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Genetic and Morphological Characterization of Some Common Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera L.) Cultivars in Egypt and USA
Robert R. Krueger, Clonal Germplasm Repository, USDA – ARS, Riverside, CA
Ashraf M. El-Assar, Horticultural Research Institute, Damanhour, Beheira

Geminivirus Genome Stability and Resistance Strategies
John C. Thomas, Dept. of Natural Sciences University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI
Abd- Elwahed Mohamed Abd-Allah, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI), Agricultural Research Center (ARC), Giza

New Approaches to Assessment and Utilization of the Natural Beneficial Association between Rhizobia and Cereal Roots
Frank B. Dazzo , Dept. of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Youssef G. Yanni, Soils, Water, and Environmental Research Institute, Sakha Agricultural Research Station, Kafr El-Sheikh

Improvement of Reproductive Performance in Male and Female Ostrich
Aubrey L. Cartwright, Poultry Science Dept., Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Mohamed E. Mady, Animal Production Dept., Faculty of Agriculture, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

Development of Insect and Fungal Resistance in Maize Inbred Lines (Zea mays L.) via Agrobacterium-Mediated Transformation
Kan Wang, Plant Transformation Facility, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Shireen K. Assem, AGERI, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Gene Expression Biotechnology: Application to the Avian Guanylin-cGMP Signaling Pathway
Leonard R. Forte, Department of Pharmacology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Mahmoud A. Elaroussi, Biological Application Nuclear Research Center, Atomic Energy Authority Abou-Zeebel

Proteomic Analysis of Human Lymphocytes in a Hepatocellular Carcinoma Case-Control Study
Radoslav Goldman, Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Mohamed Abdel Hamid, Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cairo

Project Process Development for the Production of the High Value Immunosuppressant Drug: Rapamycin
Kevin Reynolds, Institute for Structural Biology & Drug Discovery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Yasser Refaat Abdel Fattah, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Research Institute (GEBRI), Mubarak City for Science & Technology, Alexandria

Virologic Surveillance for the Circulation of Vaccine Derived Polioviruses in Egypt
Olen Kew, REVB/DVRD, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Naglaa Abd El-Meguid Hamed, Egyptian Organization for Biological Products & Vaccines (VACSERA), Cairo

Natural Products of Red Sea Marine Invertebrates as Biotechnology Resources
Bill J. Baker, Dept. of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Samy E. Emara, Dept. of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

Regeneration of Lost Alveolar Bone by Tissue Engineered Implants
Mona K. Marei, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Alexandria
Pamela C. Yelick and John D. Bartlett, Forsyth Institute, Boston, MA

Serodiagnosis of Individual Flavivirus Infections Including: West Nile, Hepatitis G, and Hepatitis C
Sam Lewis, Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU-3), Cairo
Khalid Raafat Alyan, Modern Laboratory Chemicals, 10th of Ramadan City

Controlled Delivery of Radiosensitizers Using Degradable Biomaterials
Mohamed Attawia, Center for Advanced Biomaterials & Tissue Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Abdel- Moneim Osman, Pharmacology Unit, National Cancer Institute, Cairo

Development of Environmentally Friendly Nanocomposite Flame Retardant
Jeffrey Gilman , Materials Fire Research Group, National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD
Mohamed Ali Tawfik Nour, Chemical Metrology & Safety Division, National Institute for Standards (NIS), Giza

Development of Cotton Fiber and Fabric Certified Reference Materials
Willie E. May, Chemical Science & Technology Laboratory, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD
Khaled E. El-Nagar, Chemical Metrology & Safety Division, NIS, Giza

Agricultural Utilization by Briquetting (as an Energy Source)
T. Nejat Veziroglu, Clean Energy Research Institute, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Salah El-Haggar, Mechanical Engineering Dept., American University in Cairo, Cairo

A Pilot Plant Study for Low-Cost Treatment of Domestic Waste Water Using Biological Anaerobic Reactors
Hsin-Neng Hsieh, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University Heights Newark, NJ
Hisham S. Abdel Halim, Public Works Department, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza

Distribution of Pesticide Residues in the Nile River and Filtered Drinking Water in Greater Cairo
Thomas Potter, USDA/ARS, Southeast Watershed Research Laboratory, Tifton, GA
Mahmoud Mohamed, Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza

Characterization of Conditions Associated with Local and Regional Air Pollution Episodes in Egypt
Adel F. Hanna, MCNC - Environmental Programs, Research Triangle Park, NC
Mohamed A. El-Shahawy, Astronomy & Meteorology Dept., Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza

Characterization, Source- Receptor and Risk Assessment Modeling of Atmospheric Particulate Matter of Complex Organic Mixtures
Tarek A. Kassim, Dept. of Civil, Construction, & Environmental Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Waleed M. Reyad Hamza, Environmental Sciences Dept., Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Interfacial Chemistry Analysis of Wastepaper Deinking Processes with Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylates
Jan D. Miller, Dept. of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
Ahmed Yehia, Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute (CMRDI), Helwan, Cairo

Mechanism of Photochromism of Dithizonate Complexes Useful for Commercial Application
Mostafa A. El-Sayed, School of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Mohammad F. R. Fouda, National Research Center, Giza 

Combining Friction Stir Welding and Superplastic Forming Manufacturing Technologies for Structural Metals for the Transportation Industry
Jed S. Lyons and Anthony P. Reynolds, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina, Colombia, SC
Hanadi Salem, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, American University in Cairo

Production of Low-Fat Soft Type Cheese with Improved Characteristics
Joseph Frank, Dept. of Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Morsi El-Soda, Dept. of Dairy Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Alexandria, Alexandria

Online Tonal Tuning of Variable Inertia Vibration Absorber
Behrooz Fallahi, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL
S. M. Megahed, Mechanical Design & Production Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza

Grid Computing for Authentication of Arabic Text
Tarek El-Ghazawi, School of Computational Sciences & Informatics, George Mason University Fairfax, VA
Mohamed Fahmy Tolba, Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Ain Shams University, Cairo

A High Performance, Energy Efficient, Adaptive Parallel Architecture
David Albonesi, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Salwa M. Nassar, Computer & Systems Department, Electronics Research Institute, Giza 

A Paleocene/Eocene Boundary Golden Spike: Stratigraphic Studies in the Nile Valley (Egypt)
Marie-Pierre Aubry, Department of Geological Sciences, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Khaled Ouda, Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut

Mitigating the Deterioration of Monuments from the Effects of Evaporating Shallow Groundwater
Richard R. Parizek, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Ahmed H. Swedan, Egyptian Geological Survey, Abassia, Cairo

Design, Fabrication, and Intelligent Control of Nanometric Precision Positioning Devices
Sabri Cetinkunt, Mechanical Engineering Dept., University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Magdy M. Abdelhameed, Design & Production Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Abassia, Cairo

Developing an Insecticidal Nematode Industry in Egypt: Opportunities and Constraints
Randy Gaugler and Ian Brown, Entomology Dept., Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Saly F. M. Allam, Department of Agricultural Zoology, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza

Workshop on the Development of More Effective Vaccines Against Tuberculosis
Jerrold Ellner, Infectious Diseases Div. University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ
Nabila El-Sheikh, Molecular Immunology Unit, Faculty of Medicine for Girls, Al Azhar University Nasr City, Cairo