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Genomic Markers for Salt Tolerance in Sugar Beets
Mitchell J. McGrath, USDA Research Service, Plant & Soil Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Dina A. El-Khishin, Agricultural Genetic Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza  

Molecular & Cellular functions of the Pink Bollworm cadherin receptor iBT-R2 n larval development and responses to the Cry1Ab toxin of Bacillus thuringiensis
Lee A. Bulla, Jr, Program in Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Texas-Dallas, Richardson, TX
Walid S.A. Maaty, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Giza 

Genetic Transformation of Some Pathogenesis Related Genes for Fungal Resistance into Bread Wheat
John E. Sherwood, Plant Pathology, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
Hesham T. Mahfouz, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Giza

Genetic Exploration of the Evolution of Pectobacterium Pathogenesis
Thomas A. Evans, Plant & Soil Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
A. Ahmed Shalaby, Plant Pathology Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Conservation and Sustainable Use of Moringa peregrina, an Economically Valuable Medicinal Plant
James L. Hamrick, Plant Biology Department, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Abdel Raouf Moustafa, Botany Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

Genomic Characterization of Stress-Related Genes from Wild Barley
William A. Dyer, Department of Plant Sciences, Montana State University, Bozman, MT
Hala F. Eissa, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Giza

Profiling of Expression and Mapping of Cotton Fiber Gene(s) Using Fiber ESTs and Fiber- Related SSR Markers
Thea A. Wilkins, Agronomy & Range Science, University of California, Davis, CA
Osama M. El-Shihy, Plant Biotechnology Research Laboratory, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza

Molecular Analysis and Pathogenesis for Whitefly Transmitted Begomovirus -Satellite DNA Complexes in Vegetable and Fiber crops in Egypt
Judith K. Brown, Plant Sciences Department, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Aly M. Abdel-Salam, Plant Pathology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza

Evaluation, Molecular Analysis, and Development of Molecular Markers Linked to Pest Resistance Genes in Barley Populations
C. Michael Smith, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Mahmoud M. Saker, Plant Cell & Tissue Culture Department, National Research Center, Giza 

A Novel Approach to Controlling Plant Viral Diseases and Their Whitefly Vectors
Claude M. Fauquet, Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO
Naglaa A. Abdallah, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Giza,Egypt

Quantitative Evaluation of Chimerism Post Allogenic Stem Cell Transplantation: Possible Impact on Clinical Decision
Paul J. Martin, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Azza M. Kamel , Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Giza

Sensitive and specific reagent antigens for rapid diagnosis of Rift Valley Fever in humans
Emad Mohareb, Serology/Field Studies Unit, U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit 3, Abbasia, Cairo
Gamal Riad, Human Egypt, Heliopolis, Cairo

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Detection and Development of New Therapies
Said A. Goueli, Promega Corporation, Madison, WI
Mostafa El-Awady, Department of Biomedical Technology, National Research Center, Giza 

Biomechanical Model to Regenerate Tissue in Bony Defects in the Oral Cavity
Robert G. Dennis, Department of Tissue Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Mohamed M. Fata, Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Bioremediation of Water Streams Contaminated with PCBs
Roger K. Gilpin, Brehm Environmental Labs, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Salah E. Hassouna, Institute of Graduate Studies & Research, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Microbial Arsenic and Selenium Transformation in the Nile Delta
John F. Stolz, Department of Biological Sciences, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Samy A. El-Aassar, Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria 

Culex pipiens in Egypt and the USA: A Functional Genomics Approach to Understanding Vector Competence
Bruce Martin Christensen, Animal Health & Biomedical Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Reda M. Rashad Ramzy, Research & Training Center on Vectors of Diseases, Ain Shams University, Cairo

Distributed Generation Combined with Production of Fresh Water and Refrigeration
S.A. Sherif and William Lear, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Adel Ahmed Abdel Rahman, Mechanical Power Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Clean Small Carbonization System
Dennis L. Larson, Agriculture & Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Hassan A. Gomaa, Biomass Research & Development, New & Renewable Energy Authority, Nasr City, Egypt

Alternative Cap and Liner Systems for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
Alaa K. Ashmawy, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Florida, Tampa, FL
Ahmed Hosny Abdel- Rahman, Civil Engineering Department, National Research Center, Giza

A Pilot Plant Study for Treatment of Domestic WW using Hybrid Growth System
Ibrahim Faissal Said, Department of Textile Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Abdel-Hady Gamal, Chemical Engineering, Menoufia University, Menoufia

Synthesis of zeolites by sol-gel technique for removal of heavy metals from industrial wastewaters
Ben Koopman, Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Ibrahim A. Ibrahim, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Water Storage, Atmospheric Pressure, and the GRACE Gravity Satellite
John Wahr, Physics Department, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Mosalam Shaltout, National Remote Sensing Agency, Cairo

Recovery of Sodium Hydroxide from Black Liquor Effluents of Paper Mill
Harrison H. Cooper, Bountiful Applied Research Corporation, North Bountiful, UT
El-Sayed A. Abdel Aal, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Assessment of Sources, Levels, Trends & Effects of POPs in the Mediterranean Coastal Environment of Egypt
Terry Wade, Geochemical & Environmental Research Group, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Ala Ramadan, Department of Environmental Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria

New Coating Formulations Containing Natural Inhibitors for Steel Corrosion Control
Adriane G. Ludwick, Chemistry Department, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
Essam Ibrahim, Chemistry Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria

A New Process for Converting SO 2 to Sulfur without Generating Secondary Pollutants through Reactions with CaS/CaSO 2 Pellets
H.Y. Sohn, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Yasser Momtaz Zaki Ahmed, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

A Web-based GIS for Egypt's Geological Datasets
Mohamed Sultan, Geosciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Zeinhom El Alfy, Egyptian Geological Survey & Mining Authority, Abbassyia, Cairo

Knowledge Discovery in Large Virtual Environments: Towards a New Approach for Solving Wayfinding & Navigation Problem
Mehmed Kantardzic, Computer Engineering & Computer Sciences, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Walaa Mohamed Sheta, Informatics Research Institute, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, New Borg El Arab City, Alexandria

Manufacturing of Aphaltic Superpavement Employing Polymer Modification Technology
Mary Ann Aglan, Technology Resources, Inc., Auburn, AL
Ayman M. Othman, Department of Civil Engineering, South Valley University, Aswan

The Role of the Interface in the Reinforcement of Nanofilled Polymer Composites
Haskell W. Beckham & Johannes Liesen, School of Textile & Fiber Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
M.A.H. Sharaf, Chemistry Department, Helwan University, Ain Helwan

Production & Application of Novel Insecticidal & Antimicrobial Textiles
Mohamed A. Bourham, Nuclear Engineering Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Samiha M. Gawish, Textile Division, National Research Center, Dokki 

New Fibers Through Spinning of Modified Chitosan/Modified Cellulose
Samuel Hudson, College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ali Hebeish, Textile Division, National Research Center, Dokki 

Recovery of Value-Added Fossil Resins from El- Maghara Coal
Jan D. Miller, Metallurgy & Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Selim Ismail Mostafa, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

New Sol-Gel Prepared Anti-Corrosion Thin Films for Aluminum Alloys and Composites
Darryl P. Butt, Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University, Boise, ID
Adel Kamal Ismail, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Modeling and Control of Robotic Manipulators with Flexible Links and Joints
A.A. Shabana, Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
S.M. Megahed, Mechanical Design & Production, Cairo University, Giza

Fast Analog Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal Electro- Optics for Display Applications
Noel A. Clark, Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
Mohamed Ewiss, Department of Physics, Cairo University, Giza

Improvement of NIS AC Calibration Capabilities through Analysis and Measurement of Thermal Voltage Converters and Transfer Shunts
Joseph R. Kinard, Electricity Division, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Mamdouh Mostafa Halawa, National Institute for Standards, Giza