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Qatar seeks to lead world in date palm research

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Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) has partnered with the Qatar Ministry of Environment’s Biotechnology Center to launch the Date Palm Research Program, which they hope will make Qatar the world leader in date palm research. Four years ago, WCMC-Q researchers, led by geneticist Joel Malek mapped a draft version of the date palm genome. This helped the team to identify the gene sequences responsible for sex in the tree. This could potentially increase yield by 100% – since only the females of date palms, which are dioecious, can bear fruit. The gene families responsible for fruit quality are next on Malek agenda to help breeders improve the varieties of date palms.

Researchers pool findings at Doha meet

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After the historic unveiling of the Qatar National Research Strategy (QNRS) on Sunday, the three-day concurrent Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum (ARF) and the Arab Expatriate Scientists Network Symposium drew to a close yesterday, with the sessions and workshops gathering together the country’s top research institutes in a bid to showcase initiatives that will help achieve the nation long-term goal of sustained scientific innovation.
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TRL and Qatar launch new innovative building block to help improve sustainability

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

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Deadline nears for submission of research proposals to NPRP

Only a few days are left for submission of research proposals for the tenth cycle of National Priorities Research Programme (NPRP), a flagship pogramme of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).

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Second cycle of ‘Path towards Personalised Medicine’ launched

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), in collaboration with Qatar Genome Programme (QGP), has launched the second cycle of the ‘path towards personalised medicine’ (PPM) call, to support and advance research focused on providing medical treatment tailored to a patient’s individual characteristics.

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QNRF shares outcomes of education projects

POLICY-MAKERS, researchers, teachers and representatives from local educational organisations came together recently at a Research Outcome Seminar (ROS) hosted by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) under the theme 'Education for the Future of Qatar'. 

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Education Conference & Research Week to feature 44 workshops

Under the slogan 'Pioneering and Creativity', the Education Conference and National Scientific Research Week will take place from March 12 to March 16 at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). The conference will discuss over 30 researches in 44 workshops.

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NU-Q professors, students awarded UREP grant

A grant to research migrant workers’ health and sports activities has been awarded to Northwestern University in Qatar faculty and students.

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