Qatar Foundation Annual Research Forum 2010 was held on 12th and the 13th of December 2010.

 
 
Programme
 
Day 1: 12th December 2010
07:30 – 09:00 Registration
   
  Opening Address:
09:00 – 09:15 Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser
Chairperson, Qatar Foundation
   
09:15 – 09:25 Opening Plenary Session:
Dr. Abdelali Haoudi

Vice President for Research, Qatar Foundation
   
09.25 – 09:40 Research Capacity Building (Qatar Science Leadership Program)  10 Minutes Video Clip
   


09:40 – 10:00



10:00 – 10:20
Keynote Lectures:
Current Trends and Challenges in Biomedical Research

Dr. Elias Zerhouni
Former Director, US National Institutes of Health


Aquaporin Water Channels: from Atomic Structure to Malaria
Dr. Peter Agre
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, John Hopkins University
   
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break & Poster Presentation (Presenter Available)
   
  Moderator: Dr. Wadha Al Muftah, QSLP
   




11:00 – 11:15



11:15 – 11:30





11:30 – 11:45



11:45 – 12:00





12:00 – 12:15
Plenary Session 1: Research Centers and Institutes

Biomedical Research
Developing a Center of Excellence in Biomedical Research
Dr. Javaid Sheikh
Dean, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar


Qatar Cardiovascular Research Center
Dr. Sir Magdy Yacoub
Co-Chairman, Qatar Cardiovascular Research Center


Computing Research
Multidisciplinary Research to Further Impact
Dr. Majd Sakr
Assistant Dean for Research Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar


A Global Agenda to Serve Local Needs
Dr. Ahmed Elmagarmid
Executive Director, Qatar Computing Research Institute


Energy and Environment Research
The Role of Texas A&M at Qatar’s Research in Building Key Resources for Qatar’s Future
Dr. Mark Weichold
Dean, Texas A&M University in Qatar
   
12:15 – 14:00 Lunch
   
 
Moderators: Ms. Eman Nasralla, QSLP
Mr. Ahmed Abushaikha, QSLP
   
14:00 – 15:30 Parallel Sessions

Track 1: Biomedical Research
Track 2: Energy & Environment Research
Track 3: Computing Research
Track 4: Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities and Islamic Studies
                    Research
   
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break and Poster Evaluation (Presenter Available)
   
16:00 - 17:30 Parallel Sessions

Track 1: Biomedical Research
Track 2: Energy & Environment Research
Track 3: Computing Research
Track 4: Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities and Islamic Studies
                    Research
   
Day 2: 13th December 2010


09:00 – 09:15



09:15 – 09:30




09:30 – 09:45




09:45 – 10:00
Keynote Session:

Dr. Hessa Sultan Al-Jaber
Secretary General of ictQATAR


QNRF Coming of Age
Dr. Amir H. Al Saadi
Advisor Research, QNRF Project Supervisor, QF Strategic Research Board Member, QSTP Managt. Board Vice Chairman


Applied Research and Technology Development : Partnerships in Action
Dr. Tidu Maini
Executive Chairman, Qatar Science and Technology Park

Research at QU: Challenges vs. Opportunities
Dr. Hassan Al Derham
Vice President for Research, Qatar University

   
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break and Poster Presentation (Presenter Available)
   
  Moderator: Dr. Ahmed El Magarmid, QCRI
   
10:30 – 11:00 Plenary Session 2: Research Centers and Institutes

Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities and Islamic Studies
The Power of Design
Dr. Allyson Vanston
Dean, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar


Research in Islamic Sciences
Dr. Hatem Al Karanshawy
Dean, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies
   
 
Moderators: Mr. Ahmed Abushaikha, QSLP
Ms. Eman Nasralla, QSLP
   
11:00 – 12:00 Plenary Session 3: Dissemination of Science and Research outcomes

Mankind’s Reach to the Stars – A Case of Pioneering Science and Research
Launch of Qscience.com
Honorary Guest Speaker: Dr Buzz Aldrin
   
  Moderator: Mr. Arend Kόster
   
14:00 – 16:00 Parallel Sessions

- Workshop on Science and Technology Policy
- Workshop on Food Security
- Workshop on Research Compliance
   
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break and Poster Evaluation (Presenter Available)
   
16:30 – 18:30 Parallel Sessions

- Workshop on Astrophysics and Aerospace Research
- Workshop on Intellectual Property
- Workshop on Enhancing Research Outcome Through Robust
   IT Infrastructure
   
19:30 – 21:30 Dinner and Awards Announcement

Announcement of Research Programs Awards:
• Best Biomedical Research Program of the Year
• Best Energy and Environment Research Program of the Year
• Best Computing Research Program of the Year
• Best Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities and Islamic Studies
   Research program of the Year

Announcement of Student Awards:
• Best Student Research Award in Biomedical Research
• Best Student Research Award in Energy and Environment
   Research
• Best Student Research Award in Computing Research
• Best Student Research Award in Arts, Social Sciences,
   Humanities and Islamic Studies Research