10:30am - 11:00am Opening Remarks

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Speaker:

Dr. Ahmad Jadallah

Founder and CEO, Phi Science Institute

11:00am - 11:45am Keynote Speech: The World in 2050 - and Beyond

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Keynote Speech:
The World in 2050 - and Beyond

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Lord Martin Rees

The UK's Astronomer Royal and a Fellow (and Former Master) of Trinity College, Cambridge University

11:45am - 12:00pm Patronage Speech HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Keynote Speech:
The World in 2050 - and Beyond

Keynote Speaker:

HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan

President of the Royal Scientific Society

12:00pm - 1:00pm Break and Networking
1:00pm - 2:00pm Scientific Session Space and Water Breakthroughs

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Scientific Session:
Space and Water Breakthroughs

Speakers

Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini

Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Collimated Light Propagation: The Next Frontier in Underwater Wireless Communication

Mrs. Rania Toukaberi

Aerospace Engineer, Space Generation Advisory Council

African Space Strategy in the Next Years

1:00pm - 2:00pm Scientific Session: Bioinformatics: When Biology Meets IT

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Scientific Session:
Bioinformatics: When Biology Meets IT

Speakers

Prof. Ahmed Rebai

Professor, Centre of Biotechnology of Sfax

Bioinformatics: Emerging Opportunities and Challenges for Young Arab Scientists

Dr. Basel Abu-Jamous

Senior Data Scientist, Sensyne Health Plc

Multiomics: The Synergetic Power in Simultaneous Analysis of Data from Multiple Molecular Layers

1:00pm - 2:00pm Scientific Session Promoting Enrepreneurship in Scinece: A Quest for Innovation

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Promoting Enrepreneurship in Scinece: A Quest for Innovation

Speakers

Prof. Fouad Mrad

Senior Programme Manager Frontier Technologies , United Nations ESCWA

Arab Youth Technovation Program: Decade of Stars of Science

Dr. Bashar El-Khasawneh

Associate Professor, Khalifa University

Role of Universities in Promoting Innovation and Entrepreneurship

1:00pm - 1:30pm Scientific Session: Our Planet Can Be Saved

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Scientific Session:
Our Planet Can Be Saved

Speakers

Mrs. Tara Golshan

Executive Director, Education, Jane Goodall Institute

1:00pm - 2:00pm Scientific Session Prospects for Gene Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Pre-clinical Models to Human Patient Trials
2:00pm - 3:00pm Panel Discussion How AI is Helping Scientists in the Fight Against COVID-19

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion:
How AI is helping scientists in the fight against COVID-19, from robots to predicting the future.

Moderator:

Dr. Ahmad Jadallah

Founder & CEO, Phi Science Institute

Panelists:

Dr. Halima Bin Ismail

Principal Scientist and Associate Professor, Qatar Computing Research Institute-HBKU

Dr. Basel Abu-Jamous

Senior Data Scientist, Sensyne Health Plc

Mr. Christophe Zoghbi

Co-Founder and CEO, Zaka

2:00pm - 3:00pm Panel Discussion Why to Spend Money on Space Science?

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion:
Why to Spend Money on Space Science

Moderator:

Prof. Mohamed-Slim Alouini

Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)

Panelists:

Prof. Nidhal Guessoum

Professor, American University of Sharjah

Prof. Riadh Abdelfattah

Vice President, University of Carthage

Mr. Ahmed El Fadhel

Coordinator, SST (Space Science and Technology) unit at the African Association for Geo-spatial Development (AGEOS)

Mrs. Rania Toukaberi

Aerospace Engineer, Space Generation Advisory Council

2:00pm - 3:00pm Panel Discussion The Future of AI Economy in the MENA Region

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion:
The Future of AI Economy in the MENA Region

Moderator:

Mr. Samer Obeidat

CEO, Stallion.AI

Panelists:

Prof. Ahmad Guessoum

Professor, University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene

Prof. Mohamed Jmaiel

Director, Digital Research Center of Sfax

Dr. Tamer El-Sayed

Associate Professor, Qatar University

Prof. Yousef Al Assaf

President, Rochester Institute of Technology-Dubai

2:00pm - 3:00pm Panel Discussion Empowering Women: Leading Entrepreneurs in the Middle East

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Panel Discussion:
Empowering Women: Leading Entrepreneurs in the Middle East

Moderator:

Dr. Mariam Abu-Khalaf

Project Officer, Phi Science Institute

Panelists:

Dr. Maha Nasr

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy Ain Shams University

Mrs. Amal Abid

Software Engineer, Amazon Web Services

Mrs. Sanaa Afouaiz

Founder and Director, Womenpreneur

Mrs. Mai Medhat

CEO, Eventtus

Mrs. Anwar Momani

High School Student, Al-Taibah Mixed Secondary School

2:00pm - 3:00pm Panel Discussion Prospects for Gene Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Pre-clinical Models to Human Patient Trials
3:00pm - 4:00pm Break and Networking
4:00pm - 5:00pm Scientific session: 3D Modeling & CG Photo-Realism

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Scientific session:
3D Modeling & CG Photo-Realism: How Around 75% of All IKEA's Product Images are CG Renders

Speaker

Mr. Amro Sawan

Design & Production Engineer, Luminus Shamal Start

5:00pm - 6:00pm Scientific Session: The Realm of AI

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Scientific Session:
The Realm of AI

Speakers

Dr. Anas Abutaha

Research Scientist, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI), Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)

Accelerated Materials Innovation by Machine Learning

Mr. Saed Khawaldeh

Researcher, University of Oxford

Prediction of Movement Intention Using Artificial Intelligence

4:00pm - 6:00pm Workshop: Proposal Writing

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshop:
Proposal Writing

Speaker

Prof. Sanaa Bardaweel

Professor, University of Jordan

4:00pm - 5:00pm Scientific Session: Recent Research Advances in Healthcare

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Recent Research Advances in Healthcare

Speakers

Dr. Rowan AlEjielat

Assistant Professor, University of Petra

Pharmacogenomics in Drug Development and Clinical Practice

Mrs. Bayan Alshahrouri

Graduate Student and Research Assistant, Temple University

Nanotechnology Contribution in the Battle Against COVID-19: Recent Research Advances

5:00pm - 6:00pm Scientific Session: Empowering Youth

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Empowering Youth

Speakers

Mr. Roberto Croci

Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups, Middle East

Entrepreneurship: Mindset & Resilience

Dr. Henda Mahmoudi

Plant Physiologist, International Center For Biosaline Agriculture

Youth empowerment for Agricultural startups

4:00pm - 6:00pm Workshop: What It Means to be a PhD Student

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshop:
What It Means to be a PhD Student

Speaker

Dr. Tamer Elsayed

Associate Professor, Qatar University

6:00pm - 7:00pm Scientific Session: Neuro Advancements

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Neuro Advancements

Speakers

Dr. Mohamad Bydon

Professor of Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Health Services Research, Mayo Clinic

Innovations in Neurosurgery

Prof. Mimoun Azzouz

Chair of Translational Neuroscience, Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience, University of Sheffield

Prospects for Gene Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Pre-clinical Models to Human Patient Trials

6:00pm - 7:00pm Scientific Session: Smart Healthcare

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Smart Healthcare

Speakers

Dr. Mohamed Aburawi

Founder and CEO, Speetar

Healthcare 2.0

Dr. Yousef Al-Kofahi

Senior Scientist & Project Leader ,GE Global Research

AI & Computer Vision for Biomedical Image Analysis: From Macro to Micro

6:00pm - 7:00pm Scientific Session: All about Energy: Latest Technologies and Breakthroughs

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Scientific Session:
All about Energy: Latest Technologies and Breakthroughs

Speakers

Prof. Ismael Al-Hinti

Vice-President, Al-Hussein Technical University

The Grid of Tomorrow: Merging AI and Big Data with Renewables

Dr. Hassan Qandil

Lecturer and Researcher, University of North Texas

Solar Water Desalination System using Fresnel Lenses

6:00pm - 7:00pm Scientific Session: Connecting to Science

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Connecting to Science

Speakers

Dr. Mohammed Yahia

Executive Director, Springer Nature

Why You Should Become a Science Communicator

Mr. Ahmed Samir Ead

Doctoral Student, University of Alberta

Science Popularization

6:00pm - 7:00pm Panel Discussion: How to Be an Entrepreneur

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Panel Discussion:
How to Be an Entrepreneur

Moderator:

Prof. Rana Dajani

President, Society for Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab World (SASTA)

Panelists:

Dr. Jinane Abunadi

Executive Director, MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Program

Dr. Dina Sherif

Executive Director, Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT

Dr. Marwan Hassoun

Executive Director, UM6P Ventures

7:00pm - 8:00pm Keynote Speech: Translational Research in Contemporary Medicine

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Keynote Speech:
Translational Research in Contemporary Medicine

Keynote Speaker:

Professor Mauro Ferrari

Affiliate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, University of Washington, USA

11:00am - 12:00pm Panel Discussion The Role of Academies in Career Development and Capacity Building of Young Scholars

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Panel Discussion:
The Role of Academies in Career Development and Capacity Building of Young Scholars

Moderator:

Dr. Maha Nasr

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy Ain Shams University

Panelists:

Prof. Adewale Adewuyi

Head of Department, Chemical Sciences, Redeemer's University

Prof. Mohamed Elhadidy

Professor, Zewail City of Science and Technology

Dr. Mohamed Hamzawy

Vice Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, Fayoum University

Dr. Luise Fischer

Researcher, Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW

12:00pm - 1:00pm Scientific Session Technology in Our Lives

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Technology in Our Lives

Speakers

Prof. Amine Bermak

Professor and Associate Dean , Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)

Internet of Things: Challenges and Research Opportunities

Dr. Bashar El-Khasawneh

Associate Professor, Khalifa University

Development of Advanced Robotics Systems

12:00pm - 1:00pm Scientific Session Insights into Genetics

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Insights into Genetics

Speakers

Dr. Olfa Messaoud

Associate Professor, The Pasteur Institute of Tunis

Next Generation Sequencing and Related Challenges

Dr. Chamseddine Kifagi

Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, Division of Immunology & Vaccinology, DTU Nanotech

Biomedical Chromatin-Related Research-Advances and Challanges

12:00pm - 1:00pm Scientific Session The Promising Future of Nanomedicine

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Scientific Session:
The Promising Future of Nanomedicine

Speakers

Dr. Alaaldin AlKilany

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, University of Jordan

Nanotechnology: The world of Wonder and the Emerging Opportunity

Dr. Maha Nasr

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy Ain Shams University

Shaping the Future of Medicine Using Nanotechnology

12:00pm - 1:00pm Scientific Session Precision Medicine: About the Future of Healthcare

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Precision Medicine: About the Future of Healthcare

Speakers

Prof. Said Ismail

Director, Qatar Genome Programme

Precision Medicine, Building Future Health Care

Dr. Walid Qoronfleh

Director, Healthcare Research & Policy, Qatar Foundation/WISH

Precision Medicine Innovations Driving Healthcare

1:00pm - 2:00pm Scientific Session Prospects for Gene Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Pre-clinical Models to Human Patient Trials
1:00pm - 2:00pm Scientific Session: COVID-19: Updates on the Global Crisis

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Scientific Session:
COVID-19: Updates on the Global Crisis

Speakers

Dr. Walid Al-Zyoud

Head of Biomedical Engineering Department/ Vice dean of School of Applied Medical Sciences, German Jordanian University

An Invention Step in the Age of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Prof. Nancy Hakouz

Professor of Pharmacogenetics, University of Jordan

Vitamin and COVID19 Trearment

1:00pm - 1:30pm Scientific Session How Tech is revolutionizing Physical Health?

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Scientific Session:
How Tech is revolutionizing Physical Health?

Speakers

Mr. Joao Bocas

The Wearables Expert

The Wearables Can Change the World

1:00pm - 1:30pm Scientific Session Blockchain as an Innovation in Value Transfer

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Scientific Session:
Blockchain as an Innovation in Value Transfer

Speaker:

Mr. Amer Hijazi

Researcher, Centre for Smart Modern Construction, Western Sydney University

1:00pm - 2:00pm Scientific Session Drug Exploration and Discovery: How New Technologies are Reshaping Pharmacy

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Drug Exploration and Discovery: How New Technologies are Reshaping Pharmacy

Speakers

Dr. Jehad Almaliti

Associate Professor, University of Jordan

The Serendipity in Science: The Pathway of Drug Discovery as an Example

Dr. Lina Dahabiyeh

Assistant Professor, University of Jordan

The Emerging Role of Proteomics in Disease Biomarker Discovery: Approaches and Applications

1:00pm - 2:00pm Scientific Session Prospects for Gene Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Pre-clinical Models to Human Patient Trials
2:00pm - 2:15pm Break and Networking
2:15pm - 3:00pm Keynote Speech: Gombe and Beyond

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Keynote Speech:
Gombe and Beyond

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Jane Goodall

Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

3:00pm - 4:00pm Break and Networking
4:00pm - 6:00pm Workshop: How to Find Good Topics and Use Tools Suited to Your Research Task

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshop
How to Find Good Topics and Use Tools Suited to Your Research Task

Speaker

Mrs. Shalimar Shadeed

Senior Publisher, Atlantis Press

4:00pm - 6:00pm Workshop: Commercializing R&D - the Academic vs Business Mindset

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshop:
Commercializing R&D - the Academic vs Business Mindset

Speaker

Mr. Nidal Qanadilo

Managing Partner, South Point

4:00pm - 6:00pm Workshop: Proposal Writing

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Workshop:
Proposal Writing

Speaker

Prof. Sanaa Bardaweel

Professor, University of Jordan

6:00pm - 7:00pm Panel Discussion: Biomedical Entrepreneurship Panel

Day 1

Friday / 3 JUL

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Panel Discussion:
Biomedical Entrepreneurship Panel

Moderator:

Prof. Rana Dajani

President, Society for Advancement of Science and Technology in the Arab World (SASTA)

Panelists:

Dr. Jinane Abunadi

Executive Director, MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund Program

Prof. Christian Seelos

Director, Global Innovation for Impact Lab, Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS)

Dr. Dina Sherif

Executive Director, Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT

6:00pm - 7:00pm Scientific Session Prospects for Gene Therapeutics in Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Pre-clinical Models to Human Patient Trials
6:00pm - 7:00pm Scientific Session: Insights into Genetics

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Insights into Genetics

Speakers

Dr. Hamdi Mbarek

Scientific & Industry Partnership Manager, Qatar Genome

Roadmap for Genomics in the Middle East: Insights from Qatar Genome

Dr. Ahmad Nabhan

Postdoctoral Scholar, Genetech

The Human Cell Atlas: A Comprehensive Map of All Cells in the Human Body to Understand Biology and Disease

6:00pm - 7:00pm Scientific Session: COVID-19: Updates on the Global Crisis

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Scientific Session:
COVID-19: Updates on the Global Crisis

Speakers

Dr. Bassam El-Fahmawi

CEO & Chief Technical Officer, Mawi DNA Technologies

COVID-19 Molecular Testing and Supply Chain Challenges

Prof. Rana Dajani

Professor, Hashemite University

Corona and Evolution

6:00pm - 7:00pm Scientific Session: Nano Discoveries

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Nano Discoveries

Speakers

Prof. Sonia Haddad

Professor, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis

Graphene-Like Materials: The New Technology Era

Mr. Kyle Cordova

Executive Director for Research Enterprise / Assistant to HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan for Research & Development, Royal Scientific Society

Nanomaterials Discovery as a Tool for Innovation in the Water and Environment Sectors

6:00pm - 7:00pm Panel Discussion: E-Innovations Panel: e-Learning; e-Business; e-Government; e-Health

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Panel Discussion:
E-Innovations Panel: e-Learning; e-Business; e-Government; e-Health

Moderator:

Mr. Mahmoud Hammouri

Program Manager, Phi Science Institute

Panelists:

Mr. Francisco Marmolejo

Education Advisor, Qatar Foundation=

Mr. Mohammad Rawashdeh

Economic advisor and Politician

Dr. Farah Shamout

Assistant Professor, NewYork University Abu Dhabi

Dr. Mohamed Aburawi

Founder and CEO, Speetar

6:00pm - 7:00pm Scientific Session Drug Exploration and Discovery: How New Technologies are Reshaping Pharmacy?

Day 2

Saturday / 4 JUL

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Scientific Session:
Drug Exploration and Discovery: How New Technologies are Reshaping Pharmacy?

Speakers

Dr. Jehad Almaliti

Associate Professor, University of Jordan

The Serendipity in Science: The Pathway of Drug Discovery as an Example

Dr. Lina Dahabiyeh

Assistant Professor, University of Jordan

The Emerging Role of Proteomics in Disease Biomarker Discovery: Approaches and Applications

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