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Phytoremediation: Plant-based Systems to Decontaminate Egyptian Soils
Kudzo Dzantor University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Sohail Luka, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute (GEBRI), Mubarak City for Science and Technology, Alexandria

Improving Growth and Productivity of Bean and Soybean Using BiofertilizerTechnology
Gerald H. Elkan and Fawzy M. Hashem, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Said Badr El-Din, National Research Center, Cairo

Preparation of Hemophilus Influenza Type B/Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine
Mary Mitry, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU-3), Cairo
Alaa Shehata, Egyptian Organization for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA), Cairo

Development and Evaluation of Various Novel Probes to Detect Hepatitis C Virus
Said A. Goueli, Promega Corporation Madison, WI
Mostafa Kamel El-Awady, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute (GEBRI) Mubarak City for Science and Technology, Alexandria

Feasibility Study of Biomarkers for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Egypt
G. Thomas Strickland, International Health Program, University of Maryland Baltimore, MD
Mohamed Abdel Hamid, Liver Institute Menoufia University, Menoufia

Production of Rift Valley Fever Diagnostic Reagents for Laboratory Use
Boulos Abdel Malek Botros, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU) Abbasaia, Cairo
Ahmed Mahmoud Daoud, Veterinary Serum and Vaccine Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Cairo

Cooperative Development of Molecular Diagnostics: Application to Severe Hereditary Skin Diseases
Sherri J. Bale and John G. Compton, Gene Dx., Inc., Rockville, MD
Rabah Shawky, Medical Genetics Center, Ain Shams University, Cairo

Nucleic Acid Vaccine for Foot-and-Mouth Disease Virus
Marvin Grubman, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Plum Island, Green Port, NY
Rifky Karamany, Egyptian Organization for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) Cairo

Biotechnology Project Development
Charles Gardner, Fogarty International National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD
Hassan Moawad, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute (GEBRI), Mubarak City for Science Center and Technology, Alexandria

Development of Thermozyme Biotechnology: Lipase/Esterase from Bacillus Stearothermophilus
Chung-Dar Lu, Dept. of Biology Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
Ahmed I. El-Diwany, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute (GEBRI) Mubarak City for Science and Technology, Alexandria

Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology and Product Transfer
Douglas Munnecke, Environmental Biotechnology Inc. San Carlos, CA
Abdel Mouty Azzam, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute (GEBRI) Mubarak City for Science and Technology, Alexandria

An Anchored Comparative Map of the River Buffalo Genome
James E. Womack, Dept. of Veterinary Pathobiology, Texas A & M University
Soheir El-Nahas, National Research Center (NRC), Cairo

Project Development Visits in Standards and Metrology
Claire Saundry, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), Washington, DC
M. S. Shaalan, National Institute for Standards (NIS) Cairo

Needs Assessment of the Egyptian Metal Industry and Development of a Model for Government- Industry Interactions
Thomas Gills, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
El-Sebai and El-Fiki, National Institute for Standards (NIS) Cairo

Solid Waste Management (Recycling of Rubber Waste)
Mary Aglan, Lewandowski Consulting Group, Colorado Springs, CO
Abbas A. Yehia, National Research Center (NRC), Cairo

Development of an Advanced Gas Treatment System for Small Hazardous Waste Incinerators
Abdel Ghani Abulnour, Ministry of Scientific Research, Cairo

Workshops on Air Quality Monitoring and Its Application in Egypt
Adel Hanna, MCNC North Carolina Supercomputing Center Research Triangle Park, NC

Assessment and Remediation of Industrial Sources of Lead in Cairo's Air
Mohamed Sultan, Global Environmental Technologies, Inc., Ballwin, MO
Mahmoud Fouad, Faculty of Engineering Cairo University, Cairo

Chemical Finishing of Cotton Using Chitosan Based Products
S. Hudson, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ahmed Waly, National Research Center (NRC), Cairo

New Reclaimable Sizes for Improved High Speed Weaving and Reduced Pollution
Mansour Mohamed, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ali Hebeish, National Research Center (NRC), Cairo

Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Reactive Sizes to Cotton Warp
A. M. Seyam, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Nabil Y. Abou-Zeid, National Research Center (NRC), Cairo

High Yield Pulping of Rice Straw and/or Cotton Stalks
Hassan Jameel, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Houssni El-Saied, National Research Center (NRC), Cairo

Feasibility of Egyptian Manufacture of Environmental Sensors Using Sol Gel Processing
David C. Greenspan, U.S. Biomaterials Corporation, Alachua, FL
Morsi Mohamed Morsi, National Research Center (NRC), Cairo

Material, Energy Conservation and Waste Reduction in Pretreatment of Cellulosic Textiles
Hechmi Hamouda, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Mohamed H. El-Rafie, National Research Center (NRC), Cairo

Computer Aided Design and Manufacture of Fiber Reinforced Composites
Yasser A. Gowayed, Dept. of Textile Engineering, Auburn University
Faisal Abdel Hady, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo

Project Development Visit
Mohyee E. El-Defrawi, University of Maryland - Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
Sameeh Mansour, National Research Center (NRC), Cairo
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