This year's MEMBS congress was truely different:
- The congress discussing better life was conducted at the Dead Sea.
- The venue of the congress was "King Hussain Bin Talal Convention Center" where political sumits take place.
- The opening ceremony was joyfully crowded and we had to delay the start due to the arrival of >60 students directly from Palestine representing Palestinian Federation of Laboratory Medicine Students (PFLMS)
- The president of the congress wasn't someone new to MEMBS; Dr. Maher Sughayer has been with us since 2014
- The patron of the congress was the Minister of Health.
The two opening keynote presentations by "Prof.Dr Fowzan Alkuraya" and "Prof. Hatem El-Shanti" where a wrap up of the scientific history, the growing present, the promising future and the wealthy potentials.
- Committee members and the audience are largely from the host country who lived at home or abroad.
- The abstract review process was the best so far.
- The debates on Ethics of premarital testing and Stem cells were very interesting.
- The quality of the young speakers is improving.
- The gala dinner for scientific committee and the invited speaker was hosted by a member of the scientific committee; Dr. Adeeb Zoubi.
- The closing ceremony was well attended
However, it was similar to previous MEMBS events in terms of:
The quality of the presentations was generally richer than before.
For parallel sessions, audience were puzzled which session to attend as all had attractive interesting topics and/or excellent speakers.
Everyone was further assured that the Arab world has the scientific manpower and many other resources that qualifies them to be amongst the world leaders with a bit more political and official support.
Several Speakers, exhibitors and audience initiated research collaborations
Posters Presenters (122)
Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
Public Health And Population Genetics
Structural And Cellular Biology
Metabolism And Endocrinology (Diabetes)
Molecular Profiling and Personalized Cancer Therapy
Microbiology And Infectious Diseases
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The relationship between chronic supportive otitis media and enterobacteriaceae in wasit province, Iraq
Ref#(AB17000531) Systematic screening of antibodies anti HBS, HCV, HIV and-CMV in blood donors at the level of
Regional Blood Transfusion Center of Blida University hospital center
Ref#(AB17000296) ; Impact of chemotherapy on the alteration of the hepatic assessment of cancerous subjects in the city of Sidi Bel Abbes
Ref#(AB17000) A Comparative Study of Different Single Cell analysis Protocols and their Applications to Clinical Procedures.
Ref#(AB17000523) A multiplex PCR technique to characterize human umbilical cord derived mesenchymal stem cells
Ref#(AB17000455) A Novel Disease-Causing AMPD2 Variant In A Patient With Pontocerebellar Hypoplasia 9 And Evidence On The Presence Of Potential Pathogenic Variants In Non-Middle Eastern Populations
Ref#(AB17000262) A novel mitochondrial DNA deletion in patient with Pearson syndrome
Rame Khasawneh *MD, FABMGG , , Hala Alsokhni* MD, Bayan Alzghoul* MD, , Asim Momani* MD, Nazih Abualsheikh* MD, Nabeeha Abbasi* MD, Nazmi Kamal *MD,FCAP
Ref#(AB17000465) A rare missense variant in the KATNB1 gene cause microcephaly, developmental delay and brain abnormalities in consanguineous Saudi family
Ref#(AB17000494) A Sensitive Molecular Method for Nucleic Acid Discovery
Ref#(AB17000371) Absorption of heavy metal by Microalgae in Red Sea, Saudi Arabia
Ref#(AB17000261) Analysis of the Synergistic Activity of Doxorubicin and 5fluorouracil Combination in Human Breast Cancer
Ref#(AB17000396) Anti-inflammatory effects of Algerian Cistus salvifolius methanolic extract
Ref#(AB17000426) Anti-inflammatory property of Varthemia iphionoides extracts in in vitro cell models of prostate cancer and fibroblasts
Ref#(AB17000543) Anti-tumor activity of single and combinatorial siRNA through silencing oncogenes involved in pancreatic cancer: Therapeutic approach
Ref#(AB17000408) Anticancer Activities of Crude Extracts of Alhagi graecorum on Two Cell Lines, RD and L20B in vitro
Ref#(AB17000522) Arginase Enzyme Activity and Lactoferrin Protein Concentration in Egyptian Diabetic Patients.
Ref#(AB17000409) Assessment of JAK2V617F Mutation and Serum Levels of Alkaline Phosphatase and Lactate Dehydrogenase in Myeloproliferative Neoplasm
Ref#(AB17000487) Assessment of Sequestosome 1 mutation in Tunisian Paget bone disease
Ref#(AB17000290) Association of hsa-miR-145-5p and SCL1A2 gene in Brain Tissue
Ref#(AB17000456) Association of Osteopontin and IL-10 Genes Polymorphism and Risk of Hepatitis C Virus-related Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Egyptian Population
Ref#(AB17000375) Ataxia Telangiectasia Mutated Serine Threonine Protein Kinase, the linchpin support of antineoplastic platform.
Ref#(AB17000454) Ca2+ tunneling as a selective intracellular signaling pathway.
Ref#(AB17000447) Changes in Tumor necrosis factor (TNF-?), its receptors (TNF-? R1 and TNF-? R2) and nuclear factor kappa B (NF-?B) in Brain tissues of Collagen-Induced Arthritis (CIA)
Ref#(AB17000) Comparative Analysis of CD34+, CD133+ and CD271+ Cell Derived From Human Bone Marrow, Umbilical Cord Blood and Wharton's Jelly as Populations & Sources for Cell Therapy
Ref#(AB17000529) Comparative Analysis of CD34+, CD133+ and CD271+ Cell Derived From Human Bone Marrow, Umbilical Cord Bloodand Wharton’s Jellyas Populations &Sources for Cell Therapy
Ref#(AB17000272) Comparison of Aspirin and Liposomal Aspirin effects on Metabolomics and Hormonal Estrous cycle changes in virgin female mice
Ref#(AB17000518) Creating cellular model for studying novel mechanisms of transcriptional reprogramming in breast carcinogenesis
Ref#(AB17000511) Curcuma Longa Extract as a Histological Dye for Renal Tissues
Ref#(AB17000571) Cytokine mediated effects of human Wharton’s Jelly stem cell (hWJSC) extracts in inhibition of an ovarian cancer cell line (OVCAR3) in vitro
Ref#(AB17000325) Development and anticancer activity of resveratrol loaded polylactic – coglycolic acid (PLGA) implants against breast cancer implanted in mice
Ref#(AB17000512) Development New Multiplex R T- Q RTPCR to Detect Human Norovirus Genogroups I and II
Ref#(AB17000481) Development of Fast and Scalable Protocol for Preparation of Wharton’s Jelly-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Clinical Applications
Ref#(AB17000544) Development of Rapid and Efficient AZF Microdeletions Assay by Triplex Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction for Male Infertility Diagnosis
Ref#(AB17000293) Diagnosis of Human Brucellosis by Real-Time Polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) in Saudi Arabia.
Ref#(AB17000294) Dietary protein and thermal acclimation induces biochemical stress in the liver and white muscle of Nile tilapia
Ref#(AB17000395) Different expression of heat-shock protein 70, Toll-like receptor 2, 4 and Interleukin 10 between endometriosis and normal endometrium
Ref#(AB17000336) Dihydrotestosterone regulates expression of CD44 via miR-328-3p in triple-negative breast cancer cells
Ref#(AB17000349) Discovery of an ancestral mutation in US2A gene in an Algerian family
Ref#(AB17000449) EFFECT OF ADIANTUM CAPILLUS VENERIS L. AQUEOUS EXTRACT ON HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA
Ref#(AB17000376) Effect of Alo vera gell extract on blood glucose level and lipid profile in induces diabetic moue
Ref#(AB17000295) Effect of Aluminium Chloride Intoxication on Selected Biochemical –hormonal Parameters and histopatholical in Experimental Animals
Ref#(AB17000373) Effect of He-Ne Laser on the Lymphocyte Cells and their DNA
Ref#(AB17000317) Effect of Microwave Antigen Retrieval Technique on immunohistochemical staining of Human Brain Biopsies Exposed to Prolonged Formalin Fixation Time
Ref#(AB17000539) Enhancing the therapeutic efficacy and potency of chemotherapeutics by silencing of genes involved in multidrug resistance mechanism
Ref#(AB17000299) Environmental sampling of Staphylococcus aureus at a Large, Midwestern Liberal Art College: molecular epidemiology at the intersection of non-healthcare and healthcare facilities
Ref#(AB17000438) EVALUATING THE DEGREE OF OXIDATIVE DNA DAMAGE &
APOPTOSIS IN HUMAN LYMPHOCYTES CULTURED IN THE
PRESENCE OF BETA–CAROTENE USING COMET ASSAY, AND FAS L (CD95)
Ref#(AB17000397) Evaluation of Adherence Junction Genes in Endometriosis
Ref#(AB17000387) Evaluation of BAX, BCL-2 and Caspase3 genes in pathogenesis of endometriosis
Ref#(AB17000392) Evaluation of interleukin 6, 8 and STAT3 genes expression in patients with endometriosis
Ref#(AB17000528) Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Natural Product Nanoparticles and Phytoestrogens as Adjunct Agents for Treating Breast Cancer, In Vitro
Ref#(AB17000265) Evaluation of the performance of a new urine assay to detect prostate cancer
Ref#(AB17000285) Evaluation of Transforming Growth Factor-beta1 and Haptoglobin mRNAs in Blood of Prostate Cancer Patients
Ref#(AB17000) Evaluation The Antifungal Activity of ZnS:Mn Nanoparticles against Some Isolated Pathogenic Fungi.
Ref#(AB17000453) Exome Reanalysis Identifies A Recessive Truncating Variant In Thrombospondin-1 Domain Containing Protein 1 Gene THSD1 As The Underlying Cause Of Non-Immune Hydrops Fetalis, Congenital Cardiac Defects, And Haemangiomas In 4 Patients From A Consanguineous F
Ref#(AB17000458) Expanding the clinical spectrum of Schindler disease: perinatal presentation
Ref#(AB17000446) Explore the expression levels of matrix metalloprteinases inhibitor TIMP1, TIMP2 and MMP2, MMP9 in colon cancer
Ref#(AB17000416) Exploring the Active Center of the LSD1/CoREST Complex by Molecular Dynamics Simulation Utilizing Its Co-crystallized Co-factor Tetrahydrofolate as a Probe
Ref#(AB17000382) Exploring the antibacterial potential of Lantana camara L. extracts collected from in vivo and vitro grown plant material
Ref#(AB17000278) Expressions of CD markers immunophenotyping by flow cytometry among pediatric population reported at children hospital and insitute of child health
Ref#(AB17000379) Generation and Characterization of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) from Patients with Ataxia Oculomotor Apraxia Type I
Ref#(AB17000429) Genes involved in interaction embryo -endometer in natural cycle in mice
Ref#(AB17000398) Genetic diversity among Egyptian wheat cultivars using SCoT and ISSR markers
Ref#(AB17000557) Genotype detection of fimH gene of Acinetobacter baumannii isolated from different clinical cases.
Ref#(AB17000328) Genotyping of Cryptosporidium Spp. Isolated from Human and Cattle in Baghdad Province/ Iraq.
Ref#(AB17000401) Glucose Deprivation Enhances the Antiproliferative Effects of Oral Hypoglycemic Biguanides in Different Molecular Subtypes of Breast Cancer: An in vitro Study
Ref#(AB17000514) Glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT) and glutamic pyruvic transaminase (GPT) enzyme activities in Leishmania tropica promastigotes exposed to different medicinal plant extracts
Ref#(AB17000283) H2AX-tyrosine 142 phosphorylation plays a role in determining cell fate in conjunction with phosphorylated H2AX-serine 139 in the dormancy enriched leukaemic cell line (KG1a) post DNA damage
Ref#(AB17000472) Human Wharton’s Jelly stem cell (hWJSC) extracts inhibit ovarian cancer cell line (SKOV3) in vitro
Ref#(AB17000274) Ibn El-Bitar Project
Ref#(AB17000359) Identification of Disease Causing Mutations in Two Unrelated Jordanian Families with Cerebellar Ataxia.
Ref#(AB17000497) Identification of new ATII cells surface markers as target of siRNA delivery by Bispecific antibodies (bsAbs) for lung diseases therapy
Ref#(AB17000337) Identification of potential drugable target against HCV NS3 genotype 3a
Ref#(AB17000480) Identification of Spermatogenic Cells in Normal and Abnormal Semen: A Comparative Study
Ref#(AB17000441) Identification of Two Novel Homozygous 5’ Donor Splice – siteIVS1+1G?T and Missense G>A (Asp 413 Asn) Mutations in theFactor X Gene in Unrelated Palestinian Families.Riham Smoom, Imad Abushkeidem and Hisham DarwishDepartment of Biochemistry, Facul
Ref#(AB17000439) Immunoinformatic - peptide driven vaccine and inslico modeling for Duvenhage rabies virus Glycoprotein G
Ref#(AB17000432) In Silico Analysis of Single nucleotide polymorphism in Human DCDC2 gene
Ref#(AB17000289) In Vitro Agricultural Products, Food Security and Bio-safety for Health Security
Ref#(AB17000) In-vitro evaluation of copper nanoparticles cytotoxicity and genotoxicity in normal and cancer lung cell lines
Ref#(AB17000385) Investigating Antibacterial Potential of Ethanolic and Methanolic Extracts of Schinus molle L Tree
Ref#(AB17000377) Investigation of Esco1/2 function and regulation during sister chromatid
Ref#(AB17000260) Investigation of Putative Substrate(s) of a Protein Kinase from Amsacta moorei entomopoxvirus
Ref#(AB17000) Knock-in Mice Models for Hoyeraal-Hreidarsson Syndrome Carrying Missense Mutations in the DNA Helicase RTEL1
Ref#(AB17000360) Knowledge, awareness and practices towards
seasonal influenza and its vaccine: implications
for future vaccination campaigns in Jordan
Ref#(AB17000559) Mesenchymal stem cells labelling using magnetic particles for in vitro applications
Ref#(AB17000287) Meta- Molecular Medicine (MMM) and the Coming Medical Revolution
Ref#(AB17000490) Metagenomics Analysis of UAE and Indian Population using Next generation sequencing
Ref#(AB17000300) Methods: The human DPYD gene was investigated in dbSNP/NCBI, 273238 SNPs were found; 99645 SNPs were Homo sapins ; of which 534 were missense SNPs. Missense SNPs were selected for in silico analysis; SIFT, Polyphen2, SNPs & GO, Imutant 2.0, Mutation 3D ,
Ref#(AB17000346) Modulatory effect of Capparis spinosa flower bud aqueous extract on edema and cytokines produced by peripheral blood mononuclear cells
Ref#(AB17000495) Molecular characterization of Campylobacter jejuni and its relation to invasion and clinical infection
Ref#(AB17000452) Molecular Diagnostic Testing of Solid Tumors from International Guide Lines to Local Practice
Ref#(AB17000442) Molecular study Usher syndrome in the Algerian population
Ref#(AB17000476) Morphological characteristics of T47D cancer spheroids: growth comparative analysis using TEM
Ref#(AB17000421) Multi functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes for targeted cancer therapy"
Ref#(AB17000284) Multiple drug resistance and biocide resistance in Escherichia coli environmental isolates from hospital and household settings.
Ref#(AB17000459) National Neonatal Molecular Screening for Sickle Cell Anemia in Qatar
Ref#(AB17000540) Novel Comprehensive Database of Genetic Variants and Phenotypic Associations in Arabs
Ref#(AB17000273) Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of CYPOR
Ref#(AB17000538) Nurturing a beast: giving rise to a Doxorubicin resistant triple negative breast cancer cell line
Ref#(AB17000) Nurturing a beast: giving rise to a Doxorubicin resistant triple negative breast cancer cell line
Ref#(AB17000510) Patho-genetic study of vincristine effects on spermatogenesis and ovulation in mouse.
Ref#(AB17000486) Peters Plus Syndrome : Molecular analysis of B3GALTL gene in 11 Tunisian cases
Ref#(AB17000478) Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Beta Cells for Type 1 Diabetes: How Far From Clinical Applications?
Ref#(AB17000338) Polymorphism of IL28B Gene (rs8099917) and Treatment Response in Pakistani Population
Ref#(AB17000558) Resistance of Swimmer and Swarmer cells of Proteus mirabilis to antibiotic
Ref#(AB17000578) Resveratrol-mediated modulation of intracellular ROS levels elicits a biphasic effect on PKC activity and endothelial cells survival
Ref#(AB17000503) Serum Osteocalcin Concentration and Its Association with Some Clinical Parameters in Diabetes Mellitus
Ref#(AB17000313) SEVERE VITAMIN D DEFICIENCY AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN AND THEIR NEWBORNS IN SIDI BEL ABBES REGION, ALGERIA
Ref#(AB17000350) Shisha microbiota - the good and the bad
Ref#(AB17000525) SIP1/ZEB2 INDUCED EPITHELIAL MESENCHYMAL TRANSITION
PROMOTES METASTASIS AND ALTERS CHEMOKINE (C-C MOTIF) LIGAND
5 EXPRESSION TO MODULATE TUMOUR MICROENVIRONMENT IN
Ref#(AB17000301) Studying the chromosomal aberration in breast cancer and detection of HER-2nue gene amplification by FISH technique
Ref#(AB17000461) T lymphocytes facilitate brain metastasis of breast cancer by inducing Guanylate-Binding Protein 1 expression.
Ref#(AB17000380) The applications of Molecular Biology in the Clinical Nutrition practice
Ref#(AB17000258) The E3 ubiquitin ligase, HECTD1, is involved in ABCA1-mediated cholesterol export from macrophages.
Ref#(AB17000419) The effect of endometrial injury on HLA-A and E expression in patients with Repeated Implantation Failure.
Ref#(AB17000316) The Effect of prolonged formalin fixation on the staining characteristics of archival human brain tissue
Ref#(AB17000427) THE EFFECTS OF ERCC1 EXPRESSION LEVELS AND POLYMORPHISM ON THE CHEMOTHERAPY RESISTANCE OF BREAST CANCER PATIENTS TREATED WITH PLATINUM BASED ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY
SUHAD KHALID KARIM BAN ABAAS ABDUL MAJEED MUHAMMAD IBRAHEEM NADER
Ref#(AB17000348) THE EFFECTS OF ERCC1 EXPRESSION LEVELS AND POLYMORPHISM ON THE CHEMOTHERAPY RESISTANCE OF BREAST CANCER PATIENTS TREATED WITH PLATINUM BASED ADJUVANT CHEMOTHERAPY
Ref#(AB17000515) The Expression of Retinal micro RNA Evoked by Hyperglycemia and after Adiponectin Treatment in Human Retinal Endothelial Cells
Ref#(AB17000) The relationship between interleukin-6 polymorphism and susceptibility to hepatitis C-virus infected patients
Ref#(AB17000) The role of IL-10 and TNF-? cytokines and STAT4 and TNFSF4 genes as biomarkers in Jordanian patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and their correlations with disease
Ref#(AB17000) The Role of p90 Ribosomal S6 Kinase in Cardiotoxicity-Induced by Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors
Ref#(AB17000390) The Role of Tight Junction Genes Expression in Cell Mobility of Endometriosis
Ref#(AB17000389) The role of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF-?) and Estrogen Receptors genes (ER?, ?) in women with Endometriosis
Ref#(AB17000545) The search for factor V Leiden mutation in patients with thrombophilia in the population of Blida
Ref#(AB17000343) The Use of Chick Chorioallantoic Membrane (CAM) as a Model to Study Engraftment of Human Breast Cancer Cells
Ref#(AB17000321) Title: Monocyte subpopulations in ischemic stroke patients exhibit pro-angiogenic phenotype rather than pro-inflammatory phenotype
Ref#(AB17000468) Toll-like receptor 4 gene expression is induced by osteogenic and adipogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow
Ref#(AB17000499) Transcriptome profiling of thermophile plant Heliotropium thermophilum
Ref#(AB17000) Transforming Growth Factor –Beta inhibitors for Targeted Therapies in Liver Cancer
Ref#(AB17000530) Usher syndrome: from clinic to genetics
Ref#(AB17000417) Vitamin D Receptor Gene Polymorphisms Expression (BsmI & FokI) and the Risk of Breast Cancer: Correlation with the Expression of B Cell Lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2) and Clinicopathological Features of the Disease.
Ref#(AB17000412) VKORC1 Variants as Significant Predictors of Warfarin Dose in Emiratis.