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Projects Selected for Funding (Cycle 16)

Novel Phytochemical Components from Some Egyptian Flora for the Treatment of Viral Hepatitis C - "Genotype 4"

Susan Uprichard, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Faiza M. Hammouda, National Research Centre, Giza

Viral Load Changes and Placental Infection in Hepatitis C-infected Pregnant Women
Samer S. El-Kamary, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Hesham El-Ghazaly, Cairo University, Giza

Comparative Genomics or Multidrug Resistant Acinetobacter Bumamnii in Different Geographic Locations
Nahed Ismaeil, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Amira A. Al-Hindy, Menofia University, Menofia

Isolation and Biological Evaluation of Opioid Receptor Modulators from Asteraceae Plants Growing in Egypt
Stephen J. Cutler, University of Mississippi, Oxford MS
Eman Sanad Elsayed Mohamed Habib, Suez Canal University, Ismailia

Nucleosides with Altered Metabolism for the Treatment of Influenza Viral Infections
James Noah, Southern Research Institute, Frederick, MD
Abdalla E.A. Hassan, Zagazig University, Zagazig

Development of Enzymatic Bioremediation Technology for the Removal of Textile Dyes
Michael J. Sadowsky, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Wafaa Mohamed Abd El Rahim Hassan, National Research Centre, Giza

Molecular Diagnosis and Biological Control of Rift Valley Fever in Egypt
Kenneth J. Linthicum, USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Mohamed Galal Abdel Mohsen Aggour, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Planning Research using Novel Plant and Habitat Systems for Sustainable Pest Control in Vegetable Production
Bruce Parker, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Mona Mohamed Moustafa, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Development of Cyropreservation Strategies for Conserving Grape Genetic Diversity within Genebanks
Gayle M. Volk, USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Neven Abd El-Fattah Hassan, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Sequencing Molecular Markers and Bioinformatics Analysis to Distinguish the Genders of Date Palm Trees
Jiming Jiang, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Sami Saeid Adawy, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Germplasm Conservation, Genetic Characterization, Ecophysiological and Phytochemical Studies of Black Calla Lily Endemic in Mediterranean Coast
Mohamed Shahba, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Mahmoud M. Saker, National Research Centre, Giza

Genomic Characterization of Bovine Tuberculosis in Cattle Herds in Egypt
Adel Mohamed Talaat, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Essam Amin Nasr, Agricultural Research Center, Giza

Improving Grapevine Tolerance to Drought and Heat Stress using Safe and Eco-Friendly Technologies
Sadanand A. Dhekney, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Ashraf El-Kereamy, Ain Shams University, Cairo

Exploring Opportunities for Collaboration on Use of Microalgae as a Source for Renewable Energy
Milton Sommerfeld, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Nagwa Gamal-Eldin Mohammady, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Hydraulic Tomography of Shallow Alluvial Sediments: Nile River Valley
Tian Chyi Yeh, University of Arizona, Tuscon, AZ
Hesham Bekhit Mohamed, Cairo University, Giza

Imaging the Geometry of the Kharga Basin (New Valley Oasis ) and its Groundwater Capacity
Estella Atekwana, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Magdy Ahmed Atya, National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics, Helwan, Cairo

Development of Nanoparticle Catalysts Supported on Graphene for High Activity and Selectivity Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis of Liquid Fuels
M. Samy El-Shall, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA 
Ahmed Abd El-Moneim Abd El-Hamid, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Cairo

Fractional Catalytic Pyrolysis for the Production of Biobased Materials and Biofuels
Foster A. Agblevor, Utah State University, Logan, UT
Waleed Khaled El-Zawawy, National Research Centre, Giza

Inkjet Printing of Electronic and Optoelectronic Devices
Vivek Subramanian, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Ahmed Saad Gomaa Khalil, Egypt Nanotechnology Research Center, Giza

Experimental Investigation and Control of the Integrated JB/AMB
Eric H. Maslen, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Aly El-Shafei, Cairo University, Giza

Nanostructured Multiferriocs for Solar Hydrogen Production
Arun Gupta, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
Wegdan Ramadan, Alexandria University, Alexandria

Seismic Risk Assessment of Wind Turbine Towers in Zaharana Wind Farm Egypt
Ahmed Elgamal, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA
Housing and Building National Research Center, Giza

Untying the Gordian Knot: Practical and Distributed Optimal Scheduling to Support Multimedia Traffic over Wireless Networks
Eylem Ekici, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Moustafa Amin Youssef, Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology, Cairo

Integrated Urban-Construction Planning for Improving Slums Upgrading Projects: Understanding Socioeconomic and Constructability Challenges
Omar El-Anwar, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Tamer M. Abdel Aziz Amr, Cairo University, Giza

Plasma-Assisted Chemical Vapor Synthesis versus Conventonal Synthesis Methods of Advanced Ceramic Nanopowders
H.Y. Sohn, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Mohamed Mahmoud Hamdy Khedre, Academy of Scientific Research, Cairo

Development of Zn Alloy Based Syntactic Composite Foams for High Energy Absorption Applications
Nakhil Gupta, New York University, New York, NY
(Egyptian side was not funded)