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QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND AWARDS THREE EXCEPTIONAL PROPOSALS

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has announced the awards of three research proposals submitted to the sixth batch of its National Priorities Research Program – Exceptional Proposals (NPRP–EP)
December 8, 2014
QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND SHARES EDUCATION PROJECT OUTCOMES AT PUBLIC SEMINAR

QATAR NATIONAL RESEARCH FUND SHARES EDUCATION PROJECT OUTCOMES AT PUBLIC SEMINAR

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), recently hosted its fourth Research Outcome Seminar at Education City in Doha. Themed ‘Education for the Future of Qatar’, the seminar saw QNRF-funded researchers share the results and benefits of their completed projects in the field of education, with the...
December 3, 2014
Applications soar 61% for Qatar National Research Fund Graduate Student Research Awards

Applications soar 61% for Qatar National Research Fund Graduate Student Research Awards

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), saw a 61 % increase in the second cycle of its Graduate Student Research Award applications. The number of proposals rose from 16 to 26, which highlights the growing research sector in Qatar. The majority of research submissions were from Qatar University in the field of...
August 31, 2014
Researchers share results of their Qatar National Research Fund projects

Researchers share results of their Qatar National Research Fund projects

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) hosted the third in the series of Qatar Foundation Research & Development (QF R&D) Research Outcomes Seminars (ROS), which highlighted innovative research projects in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). The ROS are a QF R&D initiative designed to provide researchers with a public platform to share the...
June 7, 2014
Qatar National Research Fund awards TAMUQ $31.7m in research funding

Qatar National Research Fund awards TAMUQ $31.7m in research funding

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) National Priorities Research Programme (NPRP) has awarded Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) Exceptional Proposal recognition at QNRF’s sixth annual Research Forum, Gulf Times has reported. The university received 38 awards out of 118 proposals...
May 27, 2014
Deciphering the role of fat stem cells in obesity and diabetes

Deciphering the role of fat stem cells in obesity and diabetes

With three million people dying worldwide each year as a direct result of being overweight or obese, a new study will look at stem cells to pinpoint how excess fat is stored – potentially paving the way for new treatments to combat killer diseases associated with obesity. The ground-breaking...
May 21, 2014
Qatar Foundation Research & Development Launches Exciting Awards Program

Qatar Foundation Research & Development Launches Exciting Awards Program

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), is launching a funding programme for entrepreneurs looking to make a positive impact on the economy of...

HH the Emir Patronizes Qatar University Graduation Ceremony

HH the Emir Patronizes Qatar University Graduation Ceremony

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani patronized Tuesday the graduation ceremony of batch 2014 of Qatar University's male students at Qatar National Convention Center. HE the Prime Minister and Interior...

Qatar National Research Fund awards grants to junior scientists

Qatar National Research Fund awards grants to junior scientists

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), has awarded three grants to junior scientists in Qatar conducting research in the fields of health, energy...

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...