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Generation of Genetically- Modified Corn Expressing Insect Chitinase Gene
Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Dept. of Biochemistry, Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
Gamal E. Haridy Osman, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute (AGERI), Giza

Polygene Mapping of Hormones that Control Potato Tuber Sprouting
Peter J. Davies and Elmer E. Ewing, Dept. of Plant Biology, Cornell University Ithaca, NY
Elsayed Omer, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Dept., National Research Center, Giza

Molecular Characterization of QTLs Affecting Earliness and Fiber Characteristics of Egyptian Cotton
Andrew H. Paterson, Riverbend Research Lab, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 
Abdalla Mohamed Ali Abdalla, Agronomy Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza

Developing an Innovative Bio-Pesticide Mass Production Technology in Egypt
Randy Gaugler, Dept. of Entomology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Sally F. Allam, Dept. of Agricultural Zoology & Nematology, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza

The Regeneration of the Alveolar Bone and Periodontal Ligaments in Advanced Periodontitis by Tissue Engineering
Malcolm L. Snead, Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Maha M. Mounir, Dept. of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Molecular Genetics of Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) in Egypt as a Potential Risk Factor
Sheila A. Shurtleff, Dept. of Pathology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Azza M. Kamel , Clinical Pathology Dept., National Cancer Institute, Cairo

Chemoprevention of Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Adrian Di Bisceglie, Dept. of Internal Medicine, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Ashraf Omar, Kasr El Aini Hospital, Cairo University, Cairo

Anticancer/Antibiotics from Red Sea Blue-Green Algae
William H. Gerwick, College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Diaa T. Youssef, Pharmacognosy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

A Biotechnology Approach to the Development of Bioactive Compounds from Marine Fungi
Sidney A. Crow, Dept. of Biology, Georgia State University Atlanta, GA
Sherief Khalifa, Pharmacognosy Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

Automated Glycosylation of Cardinolides by Immobilized Extracellular Enzyme
Joseph F. Mendicino, Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Nabil Abdul-Kader Saleh, Dept. of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abassia, Cairo

Biomphalaria in Egypt: Understanding the Changing Biology of the Snails that Transmit Schistosomiasis
Eric S. Loker, Dept. of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Wael Mohamed El- Sayed Ibrahim Lotfy, Parasitology Dept., Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Construction of a Genetically Modified Biosensor to Monitor Nitrite Toxicity in Biological WastewaterTreatment Plants
Gary S. Sayler, Center for Environmental Biotechnology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Desouky Abdelhaleem, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Research Institute (GEBRI), Mubarak City for Science & Technology, Alexandria

Biological Detoxification and Monitoring of Organophosphate Pesticide Contaminated Sources
Ashok Mulchandani, Dept. of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA
Ayman Mansee, Dept. of Pesticide Chemistry & Toxicology, Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Exploration for and Host Range Delineation of Potential Biological Control Agents for Fountain Grass, an Invasive Weed of Hawaii
Eloise M. Killgore, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Honolulu, HI
Mohamed A. Elwakil, Plant Pathology Dept., Faculty of Agriculture, Mansoura University, El-Mansoura

Microbial Production of a Biosurfactant Exhibiting Excellent Emulsification and Surface Active Properties
Stephen Zinder, Dept. of Microbiology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Hany Hussein, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology Research Institute, Mubarak City for Science & Technology, Alexandria

Magnetic Water Treatment for Domestic Industrial and Agricultural Purposes
Medhat M. Morcos, Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Amr A. Adly, Electrical Power & Machines Dept., Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza

Preparation of Mixed Oxides by Sol-Gel Technique for Removal of Heavy Metal Ions and Destruction of Toxic Organic Compounds from Industrial Waste Waters
Kevin W. Powers, Center for Particle Science & Technology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Adel Kamel Ismail, Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo 

Environmental Assessment of Natural Radioactivity and Heavy Metal Pollution in the El- Fayoum Area, Egypt
Neil C. Sturchio, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Baher Abdel Hamid El Kaliouby, Geology Dept., Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Cairo

Surface Modification for Advancing New Separation Processes and Environmental Protection
Samuel R. Farrah, Dept. of Microbiology & Cell Science, University of Florida Gainesville, FL
Nagui Aly Abdel-Khalek, Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Creating an Egyptian Certified Reference Materials Program for NIST Traceable Elemental Solutions
Gregory Turk, Spectrochemical Methods Group, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Adel Bassouni Shehata, Chemical Metrology & Safety Division, National Institute for Standards, Giza

Experimental and Computational Investigations of Random- Fiber Matrices for Stirling-Engine Regenerator
Mounir B. Ibrahim, Mechanical Engineering Dept., Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
Mohy S. Mansour, Cairo University, Nat'l Institute of Laser Studies, Cairo

Fuel Cells for Transportation Systems
Mohamed Ali Zohdy, Electrical & System Engineering Dept., Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Mohamed A. Hassan, Electrical Power & Machines Dept., Faculty of Engineering Cairo University, Giza

Solid Free Form Fabrication (SFF) of Self- Bonded Silicon Carbide (SBSiC)
Ahmad Safari, Dept. of Ceramics & Materials Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Emad Mohamed M. Ewais, Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Clay-Epoxy Nanocomposite: Role of Clay Structure
Hassan El-Shall, Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida, Gainsville, FL
Mervat Hassan, Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Manufacture of Aluminum or Magnesium Matrix Based Composites under Industrial Conditions
Pradeep K. Rohatgi, Materials Dept., University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Atef Awad Younan Daoud, Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Modeling and Management of Process Induced Shape Distortion in Sheet Forming Processes
Ahmed Sherif El-Gizawy , Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Maher Y. A. Younan, Engineering Department, American University in Cairo, Cairo

Selection of Lactic Acid Bacteria from the Egyptian Environment with Ability to Survive, Adhere & Inhibit Diarrhea-Causing Microorganisms in the Intestinal Tract
Joseph F. Frank, Dept. of Food Science & Technology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Morsi El-Soda, Dairy Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Real-Time Scheduling of Task Graphs on Grid Computing
Reda Ammar, Computer Science & Engineering Dept., University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
Ayman El-Dessouky, Electronics Research Institute, Giza

Design and Implementation of RF MEMS Components for Wireless Application
Mohamed Ismail, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Ohio State University Columbus, OH
Hamed Elsimary, Electronics Research Institute, Giza

A Low-Cost Video and Image Compression Framework
Magdy A. Bayoumi, Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
Samia Mashaly , Electronics Research Institute, Giza

Integrating Statistical Machine Translation from Arabic to English with Syntactic and Semantic Analysis
Kevin Knight, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Marina del Ray, CA
Ahmed A. Rafea, Computer Science Department, American University in Cairo, Cairo

MSEC Correlation in Cretaceous Rocks from Egypt and the United States
Brooks B. Ellwood, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Aziz M. Kafafy, Geology Department, Faculty of Science, Tanta University, Tanta

Application of Remote Sensing/GIS Technique in Sustainable Development, Southern Egypt
Robert J. Stern , Center for Lithospheric Studies, University of Texas, Richardson, TX 
Mamdouh M. Abdeen, National Authority for Remote Sensing & Space Sciences, Cairo