Doha, 11 February 2015: Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), officially opened the Qatar Biobank building in Hamad bin Khalifa Medical City.
Doha, Qatar (XX July 2013): Qatar Biobank’s inaugural six-month public recruitment figures reveal that 72 per cent of participants, contributed to the health initiative because of recommendations from friends and family.
Doha, 16 February 2015: The importance of regional medical research collaboration was the focus of the ‘Biobanking in the Context of Personalised Healthcare’ conference, hosted by Qatar Biobank, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, in Doha last week.
Doha, 02 February 2015: Qatar Biobank, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, is set to host the nation’s first conference that will explore the development of Qatar’s healthcare and medical research community this month.
Doha, 28 January 2015: Qatar Biobank, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), has released the findings of its two year operational pilot phase, which reveal that 76 per cent of male and 70 per cent of female participants, from a sample of 1,200 are either overweight or obese. It also reveals that 52.7 per cent of the male participants and 31.7 per cent of female participants recorded pre-hypertensive (normal-high blood pressure levels) or hypertensive.
You are being invited to take part in Qatar Biobank, Qatar’s long-term medical health initiative for Qatar’s population. To help you decide whether to contribute, here is some information on Qatar Biobank and what taking part involves.
Qatar Biobank will make it possible for scientists to conduct research to address some of the greatest health challenges facing Qatar and the region, including cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer.