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Qatar University water research project bags top honours

Qatar University water research project bags top honours

Qatar University's project on effective remediation method for desalinated water bagged the top prize at the 7th Annual Undergraduate Research Experience Program Competition held at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University. The project accomplished by QU students Sana Khan, Maymoona Ayesh and Fatemeh Fahraei under the guidance of Dr Mohammad al Ghouti was among the top five...
March 19, 2015
New model finds HIV acute phase infectivity may be lower than previously estimated

New model finds HIV acute phase infectivity may be lower than previously estimated

Previous calculations may have overestimated the importance of HIV transmission from recently infected individuals ("acute phase infectivity") in driving HIV epidemics, according to an article published by Steve Bellan of The University of Texas at Austin, and colleagues in this week's PLOS Medicine. The lower estimates of acute phase infectivity suggest that recently...
March 17, 2015
CMU-Q Hosts Lecture on Arabic Language Learning

CMU-Q Hosts Lecture on Arabic Language Learning

CARNEGIE Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) recently hosted an 'Enhancing Teaching Arabic in Qatar' workshop for 25 primary, private and independent schoolteachers in an attempt to complement their language learning pedagogy. Led by Zeinab Ibrahim, PhD, professor of Arabic Studies at CMU-Q and a renowned sociolinguist, 'Enhancing Teaching Arabic in Qatar' introduced the...
March 8, 2015
Qatar National Research Fund Launches New Research Grant

Qatar National Research Fund Launches New Research Grant

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and the Doha International Family Institute (DIFI), members of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), have announced their collaboration for the launch of a new research grant focused on the Arab family and policy related issues.
March 4, 2015
QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND HOSTS ETHICS WORKSHOP

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND HOSTS ETHICS WORKSHOP

Doha, 05 February 2015: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), recently hosted a two-day training session on Research Misconduct and Research Ethics for specialists from the Supreme Education Council (SEC). Conducted by Ms Daniela...
February 16, 2015
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. Hosted by Northwestern University in Qatar, the conference will bring together media players from around...
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. The aim of the...

Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics (IMSE) Collection

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...

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...

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...