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Population Genetic Structure of Rhizobia that Nodulate Medicago Species Indigenous to Egypt: Potential as Inoculants for Use in Arid Regions
Peter Van Berkum, Soybean Genomics & Improvement Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD
Reda Abou-Shanab, Environmental Biotechnology, Mubarak City for Science and Technology Applications, New Borg El Arab City Alexandria

Formulating a Rule for Modeling Optimal Application Strategies for IPM in Citrus
Larry Duncan, Citrus Research & Education Center, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL
Mahfouz Abd-Elgawad, Plant Pathology Department, National Research Center, Giza

The Grazing Activity Energy Cost of Goats
Arthur L. Goetsch, American Institute for Goat Research, Langston University, Langston, OK
Hassan El Shaer, Desert Research Center, El-Mataria, Cairo

Genetic Transformation of Some Pathogenesis Related Genes for Fungal Resistance into Grain Legumes (Fava bean and Pea)
Kevin McPhee, Grain Legume Genetics, USDA-ARS, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Moemen S. Hanafy, Plant Biotechnology Department, National Research Center, Giza

Host-Range Studies of Baculoviruses for Insect Control
Xiao-Wen Cheng, Microbiology Department, Miami University, Oxford, OH
Tamer Ibrahim Zaki Salem , Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Giza

Improving Oocyte Maturation and Embryo Culture by Comparing Global Expression Profiles of In vivo and In-vitro Embryos in Cattle and Buffalo
X. Cindy Tian, Animal Science Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Omaima Mohamed T. Kandil, Animal Reproduction & A.I. Department, National Research Center, Giza

Studies of Xenorhabdus and Photorhabdus spp. Antibiotic Activity against Pathogens of Medical and Veterinary Importance
Steven A. Forst, Biological Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, WI
Hanan A. Elsadawy, Parasitology & Animal Diseases, National Research Center, Giza

Non-Toxic Control of Pephritid Fruit Flies: Evaluation and Establishment of Potential Biocontrol Agents to Suppress Bactrocera zonata Populations in Egypt
Mohsen M. Ramadan, Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Honolulu, HI
Ahmed Hussein El- Heneidy, Biological Control, Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza 

Molecular Modeling and Synthesis of Novel Porphyrin and Phthalocyanine Compounds for Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Harold Freeman, Polymer & Color Chemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ahmed M. El-Shafei, Chemistry Department, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt

Genetic Factors in Tobacco Smoking Behavior and Addiction
Sania Amr, Epidemiology & Preventative Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Ghada Nasr Radwan , National Hepatology & Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cairo

The Molecular Basis for Host Range Restriction and Pathogenicity of Avian Influenza (H5N1) Virus: Approaches Toward Vaccine Development
Richard J. Webby, Infectious Diseases, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Mohamed Ahmed Ahmed Ali, Environmental Virology Laboratory, National Research Center, Giza

Fusion Gene Transcript Levels at Diagnosis and Their Kinetics in Response to Therapy as Prognostic Indicators in Acute Leukemia
Sheila A. Shurtleff, Molecular Pathology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN
Azza Mahmoud Kamel, Clinical Pathology Department, National Cancer Institute, Cairo

Consanguinity and Bipolar Disorder in Egypt: Molecular Genetic Analyses
Vishwajit L. Nimgaonkar, University of Pittsburgh Western Psychiatric Inst itute, Pittsburgh, PA
Hader Abdelaziz Mansour, Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura

Nanoparticle Targeting of Cathepsin-L Inhibitor and Paclitaxel in Breast Cancer
Shaker A. Mousa, Pharmaceutical Research Institute, Albany College of Pharmacy, Albany, NY
Olfat Gamil Shaker, Medical Biochemistry Department, Cairo University, Giza 

Biogas Production by Methanogens Isolated from River Nile Sediments
Ronald M. Weiner, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Einas Hamed El- Shatoury, Microbiology Department, Ain Shams University, Abbasia, Cairo

Development and Optimization of Pesticide Industry Effluent Treatment System Using Nanofiltration (NF) and Oxidation Technologies
Krishna Pagilla, Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Hayam Fahim Shaalan, Chemical Engineering Department, National Research Center, Giza

Evaluation of Suez Canal Environments for Toxin Producing Cyanobacteria
Kelly A. Reynolds, College of Public Health, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Ghada M. Haddad, Analytical Chemistry Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

Extract of Some Natural Plants for Corrosion and Scale Control for Cooling Water Systems
Adriane C. Ludwick, Chemistry Department, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL
Essam Khamis Ibrahim, Alexandria University Faculty of Science, Alexandria

Synthesis of Some Recycled Dendritic Curable Resins Based on PET for Coating Applications
Witold Brostow, Laboratory of Advanced Polymers & Optimized Materials, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
Ayman Mohamady El Saied Atta, Applications Department, Egyptian Petroleum Research Institute Nasr City, Cairo

Improving Healing Performance by using Chitosan/Cellulose Nanofibers
Abdel-Fattah M. Seyam, College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ahmed Ibrahim Waly, Textile Research Division, National Research Center, Giza

Reduction of Industrial GHG Emissions
Mahmoud El Halwagi, Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Kamal Tolba Ewida, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University

Corrosion of Ceramic- Metal Joining
Darryl P. Butt, Materials Science & Engineering, Boise State University, Boise, ID
Madiha A. Shoeib, Centrol Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Lead-Fly Ash Composited
Rohatgi Pradeep, Materials Department, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Awad Younan Daoud Atef, Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Processing and Mechanical Properties of Amorophous Metal foil and Laminates
John Lewandowski, Department of Material Science & Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Adel El Shabasy, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Abbasia, Cairo

Modeling of Welding of Titanium Alloys
T. Deb Roy, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Abdel Moneim El Batahgy, Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Size and shape dependence of exchange- bias in ferromagnetic/antiferroma gnetic nanoparticles for high density data storage media
Caroline Ross, Material Science & Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
Emad Girgis, National Research Center, Dokki, Cairo

Carbon-Nanotube Reinforced Aluminum Composites - A Dual Matrix Approach
Khaled Morsi, Mechanical Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Amal Esawi

A Novel Flash Fast Locking Wide-Band Digital Phase-Locked Loop
Mahmoud F. Wagdy, Electrical Engineering, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Hamed A. El-Simary, Electronics Research Institute, Giza

Design of Smart Sensor and its implementation in wireless sensors network
Magdy Bayoumi, Circuits and Systems for Communications, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
Amal Zaki, Electronics Research Institute, Giza

Grid-Enabled Segmentation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Akmal A. Younis, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Hesham Ezzat Salem El-Deeb, Computer & Systems Department, Electronics Research Institute, Giza

Wireless Communications and Medical Applications Chip-Size Antennas
Magdy F. Iskandar, Hawaii Center for Advanced Communication, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Esmat Abdel Fattah Abdallah, Electronics Research Institute, Giza 

Size Effect of Fire and Heat Exposure on Structural Concrete Elements
D.V. Reedy and K. Sobhan, Civil Engineering, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Hala Mohamed Gamal El-Kady, National Research Center, Giza 

Oceanic Anoxic Event and Organic Facies of the Cenomanian-Turonian and their Relation to Oil and Gas Formation in North Western Desert, Egypt
Francisca Oboh-Ikuenobe, Geological Science & Engineering, University of Missouri, Rolla, MO
Mohamed Ismail Abdou Ibrahim, Environmental Sciences, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Long-term Conservation of Crategusx sinaica, a valuable medicinal plant of the South Sinai Mountains
James Hamrick, Plant Biology Department, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Moustafa Abd El Raouf, Faculty of Science Suez Canal University Ismailia, Egypt

Calibration and Validation of DRAINMOD-N II as a Tool for Subsurface Drainage System Design in Newly Reclaimed Land in Egypt
Richard Skaggs and M.A. Youssef, Biology and Agricultural Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Ghada El Refai , Drainage Research Institute, National Water Research Center, El Kanater Delta Barrages, Cairo

Building advanced numerical weather prediction capacity in Egypt
David Yates, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO
Magdy Abdel Wahab, Faculty of Science, Cairo University,Cairo

High Performance Techniques for Remote Sensing
Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut,  Storrs, CT
Salwa Nassar, Electronics Research Institute, Giza