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Isolation and characterization of fiber- specific genes from extra- long staple cotton using suppression subtractive hybridization and microarrays
K.M. Soliman, Department of Plant & Soil Sciences, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL
Osama A. Momtaz, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Giza

Analysis of gene expression in giant and syncytial cells during nematode invasion of soybean
Benjamin F. Matthews, Soybean Genomics and Improvement Lab, USDA – ARS, Beltsville, MD
Ebtisam Hussein, Department of Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Giza

Production of genetically modified potato resistant to blight diseases
Karel R. Schubert, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO
Taymour M. Nasr El-Din, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Giza

Sample-sequencing strategy for structural analysis of the cotton genome
Andrew H. Paterson, Plant Genome Mapping Laboratory, University of Georgia, Athens GA
Elsayed Hafez, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, Borg El Arab, Alexandria

Use of antifungal peptides to create resistance to disease of sugarcane
Dilip Shah, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St. Louis, MO
Naglaa A. Abdallah, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Giza

Economic improvement of quail production in the U.S. and Egypt
Aubrey L. Cartwright, Poultry Science, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station, College Station, TX
Mohamed E. Mady, Animal Production Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

Induction of resistance to barley stripe mosaic virus by post transcriptional gene silencing
Andrew O. Jackson, Plant and Microbial Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA
Faiza A. Fattouh, Botany Department, Alexandria University, Alexandria 

Development of a multiplex assay to detect bacterial plant pathogens
Amy Charkowski, Department of Plant Pathology University Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Nabil Sobhy Farag, Department of Bacterial Diseases, Pllant Pathology Research Institute, Giza

The role of cytokines in the pathogenesis of graft versus host disease after allogeneic peripheral blood stem cell transplantation
Paul K. Wallace, Flow Cytometry Laboratory, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
Azza M. Kamel , National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo 

Marine Invertebrate Symbionts: Biotechnology & Drug Discovery
Eric Schmidt, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Diaa T. Youssef, Department of Pharmacognosy, Suez Canal University Ismailia

Symbionts and chemistry of the ET-743 producing tunicate, ecteinascidia turbinate

Margo G. Haygood, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, University of California - San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Ali A. Gab-Alla, Marine Science Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

Environmental and genetic risk factors for cogenital heart defects
Christopher Loffredo, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Mohamed Abdel-Hamid, National Hepatology & Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cairo

Studying the possible correlation between the apoptosis and cytokines in hepatocellular carcinoma
Joseph R. Testa, Human Genetics Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
Abdel- Rahman N. Zekri, National Cancer Institute, Cairo

Isolation and molecular characterization of manzamine-producing bacteria from Red Sea sponges
Russel T. Hill, Center of Marine Biotechnology, University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, Baltimore, MD
Soad Abou-El-Ela, Faculty of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University, Ismailiya, Egypt

A biotechnological approach towards drug discovery from the Red Sea sponge Latrunculia species
Mark Hamann, Department of Pharmacognosy, University of Mississippi, University, MS
Sherief Khalifa, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

Gene Therapy for engineering periodontal tissues in osteoporotic model
Sudha Agarwal, College of Dentistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Mona K. Marei, Tissue Engineering Laboratories, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Highly durable, sensitive and selective chemical and optical sensors on the basis of covalently attached ionophores
Eric Bakker, Chemistry Department, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Mohammad Noor-Edeen Abbas, National Research Center, Giza

Global warming & infrared transmission of the atmosphere via experimental determination of line mixing parameters for the 3 micron band of methane from spectroscopic experimental & theoretical perspective
Jon T. Hougen, Optical Technology Division, National Institute of Standards & Metrology, Gaithersburg, MD
Mohamed Elshakre, Chemistry Department, Faculty of Science, Cairo University, Giza

Time and frequency dissemination by satellite
John P. Lowe, National Institute of Standards & Technology, Boulder, CO
Safaa Samuel, National Institute of Standards, Giza 

Management of environmental problems in Egypt
Jay N. Meegoda, Civil & Environmental Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark. NJ
Samer Ezeldin, Construction Engineering, American University in Cairo

New hybrid ion exchangers for toxic metals removal
Arup K. SenGupta, Civil & Environmental Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
Mostafa Mahmoud Emara, Faculty of Science, Al-Azhar University, Nasr City

Demonstration of modified septic tank for rural wastewater treatment in Egypt
Shihwu Sung, Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Tarek Ismail Sabry, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo

Synthesis and characterization TiO2 - ZnO nanoparticles via sol gel technique for wastewaters treatment
David W. Mazyek, Environmental Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville FL
Adel Ali Ismail, Central Metallurgical Research & Development Institute, Cairo 

Mitigating the deterioration of monuments from the effects of evaporating shallow groundwater
Richard R. Parizek & Shelton Alexander, Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
Abul Hassan Abdel Raouf, Geological Survey of Egypt and Mining Authority, Abbassia

Conversion of agricultural residues into ethanol and microcrystalline and cellulose
Foster A. Agblevor, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Ibrahim Maha M. Ibrahim, National Research Center, Giza

Integrated crop management information system under current and future climate conditions
James W. Jones, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Ayman Farid Abou Hadid, Central Laboratory for Agricultural Climate (CLAC), Giza 

Biodiesel Fuel from Nonedible Vegetable Oils
Ihab H. Farag, Chemical Engineering Department, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Guzine El Diwani, Chemical Engineering and Pilot Plant, National Research Center, Giza

The Development of a Stationary Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) Fuel Cell Power System for Buildings
Tawfik Hazem, Institute for Research & Technology Transfer, State University of New York, Farmingdale, NY
Hammam El-Abd, Chemical Engineering, National Research Centre, Giza

Efficient scheduling strategies for real-time applications in cluster environments with possible processor failure
Reda A. Ammar, Computer Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Ayman El- Desouky Ibrahim, Electronics Research Institute, Giza

Redundant traffic encoding and marking scheme for voice-over-IP quality of service
Emad H. Aboelela, Computer and Information Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
Mohamed Nazih El-Derini, Computers and Automatic Control, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Grinding of polymers and FRP composites
Sherif D. El Wakil, Mechanical Engineering Deparment, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA
Nahid Abdel Salam Azab, Design & Production Engineering, Ain Shams University, Abbassia

Material flow analysis and integration for watersheds: Generic techniques with applications to pollution management in Bahr El- Baqar
Mahmoud M. El-Halwagi, Chemical Engineering Department, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX
Mohamed Kamal T. Ewida, Environmental Engineering, Zagazig University, Zagazig 

Synthesis of nancrystalline sensing oxides
Henk Verweij, Center of Industrial Sensors & Measurements, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Emad El Meliegy, National Research Center, Giza 

Innovative technology for improving wear resistance and fracture toughness of austempered ductile iron used for automotive industry by either thermomechanical or two-step austempering processes
Ahmed H. El Sawy, Manufacturing & Industrial Technology, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN
Khaled Mohamed Ibrahim Abouelela, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan

Expanding the use of whey in food and increase the food safety
Hassan Ashraf Nasr Eldin, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Aly Khattab, Dairy Science & Technology, Alexandria University Alexandria

Effect of elevated temperature and fire on structural elements retrofitted by carbon fiber reinforced polymers
D. V. Reddy, Civil Engineering Department, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Hala Mohamed Gamal El-Kady, National Research Center, Giza 

Synthesis and characterization of novel nanoparticle catalysts to minimize pollution
M. Samy El-Shall, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Nagi Radwan Ebrahim Radwan, Chemistry Department, Suez Canal University, Ismailiya

Geology, Paleontology and Biogeography of the North African Early Miocene
Ellen R. Miller, Department of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Ahmed El-Barkooky, Geology Department, Cairo University, Giza

Near- Surface Drainage in Southwest Egypt
Farouk El-Baz, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, Boston, MA
Ali Werwer, The General Company for Research & Ground Water, Cairo

Depression, North Western Desert, Egypt Based on Analysis of Landsat TM, SIR-C/X- SAR and SRTM data
Tim M. Kusky, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO
Talaat Ramadan, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Cairo

Informational and Statistical Research Topics on Ageing
Ibrahim Ahmad, Department of Statistics & Actuarial Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
Hady N. Ahmed, Institute of Statistical Studies & Research, Cairo University, Giza

B-Biotyp Bemisia Tabaci and its Biologically-based Control Strategia on Vegetable Crops
Alvin M. Simmons, U.S. Vegetable Laboratory, USDA- ARS, Charleston , SC
Abd-Rabou Shabaan, Plant Protection Research Institute, Giza

Time Asymmetry and Relativistic Resonances
Arno R. Bohm,Department of Physics, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Soliman Rady Komy, Department of Mathematics, Helwan University, Helwan, Cairo