Programme

 
The Second Conference of the Egyptian Humboldtians

HUMBOLDTIANS IN NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING

Cairo - The German University in Cairo (GUC)
Sept. 8-9, 2007

Day 1
07:30
Bus transfer from hotel
09:00
Registration
Name tags
Coffee and tea
Welcome
09:30
Start of the event 
Prof. Dr. Ashraf Abadi 
Conference Chairman, GUC
09:35

“Sponsoring Scientific Excellence. Challenges and Prospects from a German-Egyptian Perspective”
Dr. Georg Schütte
General Secretary, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

09:55
"German Foreign Cultural and Education Policy with a Special Focus on Egypt"
Herr. Hans-Werner Bußmann, Deputy Head of Mission, German Embassy in Cairo
Frau. Janine Eggert, Cultural Attachée, German Embassy in Cairo
10:15

“GUC as a Model of Total Quality Management in Higher Education”
Prof. Dr. Ashraf Mansour
Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Prime Founder of the GUC

10:30
Coffee Break
Cultural-Educational Session
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Kader
11:00
“Trends in Science and Technology Development”
Prof. Dr. Ali Hebeish
National Research Center
11:30

“Bridging the Gap between Academia and Industry in the Pharmaceutical Field”
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Khayyal 
GUC

12:00

Coffee Break

General Scientific Session 1
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ali Hebeish
12:15
“Nanotechnology: Shaping the Future of Biotechnology”
Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Abdel-Kader
President, GUC
12:45
“A World without Time: Einstein and Gödel - two Giants”
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schleich 
Director, Institute of Quantum physics, University of Ulm
13:30
“Novel Dopaminergics for the Treatment of Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases”
Prof. Dr. Peter Gmeiner
Director, Institute of Medicinal Chemistry, University of Erlangen
14:15
Lunch at the GUC
General Scientific Session 2
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Waheed Badawy
15:30
“Medicine in Pharaoh Time”
Prof. Dr. Mahmoud El-Olemy 
GUC
16:00
“Data Analysis in Bio- and Pharmocological Applications”
Prof. Dr. Gerd Baumann
GUC
16:30
Coffee Break

General Scientific Session 3
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Mazen Abdel-Salam

17:00
“The Optimization of Wind Mills; Virtual and Rapid Prototyping”
Prof. Dr. Mohamed Shoukry
GUC
17:30
“Plants “Cry” for Help, what Do We Hear?”
Prof. Dr. Frank Kühnemann
GUC
18:00
Transfer by bus to Reception
19:30
Reception (Nile Scarabee)
Dinner, concert
21:30
Bus Transfer to Hotel
Day 2
08:30
Bus Transfer from Hotel
A. Pharmacy
Specialized Scientific Session 1
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Mohamed Khayyal
09:30
“Molecular Control of GPCR Subtype Selectivity and Ligand Efficacy”
Prof. Dr. Peter Gmeiner
University of Erlangen
10:15
“Kinases as Drug Targets of the Future”
Prof. Dr. Stefan Laufer
Tübingen University
11:00
Coffee break
Specialized Scientific Session 2 
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Hussein salama
11:15
“A Biotechnological Approach for the Production of Molecular Diagnostic Kits”
Prof. Dr. Aly Abdel-Salam
MUST
11:45
“Bioenergy: Progress and Barriers”
Prof. Dr. Refat Abdel-Basset
Assiut University
12:00
“Enantioselective Synthesis of α-Alkyl Malates as the Pharmacophoric Group of Several Natural Alkaloids and Glycosides”
Dr. Serry El-Bialy
Mansoura University
12:15
“Linearly ∏ Extended Porphyrins for Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)”
Dr. Ibrahim El-Ghamry
MIU
12:30
Coffee Break
Pharmacy Junior Scientists Session
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Peter Gmeiner
13:00
10 Minutes Presentations of Current Research Projects and Future Perspectives by each Junior Scientists
B. Engineering
Specialized Scientific Session 1
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Frank Kuehnemann
09:30
“Ozone Generation and its Applications in Industry”
Prof. Dr. Mazen Abd El-Salam
Assiut University
10:00
Tailored Matter for Rotation Sensors in Space”
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schleich
Ulm University
10:45
“Electrowetting or How to get a wire in a droplet”
Dr. Anke Klingner
GUC
11:00
Coffee break
Specialized Scientific Session 2
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Gerd Baumann
11:15
“Effect of Porous Silicon on the Efficiency of Silicon Solar Cells”
Prof. Dr. Waheed Badawy
Cairo University
11:45
“Energy and Nutrient Recovery from Domestic Wastewater”
Dr. Tarek Elmitwalli
Banha University
12:10
“Photovoltaic System Technology for Decentralized Electrification”
Prof. Dr. Mohamed El-Tahawy
GUC
12:30
Coffee Break
Engineering Junior Scientists Session
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schleich
13:00
10 Minutes Presentations of Current Research Projects and Future Perspectives by each Junior Scientists
Common Closing session
Chairman: Prof. Dr. Ashraf Abadi
15:30
Remarks and Recommendations
16:15
Lunch at the GUC
17:30
Campus Tour
18:30
Farewell and Bus Transfer to Hotel
 
Transportation plan for the Humboldt Kolleg
From
To
Day
Depart. time
Arrival time
Railway Station
Sofitel Cairo Maadi Towers
7 Sept.
17:30 

20:30
 
Sofitel Cairo Maadi Towers
GUC Campus
8 Sept.
8:00
9:00
Tahrir Square-in front of the museum
GUC Campus
8 Sept.
8:00
9:00
GUC Campus
Nile Scrabee
8 Sept.
18:15
19:15
Nile Scrabee
Sofitel Cairo Maadi Towers
8 Sept.
21:30
 
Nile Scrabee
GUC Campus
8 Sept.
21:30
 
Sofitel Cairo Maadi Towers
GUC Campus
9 Sept.
8:00
9:00
Tahrir Square
GUC Campus
9 Sept.
8:00
9:00
GUC campus
Sofitel Cairo Maadi Towers
9 Sept.
18:30
 
GUC campus
Railway Station
9 Sept.
18:30
 
GUC campus
Tahrir Square
9 Sept.
18:30
 


Remarks: 
There will be cars to bring foreign guests from the airport to the hotel and from the hotel to airport. 
Grey colored cells are only for colleagues not resident in Cairo; blue colored cells are for colleagues resident in Cairo 

Contact: 
Transportation department: 
Mr. Gamal Zakaria 
Mobile No.: 0101292142 
Organization committee: 
Mr. Mohamed Abd El-Halim
Mobile No.: 0100006222