QNRF Awarded Grants

QNRF Grant Number: NPRP09-374-3-092
Lead PI/Co-Lead PI: Hatem El-Shanti
PI(s): Marios Kambouris
Vasiliki Chini
Mutation analysis and genotype/phenotype correlation studies in Familial Mediterranean Fever.
This study aims at the identification of the spectrum of MEFV mutations in Arabic FMF patients and the identification of the genotype/phenotype correlation pattern.
Duration: 12/15/2010 - 2/1/2015
Total Funds: $1,037,040
Partnering Institutions: NA

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QNRF Grant Number: NPRP09-367-3-087
Lead PI/Co-Lead PI: Marios Kambouris
PI(s): Hatem El-Shanti
Vasiliki Chini
Genetic factors in autosomal recessive disorders among consanguineous Qatari families.
This research aims at the detection of mutated genes causing uncharacterized autosomal recessive disorders, and the study of the function of these genes.
Duration: 12/15/2010 - 4/1/2015
Total Funds: $890,591
Partnering Institutions: NA

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QNRF Grant Number: NPRP09-373-3-091
Lead PI/Co-Lead PI: Hatem El-Shanti
Co-PI(s): Patrick Curmi
Characterization of the LPIN2 gene and its protein and examination of its role in psoriasis.
This research aims at the study of the wild-type LPIN2 protein properties using various methods and the study of the mutant proteins properties by inducing previously identified mutations in the cDNA.
Duration: 12/15/2010 - 4/1/2015
Total Funds: $1,021,260
Partnering Institutions: University of Evry Val d’Essonne

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QNRF Grant Number: NPRP09-215-3-049
Lead PI/Co-Lead PI: Hatem El-Shanti
Lead PI: Pierre Zalloua
Genetic determinants of type 2 diabetes.
This study aims at the identification of susceptibility genes in early Type 2 diabetes and the evaluation of their impact on diabetes development.
Duration: 12/15/2010 - 2/1/2015
Total Funds: $1,049,100
Partnering Institutions: Lebanese American University

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QNRF Grant Number: NPRP09-943-3-246
Lead PI/Co-Lead PI: Hatem El-Shanti
Lead PI: Khalid Yunis
Co- PI: Pierre Zalloua
The consanguinity factor in the genetics of prematurity
This study aims at the identification of functional gene variants that predispose to preterm delivery in humans and the identification of the genetic and environmental factors that modify the effect of such functional gene variants.
Duration: 12/15/2010 - 6/15/2015
Total Funds: $998,700
Partnering Institutions: American University of Beirut
Lebanese American University

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QNRF Grant Number: NPRP4-230-1-047
Lead PI/Co-Lead PI: Marios Kambouris
Lead PI: Pierre Zalloua
Co- PI: Chris Tyler-Smith
Out of Africa migration: Autosomal evidence
This study aims at analyzing the whole genome autosomal variations of a comprehensive and diverse population sample and investigating the spatial and timing resolution for the waves of migration from Africa.
Duration: 12/15/2011- 4/15/2015
Total Funds: $1,044,240
Partnering Institutions: Lebanese American University
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute

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QNRF Grant Number: NPRP4-1204-5-177
Lead PI/Co-Lead PI: Fouad Alshaban
Lead PI: Susie Kilshaw
Communicating genetics: genomics, anthropology and the social impact of genetic knowledge in Qatar.
This study aims at gaining a wider understanding of the social implications of genetic research and its discourse in the Qatari society through collaboration between social scientists and geneticists.
Duration: 12/15/2011 - 4/16/2015
Total Funds: $372,103
Partnering Institutions: University College London

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QNRF Grant Number: NPRP6-359-3-095
Lead PI/Co-Lead PI: Hatem El-Shanti
Co-PIs: Marios Kambouris
Alexander Bassuk
Gene identification in autosomal recessive familial epilepsy
This study aims at the genetic mapping of loci and the identification of disease-causing genes involved in autosomal recessive childhood epilepsy.
Duration: 2014 - 2017
Total Funds: $1,005,558
Partnering Institutions: University of Iowa

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QNRF Grant Number: NPRP6-093-3-024
Co-Lead PI: Fouad Alshaban
Lead PI: Mohammed Aldosari
Co-PIs: Moh’d Alodat
Haitham Elbashir
Eric Fombonne
Prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in Qatar
This study aims at the estimation of the prevalence of autism-spectrum disorders among Qatari families and other families residing in Qatar and the comparison of the estimated prevalence to other countries.
Duration: 2014 - 2017
Total Funds: $1,048,139
Partnering Institutions: Mercy Pediatric Neurology and Psychiatry Center
Qatar University
Hamad Medical Corporation
Oregon Health & Science University
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