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TRL and Qatar launch new innovative building block to help improve sustainability

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TRL, centre for innovation in transport and mobility, and Qatar’s Ministry of Municipalities and Environment has announced the launch of VegeBlock, a new innovative building block designed to help increase sustainability across the country’s construction segment

FameLab launched for second year

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Science, technology, engineering and math are fascinating subjects to learn, but not always the easiest of subjects to talk about, and that’s the idea behind FameLab, which was launched yesterday for the second year in Qatar, it was announced at a press conference yesterday attended by officials from the British Council and QNRF.

Qatar edition of FameLab competition launched

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The British Council, along with Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), has launched the second Qatar edition of the FameLab competition.
FameLab is a science communication competition initiated by Cheltenham Science Festivals in the UK. The Qatar edition is supported by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Qatar University and Hamad Bin Khalifa University.

Arab Innovators Send More Than 900 Proposals to Challenge 22

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The second edition of Challenge 22 has seen great demand as more than 900 proposals were sent from 10 Arab countries.
Innovators and entrepreneurs from Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar topped the list of applicants with 236, 232 and 116 submissions respectively made to the innovation award launched by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).

QU-CPH students’ projects win awards at regional forums

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Qatar University College of Pharmacy (QU-CPH) students achieved a number of wins for their research projects presented at two regional forums.
PharmD student Alya Babiker and MSc students Marwa El Bashir and Aisha Osman won first place at the “2nd Intravenous and Parenteral Nutrition Symposium” recently held in Abu Dhabi for their research entitled “Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cancer Patients: A Prospective Audit with Follow Up of Antimicrobial Therapy”.

New R&D Database of Qatar’s Research Equipment Enhances Awareness and Accessibility

R&D Asset Management Portal Developed to Support Research Projects and Collaborations

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An innovative and comprehensive online database of Qatar’s research equipment resources, designed to ensure they are shared and that their use is maximised among the nation’s research community, has been launched by Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D).

The R&D Asset Management Portal – which can now be accessed through QF R&D’s website - provides a detailed catalogue of the full scope of major research equipment within the laboratories and workshops of Qatar’s leading research institutions, and allows researchers to make quick, direct contact with the supervisors of these facilities in order to check the availability of this equipment and arrange access to it.

QNRF CWSP supports “Emerging Pathogens at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface"

Qatar University Biomedical Research Centre (QU-BRC) hosts workshop

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Qatar University Biomedical Research Centre (QU-BRC) hosted a workshop on “Emerging Pathogens at the Human-Animal-Environment Interface”. The event, which was supported by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), aimed to share latest scientific research findings and One Health training and outreach model systems against Emerging Infectious Diseases (EID), to establish a scientific network among ministries and professionals within Qatar and beyond, and to plan for a global congress on EID in Doha in 2017.

TAMUQ UREP student undergoes internship at CERN

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Texas A&M at Qatar (Tamuq) mechanical engineering student Fahad al-Thani was awarded a place in a summer internship at CERN in the Detector Technology Programme for eight weeks. Al-Thani who got funding from Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), is the second Qatari student to travel to Switzerland for a CERN internship after Abdulla al-Suwaidi in 2015. Al-Thani said the first six weeks of the internship consisted of attending lectures centred on the future accelerators technologies, several workshops and testing Gas Electron Multiplier detectors.

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Record number of 17 HBKU-CSE students win QNRF’s prestigious GSRA scholarships

The College of Science and Engineering (CSE), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), is celebrating its most successful cycle of the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) programme yet, with 17 students receiving a scholarship.
The programme, now in its seventh cycle, was launched to promote the most deserving students QNRF believe will go on to promote a world-class research culture in Qatar, and who will contribute to the nation’s research and development mission.

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