2015
QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND ANNOUNCES SECOND CYCLE RESULTS OF THE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARDS

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND ANNOUNCES SECOND CYCLE RESULTS OF THE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH AWARDS

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has announced the winners of the second cycle of its Postdoctoral Research Awards (PDRA). Out of 101 peer-reviewed research proposals submitted from research institutions across Qatar, 13 grants...
June 25, 2015
AUS professors get QNRF grant

AUS professors get QNRF grant

Two faculty members from American University of Sharjah (AUS) were recently awarded an $800,000 grant by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) through the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP), the flagship...

Challenge 22 recognises region’s innovators

Challenge 22 recognises region’s innovators

The winners of the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy’s (SC) Challenge 22 innovation award were announced during a ceremony held at Qatar National Convention Centre on Monday evening. Following a...

QNRF AWARDS TWO RESEARCH PROPOSALS TO GRADUATE STUDENTS

QNRF AWARDS TWO RESEARCH PROPOSALS TO GRADUATE STUDENTS

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has announced the winners of the third cycle of its Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) programme. The two...

Success Stories
Optimising food demand and supply for Qatar

Optimising food demand and supply for Qatar

It will come as no surprise to anyone who regularly shops in Qatar’s supermarkets to hear that over 90% of the food on the shelves is imported from abroad, making the country extremely...
Molecular simulation keeps oil flowing at home and abroad

Molecular simulation keeps oil flowing at home and abroad

Hydrates are a big problem in the oil and gas processing industries. Hydrates are ice-like crystalline materials which make use the unusual environment within a pipe (high pressure and low...
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. Abdulla Al Kamali - Special Programs Manager

Dr. Abdulla Al Kamali - Special Programs Manager

Dr. Abdullah Al-Kamali has worked as Special Programs Manager for QNRF for the past four and a half years, dealing with the K-12 (Kindergarten - grade 12) education program and Secondary School...
Mr Gray Handley

Mr Gray Handley

QNRF has recently teamed up with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to sponsor a joint funding programme. NIAID, a division of the National Institutes of Health, is...