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QNRF hosts annual forum, to fund new research initiatives

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) will launch new programmes as well as funding for a number of programmes related to the grand challenges of the country within the first quarter of next year. 

This was announced yesterday at QNRF’s 10th Annual Forum, attended by HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al-Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation (QF).

WCM-Q Research Reveals Secrets of the Cell

Research by Dr. Nancy Nader of WCM-Q showed for the first time that a protein involved in brain development and cholesterol uptake also plays a role in reproduction.

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WCM-Q researchers have discovered that a protein known to play a key role in cholesterol uptake and brain development is also crucial to the process of reproduction. Discovered in 1922, the Very Low-Density Lipoprotein Receptor (VLDLR) protein, has long been known to facilitate the migration of neurons in the developing brain and to play a role in cholesterol uptake. Up until now its role as a chaperone protein for membrane receptor trafficking was unknown.

Texas A&M at Qatar partners with QCRI and QNRF to offer programming workshop for school students

Twenty-one students in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 from schools around Qatar designed their own Android mobile app

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Twenty-one students in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 from schools around Qatar designed their own Android mobile app game as part of a recent two-day workshop on mobile app development. The workshop was organized and offered by Dr. Eman A. Fituri from the Qatar Computing Research Institute in Texas A&M University at Qatar’s STEM Hub, a joint initiative of Texas A&M at Qatar and the QNRF that aims to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning in students across Qatar.

Students showcase programming skills at Alice event

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The middle and high school students from around the country showcased their programming skills at the Alice Middle East computer science competition at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q). This was the first Alice event under the umbrella of the Hamad Bin Jassim Center for K-12 Computer Science Education. Jassim & Hamad Bin Jassim Charitable Foundation, ExxonMobil Qatar and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) partnered with CMU-Q for the event.

HBKU’s QCRI and Turkish Scientists Snare $1.65m Grant

The grant will be utilized to build pre-emptive cyber security platform

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Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University, along with Turkish company Universal IT Security (UITSEC), have been awarded a US $1.65 million grant to build a new defensive cyber intelligence platform. The grant was recently announced by the Qatar National Research Fund and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), at Qatar Foundation’s Annual Research Conference 2018 (ARC’18).

Qatar National Research Fund Awards Winners of ‘Best Representative Image of an Outcome’ Competition

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation, has announced the winners of the second cycle of its ‘Best Representative Image of an Outcome’ (BRIO) competition, an initiative that provides a bridge between art and science.

Belmont Forum Approves Qatar’s Research Proposal

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The proposal titled “Formulating Sustainable Urban Food, Water and Energy (FEW) strategy by optimising the synergetic effects among food, water and energy sectors” that was submitted by a Qatari team to Belmont Forum for this year has been approved.

The research team comprising the Ministry of Municipality and Environment led by H E Dr. Mohammed in Saif Al Kuwari (pictured), Director of Center for Environment and Municipal Studies.

Sheikha Moza Attends Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2018

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Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, and Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, today attended the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2018 (ARC’18). The event, which opened this morning at the Qatar National Convention Centre, is being held under the theme ‘R&D: Focusing on Priorities, Delivering Impact’.

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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 Qatar Foundation Research & Development. The National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) offers a maximum budget of $5 million for a period of up to five years to proposals of exceptional scientific merit requiring resources in excess of the normal level of funding available under the NPRP. The NPRP-EP was created to enable scientists with exceptional ideas, approaches, procedures and models to undertake grand projects aimed at solving key issues for Qatar and the world.

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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 A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) and the US embassy.

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Qatar Science & Technology Park concludes second Accelerator Programme for aspiring entrepreneurs

Demo Day provides platform for key business figures to network with programme innovators to explore investment opportunities  Doha, Qatar, 23 January 2016 - Qatar's primary incubator for technology development, Qatar Science & Technology Park ( QSTP ), part of Qatar Foundation Research and Development (QF R&D), hosted the second Demo Day for its flagship three-month long 'Accelerator Programme' on 18th January.

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