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1
The Qatar Biobank: background and methods
H.E. Dr. Hanan Al Kuwari, Asma Al Thani, Ajayeb Al Marri, Abdulla Al Kaabi, Hadi Abderrahim, Nahla Afifi, Fatima Qafoud, Queenie Chan, Ioanna Tzoulaki, Paul Downey, Heather Ward, Neil Murphy, Elio Riboli & Paul Elliott
2
Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and association with metabolic syndrome in a Qatari population
K Al-Dabhani, KK Tsilidis, N Murphy, HA Ward, P Elliott1, E Riboli, M Gunter and I Tzoulaki
3
Prediabetes and Diabetes in a Cohort of Qatari Women Screened for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Soha R. Dargham, Abeer El Shewehy, Youssra Dakroury, Eric S. Kilpatrick &  Stephen L. Atkin
4
The Prevalence and Metabolic Characteristics of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in the Qatari Population
Soha R. Dargham, Lina Ahmed, Eric S. Kilpatrick, Stephen L. Atkin
5
Harnessing Qatar Biobank to Understand Type 2 Diabetes and Obesity in Adult Qataris from the First Qatar Biobank Project
Ehsan Ullah, Raghvendra Mall, Reda Rawi, Naima Moustaid-Moussa, Adeel A. Butt, Halima Bensmail
6
Association between Soft Drink Consumption and Asthma among Qatari Adults
Amna Al Ibrahim, Bushra Qamar, Sundus Fituri, Zoha Ali Akbar, Tamara Al-Abdi and Zumin Shi
7
Qatar Biobank Cohort Study: Study Design and First Results
Asma Al Thani, Eleni Fthenou, Spyridon Paparrodopoulos, Ajayeb Al Marri, Zumin Shi, Fatima Qafoud, Nahla Afifi
8
Body Shape Index Is a Stronger Predictor of Diabetes
Hiba Bawadi, Merna Abouwatfa, Sara Alsaeed, Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Zumin Shi
9
Serum Vitamin D Concentrations Are Inversely Related To Prevalence Of Metabolic Syndrome In Qatari Women
Vijay Ganji, Ayah Sukik, Haya Alaayesh, Hodais Rasoulinejad, Mujahed Shraim 
10
Association Of Low Serum Magnesium With Diabetes And Hypertension: Findings From Qatar Biobank Study
Zumin Shi, Abdul Badi Abou-Samra
11
Profiling the Oral Microbiome Plasma Biochemistry of Obese Hyperglycemic Subjects in Qatar
Muhammad U Sohail, Mohamed A Elrayess, A A Al Thani, M Al-Asmakh, Hadi M Yassine
12
Conception, Implementation and Integration of heterogenous Information Technology Infrastructures in the Qatar Biobank
Eleni Fthenou, Ameena Al Emadi, Fahad F. Mahal, Leo T. Chettupuzhakaran, Asma Al Thani, and Nahla Afifi
13
Conception, Qatar Biobank: A Paradigm of Translating Biobank Science into Evidence- Based Health Care Interventions
Eleni Fthenou, Asma Al Thani, Ajaeb Al Marri, and Nahla Afifi
14
The Implementation Of An Integrated Management System At Qatar Biobank
Linda Hannigan, Ghada Deyab, Asmaa Al Thani, Ajayeb Al Marri, and Nahla Afifi
15
Qatar Biobank Milestones in Building a Successful Biobank
Ayat Salman, Ronny Baber, Linda Hannigan, Jens Karsten, Habermann, Marianne K. Henderson, Michaela Th. Mayrhofer, and Nahla Afifi
16
Qatar Quality Matters: A Global Discussion in Qatar
Ayat Salman, Ronny Baber, Linda Hannigan, Jens Karsten Habermann, Marianne K Henderson, Michaela Th Mayrhofer, and Nahla Afifi 
17
Adiposity Indicators as Cardio-Metabolic Risk Predictors in Adults from Country with High Burden of Obesity
Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Dana Suleman, Lana Abu Salah, Christina Lotfy, Grace Attieh, Hiba Bawadi, Zumin Shi
18
Cardiovascular Diseases in Qatar: Smoking, Food Habits and Physical Activities Perspectives
Hamada R.H. Al-Absi, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Anjanarani Nazeemudeen, Mowafa Househ, Zubair Shah, Tanvir Alam
19
Investigating Potential Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Diseases in Adult Qatari Population
Atiq ur Rehman, Tanvir Alam, Samir Brahim Belhaouari
20
Profiling the Salivary Microbiome in the Qatari Population
Selvasankar Murugesan, Sara Fahad Al Ahmad, Parul Singh, Marwa Saadaoui, Manoj Kumar and Souhaila Al Khodor
21
Serum Magnesium and Cognitive Function Among Qatari Adults
Kateba Al-Ghazali, Sana Eltayeb, Ayesha Musleh, Tamara Al-Abdi, Vijay Ganji and Zumin Shi
22
Understanding the Food Habits and Physical Activities of Diabetes Cohort in Qatar
Anjanarani Nazeemudeen, Hamada R.H. Al-Absi, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Mowafa Househ, Zubair Shah, Tanvir Alam
23
Age and Gender Specific Cut-Off Points for Body Fat Parameters Among Adults in Qatar
H. Bawadi, S. Hassan, A. Shanbeh Zadeh, H. Sarv, A. Kerkadi, Josep A. Tur and Z. Shi
24
Age And Sex Affect Deep Learning Prediction Of Cardiometabolic Risk Factors From Retinal Images
Nele Gerrits, Bart Elen, Toon Van Craenendonck, Danai Triantafyllidou, Ioannis N. Petropoulos, Rayaz A. Malik & Patrick De Boever
25
Retinal Microvascular Complexity Comparing Mono- And Multifractal Dimensions In Relation To Cardiometabolic Risk Factors In A Middle Eastern Population
Toon Van Craenendonck, Nele Gerrits, Bart Buelens, Ioannis N. Petropoulos, Ashfaq Shuaib, Arnout Standaert, Rayaz A. Malik and Patrick De Boever
26
Dietary Patterns And Glycaemic Control Among Qatari Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
Marwa Alaradi, Asma Ouagueni, Rim Khatib, Grace Attieh, Hiba Bawadi and Zumin Shi
27
A Simple Risk Score To Screen For Prediabetes: A Cross‐Sectional Study From The Qatar Biobank Cohort
Mostafa Abbas, Raghvendra Mall, Khaoula Errafi, Abdelkader Lattab, Ehsan Ullah, Halima Bensmail, Abdelilah Arredouani
28
Obesity In Qatar: A Case-Control Study On The Identification Of Associated Risk Factors
Md. Tawkat Islam Khondaker, Junaed Younus Khan, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Nady El Hajj, M. Sohel Rahman, Tanvir Alam
29
Metabolomics of Lean/Overweight Insulin-Resistant Females Reveals Alterations in Steroids and Fatty Acids
Ilhame Diboun, Layla Al-Mansoori, Hend Al-Jaber, Omar Albagha, Mohamed A Elrayess
30
Metabolomics Of Lean/Overweight Insulin Resistant Females Reveals Alterations In Steroids and Fatty Acids
Ilhame Diboun, Layla Al-Mansoori, Hend Al-Jaber, Omar Albagha, Mohamed A Elrayess 
31
The COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative, a Global Initiative to Elucidate the Role of Host Genetic Factors in Susceptibility and Severity of the SARS-CoV-2 Virus Pandemic
European Society of Human Genetics
32
High Plasma Salivary Α‑Amylase, But Not High AMY1 Copy Number Associated With Low Obesity Rate In Qatari Adults: Cross‑Sectional Study
Neyla S. Al-Akl, Richard Ian Thompson & Abdelilah Arredouani
33
A Whole-Genome Sequencing Association Study of Low Bone Mineral Density Identifies New Susceptibility Loci in the Phase I Qatar Biobank Cohort
Nadin Younes, Najeeb Syed, Santosh K Yadav, Mohammad Haris, Atiyeh M Abdallah, Marawan Abu-Madi
34
A Review Of Mother-Child And Birth Cohort Studies In The Middle East Area
Eleni Fthenou, Samah Aboulsoud, Vasiliki Leventakou, Alexandra Haddad, Manolis Kogevinas, Eman Sadoun
35
Dianet: A Deep Learning Based Architecture to Diagnose Diabetes Using Retinal Images Only
Mohammad Tariqul Islam; Hamada R. H. Al-Absi; Essam A. Ruagh; Tanvir Alam
36
Virome‑Wide Serological Profiling Reveals Association Of Herpesviruses With Obesity
Mohammad Rubayet Hasan, Mahbuba Rahman, Taushif Khan, Amira Saeed, Sathyavathi Sundararaju, Annaliza Flores, Phillip Hawken, Arun Rawat, Naser Elkum, Khalid Hussain, Rusung Tan, Patrick Tang & Nico Marr
37
Risk Factors And Comorbidities Associated To Cardiovascular Disease In Qatar: A Machine Learning Based Case-Control Study
Hamada R.H. Al-Absi, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Atiq Ur Rehman, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Samir Brahim Belhaouari, Tanvir Alam
38
Whole Genome Sequencing in the Middle Eastern Qatari Population Identifies Genetic Associations with 45 Clinically Relevant Traits
Gaurav Thareja, Yasser Al-Sarraj, Aziz Belkadi, Maryam Almotawa, The Qatar Genome Program Research (QGPR) Consortium*, Karsten Suhre & Omar M. E. Albagha
39
Comparing Levels of Metabolic Predictors of Coronary Heart Disease Between Healthy Lean and Overweight Females
Rasha Abu-El-Ruz, Manar E. Abdel-Rahman, Stephen L. Atkik, Mohamed A. Elrayess
40
Analysis of Multiple Mycotoxins in the Qatari Population and Their Relation to Markers of Oxidative Stress
Belqes Al-Jaal Aishah Latiff Sofia Salama Huda Mohamed Hussain Noora Abdulaziz Al-Thani Noor Al-Naimi Noof Al-Qasmi Peter Horvatovich Morana Jaganjac
41
Sleeping Duration, Napping and Snoring in Association with Diabetes Control among Patients with Diabetes in Qatar
Hiba Bawadi, Asma Al Sada, Noof Al Mansoori, Sharifa Al Mannai, Aya Hamdan, Zumin Shi and Abdelhamid Kerkadi
42
Association Between Central Obesity Indices And Iron Status Indicators Among Qatari Adults
Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Reem Mohsen Ali, Alaa A. H. Shehada, Eman Abdelnasser AbouHassanein, Joyce Moawad, Hiba Bawadi, Zumin Shi
43
Rare Loss-of-Function Variants in Type I IFN Immunity Genes are not Associated with Severe COVID-19
Hamdi Mbarek, Geethanjali Devadoss Gandhi, Senthil Selvaraj, Wadha Al- Muftah, Radja Badji, Yasser Al Sarraj, Chadi Saad, Dima Darwish, Muhammad Alvi, Tasnim Fadl, Heba Yasin, Fatima Alkuwari, Rozaimi Razali, Waleed Aamer, Fatemeh Abbaszadeh, Ikhlak Ahme
44
Reduced Odds Of Diabetes Associated With High Plasma Salivary Α-Amylase Activity In Qatari Women: A Cross-Sectional Study
Neyla S. Al-Akl, Richard Ian Thompson & Abdelilah Arredouani
45
Association Of Vaccination And Of Prior Infection With Positive PCR Test Result For SARS COVI-2 For Airline Passengers Arriving In Qatar
Roberto Bertollini, Hiam Chemaitelly, Hadi M. Yassine, Mohamed H. Al-Thani, Abdullatif Al-Khal, Laith J. Abu-Raddad,
46
Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations are Inversely Associated with Body Adiposity Measurements But the Association With Bone Mass is Non-linear in Postmenopausal Women
Vijay Ganji, Zumin Shi, Hanadi Alshami, Sarah Ajina, Shayma Albakri, Zahra Jasim
47
Zooming Along Through the Pandemic: Our Experiences with Virtual Biobanking Conferences and Workshops
Marianne K. Henderson,Nahla Afifi, and Zisis Kozlakidis
48
The Association Between Zinc and Copper Circulating Levels and Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Adults: A Study of Qatar Biobank Data
Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Dana Samir Alkudsi, Sara Hamad , Hanan Mohamed Alkeldi , Reem Salih
49
Actionable Genomic Variants in 6045 Participants from the Qatar Genome Program
Amal Elfatih, Borbala Mifsud1, Najeeb SyeD, Ramin Badii, Hamdi Mbarek, Fatemeh Abbaszadeh, The Qatar Genome Program Research Consortium , Xavier Estivill
50
Seven Novel Glucose‑6‑Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) Deficiency Variants Identified in the Qatari Population
Shaza Malik, Roan Zaied, Najeeb Syed, Puthen Jithesh and Mashael Al‑Shafai
51
Thousands of Qatari Genomes Inform Human Migration History and Improve Imputation of Arab Haplotypes
Rozaimi Mohamad Razali, Juan Rodriguez-Flores, Mohammadmersad Ghorbani, Haroon Naeem, Waleed Aamer, Elbay Aliyev, Ali Jubran, Qatar Genome Program Research Consortium*, Andrew G. Clark , Khalid A. Fakhro & Younes Mokrab
52
Higher Habitual Nuts Consumption Is Associated With Better Cognitive Function Among Qatari Adults
Hajer Nafea, Omnia Abdelmegid, Sara Qaddourah, Zainab Abdulwahab, Joyce Moawad and Zumin Shi
53
Habitual Tea And Coffee Consumption And Mean Reaction Time Among Qatari Adults
Alaa Heggy, Aisha Masoumi, Maryam Al-Yafei, Fatima Al-Bader, Tamara Al-Abdi, Zumin Shi
54
Dysbiosis Of The Salivary Microbiome Is Associated With Hypertension And Correlated With Metabolic Syndrome Biomarkers
Muhammad U Sohail1, Lars Hedin, Maha Al-Asmakh
55
Mapping The Human Genetic Architecture Of COVID-19
Said I Ismail, Chadi Saad, Yaser Al-Sarraj, Radja Messai Badji, Wadha Al-Muftah, Asma Al Thani, Nahla Afifi
56
Metabolic and Metabo-Clinical Signatures of Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Retinopathy, and Dyslipidemia
Noha A. Yousri; Karsten Suhre; Esraa Yassin; Alya Al-Shakaki; Amal Robay; Maha Elshafei; Omar Chidiac; Steven C. Hunt; Ronald G. Crystal; Khalid A. Fakhro
57
DNA methylation signatures in Blood DNA of Hutchinson–Gilford Progeria syndrome
Yosra Bejaoui, Aleem Razzaq, Noha A. Yousri, Junko Oshima, Andre Megarbane, Abeer Qannan, Ramya Potabattula, Tanvir Alam, George M. Martin, Henning F. Horn, Thomas Haaf, Steve Horvath, Nady El Haj
58
The Linkage Between Bone Densitometry and Cardiovascular Disease
Mahmoud A Refaee, Hamada R H Al-Absi, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Mowafa Househ, Zubair Shah, M Sohel Rahman, Tanvir Alam
59
Genetic predisposition to cancer across people of different ancestries in Qatar: a population-based, cohort study
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60
A population study of clinically actionable genetic variation affecting drug response from the Middle East
Puthen Veettil Jithesh, Mohammed Abuhaliqa, Najeeb Syed, Ikhlak Ahmed, Mohammed El Anbari, Kholoud Bastaki1, Shimaa Sherif, Umm-Kulthum Umlai, Zainab Jan , Geethanjali Gandhi1, Chidambaram Manickam, Senthil Selvaraj, Chinnu George, Dhinoth Bangarusamy
61
Screening for diabetes and impaired glucose metabolism in Qatar: Models’ development and validation
Khaled Sadek 1, Ibrahim Abdelhafez 2, Israa Al-Hashimi 3, Wadha Al-Shafi 4, Fatihah Tarmizi 5, Hissa Al-Marri 6, Nada Alzohari, Mohammad Balideh, Alison Carr
62
Depressive Symptoms among Patients with Diabetes in Qatar: Frequency and Potential Determinants
Hiba Bawadi, Alanood Al-Shahwani, Dana Arafeh, Daniah Al-Asmar, Joyce Moawad, Zumin Shi and Suhad Daher-Nashif
63
Qatar genome: Insights on genomics from the Middle East
Hamdi Mbarek, Geethanjali Devadoss Gandhi, Senthil Selvaraj, Wadha Al‐Muftah1, Radja Badji1 Yasser Al‐Sarraj,Omar Albagha, Khalid Fakhro, Ramin Badii, Said I. Ismail1, Asma Althani
64
Prevalence of asymptomatic hyperuricemia and its association with prediabetes, dyslipidemia and subclinical inflammation markers among young healthy adults in Qatar
Yasemin Al Shanableh, Yehia Y. Hussein, Abdul Haseeb Saidwali, Maryam Al-Mohannadi, Budoor Aljalham, Hamnah Nurulhoque, Fahad Robelah, Areej Al-mansoori and Susu M. Zughaier
65
Ethnic-specific association of amylase gene copy number with adiposity traits in a large Middle Eastern biobank
Niccolo’ Rossi, Elbay Aliyev, Alessia Visconti, Ammira S. A. Akil, Najeeb Syed, Waleed amer, Sujitha S. Padmajeya, Mario Falchi & Khalid A. Fakhro
66
Homozygous duplication identified by whole genome sequencing causes LRBA deficiency
Daniele Merico, Yehonatan Pasternak, Mehdi Zarrei, Edward J. Higginbotham, Bhooma Thiruvahindrapuram,Ori Scott, Jessica Willett-Pachu, Eyal Grunebaum, Julia Upton, Adelle Atkinson, Vy H. D. Kim, Elbay Aliyev, Khalid Fakhro, Stephen W. Scherer and Chaim M.
67
Common indications for Referral to the Healthcare system for COVID-19 recovered patients versus Qatar Biobank study population: A descriptive analysis
Marwa Eldeeb1, Eleni Fthenou1, Noha Elkousy1, Nadia Sheikh1, Mustafa Nasr1, Nahla Afifi1, Asma Al Thani, Michael Frenneaux
68
Functional Characterization of the MYO6 Variant p.E60Q in Non-Syndromic Hearing Loss Patients
Moza Alkowari, Meritxell Espino-Guarch, Sahar Daas, Doua Abdelrahman, Waseem Hasan
69
Analysis of incidental findings in Qatar genome participants reveals novel functional variants in LMNA and DSP
Amal Elfatih, Sahar I Da’as, Doua Abdelrahman, Hamdi Mbarek, Idris Mohammed, Waseem Hasan, Khalid A Fakhro, Xavier Estivill, Borbala Mifsud, The Qatar Genome Program Research Consortium
70
The Relationship Between Bone Mineral Density and Body Composition Among Qatari Women With High Rate of Obesity: Qatar Biobank Data
Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Shalima Lathief , Yasmen Khial, Toka Teleb, Grace Attieh, Md Mizanur Rahman, Zumin Shi and Abdelali Agouni
71
Whole-Genome Sequencing of 100 Genomes Identifies a Distinctive Genetic Susceptibility Profile of Qatari Patients with Hypertension
Alsamman M. Alsamman, Hakeem Almabrazi and Hatem Zayed
72
Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis from DXA Scan and Retinal Images Using Deep Learning
Hamada R.H. Al-Absi, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Mahmoud Ahmed Refaee, Muhammad E.H. Chowdhury, Tanvir Alam
73
A machine learning based study to assess bone health in a diabetic cohort
Saleh Musleh, Anjanarani Nazeemudeen, Mohammad Tariqul Islam, Nady El Hajj, Tanvir Alam
74
Global Biobank Meta-analysis Initiative: Powering genetic discovery across human disease
Wei Zhou, Masahiro Kanai, Kuan-Han H. Wu,6 Kawthar M. Al-Dabhani, Asma Al Thani, Eleni Fthenou, et al
75
Untargeted Metabolomics Profiling Reveals Perturbations in Arginine-NO Metabolism in Middle Eastern Patients with Coronary Heart Disease
Ehsan Ullah; Ayman El-Menyar; Khalid Kunji; Reem Elsousy; Haira R. B. Mokhtar; Eiman Ahmad; Maryam Al-Nesf; Alka Beotra; Mohammed Al-Maadheed; Vidya Mohamed-Ali; Mohamad Saad; Jassim Al Suwaidi
76
alidation of Polygenic Risk Scores for Coronary Heart Disease in a Middle Eastern Cohort Using Whole Genome Sequencing
Mohamad Saad, Ayman El-Menyar, Khalid Kunji, Ehsan Ullah, Jassim Al Suwaidi and Iftikhar J. Kullo.
77
Differences and commonalities in the genetic architecture of protein quantitative trait loci in European and Arab populations
Gaurav Thareja, Aziz Belkadi, Matthias Arnold, Omar M E Albagha, Johannes Graumann, Frank Schmidt, Harald Grallert, Annette Peters, Christian Gieger, The Qatar Genome Program Research Consortium.