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I hope you and your families are doing well and keeping safe. I welcome you to the eighth edition of QNRF’s newsletter, ‘Research Matters’, providing you with a glimpse into the cutting-edge and innovative research funded by QNRF.

Qatar achieves miraculous progress in food security

QNRF ENABLING QATAR’S PROGRESS IN FOOD SECURITY SINCE THE BLOCKADE

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Qatar’s progress in food security since the blockade was declared against the country in June 2017 is something miraculous in such a short time, a senior official of a Qatar Foundation entity has said. “The progress achieved by Qatar towards becoming a food-secure country in a record time is nothing short of a miracle and it is manifested by several indicators, stated, Dr Abdul Sattar al-Taie, executive director, Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF).

QF launches funding initiative to tackle emergencies like COVID-19

QNRF RRC Call combating Coronavirus

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RESEARCH projects designed to help children with autism learn from home, enforce quarantine measures, and safeguard mental health of healthcare workers, will be supported through a new, streamlined funding call launched by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), to help Qatar combat COVID-19.
With the needs of Qatar and the health and safety of its people as its priority, the Qatar Foundation (QF) member – which is the region’s leading research funding agency – developed the Rapid Response Call (RRC) from scratch in record time and accelerated the evaluation and funding phases to ensure that the proposed outcomes of awarded projects are met as soon as possible.

Launch of the 27th cycle of its “Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).”

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Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is pleased to announce the launch of the 27th cycle of its “Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP). The Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) provides a great opportunity for undergraduate students to experience scientific research and engage in various processes which are essential to build skills and contribute towards their professional development.

QNRF ‘Women in Science’ Fellow Explores Sustainable Water Treatment Method

The fellowship was designed to promote a culture of research among women in Qatar

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Dr. Deema Al-Masri, a research associate at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University – a member of Qatar Foundation (QF) – has made significant advancements in developing a sustainable mechanism for wastewater treatment and reuse, as part of her work at the research institute’s Water Center.
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US Patent Office Grants Patent to QNRF-Funded Project for Adaptive Security

Dr. Khaled Khan and Dr. Armstrong Nhlabatsi from the College of Engineering at Qatar University (QU) have recently obtained a US Patent (No. 10,713,355) for their invention on adaptive security.

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Precision medicine for breast cancer demands a multidisciplinary approach, says QF expert

A rapidly growing field in cancer care is precision oncology – that is tailored treatment for patients based on their tumor’s genetic signatures. However, treatment based solely on genetics appear to be unsuccessful for many, indicating that there are other factors involved. The question is: How do we make precision medicine more precise?

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Apply for the 28th Cycle of Undergraduate Research Experience Program

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is pleased to announce the launch of the 28th cycle of its Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).

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QF members help to advance personalised healthcare in Qatar

Five research projects aiming to support and advance Qatar’s precision medicine and genomic research infrastructure have been awarded grants by Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) and Qatar Genome Programme – both members of Qatar Foundation (QF) – under the Path towards Precision Medicine (PPM) research programme.

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QU-GPC and ConocoPhillips complete Stage II wastewater reduction project

Wastewater management remains a global challenge to the oil and gas (O&G) industry. In Qatar, the regulations imposed by Qatar Petroleum require a 50% reduction in liquid discharge from all oil and gas processing facilities.

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FameLab International 2020 Online Finals

Qatar National Research Fund, in collaboration with British Council, invites you to join us for the FameLab International 2020 Online Finals as contestants compete for the title of the best science communicator from 20 countries across the world.

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Research Outcome Seminar (ROS) on “Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development”

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation, cordially invites you to its online Research Outcome Seminar (ROS) entitled, “Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development.”

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Third Cycle of Early Career Researcher Award Launched

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) is pleased to announce the launch of the third cycle of its Early Career Researcher Award (ECRA), an intensive research and research leadership development award.

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Research Outcome Seminar (ROS) on Air Quality

Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), a member of Qatar Foundation, cordially invites you to its Research Outcome Seminar (ROS) entitled “Impact of Air Quality Research in Qatar’s Ecosystem”.

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