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Texas A&M at Qatar hosts first gathering of leading photonics experts in Qatar

Texas A&M at Qatar hosts first gathering of leading photonics experts in Qatar

PMEC 2015 and Ibn Al-Haytham Days represent capstone events in celebrating the International Year of Light 2015 and also an important first event in photonics in Qatar’s scientific history.

January 19, 2016
Workshop on ‘Computer Vision for Healthcare Applications’ held

Workshop on ‘Computer Vision for Healthcare Applications’ held

DOHA: Developments and solutions in the field of computer vision for healthcare applications were discussed at a workshop at Qatar University.  The Kindi Center for Computing Research at QU College of Engineering organised the workshop ‘Computer Vision for Healthcare Applications.’
January 19, 2016
QNRF hosts third International School on Research Impact Assessment

QNRF hosts third International School on Research Impact Assessment

DOHA: Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), hosted the third International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA). It brought together over 80 delegates from 10 counties to shape the understanding, planning, valorisation and dissemination of research outcomes and their impact on a local and global...
January 19, 2016
Qatar National Research Fund organises ‘Ibn Al Haytham Days’

Qatar National Research Fund organises ‘Ibn Al Haytham Days’

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), held a two-day ‘Ibn Al Haytham Days,’ highlighting the Arab scholar. The event was held at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Student Centre, in partnership with the Supreme Education Council (SEC), Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Qatar University, Texas...
January 7, 2016
Texas A&M Univ. at Qatar Receives USD 9.16 Mn

Texas A&M Univ. at Qatar Receives USD 9.16 Mn

Two proposals from Texas A&M University at Qatar have been awarded a total of $9.16 million funding from the sixth batch of National Priorities Research Program – Exceptional Proposals (NPRP–EP). The NPRP-EP program is an extension of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a center of...
December 30, 2015
QNRF hosts 3rd International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA)

QNRF hosts 3rd International School on Research Impact Assessment (ISRIA)

Dr Abdul Sattar Al-Taie, Executive Director, QNRF, opens the first ISRIA panel discussion on why and how the impact of research should be measured.

 

November 9, 2015
Qatar: Challenge 22 projects move to next phase

Qatar: Challenge 22 projects move to next phase

Six projects that were developed within the Qatar Foundation and won the Challenge 22 have been selected to receive expert monitoring, according to the Telegraph newspaper. The selected projects will be taken to...

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).

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...

Success Stories

DeSIGN: Guided Practice for Sign Language

Children learn and practice their vocabulary through interaction with parents and friends as well as through formal instruction at school. However, for deaf children, sign language is the main...
Calcium channels determine how life begins, and ends

Calcium channels determine how life begins, and ends

Ongoing work at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) is investigating how intracellular calcium (Ca2+) signaling pathways are involved in the very beginning of life as they prepare the...
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.