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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 funding programme of QNRF.  The funding is to support their research proposal entitled 'Guidelines for Enhancing the Performance of FRP-strengthened...
June 16, 2015
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 successful roadshow introducing the concept to the GCC, more than 300 applicants from all over the region submitted their ideas for consideration. Eighteen finalists...
June 16, 2015
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 winning proposals, awarded to researchers pursuing doctorates at Qatar University, will commence in September 2015.  Aligned with the pillars of the Qatar...
June 15, 2015
GU-Q wins UREP grant

GU-Q wins UREP grant

Georgetown University in Qatar's (GU-Q) student Fatma Marafi and her faculty mentor GU-Q Assistant Professor of Economics Alexis Antoniades were announced as one of the 37 winners of the Qatar National Research Fund's (QNRF) 17th cycle of the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) grant award.  The grant was awarded to Dr Antoniades and Marafi for a project...
June 8, 2015
Texas A&M at Qatar Mathematician Offers Theory on What Happened to MH370

Texas A&M at Qatar Mathematician Offers Theory on What Happened to MH370

The plight of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 (MH370) is one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history, but an interdisciplinary research team led by Texas A&M University at Qatar mathematician Goong Chen has theorized the ill-fated plane plunged vertically into the southern Indian Ocean in March...
June 7, 2015
QNRF ANNOUNCES THE AWARD FINALISTS OF 2014 US-QATAR-MENA INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH INITIATIVE

QNRF ANNOUNCES THE AWARD FINALISTS OF 2014 US-QATAR-MENA INFECTIOUS DISEASE RESEARCH INITIATIVE

In partnership with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institution of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), CRDF Global, Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), recently announced the award finalists of the 2014...
June 3, 2015
Challenge 22 announces list of 18 finalists for innovation award

Challenge 22 announces list of 18 finalists for innovation award

With only two weeks until the final event on 15 June, 18 finalists have been chosen from 400 applications submitted to the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) for the highly successful first cycle of...

QNRF backs six research teams in fight against infectious diseases

QNRF backs six research teams in fight against infectious diseases

DOHA: Independent nonprofit CRDF Global yesterday announced that six public health research teams have been awarded seed funding to fight infectious diseases, in a partnership funded by National Institute of...

GU-Q to hold workshops on food waste

GU-Q to hold workshops on food waste

As part of a research project titled Safeguarding Food and Environment in Qatar (SAFE-Q), a research team from Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) will organise two workshops with local stakeholders...

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...