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A Genetical Genomics Approach to Discover the Developmentally Regulated QTL that Control Fiber Quality of Egyptian Cotton
Thea Wilkins, Department of Plant and Soil Science, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Osama El-Shihy, Biotechnology Research Lab, Cairo University, Giza

Enhance Salinity Tolerance in oil- producing plant canola (Brassica napus) by increasing mannitol production
Wayne Loescher, Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University East Lansing, MI
Ismail Roba, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Giza

Genome-wide DNA marker information transfer from cow to buffalo
Zhihua Jiang, Department of Animal Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Mohamed Warda, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Cairo University, Giza

Survey of EmergingBiotype B and Q Bemisia tabaci-transmitted Viruses on Vegetable Crops and Alternative Whitefly Management Strategies
Alvin Simmons , U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, USDA-ARS, Charleston, SC
Shaaban Abd-Rabou, Plant Protection Research Institute, Giza

Spectrum and Evolution of Defense (resistance) Genes in Cotton
Andrew Paterson, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Elsayed Hafez, Arid Land Institute, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, Alexandria, Egypt

Effects of Nutritional Plane on the Maintenance Energy Requirement of Goats
Ryszard Puchala, American Institute for Goat Research, Langston University, Langston, OK
Ahmed Askar, Desert Research Center, El-Mataria, Cairo

Germplasm Conservation of some Indigenous Fruit Species in Upper Egypt
Eddie Stover, National Clonal Germplasm Repository, University of California, Davis, CA
Samir El-Agamy , Genetic Engineering Research Center, Assiut University , Assiut

Molecular Markers, SSR Library and Molecular Cylogenetic Analysis to Distinguish Genome Differences Among Date Palm,
Jiming Jiang, Department of Horticulture, Wisconsin State University, Madison, WI
Sami Adawy, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Giza

Improving Sugarcane Production Efficiency by Inoculating Disease-free Plants with N2-Fixing Bacteria
Michael Grisham, Sugarcane Research Unit,USDA-ARS, Houma, LA
Mostafa El-Kholi, Sugar Crops Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Towards Understanding the Pathobiology of Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Molecular Studies
Wael El-Rifai, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
Mona Mohamed, Department of Zoology, Cairo University, Giza 

Potential Neutralizing Efficacy of Hepatitis C Virus by Recombinant and Natural Camel Lactoferrin: Comparison Study
Bo Lonnerdal, Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA
El-Rashdy Redwan, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Application, New Borg Al-Arab, Alexandria

Improving the Safety and Quality of Ready-to-eat Meat Products using Novel Protective and Probiotic Bacterial Cultures
Ahmed Yousef , Food Science & Technology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Sahar Deraz, Institute of Biotechnology, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Application, New Borg Al-Arab, Alexandria

Schisto-chip Array for Early Detection of Bladder Cancer using Urine Sediment
David Sidransky, JHU-Otolaryncology H&N Cancer Res. Baltimore, MD
Abdel-Hady Abdel- Wahab, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Giza

Epigenetic Markers for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Egypt
Radoslav Goldman, Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Sameera Ezzat, National Liver Institute Menoufiya University, Menoufiya

Improved Early Detection of Bladder Carcinoma in Egypt using Multicolor Fluorescence in-situ Hybridization (FISH) Technology to Evaluate Voided Urine
Bassem Haddad, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Ola Nada, National Hepatology and Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cairo

Saffron (Crocus sativus): Production of Secondary Metabolites in Cultured Roots
Pamela Weathers, Department of Biology, Worcester Polytechnic Institute & Biotechnology, Worcester, MA
Mahmoud Sharaf-Eldin, Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, National Research Center, Giza

Bacterial Biodegradation of Lignin in Agricultural and Industrial Wastes
Ming Tien, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Amr Hanafy, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, Mubarak City for Scientific Research and Technology Applications, New Borg El-Arab City, Alexandria

Newly Modified Layered Double Hydroxides as Nano-flame Retardant
Jeffrey Gilman, National Institute for Standards & Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Mohamed Hassan, Chemical Metrology and Safety Division, National Institute of Standards, Giza 

PV-Grid Connected System for an Emergency Health Clinic
Mohammed Fadali, Electrical & Biomedical Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno NV
Faten Fahmy, Electronics Research Institute

Development in Biodiesel Production and Sources
Ihab H. Farag, Chemical Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Guzine El Diwani, Chemical Engineering Department, National Research Center, Giza 

Manufacturing and Development of Electricity Produced by Solar Energy Photovoltaic Cells (SEPC) Prepared from Promising Compounds and Materials
Lee Chow, Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Yasser Shenouda, Electrochemical Treatment Department, Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Synthesis, Characterization and Evaluation of New Hydrogen Storage Materials
M. Samy El-Shall, Dept. of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Nahla Ismail, Physical Chemistry Department, National Research Center, Giza

Computational and Experimental Studies of Turbulent Premixed Flame Kernels
Tarek Echekki, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Mohy Mansour, National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences, Cairo University, Giza

Integrating Computer Aided Design and Flexible Multi-body Codes
Ahmed Shabana, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Sayed Metwalli, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Giza

3D Digital Replica of Ramses II Temple, Egypt
Mohamed Abdelsalam, Geological Sciences & Engineering, University of Missouri, Rolla, MO
Amin Naguib, Egyptian Antiquities Information System, Supreme Council of Antiquities, Cairo

Magnetic Nano-composite as Photocatalyst Prepared by Sol-gel Technique for Degradation of Organic Dyes
Wolfgang Sigmund, Material Science & Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Reda Ouf, Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Assessment and Modeling of the Potential Public Health Impact of Rural and Urban Residential Indoor Bio-aerosols in Egypt
Shawn Gibbs, Environmental & Occupational Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX
Abel Hamid Awad, National Research Center, Giza 

Problem Solving Technology for Enhancing the Performance of Rice Straw in Production of Eco-efficient Lignocellulosic Composites
Jerrold Winandy, Forest Products Laboratory, USDA, Madison WI
Altaf Basta, National Research Center, Giza

Synthesis and Characterization of Polymeric Nanofibers and Nanowires
Maher Amer, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
Mostsfa El-Ashry, Mechanical Engineering, The British University-Egypt, El- Sheroke City, Cairo

Preparation of Chitosan Ion Exchangers Nanoparticles
Said Elnashaie, School of Science, Engineering and Technology, Penn State University, Middletown, PA
Maaly Khedr, Chemical Engineering & Pilot Plant, National Research Center, Giza 

Application of Salt Whey from Egyptian Cheese Varieties and Cheddar in Process Cheese Making
Ashraf Hassan , Dairy Science, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Morsi El-Soda, Dairy Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University , Alexandria

Synthesis and Assessment of Nanostructured Materials for Drug Delivery
Laurence Chow, American Dental Association Foundation, Paffenbarger Research Center, NIST Gaithersburg, MD
Amany Mostafa, Biomaterials Department, National Research Center, Giza 

Production of New Biocidal Textiles using Advanced Nano and Melt Spinning Techniques
Kotek Richard, College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Samiha Mahmoud, Textile Division, National Research Center, Giza 

Utilitarian Supramolecular Nano-Cellulosic Materials
George Newkome, Chemistry & Polymer Science, University of Akron, Akron, OH
Mohamed Hassan, Cellulose and Paper Department, National Research Center, Giza

Origin and Economic Significance of Neoproterozoic Ophiolites in the Southern Eastern Desert, Egypt
Robert Stern, Geosciences Department, University of Texas- Dallas, Richardson, TX
Mekhaiel Samuel, Geology Department, National Research Center, Giza 

Search for Physics beyond the Standard Model at LHC
Qaisar Shafi, Bartol Research Institute, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Shaaban Khalil, Centre for Theoretical Physics, British University-Egypt, El-Sherouk City, Cairo

Autologous HSC in the Treatment of Liver Cell Failure
Omar Alfi and Elizabeth Huttinger, Alfigen Stem Cell Research & Education Institute, Inc., Pasadena, CA
Hosni Salama, Cairo University School of Medicine, Cairo

Chemistry-Climate Feedbacks on Egypt and Nile River Basin
Allison Steiner, Atmospheric Oceanic and Space Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI
Ashraf Zakey, Egyptian Meteorological Authority, Kobry El Quobba, Cairo

Monitoring the Ionospheric Weather Over Egypt Using a Chain of Coherent Ionospheric Doppler Receivers
Trevor Garner, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Mahrous Mohamed, Physics Department, Helwan University, Ain Helwan, Cairo

Ionophore-Based Electrodes with Nanoporous 3DOM Carbon Solid Contacts
Philippe Buhlmann, Chemistry Department, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Mohamed Abbas, Chemical Industry Research Division, National Research Center, Giza