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Use of Gene Transfer Techniques for Production of New Tomato and Strawberry Variety Tolerant to Nematodes
Avtar K. Handa, Department of Horticulture, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
Mohel El-Din Solliman, Plant Biotechnology, National Research Center, Giza

Antibiotic Alternatives to Avoid Risk of Bacterial Resistance on Human Health
Christopher A. Bailey, Poultry Science Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Mohamed M. Osman, Animal Wealth Development, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ismailia

Genetic Engineering of Egyptian Wheat for Disease Resistant
Subbaratnam Muthukrishnan, Department of Biochemistry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Ashraf Hussien Fahmy, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Giza

Genetic Diversity, Natural Host Range, and Molecular Pathogenesis of Begomovirus-satellite DNA Complexes in Egypt
Judith K. Brown, Department of Plant Pathology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Aly M. Abdel Salam, Department of Plant Pathology, Cairo University, Giza

Assessment of Microbial Consortia as Biofertilizer Inoculants for Cereal Crops
Frank B. Dazzo , Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI
Youssef Garas Yanni, Soil, Water, & Environmental Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Possible Role of Transcription Factors in Controlling Developmental Competence of in vitro Produced Buffalo and Bovine Embryos
R. Michael Roberts, Biochemistry, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Ahmed S.S. Abdoon, Animal Reproduction & Artificial Insemination, National Research Center, Giza

Mapping and cloning of genes controlling insect resistance in barley
C. Michael Smith, Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Mahmoud M. Saker, Plant Biotechnology, National Research Center, Giza

Tools Development for Somoclonal Variation Detection in Micropropagated Plants
Ning Jiang, Horticulture Department, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI
Mohamed S. Tawfik, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Bioactive Metabolites and Biosynthetic Genes from Marine Fungi
Eric W. Schmidt, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Diaa T. Youssef, Department of Pharmacognosy, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

Biomarkers for Non-invasive Screening and Diagnosis of Bladder Cancer in Egyptians
Yun-Ling Zheng, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Heba Shaaban Kassem, Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria

Improving Stress Tolerance and Quality of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Lyle E. Craker, Plant & Soil Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Nabil Toamia, Horticulture Department, Al Azhar University, Nasr City

Image Analysis for Identification of Renal Transplant Rejection
Aly A. Farag, College of Engineering, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Tarek El-Diasty, Urology & Nephrology Center, Mansoura University, Mansoura

Differentiating Human Embryonic Stem Cells Along a Hepatocyte Lineage
Mark A. Zern, Transplant Research Institute, Davis Medical Center, University of California, Sacramento, CA
Waleed Nazmy El-Mazny, The Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA) Agouza

Agricultural Land Application of Bio-solids and Water Treatment
Zhi-Qing Lin, Biological and Environmental Sciences, South Illinois University, Edwardsville, IL
El-Sayed A. El-Khatib, Soil &Water Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Development and Evaluation of a Grass Sward Filtration System( GSFS) for Bio- Remediation of
Contaminated Water

Henry T. Wilkinson, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois,  Urbana, IL 
Hussein Abdel-Shafy, Water Research and Pollution Control, National Research Center, Giza

Treatment of Polluted Drainage Water Via Passive Instructed Constructed Wetland
John Warwick, Division of Hydrologic Sciences, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV
Ashraf Ghanem, Irrigation & Hydraulics, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza

Air Quality Over Cairo : Remote Sensing and Ground Observation
Menas Kafatos, Computational Science, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Mohamed El-Raey, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University, Alexandria, 

Lead Exposure Assessment of a Population Living near a Secondary Lead Smelter
Scott Clark, Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Yehia Ahmed Zakaria Yasseen, Industrial Medicine and Occupational Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Giza

Extended Investigation of the Wind Farm Protection Systems
R. G. Ramakumar, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Hatem Abdel-Samie Darwish, Electrical Engineering Department, Menoufiya University, Menoufiya 

Towards Efficient Hybird SolarCells: Alignment of Tio2 Nanoparticles in Polymer Films-the Nanowiring Effect
James T. McLeskey, Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Mohamed Sabri Abdel- Mottaleb, Chemistry and Photoenergy Center, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbasia

Computational Simulation of a Riser Performance for a Novel CFB Steam Reformer of Methane for Efficient Pure Hydrogen Production for Fuel Cells
Abdel K. Mazher, Aerospace Engineering Department, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
Shadia El-Shishini Saad El- Shishini, Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza

On-Line Fault Diagnostics for Induction Motor Drives-System through Electronic Signals and Artificial Intelligence Techniques
Nabeel A. O. Demerdash, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Faeka M. H. Kater, Electronics Research Institute, Giza

Performance Based Restructuring of Distributed Object Oriented Software
Reda A. Ammar, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Ayman El-Desouky Ibrahim, Electronics Research Institute, Giza

Nano-reinforcement Effects on Damping Properties of Composite Structures under Thermal and Cryogenic Environments
Mohamed A. Seif, Alabama A&M University Research Institute, Normal, AL
Usama Abdel- Moneim Khashaba, Mechanical Design and Production Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig

Synthesis and Sintering of TiC-based Ceramic Matrix Composites for Structural Applications
Rajendra Kumar Bordia, Material Science and Engineering, University of Washington,  Seattle, WA
Zaki Ismail Zaki Mohamed, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan

Functionalized Membranes for Acid Catalysis
Stephen M.C. Ritchie, Chemical and Biological Engineering, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Elham M.A. El Zanati, National Research Center, Giza

Synthesis of Novel Nitrogenous Heterocycles of Potential Biological and/or Pharmacological Importance
Alan R. Katritzky, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Adel S. Girgis, Pesticide Chemistry, National Research Center, Giza

Production of Novel Probiotic Dairy Products Rich in Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Arnold R. Hippen, Dairy Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Mohamed El-Hosseiny Abdel Salam, Dairy Department, National Research Center, Giza

Delivery of Antioxidants with Cancer-suppressing Properties in Egyptian and American Baked Goods
Ronald L. Madl, Grain Science and Industry, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Zahra S. Ahmed, Food Technology and Nutrition Division, National Research Center, Giza

Evaluation of Green Corrosion Inhibitors for Steel Reinforcement in Concrete Sructures
Fouad H. Fouad, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Rafik Abbas Awad, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Preparation of Rice-waste Reinforced Urea- formaldehyde Composites with Improved Moisture Resistance
Patricia A. Heiden, Department of Chemistry, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI
Ahmed Faizallah Abdel Aleem Moustafa, Polymers and Pigments Department, National Research Center, Giza

Chemical Synthesis of Magnetic Oxide Nanoparticles and Films, and their Evaluation for Sensing Applications
Thirumalai Venkatesan, Center for Superconductivity Research, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Wegdan Ramadan Osman, Physics Department, Faculty of Science, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Certification of Pesticides and Heavy Elements Concentration in Olive and Cotton Seed Oils
Michele Schantz, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Khaled Ebrahim El- Nagar, Chemical Metrology Division, National Institute for Standards, Giza

Structure-property Relationships of Layered Silicate, Carbon Nanotubes and POSS- based Nanocomposites
Jeffrey W. Gilman, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Walid Hamed Elsayed Awad, National Institute for Standards, Giza

Spectral Analysis of Aeromagnetic Data for Geothermal Reconnasissance of West of the Red Sea Region in Egypt
Ahmed Dhananjay Ravat, Department of Geology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Saied Kotb Salem, Nuclear Materials Authority of Egypt, Maadi, Cairo

Dynamic Characterization of Egyptian Hot Mix Asphalt Concrete for Highway Pavement Design and Evaluation
Fouad Bayomy, Civil Engineering, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Safwan A. Khedr, Construction Engineering, The American University in Cairo, Cairo

A Study of the Flow Structures Near a Stationary and an Oscillating Impingement Plate in a Semi-confined Impinging Jet
Ahmed M. Naguib, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan State University, E. Lansing, MI
Abdel Aziz Mahmoud Abdel-Fotouh, Mechanical Engineering, National Research Center, Giza

Modeling the Supply and Utilization of Major Agricultural Commodities in Egypt for Policy Analysis
Jacinto Fama Fabiosa, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Ibrahim Soliman, Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agriculture, Zagazig University, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt