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BA/CSSP Research Grants 2014

In response to the BA/CSSP 2014 Research Grants announcement made by the Center for Special Studies and Programs (CSSP), 116 proposals were submitted in Agricultural Sciences, Biology & Biotechnology, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Engineering Sciences & Technology, Earth Sciences, Information Technology & Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Medical Sciences Physics & Biophysics, and Pre-University Education.

A blind online review process was used to evaluate each proposal. The Reviewing Committee currently comprises 128 international eminent scientist and Nobel Laureates representing all areas of research. Based on the reviewers’ recommendations; eighteen candidates were selected to attend the BA/CSSP Research Grants 2014 Top Listed Interviews on the 2nd and the 9th  April 2015 to be interrogated by high caliber scientific committee.

The top listed candidates in the medical field were interviewed by Prof. Yehia Halim Zaki, Advisor, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Dr. Heba Kassem, Assistant Professor of Medical Genetics and Director of Clinical Genomics Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Dr. Mohammed Gomaa, Medical Director, Clinical Trial and Pharmacovigilance Center, Egyptian Liver Research Institute And Hospital “ELRIAH” Sherbeen – Almansoura – Egypt.

The top listed candidates in the field of Agriculture and Engineering were interviewed by Prof. Yousry El-Gamal, Member of CSSP Board of Directors, and Former Minister of Education, Prof. Salah Soliman, Professor of Pesticide Chemistry and Toxicology; and Advisor for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, as well as Prof. Hisham Gaber, Director of the Center for Environmental Studies, Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Accordingly, four winners were selected for the BA/CSSP Research Grants 2014.

BA/CSSP Research Grants 2014 winners:

Kamilia Mohamed Rasheed Shehata Abdelraouf
Lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University.

Research Title: Improving the therapeutic outcomes of carpabenem antibiotics in the critical care units of Alexandria university hospitals.
Research Field: Medical Sciences

Mahmoud Magdy Abdallah Awad
Lecturer, Department of Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture, Ain Shams University

Research Title: Genomic, Transcriptomic and Genome-Wide Association Studies of Salinity Tolerance Trait in Sorghum.
Research Field: Agricultural Sciences

Rasha Zakaria Batran
Researcher, National Research Centre, Giza

Research Title: New pyranopyrimidines as neuropeptide S receptor antagonists; design, synthesis and molecular modeling.
Research Field: Medical Sciences

Marwa Ahmed Sallam
Lecturer, Faculty of Pharmacy, Alexandria University

Research Title: Investigating the potential of natural Nano carriers versus synthetic polymers as a vehicle for optimized topical treatment of common skin disorders.
Research Field: Medical Sciences