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What do you do?
Researcher, Other
Qatar Foundation
Fields of interest
science, health, poverty reduction, policy
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English, French, Arabic
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I am an assitant professor of public policy; currently working and living in Doha. Previously, I was a public servant in the federal government of Canada.

I have done extensive research on intellectual property and pharmaceuticals, have a couple of publications in biotechnology, and have performed research in human resource development. I am especially interested in the political, social and economic challenges facing developing countries, and in building bridges between different cultures.

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At 11:32 on July 21, 2010, Mohammed Yahia said…
Yes I am based in London Basma

Btw, have fun in the mountains of Lebanon! I was there last year for a seminar in the mountains (45 minutes drive away from Beirut) and it was very tranquil.
At 12:38 on July 20, 2010, Mohammed Yahia said…
Sorry for my late reply Basma

So I understand you have published papers in biotechnology in the past and now you are with Qatar Foundation. I am interested to know more about your work. What are you dong there? And now that you are back from Canada, are you still working on publishing new papers?
At 8:44 on May 19, 2010, Mohammed Yahia said…
Dear Basma

I hope this message finds you well. My name is Mohammed Yahia and I'm the editor of Nature Middle East, a new portal from Nature Publishing Group.

I read your profile and I'm very interested in many of the same topics that you are and wanted to discuss some of these issues further with you.

Hope to hear from you soon

At 6:18 on April 6, 2010, Basma Abdelgafar said…
The decision by US District Court Judge Robert Sweet to strike down the two Myriad Genetics genes linked to breast and ovarian cancer is amazing! Hopefully this is a first step toward common sense in the patenting or non-patenting of discoveries as opposed to true inventions. The granting of such patents is ridiculous in the first place and indicative of a society sick for profits. That in itself may require a genetic cure!
At 19:07 on April 8, 2008, Calestous Juma said…
How is it going?
At 16:07 on January 9, 2008, Halla said…
Hi Basma

Good to see your name in my mailbox. I hope all is well with you




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