Amrita Cheema, a research assistant professor at Georgetown University was one of six winners of a HUPO Young Investigator Award, which allowed her to present her research on clinical proteomics and metabolomics for diabetes at the 9th International HUPO Conference in Sydney, Australia.
Karim Ibrik, an undergraduate at Texas A&M University at Qatar, working under the guidance of Professor Dave Seapy and funded in part by a UREP grant from QNRF, has recently won an award in a poster competition at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Student Annual Conference in Utah, held from 5th-8th November 2010.
QNRF has recently announced the outcome of the ninth cycle of its funding program; the Undergraduate Research Experience Program, UREP. During the ninth cycle, QNRF received 118 research proposals, each of which was evaluated by three independent peer reviewers. The average score of all proposals was 78%. In order to maintain a high quality level for the awarded UREP proposals, QNRF Steering Committee decided to adopt a cutoff score of 82% for this cycle, which resulted in the award of 44 research proposals engaging 183 undergraduate students across seven academic institutions.
A description of novel techniques in quantum lithography, resulting from QNRF funded research, has been featured on the American Physical Society's 'Physics' website, which highlights exceptional papers published in the Physical Review journal series.