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Engineered and conventional approaches to develop drought tolerant potatoes
David S. Douches, Crop & Soil Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Emad Anis Metry, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Developing a basis for commercial biological control tactics for IPM in citrus
Larry Duncan, Citrus Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Lake Alfred, FL
Mahfouz Mohamed Mostafa Abd-Elgawad, Department of Plant Pathology, National Research Center, Giza

Cotton genes induced by root knot and cotton nematode in feeding cells
Benjamin F. Matthews, Plant Molecular Biology, USDA-ARS-SGIL, Beltsville, MD
Sanaa A. Haroon, Plant Protection Department, Cairo University, Fayoum Branch, Fayoum Governorate

The improvement of fertility during heat stress season in cows and buffaloes
Scott Whisnant, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Abdel Mohsen M. Hammam, Animal Reproduction Department, National Research Center, Giza

Genetic transformation of maize (Zea mays L.) for the production of maize lines with enhanced tolerance to environmental stress conditions
Kan Wang, Center of Plant Transformation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Shireen Kamal Assem Abdel Halim, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Effects of acclimatization on energy requirements of goats
Arthur L. Goetsch, American Institute for Goat Research, Langston University, Langston, OK
Hassan M. El Shaer, Desert Research Center, El-Mataria, Cairo

Vitrification of oocytes and embryos for conservation of animal genetic resources
George E. Seidel, Biological Sciences Department, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
Karima G.M. Mahmoud, National Research Center, Dokki, Giza

Serodiagnosis of Liver Fibrosis in Hepatitis C Patients in Egypt
Samer El-Kamary, Epidemiology & Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Essmat Gamal El Din, National Hepatology & Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cairo

Genetic & Epidemiological Risk Factors for Childhood Leukemia in Egypt
Christopher Loffredo, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Abd El Hamid Mohamed, National Hepatology & Tropical Medicine Research Institute, Cairo

Genetics of Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes in Egypt
John Hansen, Clinical Research Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Azza Mohamed Kamel, National Cancer Institute, Cairo

Synthesis of Benzoxazole Derivatives with Potential Antitumor and Antiviral Activity
Sean Michael Kerwin, Medicinal Chemistry, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Hoda Ibrahim El Diwani, National Research Center, Giza

Production of phytase and chitinase from agricultural wastes in stirred tank bioreactor and spouted bed bioreactor
Shang-Tian Yang, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Hesham Ali Metwally El Enshasy, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Research Institute, Mubarak City for Scientific Research & Technological Applications, Alexandria

Adenoviral transfer of tissue-type plasminogen activator gene prevention for postoperative adhesions
Ayman Al-Hendy, John Sealy Hospital, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX
Hussein Moussa Atta, Faculty of Medicine, El Minia University, El Minia

Praziquantel resistance in Egypt: testing and use of an in vitro assay
Eric S. Loker, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Wael Mohamed Lotfy, Parasitology Department, Medical Research Institute, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Identifying important genes controlling fiber development in cotton (Gossypium sp.) using high-throughput genome technology
Z. Jeffrey Chen, School of Biological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX
Osama Saad Sayed Hassan, Agricultural Genetic Engineering Research Institute, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Establishment of mutual coherence in the oil primary pressure standards used at NIST- US Egypt
Douglas A. Olson, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
Alaaeldin A. El-Tawil Mass, Density and Pressure Metrology Lab, National Institute for Standards, Giza

Catalytic gasification of biomass for synthesis gas
Makram T. Suidan, Biomedical, Chemical, and Environmental Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Mohamed Abdel Fattah Hamad, Chemical Engineering, National Research Center, Giza

An Integrated Approach to Hydrogen Production and Seawater Desalination using Renewable Resources
Said Al-Hallaj, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology,  Chicago, IL
Azza Ibrahim Hafez, Chemical Engineering & Pilot Plant, National Research Center, Giza

Bioelectrolytic System for the Treatment of Tannery wastewater
Joseph Flora, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Mahmoud Abdel-Shafy El-Sheikh, Civil Engineering, Menoufiya University, Shebin Elkom

Demonstration of Anaerobic Digestion for cost-effective municipal wastewater treatment in Egypt (DAD-project)
James A. Field, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Hisham Abdel Halim, Sanitary & Environmental Engineering, Cairo University, Giza 

Preparation and Characterization of Nano- Structured ZnO, SnO2 Semiconductors and their Composites as Gas Sensor Materials
M. Samy El-Shall, Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Osama Ahmed Fouad, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

New Environment Friendly Development for Reusing Currently and Potentially Contaminated and Toxic Bio-Fibers for Production of Advanced Lignocellulosic Composites
Jerrold Everett Winandy, Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, USDA, Madison, WS
Altaf Halim Basta, Cellulose and Paper Department, National Research Center, Giza

Transformation of Silica Fume By-products Produced from Ferrosilicon Industries into Chemical Mechanical Polishing Nano-Slurries for Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing
Rajiv Singh, Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Mohamed Radwan El-Desouki, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan, Giza

A Framework for Automated Scene Surveillance: Algorithms, Architecture and Prototyping
Magdy Bayoumi, Center for Advanced Computer Studies, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
Ayman El Dessouki, Electronics Research Institute, Giza 

Diagnosis and Maintenance of Relay Ladder Logic programs and PLC Ladder Logic Diagrams using Artificial Neural Networks
Houshang Darabi, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Magdy M. Abdelhameed, Design & Production Engineering, Ain Shams University, Abbassiah

Development of FDTD accelerator for 3D interaction between human body and radiation from wireless devices
Nader Bagerdazeh, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA
Hesham Ezzat Eldeeb, Electronics Research Institute, National Research Center, Giza 

Design and Fabrication of RF-SAW Sensors using MEMS technology for Wireless Applications
Mona E. Zaghloul, Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Amal Z. Mohamed, Electronics Research Institute, Giza

Ionic Crosslinking - A Novel Method for Fabric Stabilization
Brent Smith, College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC
Mohamed Mahmoud Hashem, National Research Center, Giza

Direct Casting of Piezoelectric Ceramics
Ahmad Safari, Materials Science and Engineering, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
Emad Mohamed M. Ewais, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Metallic Iron Whiskers Growth During the Reduction of Iron Oxide
H. Y. Sohn, Metallurgical Engineering, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Mahmoud I. Nasr, Central Metallurgical Research Development Institute, Helwan, Cairo

Evaluation of a new High Corrosive Resistant Steel Reinforcement for Concrete Structures in the Mediterranean Salt Environments
Sami H. Rizkalla, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Tarek K. Hassan, Structural Engineering, Ain Shams University, Cairo

Modeling and Analysis of Geogrid-Reinforced Earth Structures under Earthquake Loading
Alaa K. Abla Ashmawy Zayed, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Ahmed Hosny Abdel- Rahman, Civil Engineering, National Research Center, Giza

Preparation and Sintering of Nano-SiC from Waste Silica Fume via an Integrated Mechanical and Thermal Activation Process
Leon L. Shaw, Institute of Materials Science, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Mahmoud Farag Zawrah, Ceramics Department, National Research Center, Giza

The Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Titanium Implants
Winston O. Soboyejo, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Mona K. Marei, Faculty of Dentistry, Alexandria University, Azarita, Alexandria

Investigation of Groundwater Flow Heterogeneity in Fractured Aquifers Using Stochastic Modeling Techniques: A Case Study of Fractured Limestone in Sinai
Dongxiao Zhang, School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Mahmoud Ibrahim Bakr, Water Resources Institute, El Qanater, El- Khairiya

Archaeocete Whales and Other Fossil Vertebrates of Eocene Wadi Hitan (Fayum)
Philip Gingerich, Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Moustafa M. Fouda, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, Maadi

Flood Prediction and Water Management for Sinai Peninsula Using Remote Sensing and Distributed Hydrologic Modeling Techniques
Ehab Meselhe, Center for Louisiana Inland Water Studies, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA
Mohamad Abdel- Motaleb, Water Resources Institute, National Water Research Center, Delta Barrage

Influence of Structures on Drainage Patterns in the Toshka Region, Southwest Egypt
Cordula Robinson, Center for Remote Sensing, Boston University, Boston, MA
Hesham M. El-Kaliouby, Geology & Geophysics, National Research Center, Giza

Renewable Groundwater Resources in Sinai
Mohamed Sultan, Geosciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Ahmad Wagdy, Irrigation & Hydraulics, Cairo University, Giza

Integrated Analysis of Organic and Inorganic Plant Remains of Hierakonopolis: Contribution to the Paleoethnobotany of Egypt
Renee F. Friedman, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK
Ahmed Gamal-El- Din Fahmy, Department of Botany, University of Helwan, Ain Helwan