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About Biomedical Research Center at Qatar University

Biomedical Research CenterFounded in 2014 under Qatar University (QU), Biomedical Research Center (BRC) is established to improve Qatar Health by focusing on research, training and service in applied and basic biomedical research within two major areas including metabolic diseases and Communicable diseases. BRC facilities include Molecular biology lab, Flow Cytometry lab, Animal Cell Culture lab, Imaging and Microscopy lab, Zebrafish aquatic system lab and others.

BRC has collaborations with many important institutes inside and outside Qatar such as the Ministry of Public Health, Hamad Medical Corporation, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, and Anti-Doping Lab. As for outside collaborations, BRC has collaborations with Erasmus MC universitair Medisch Centrum Rotterdam in Netherland, and Queen’s University Belfast School of medicine, dentistry & biomedical science UK.

About Qatar University

Qatar University (QU) was established in 1973 founded by the Emir of Qatar. QU lunched to follow the Emir of Qatar vision to place education as priority in the country’s expansion. QU is the house of over than 2500 student and 45,000 alumni’s. QU has 9 colleges including arts and sciences, business and economics, education, engineering, health sciences, law, medicine, pharmacy and, sharia and Islamic studies and 36 programs.

QU offers an extraordinary group of over 2,000 faculty members. In addition to that, QU invested in research field by establishing the research complex housing many research centers including, Biomedical Research Center (BRC), Environmental studies Center (ESC),  Center for Advanced materials (CAM) and Laboratory Animal Research center (LARC).

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About Qatar

The State of Qatar is independent state in the Middle East occupied into the Arabian Gulf. Since independence in 1971 from Britain, Qatar has emerged as one of the world’s most important producers of oil and gas.

Qatar is government by Islamic laws. The capital city of Qatar is Doha, major cities are  Doha (capital), Al-Wakrah, Al-Khor, Dukhan, Al-Shamal, Msaieed, Ras Lafan and others. The official language of the country is Arabic and English is widely spoken across the country.

Qatar has lots of industries base on petroleum for this reason Qatar has build Mesaieed Industrial City (MIC) including major industries, Qatar Petroleum Natural Gas Liquids Complex, Qatar Petroleum Reefinery, Qatar Petrochemical Company Ltd. (QAPCO), Qatar Fertiliser Co. (QAFCO), Qatar Chemical Co. (Q-Chem), Qatar Fuel Additives Co. (QAFAC), Qatar Vinyl Co. (QVC), Qatar Steel Co. , Qatar Plastic Products Co. (QPPC), Qatar Lubricants Co. (QALCO), Qatar Navigation (milaha) and Qatar Construction Co. (QCON).

Qatar Airways is the only national airlines. Qatar Airways earned many awards, becoming one of an elite group of airlines worldwide to have earned a 5-star rating by Skytrax. Voted Airline of the Year by Skytrax in 2011, 2012, 2015 and most recently in 2017.

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Time Zone

Qatar time is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and 7/8 hours ahead of New York EST/DST. There is no daylight savings time in Qatar.

Climate

Qatar has a pleasant climate nine months of the year with hot summers and relatively warm winters. In the summer, the temperature ranges between 77-120 degrees Fahrenheit with high humidity. The temperature is eased by air conditioning in the vast majority of homes and workplaces. During the summer, most people take holidays or spend more time indoors. Sports, entertainment and leisure facilities are available in a vast array of recreation areas including clubs and hotels.

Winter is dry and resembles early fall in North America. Temperatures range from 50-75 degrees Fahrenheit, with the cooler temperatures prevailing in the evenings. Rainfall is minimal, averaging three inches per year. Sand storms haze and dust storms are common.

Currency

The Qatari Riyal (QR) is the currency of the country and $1 U.S. purchases QR3.65 (fixed rate). Most major establishments accept major credit cards; some will accept U.S. Dollars

Tourist Attractions

In steeped-in-tradition Qatar, you can learn about the ancient pursuit of falconry, watch camels race across the desert and admire traditional dhows (wooden boats) bobbing on the water. But the country is developing rapidly, with the capital Doha a world-class city in the making, thanks to its spectacular modern skyline, peerless Museum of Islamic Art, fine and expansive traditional souq, and burgeoning arts and culinary scenes. In any given day you could sample a portfolio of sophisticated restaurants, then watch the sun set over sand dunes that seem to spring from a fairy tale.

As Qatar prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, there's a flurry of activity and controversy in the air – as the nation uses imported labourers for new construction, including roads, rail routes and stadiums for the future fans. The recent Saudi-led blockade of Qatar makes most onward Gulf travel from this once-popular stopover destination extremely difficult.

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