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The Middle East: An end to oil dependency

David Edward Moore 0 10733 Article rating: 3.0

In 2008, Joel Malek, a DNA-sequencing specialist from Boston, Massachusetts, packed his bags and left one east coast for another, 6,500 miles away in Qatar. At the time, the Arab state was recruiting skilled scientists and academics to teach and conduct research in its 14-square-kilometre 'Education City', which was under construction on the outskirts of Doha. Malek was given generous funding to set up a genomics research lab for Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q), the first US medical school to open a campus in the country, in 2001.

QF workshop explores ways to enhance human capacity

High-level event explores pathways for developing human capital, essential in building a sustainable knowledge-based future for Qatar.

David Edward Moore 0 17516 Article rating: No rating

Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D) recently held a high-level event exploring pathways for developing human capital, essential in building a sustainable knowledge-based future for Qatar.

Qatar Scientists announce the discovery of three new extrasolar planets

Now five exoplanets bearing Qatar's name

David Edward Moore 0 10565 Article rating: No rating

Scientists at the Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute of the Qatar Foundation (QEERI/QF) announced the discovery of three new extrasolar planets using an optical Earth-based telescope established by QF as part of the ongoing Qatar Exoplanet Survey (QES). 

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