Q atar Foundation established Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) in 2006 as part of its ongoing commitment to establish Qatar as a knowledge-based economy. Qatar Foundation views research as essential to national and regional growth; as the means to diversify the nation’s economy, enhance educational offerings and develop areas that affect the community, such as health and environment. 

Qatar National Research Fund aims to foster original, competitively selected research in More...


  • Time Zone: Arabia Time Zone UTC+03:00
  • Address: PO Box 5825, Doha, Qatar

أنشأت مؤسسة قطر الصندوق القطري لرعاية البحث العلمي عام 2006 كجزء من التزامها المستمر بإقامة الاقتصاد القائم على المعرفة في دولة قطر. وتولي مؤسسة قطر للبحوث أهمية قصوى استنادًا إلى دورها الحيوي في تحقيق النمو سواء داخل قطر أو على الصعيد الإقليمي، وكونها وسيلة لتنويع اقتصاد البلاد، وتعزيز الفرص التعليمية، وتطوير المجالات المؤثرة في المجتمع كالصحة والبيئة.

ويهدف الصندوق القطري لرعاية البحث العلمي إلى تشجيع الأبحاث المبتكرة المختارة على أساس تنافسي في

المزيد ...

  • التوقيت: توقيت غرينتش +3
  • صندوق البريد: 5825 الدوحة, قطر
  • فاكس: 8079 4454 974
  • الدعم الفني:
  • الموقع الالكتروني:

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 12:20 AM Doha Time

Webinar set to focus on QF-funded research into infectious diseases
/ Categories: In the Media

Webinar set to focus on QF-funded research into infectious diseases

QNRF Research Outcome Online Seminar

As scientists around the world grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, research funded by the Qatar Foundation (QF) to address infectious diseases will be on the spotlight this week.
 The latest edition of the Research Outcome Seminar series – an initiative of Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) that highlights the impact of the projects it supports – will show how researchers in Qatar and beyond are developing new ways to reduce the spread of communicable diseases, and directly address the health risks they create.
The webinar will be hosted by six scientists presenting the results of their research projects, including whether the COVID-19 pandemic can still be suppressed; the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Infection Survey: viruses linked to hepatitis C and gastroenteritis; human papillomavirus; influenza complications in patients with diabetes;; and whether face masks can protect people against viral respiratory infections. All projects have been funded by QNRF, a member of the Qatar Foundation (QF).
“QNRF is hosting this online seminar at a crucial time, as the global community is in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, and authorities around the world are taking unprecedented action to deal with this evolving crisis,” said Dr. Abdul Sattar al Taie, Executive Director, QNRF.
“The impact of COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of better understanding infectious diseases, formulating strategies to mitigate their spread, and – ultimately – finding cures. To achieve these aims, a multidisciplinary and multi-institutional approach is required, including all relevant stakeholders.
“This seminar provides an opportunity to highlight the critical role that scientists and researchers play in our society, as the whole world is counting on them to produce a vaccine or develop a drug to abate and treat COVID-19. In this region, Qatar Foundation and Qatar National Research Fund have helped Qatar take a lead in the field of infectious disease studies by sponsoring cutting-edge research projects, providing state-of-the-art research laboratories, and building much-needed human capacity.
“We hope people will participate in this Research Outcome Seminar to learn how our researchers are addressing the many risks posed by infectious diseases, and seek answers to questions they may have.”
Researchers from the Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation, and entities including QF member Sidra Medicine, QF partner University Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, and Qatar University will be presenting the projects they lead during the webinar, which will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1st.
Dr. Sheik Mohammed al Thani, Director of Public Health at Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health, will also discuss the Coronavirus knowledge base, and Dr. Mohammed Jarrar, Senior Programme Manager for Biomedical Sciences and Health, QNRF, will provide an overview of its funding for infectious disease research.
The QNRF Research Outcome Seminars promote the importance and impact of research on the public and facilitate the exchange of knowledge and information between members of the Qatari scientific community and key stakeholders. Click here to register for the webinar.

Previous Article Invitation to Attend the 12th Annual UREP Competition Online
Next Article Launch of the 27th cycle of its “Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP).”
«December 2023»