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Synthetic RetroVectors for DNA Transformation
Andrew H. Paterson, Depts. of Crop & Soil Science, Botany, & Genetics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Essam Zaki, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute (GEBRI), Mubarak City for Scientific Research, Alexandria

Prokaryotic Symbionts of Bemisia Tabaci: Implications for Novel Control Strategies
Judith Brown, Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona Tucson, AZ
Mamdouh Idriss, Dept. of Entomology, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI), Giza

Development and Testing of an Empty Capsid Subunit Vaccine for Foot- and-Mouth Disease
Marvin Grubman, USDA-ARS-NAA, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Greenport, NY
Ahmed Daoud, Veterinary Serum and Vaccine Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Cairo

Optimization of Potato Tuber-Specific Gene Expression
Charles J. Arntzen, Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Effat A. Badr, Dept. of Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Development of New Pharmaceuticals from the Red Sea Soft Coral Sarcophyton Glaucum
Jordan K. Zjawiony, Dept. of Pharmocognosy University of Mississippi University, MS
Dr. Raouf Kilada, Dept. of Marine Sciences, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

Adaptation of dot-ELISA Assay for Field Diagnosis of Tuberculosis (TB)
Karim Kamal, Central Research Laboratories NAMRU-3, Abbasia Cairo
Abdelfattah M. Attallah, Biotechnology Research Center, Industrial Zone, New Damietta City

Hepatoselective Fibrosuppressive Agents from Natural Products
W. Thomas Shier, Dept. of Medical Chemistry College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
Farid Badria, Pharmocognosy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mansoura University, Mansoura

The Role of the Tumor Necrosis Factor FasL in the Development of Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Egypt
Christopher Loffredo, Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Mohamed Abdel Hamid, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cairo

New Approaches to Prevention of Hepatitis C Virus Binding and Proliferation
Duane D. Miller, Pharmaceutical Science Dept., University of Tennessee Memphis, TN
Mohamed A. El-Dawy, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Faculty of Pharmacy, Tanta University, Tanta

Utilization of Keratin- Containing Materials by Recombinant Bacteria
A. T. Abdelal, Dept. of Biology, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Taha I. Zaghloul, Bioscience & Technology Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Evaluation of Novel Biomaterials for Hard Tissue Repair
Carmelita G. Frondoza, Good Samaritan Hospital Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Ahmed El-Ghannam, Department of Glass Research, National Research Center, Giza

Development of High Pressure Primary Standards in NIST-US and NIS-Egypt
Doug Olson, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Abdel-Salam M. Fawzy, National Institute of Standards, Giza

Microcracking and Damage Evaluation by Laser Speckle Shearing Interferometry
Mohamed A. Seif, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL
Mohamed R. Shaalan and Usama A. Khashaba, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig

Photocatalytic Detoxification of Cyanide and Other Organic Impurities from an Industrial Waste Stream
C. P. Huang, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Mohamed A. Barakat, Hydrometallurgy Dept., Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI), Helwan, Cairo

Potable Water Distribution Network: Biofilm and Chlorine Residual Characteristics
Joseph R. V. Flora, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Ahmed Gaber, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Engineering Cairo University, Giza Cairo

Investigation and Optimization of the Design Parameters in Photocatalytic Solar Hydrogen Production Systems
T. Nejat Veziroglu, Clean Energy Research Institute, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
M. H. Barakat, National Research Center, Dokki Cairo

Preparation and Evaluation of New Environmentally Friendly "Lignocellulosic Composites" from Waste Agricultural Products
Riad H. Gobran, Materials Engineering Dept., Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Altaf Halim Basta, Cellulose and Paper Dept., National Research Center, Dokki Cairo

Development of Synthetic Core/Cotton Sheath Friction-Spun Yarns Suitable for Specialty Industrial Fabrics
Yehia El-Mogahzy, Dept. of Textile Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Abdel Aziz Mohamed Sharrouf, Textile Engineering Dept., National Research Center, Giza 

Feasibility of Electric Car Powered by Fuel Cell
Hazem Tawfik, Institute for Manufacturing Research, State University of New York, Farming Dale, NY
Hammam El-Abd, National Research Center, Giza

Commercial-Scale Production of Functional Inositol Polyphosphates from Rice Bran
Jamel S. Hamada, USDA-ARS-SRRC, New Orleans, LA
Abdalla Saleh Abdel-Gawad, Sugar Technology Research Institute (STRI), Assiut University, Assiut

Commercialization of U.S. Hard White Wheat for Traditional and Non-Traditional Egyptian Bakery Products
Ronald L. Madl, Grain Industries Alliance, Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
Laila El-Mahdy, Food Technology Research Institute, ARC, Giza

Development of a Multi- Function Geosynthetic Testing Apparatus
Alaa K. Ashmawy, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Ahmed Hosny Abdel-Rahman, Pilot Laboratory Engineering Research Division, National Research Center, Giza

Multicast Mobile Internet Protocol with Fault Tolerance Support
Tarek Saadawi, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, City University of New York, New York, NY
Mohamed Nazih El-Derini, Dept. of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Development of a Three- Dimensional Human- Computer Interface System Using Holography
Nicolaos Alexopoulos, School of Engineering, University of California Irvine, CA
Esmat Abdel Fattah Abdallah, Microstrip Department, Electronics Research Institute, Giza

Performance-Oriented Design of Real-Time Systems
Reda Ammar, Computer Science & Engineering Dept., University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Salwa Nassar, Parallel and Distributed Team, Electronics Research Institute, Giza

Three-Dimensional Deformable Modeling of the Spine
Karim Abdel-Malek, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Sameh Mohamed, Dept. of Computer Science, American University in Cairo, Cairo

Fault Detection, Isolation and Accommodation of Chemical Engineering Processes Using Genetic Programming
Janos Gertler, Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept., George Mason University Fairfax, VA
Alaa Sheta, Computers and Systems Department, Electronics Research Institute, Giza

Machine Translation of Spoken Arabic into English
Lori Levin, Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA
Khaled Shaalan, Faculty of Computers and Information, Cairo University, Giza

Fault Diagnosis of Rotor Bearing Systems Using Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic
Neville F. Rieger, STI Technologies, Inc., Rochester, NY
Aly El-Shafei, RITEC, New Maadi, Cairo

Verifying and Using RWEQ to Develop Effective Wind Erosion Control Systems for the Northwest Coastal Zone of Egypt
Donald Fryrear , Custom Products & Consultants, Big Spring, TX
Mohamed M. A. Wassif, Dept. of Soil Conservation, Desert Research Center, Cairo

Tectonic Motion of the Sinai Block: Implications for Earthquake Hazards in the Greater Cairo Area and Along the Dead Sea Fault
Robert E. Reilinger, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Salah Mohamed Mahmoud, National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG) Helwan, Cairo