Qatar Scientists announce the discovery of three new extrasolar planets

Now five exoplanets bearing Qatar's name

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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). 

QU hosts 3-day Sustainable Materials and Materials for Sustainability workshop

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A 3-day workshop “Sustainable Materials and Materials for Sustainability” held on May 8-10 at Qatar University (QU) brought together over 50 experienced and early career researchers from multidisciplinary backgrounds such as materials science, chemistry, engineering, and energy and environment. The workshop was co-organized by QU Center for Advanced Materials (CAM) and Ulster University under the Qatar-UK Research Networking Programme, and sponsored by British Council and Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) in collaboration with UK Science and Innovation Network and UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

Carnegie Mellon University Concludes Annual "Meeting of the Minds" Symposium

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Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) has concluded the 10th annual "Meeting of the Minds" undergraduate research symposium. A research project demonstrating how bacteria found in Qatar’s sand can be used to purify water won the Best Project award. The research study titled, "Characterizing a Novel Bacillus-like Phage from Qatar’s Sand" was conducted by biological sciences student, Aya Abd Elaal, under the mentorship of Annette Vincent, assistant teaching professor of biological sciences at Carnegie Mellon in Qatar. The study explores using bacteriophages extracted from Qatar’s sand to disinfect water.

QNRF Hosts Workshop on Sustainable Energy

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) recently hosted a high-level sustainable energy workshop in partnership with the European Commission and the British Embassy Doha. The event discussed two key technologies, ‘Carbon Dioxide Capture,Sequestration and Reuse’ and ‘Concentrated Solar Power to Produce Electricity or Hydrogen’. The topics reflect a joint commitment to the development of sustainable technologies in a concerted effort to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. 

Workshop brings together researchers to discuss entrepreneurship challenges

“The Qatar National Research Strategy identifies entrepreneurship as a key factor in the development of Qatar’s knowledge-based economy” Noor Al Merekhi, Director of Programs, QNRF.

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INSIGHTS into entrepreneurship have been provided to early career researchers from Qatar and the UK who explored diverse themes, new perspectives, and potential collaborations, through a unique knowledge and networking opportunity at Qatar Foundation partner university HEC Paris. HEC Paris partnered with HeriotWatt University, UK, to deliver the Entrepreneurship 2020 workshop at its Doha premises from 29-31 March 2016, with the aim of cultivating Qatar’s research capacity and enhancing its entrepreneurial culture.

QNRF, NRF sign MoU

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QNRF recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). The agreement, which aims to pave the way for cooperation between the two entities, was signed at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2016 (ARC'16).

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Georgetown University: Researchers to Share Findings of Study on Food Waste in Qatar

The SAFE-Q researchers conducted a detailed analysis of the causes of food waste occurring during the handling, distribution, transportation, and storage of food.

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