Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering for Development in the Islamic World (2001)

Proceeding of the eleventh international conference, Rabat (Morocco) (2001) – Published by the Islamic Academy of Sciences.
Editors: A S Majali (Jordan), M Ergin (Turkey), Moneef R. Zou’bi
(Jordan) (ISBN 9957-412-07-8). 

BC 126/1/2003;Hardcover 505 pages,
17*25 cm, English, Illustrated,2001.
US $ 30.00

CONTENTS:

  •  IAS Declaration;
  •  Opening Statements;
  • Contemporary Issues In Information Technology;
  • Biotechnology in the Developing World
  • Biotechnology in the Islamic World: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Biotechnology for Developing Countries: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Biotechnology: The Discovery of Disease Causing Genes and the Treatment of Inherited Diseases in Man
  • Technical Aspects of Genetic Engineering: Current and Future Trends
  • New Opportunities for Novel Drugs and Vaccines against HIV/AIDS based on the Structure and Functions of the HIV Accessory Proteins Nef and Vpr
  • Gene Therapy for the Treatment of Tumours: A Perspective
  • The Candidate Genes of Cardiovascular Diseases: Study of the Cholesterol Ester Transfer Protein and of the Apolipoprotein E Polymorphism
  • Advances in Cancer Gene Therapy
  • Biotechnology in the Palm Oil Industry: The Experience of the Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)
  • Use of Biotechnology and Molecular Tools for Crop Improvement and Sustainable Agriculture
  • Application of RT-RCR Technology for Detection of Bluetongue and Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease Viruses
  • Biotechnology Research and Development in Tunisia
  • Development of the Biotechnology Sector: The Iraq Perspective
  • Present Status and Future Prospects of Biotechnology in Sudan with Special Reference to Veterinary Medicine
  • Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water in Bangladesh
  • Common Characteristics of the Required Strategy in Biotechnology in Islamic Countries: Educational, Scientific and Economic Aspects
  • Genetic Engineering and the Ecobalance
  • Conservation and Utilization of Genetic Resources: An Issue for the Developing World
  • Some Educational Activites in Biotechnology in Iraq
  • Islam and Biology
  • The Twenty First Century is a Century of Biology: Prospects and Challenges
  • Ethical Issues of Genetic Engineering: An Islamic Perspective
  • Convergence and Divergence between Religious Thought and Rational/Scientific Thought in Islam: A Preliminary Survey
  • Biotechnology and Health

Energy for Sustainable Development and Science for the Future of the Islamic World and Humanity

Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference, Kuching/ Sarawak (Malaysia) (2003) – Published by the Islamic World Academy of Sciences.
Editors: M Ergin (Turkey), Moneef R. Zou’bi (Jordan)
(ISBN 9957-412-08-6)

BC 2003/1/125;Hardcover 467 pages,
17*25 cm, English, Illustrated,2002.
US $ 30.00

CONTENTS:

  • IAS Declaration;
  • Opening Statements;
  • Contemporary Issues In Energy Development;
  • Signal Transduction with Nitric Oxide, Guanylyl Cyclase and Cyclic Guanosine Monophosphate;
  • Science and the Future of Humanity;
  • Wind Energy for the Future;
  • Energy Strategies for the Muslim Ummah;
  • Energy Policy Implications: The Turkish Experience;
  • Natural Gas: A Commodity That Is Changing The Face Of Qatar;
  • Energy Research for Development: Petroleum Exploration in the Senegal Basin;
  • Nuclear Energy for the Future;
  • Nuclear Power and the Environment: Prospects and Challenges;
  • Small and Medium Sized Reactors in Developing Countries;
  • Towards New Energy for Sustainability: The Strategy in Iceland;
  • Sustainable Use of Biomass Energy in Turkey;
  • Contemporary Problems and Achievements in Desulphurisation of Oil, Gas, Petroleum Products and Waste Waters;
  • Ecology, Sustainability, and Stewardship;
  • Sustainable Forest Management: An Update;
  • Medicine and the Future of Mankind;
  • A Proposal on the Establishment of an International Islamic Centre for Life Sciences and Biotechnology in Malaysia;
  • Harnessing Science and Technology for Development in the K-Economy; A Sketch;
  • Capacity Building in Science and Technology in the Arab Region; A Sketch;
  • Science Education to Bridge Cultures;
  • Science, Technology and Mathematics Education for Sustainable Human Development;
  • Science for the Future of the Islamic World and Humanity;
  • Ground rules for Gainful Interaction between Science and (Revealed) Religion for the Future of Humanity;
  • Future Science Needs: A More Comprehensive Framework;
  • Science and Technology Scene in the State of Sarawak, Malaysia;
  • Nobel Laureates’Interaction with the Young Hopefuls: A Unique Annual Event in Lindau;
  • Nematodes as Limiting Factors in Agricultural Productivity;