Bronze feat for CMU-Q team at MIT competition Dec 07, 2017 0 18 12345 Tribune News NetworkDohaA CARNEGIE Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) student team was awarded Bronze Achievement at the International Genetically Engineered Machines (IGEM) competition hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston.This is the first time CMU-Q has fielded a team at the annual IGEM competition, which included 310 teams from 44 countries.The team developed an easy, quick way for the oil industry to test if there is biofilm build-up in offshore pipelines. A rapid and reliable test could lead to the oil industry reducing their use of biocides, which would in turn lessen the negative impact on the marine ecosystem. The next step is to develop a strain of harmless bacteria that would replace the biocide altogether. "This project is exciting because it has a practical application that can make a big impact on the health of the ecosystem in the waters around Qatar," said Annette Vincent, assistant teaching professor of biological sciences and the team's faculty advisor at CMU-Q. After their experience in Boston, the team will present the project at the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference (ARC) in 2018. The interdisciplinary student team includes Yasmin Abdelaal, Albandari al Khater, Dina Nayel al Tarawneh, Najlaa al Thani, Aisha Fakhroo, Al Reem Johar, Saad Rasool, Kawthar Alsadat Jafarian and Fatema Abdul Salik. The team received additional coaching by Cheryl Telmer, a research biologist at Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus. Pages 123456 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES QCDC launches revamped Career Ambassadors Program Dec 07, 2017 0 115 Georgetown students host cancer awareness event Dec 07, 2017 0 259 UCL Qatar, Qatar Museums host 'Origins of Doha' public lecture Dec 07, 2017 0 20 Local culture at QNL in December Tribune News Network Doha A FULL slate of activities taking place at Qatar National Library (QNL), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), this month will highlight Qatar's heritage and culture, as the country and QNL .. Al Nokhba members can redeem points at multiple Salam stores Tribune News Network Doha OOREDOO has announced on Wednesday that its Al Nokhba members can now redeem Nojoom points at two more Salam store branches in the Mall and the Mall of Qatar. On top of the new store branch options, .. MEC recalls Mercedes Benz S-Class '15 model Tribune News Network Doha THE Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in collaboration with Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles, dealer of Mercedes Benz vehicles in Qatar, has announced the recall of Mercedes Benz S-Class ..