1. Conference Deliberates on Teaching Math in Special Education
  2. New Insights on Harmful Algal Blooms in Sohar Industrial Area
  3. SQU Celebrates 49th National Day
  4. Focus on Kenyan Culture and People
  5. SQU Celebrates 30th Graduation Ceremony of Scientific Colleges
  6. SQU Marks GIS Day
  7. SQU Hosts IGCP Workshop on Diamonds & Recycled Mantle
  8. 1283 Students from Science Colleges Awarded Degrees
  9. Medical and Nursing Graduates Take Oath
  10. International Workshop Focuses on Food and Brain Health
  11. In the Folds of Space Exhibition
  12. SQU, Brno University of Technology to Tie-up on Teaching and Research
  13. SQU Academics Co-edit Book on Traditional Foods
  14. ‘Close-by’: Volunteer Week Activities Kicks off
  15. Graduation Ceremony on 11 and 25 November
  16. SQU holds ‘Inspirers’ Session
  17. Gearing up for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  18. Taiwanese University Seeks Ties with SQU
  19. Student Counselling Centre Gets International Accreditation
  20. Iranian Delegation Visits College of Education
  21. SQU Hosts Forum on Remote Sensing and Space Technologies
  22. An Exchange Student at SQU from Faraway Chile
  23. Expert Highlights Growing Importance Cyber Security Jobs
  24. OCCI Research Chair: SQU, OCCI Hold Steering Committee Meeting
  25. PEIE Research Chair: SQU, PEIE Madayn Hold Steering Committee Meeting
  26. SQU Honors 519 Students
  27. SQU Organizes Breast Cancer Awareness Day
  28. SQU Organizes Mazaya Exhibition
  29. SQU Hosts Workshop on Gulf Joint Work
  30. Workshop on Food and Brain Health on 11, 12 November
  31. “Mazaya III” Exhibition Kicks off
  32. Talk Sheds Light on IP Rights and Enforcement in the GCC
  33. Students Highlight Importance of Physics to the Economy
  34. Panel Discussion with Deputy Secretary General of Supreme Council for Planning
  35. SQU, ROLACC Sign Agreement to Set up Anti-corruption Chair
  36. SQU Hosts Panel Discussion on Development Planning
  37. Amal Al-Ismaili Wins Enjoia’t Award
  38. SQU and ITA Renew Agreement on Free and Open Source Software
  39. Conference Highlights Population and Sustainable Development
  40. Researchers Use Zebrafish to Study Human Diseases
  41. SQU, Omantel Sign Partnership Agreement
  42. SQU Hosts Oman Collegiate Programming Contest
  43. SQU Hosts Art Education Conference
  44. College of Nursing Celebrates Mental Health Day
  45. Disabilities Unit Project Launched at SQU
  46. Majors Fair 2019 Showcases Courses of Study
  47. Talk Gives Insight into Global Peace and Security
  48. Art Education Conference Concludes
  49. SQU, Oman Shell Partner to Research Agricultural Development
  50. SQU organizes a workshop on the Future of Computing Programs
  51. SQU Hosts Workshop on Future of Computing Programs 
  52. Graduating Engineers’ Challenges in Job Market Discussed
  53. Abandoned Copper Mine in Lasail Leads to Ground Water Contamination
  54. 13th Muscat Securities Market Forum Kicks Off
  55. SQU Gears Up for GCC Students’ Forum
  56. Lecture Highlights Evolution of Judiciary in Oman
  57. Muscat Securities Market Forum Kicks off
  58. 6th Arab International Child Abuse and Neglect Conference Held
  59. SQU Holds Induction Program for New Employees
  60. VC Receives US Academician
  61. Workshop for Internal Institutional Quality Audit Held
  62. National Bioethics Committee Meets at SQU
  63. ISPCAN International Congress Kicks off
  64. SQU Organizes Orientation Program for Postgraduate Students
  65. DPS Holds Orientation Program for Postgraduate Students
  66. NDC Delegation Received
  67. Trial Platform for Massive Open Online Courses Launched
  68. SQU receives new students
  69. SQU Student Project on 3D Printer Earns Praise
  70. Experts from SQU Come up with Book on Clinical Biochemistry
  71. Recognition for Book on Food and Huntington’s disease
  72. ICT Technologies: SQU, Huawei Sign Letter of Agreement
  73. SQU Receives 3070 Students
  74. Oman’s First CubeSat Project at SQU
  75. International Accreditation for SQU’s LL.B. Program
  76. SQU Celebrates Renaissance Day
  77. Summer School: Exhibition Features 4IR  
  78. SQU, Omantel Join Hands to Foster Innovation in Oman
  79. Honor for SQU Nurse Educator
  80. Research Groups at SQU Serve Oman’s Sustainable Development Goals
  81. Solar Electric Cars: SQU, Nafath Renewable Energy Join Hands
  82. SQU to Offer PhD in Information Systems
  83. Global Honour for CPS Academician
  84. “Young Explorer” Program to Hone Skills of School Students
  85. QS: SQU Ranked 379 Globally
  86. SQU, Oman Equestrian Federation Sign Cooperation Program
  87. CIS Unveils New Systems and Services
  88. Foundation Stone Laid for MEGA Service Station on Campus
  89. Study Proposes Design Framework of Small Private Online Courses
  90. Annual Trip 2019: Students Set Off to Europe
  91. Global Citizen Award for Dr. Khalaf
  92. Dr. Jokha Al Harthi Wins Man Booker Prize 2019
  93. An Engineer’s Reminiscence of the Construction of SQU
  94. SQU, Ministry of Information, PART Joint Committee Meets
  95. ICE Recognition for Civil Engineering Program
  96. “Demo Day 2019” Highlights Final Year Projects
  97. SQU, Armed Forces Medical Services Sign Cooperation Program
  98. SQU Hosts Seminar on Japanese Scholarships for Students
  99. Forum Highlights Role of Islamic Banks
  100. SQU, ‘inma’ Sign Cooperation Program
  101. Researchers Develop Innovative Nanocoatings for Water Desalination
  102. SQU Celebrates the 19th University Day
  103. His Majesty’s Trust Fund for Seven Research Projects
  104. SQU Celebrates Anniversary of His Majesty’s Visit
  105. Abu Dhabi Research Competition: SQU Project Bags Second Place
  106. SQU, Taiwanese University Discuss Ties
  107. Oman FOSS Platform Launched
  108. SQU Council Approves Proposals
  109. Open House of SQU’s Research Centers
  110. Pak University Explores Ties with SQU
  111. SQU, HUAWEI Discuss Long-term Multifaceted Links
  112. SQU to Offer Turkish Language Course
  113. ECE Students Visit Oman Data Park
  114. Emirati Philanthropist Juma Al Majid Visits SQU
  115. Student Group Holds Animal and Veterinary Sciences Forum
  116. SQU Holds Panel Discussion on National Project on Teaching Profession
  117. Students Showcase Skills in Civil & Architectural Engineering
  118. Spotlight on Research Centers’ Accomplishments
  119. 323 Outstanding Students Honored
  120. ECE Dept. Holds Retreat to Discuss Accreditation
  121. Forum Highlights Translation in the Digital Age
  122. SQU Hosts Lecture by Famous MIT Scientist-Entrepreneur
  123. SQU Organizes 2nd Student Research Conference
  124. SQU Holds National Workshop on BA English Program
  125. “Art is for everyone”
  126. Spotlight on Student Research
  127. Forum Discusses Digital Leadership in Information Sector
  128. Vice Chancellor Concludes Visit to Australia
  129. SQU, Jusoor, Orpic Sign Cooperation Program
  130. Conference Focuses on Innovative Approaches in ELT
  131. 8th GCC College Games: SQU Bags Eight Medals
  132. IoT Lab Opened at SQU
  133. Symposium to Promote Research in Mathematical Modelling
  134. 49 Projects on Display at 9th Engineering Forum
  135. Student Group Pilots Aquaculture of Ornamental Fish Variety
  136. Training Workshop on Trade Ideas Kicks Off
  137. SQU Hosts Workshop on Ethics of Research Involving Human Subjects
  138. Occidental of Oman Funds Equipment for SQU’s SERC
  139. Gulf Programming Contest Kicks Off
  140. Student Group Holds Biomedical Science Exhibition
  141. IBA 2019 Contest: SQU Team Bags First Place
  142. Czech Republic Senate President Visits SQU
  143. SQU Hosts Omani Moot Court Competition
  144. Project to Study Aversion Towards Teaching Profession
  145. Czech Senate President Visits SQU
  146. Conference Discusses Reality and Challenges of Student Affairs
  147. New Disease Threatens Citrus Trees in Oman
  148. SQU Staff Authors Biochemistry Lab Manual
  149. SQU, MRMWR Mark World Water Day
  150. SQU, MoAF Joint Committee Meets
  151. Brains Innovation Summits Official Meets VC
  152. AQAS Accreditation for Two Departments
  153. Independent Learning Centre Officially Launched
  154. Wooden Bridge Competition: Students Bring Home Accolades
  155. Conference Discusses Updates in Neurology and Related Fields
  156. Chief Engineer of SQU Project Revisits the University
  157. SQU to Set up Research Centers in Duqm
  158. SQU Organizes LAMAD Forum on Food Technology
  159. ‘Lamad’ Event Showcases Food Technology Research
  160. CoE Holds Symposium on Renewable Energy Systems Technology
  161. College of Nursing Marks International Day of Happiness
  162. Event Sheds Light on Institutional Arbitration
  163. SQU, Ministry of Education Sign Cooperation Program
  164. Researchers Produce Fish and Vegetables in Aquaponics System
  165. Business Week Highlights Impact of 4IR on Economy
  166. Zero Emission Campus: Field Survey Ends
  167. Conference on “Terms in Arabic: Issues and Prospects
  168. Meaningful Partnership in Islamic Studies
  169. Omanis Strongly Favor Locally Produced Food Products
  170. Oman Mathematics Committee Marks International Day of Mathematics
  171. Dr. Jokha Al Harthi on List for Top Global Literary Award
  172. Engineering Students’ Graduation Project Wins Accolades
  173. SQU, Military Technological College Sign Cooperation Program
  174. Nelson Mandela Remembered
  175. SQU Hosts Forum on Research Projects Funded by HM Trust Fund
  176. SQU Organizes Conference on “Terms in Arabic: Issues and Prospects”
  177. Workshop to Hone Jobseekers’ Skills in Port Logistics
  178. SQU Organizes Career & Training Fair 2019
  179. Zero Emission Campus: SQU Partners with German Institute
  180. Turkish Foundation, SQU to Establish Ties
  181. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  182. University of Tübingen Seeks Ties with SQU
  183. 55 Institutions Participate in SQU Career & Training Fair 2019
  184. SQU Hosts 21st ISANH Redox Congress
  185. SQU Organizes Forum on Leadership and Decision Making
  186. SQU Delegation Concludes Its Visit South Africa
  187. SQU, BP Oman Officials Review BP Fund Research Grants
  188. “Standards Vital in Ensuring Quality and Safety”
  189. Forum Highlights Leadership and Decision Making
  190. SQU Hosts International Workshop on Natural Hazards
  191. Cardiff University Seeks Ties with SQU
  192. Poster on Tokophobia Wins Accolades
  193. SQU at Muscat International Book fair
  194. Workshop on Performance Measurement Program
  195. 3rd ICAOG Discusses Advances in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  196. SQU at Muscat Book Fair
  197. ELT Conference on 11 and 12 April
  198. Focus on Floriculture
  199. Mazaya Exhibition Showcases Special Offers for Employees
  200. Tenth Agricultural Festival Launched
  201. Chemical Engineering Forum Held
  202. SQU organizes The 4th Conference of Free and Open Source Software 2019
  203. Student Group Holds Used Book Fair at Muscat City Centre
  204. SQU’s Rebranded Media Identity Turns 1
  205. Efforts to Support FOSS in the Sultanate Hailed
  206. Technical Forum Features Student Projects
  207. FOSSC 2019 Oman Kicks off
  208. SQU Honours 520 Outstanding Students
  209. College of Engineering Receives IAESTE Award
  210. Conference to Highlight Issues Related to Population in the Sultanate
  211. 1st International Conference on Unnamed Vehicle Systems
  212. SQU Hosts IFMSA Regional Meet
  213. “Political Factor is the Top Element that Affects the Price of Oil”
  214. “UVS-Oman 2019” Concludes
  215. Webometrics: SQU Ranked 1353 Globally
  216. Study Chronicles Characteristics of Illicit Drug Users Seeking Detox
  217. SQU Organizes 3rd Media Family Forum
  218. SQU’s Organic Kale Sets an Example
  219. Research Centre Receives German Student Delegation
  220. Agriculture, Fisheries Development: SQU, FAO Sign LoU
  221. Empowering Students in the Foundation Programs
  222. 95 Students Attend Winter Program for School Students
  223. SQU Organizes Technology Camp for Kids
  224. Support for Global Learning
  225. SQU, UW–Eau Claire to Boost Ties
  226. SQU, University of South Australia to Promote Cooperation
  227. SQU Receives Houston-Clear Lake Delegation
  228. University Tower Hall Opened
  229. Independent Learning Centre Workshop Concludes
  230. SQU Tower Hall Launched
  231. Council Approves Name Change of Academic Departments
  232. SQU organizes football championship.
  233. SQU Staff Football Championship Concludes
  234. Green Climate Readiness Support: SQU, FAO Sign LoA
  235. National Bioethics Committee Meets
  236. SQU Honors Turkish Students
  237. SQU holds the 2nd Customer Services Forum
  238. Forum Highlights Digital Transformation of Customer Services
  239. CAMS Workshop Addresses Whitefly Management in Tomato
  240. SQU-Institute of Public Admn. Committee Meets
  241. Information Systems Computer Lab Launched at CEPS
  242. Researchers Present Progress of Internal Grant-Funded Projects
  243. SQU Mobile App Launched
  244. MSF Hosts Workshop on Seafloor Mapping Technique
  245. On-Campus Fuel Station, Shopping Mall Planned
  246. SQU Organizes 5th Alumni Day
  247. 5th Alumni Day Held
  248. Springboard Program: SQU Teams Bring Accolades
  249. SQU Celebrates World Arabic Language Day
  250. SQU Signs Letter of Intent with Salalah Methanol
  251. SQU Holds Training Program in Logistics and Supply Chain in Aviation Sector
  252. SQU, Omantel Joint Committee Meets
  253. Workshop for Internal Audit Panel Members Held
  254. Main Library Organizes (Awalem) Event
  255. CEPS Gets EQUIS Accreditation
  256. Best Sports College Award: New Initiative to Promote Sports
  257. Smoke Emissions from Shinas Copper Mine Due to Sulphide Combustion
  258. SQU, NFRCEC to Tie-up on Research
  259. SQU Hosts 2nd Blockchain Symposium
  260. SQU Hosts MEACR Annual Meet
  261. Dr. Ahmed Al Salman Elected as Fellow of TWAS
  262. Opportunities in Future Technologies
  263. SQU and the GULF 3 International Conference
  264. Need for More Mental Health Services for the Young
  265. Sustainability through Reuse Centre
  266. CAMS Hosts International Workshop on Innovative Marine Management
  267. SQU Celebrates World Soil Day; International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  268. SQU Marks International Day for Persons with Disabilities
  269. Start-ups Should Address Social Problems: Dr. Belgacem Haba
  270. SQU, RAP-Green Sign Cooperation Agreement
  271. SQU Hosts the 4th Science & Technology Exchange Program
  272. SQU organizes the 1st open day for Student exchange
  273. Public Speaking Contest: Student Teams Win Third Place
  274. SQU Academician Wins L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship
  275. Oman’s Trade Potential with IORA Member States
  276. University of Denver Explores Ties with SQU
  277. SQU, Charles University to Boost Ties
  278. “Your University Celebrates” 48th National Day
  279. SQU Celebrates 29th Graduation Ceremony of the Scientific Colleges
  280. Counselling Psychology Conference Kicks Off
  281. Workshop Discusses Outcomes of Mango, Lime Diseases Research
  282. 1303 Students from Scientific Colleges Graduate
  283. Medical and Nursing Graduates Take Oath
  284. Big turnout at “Walk for Your Health” Walkathon
  285. SQU organizes Japan’s open day
  286. Utilizing Drilling Waste in Cement Industry Ensures Sustainability
  287. SQU Celebrates Omani Women’s Day
  288. Growth in Demand for IP Right is a Good Indicator
  289. SQU Hosts Japan Day
  290. Prof. Sabah Bags Qatar Green Research Award
  291. SQU celebrates 29th graduation ceremony (humanities Colleges)
  292. CSD, RMO Holds Workshop on Operational Risk
  293. SQU Wins OER Power Brands 2018 Award
  294. SQU, IDO Holding Sign Research and Innovation Cooperation Program
  295. Conference Highlights Frankincense and Medicinal Plants Research
  296. 1651 Students Receive Their Degrees at Inspiring Graduation Ceremony
  297. Saudi University Explores Ties with SQU
  298. Humanities Students to Celebrate Graduation Today
  299. Daytime Sleepiness Common among Young Omani Drivers
  300. International Award for Dean of College of Education
  301. Omani-French Friendship Association Honors Dr. Kamla Al Busaidi
  302. SQU to Teach Students Values, Rights and Responsibilities as Citizens
  303. Lakehead University Delegation Visits SQU
  304. SQU to Host Middle East Cancer Research Association Meeting
  305. Educational Psychology Faculty Holds Research Forum
  306. Latest developments in research and postgraduate studies highlighted
  307. Spotlight on Oman’s Maritime Heritage
  308. Lakehead University Seeks Ties with SQU
  309. NBC Holds Panel Discussion on Ethics in Research and Publication
  310. SQU Hosts WIPO-Oman Summer School
  311. Muscat Finance Extends Support for Research and Innovation at SQU
  312. ACM-OCPC: SQU Teams Bag First and Third Prizes
  313. Climate Impacts on Water Resources
  314. SQU Organizes Oman Collegiate Programing Contest
  315. 29th Graduation Ceremony on 28 Oct, 11 Nov
  316. Student Group Marks World Food Day 2018
  317. Conference Highlights Trends in Innovative Mathematics Curriculum
  318. SQU This Week
  319. European IT Security Advisor Visits SQU
  320. Award for Excellence in Child Health Nursing
  321. Repeat Migration of bar-tailed godwits wintering at Barr Al Hikman
  322. Conference Stresses on Sport and Sustainable Development
  323. Outstanding Scientist Award for Nurse Educator
  324. Forum Highlights Student Counselling Services
  325. SQU This Week
  326. Forum Highlights Machine Learning in Remote Sensing
  327. New Book Explores Link between Food and Huntington’s disease
  328. Majors Fair 2018: Spotlight on 60 Academic Majors
  329. UNESCO-APCEIU Chief Visits SQU
  330. Oman Does Exceedingly Well in Student Exchange
  331. THE: SQU Enters World’s Top Universities’ List
  332. SQU This Week
  333. SQU Hosts Dinner in Honor of New Staff
  334. CEPS Gets One Step Closer to Accreditation
  335. SQU, NRAA Approve Private Records Management System
  336. Forum Highlights Remote Sensing Applications in Physical Oceanography
  337. SQU, Starcare Hospital Join Hands for Nursing Training, Research
  338. SQU, University of Nizwa Prepare for Conference on Frankincense
  339. SQU This Week
  340. SQU, Oman Munition Production Company Sign Cooperation Program
  341. The Sultanate, Represented by SQU, Joins UNESCO IGCP
  342. Bioethics Committee Discusses International Legislation on Paternity
  343. DPS Holds Orientation Day for New Postgraduate Students 
  344. Career Guidance: SQU, Ooredoo Sign Cooperation Program
  345. Nanotechnology Helps Extend Shelf Life of Local Vegetables
  346. A New Centre for Innovation & Technology Transfer
  347. Student Council Election: Nominations Open on 10 Sept
  348. SQU, ‘be’ah’ Join Hands to Set up Reuse Centre
  349. Experts Lead SQU Training Course on Sustainable Energy
  350. Conference on Frankincense and Medicinal Plants in October
  351. SQU This Week
  352. SQU and Petrofac sign Sponsorship Agreement
  353. Ways to Make Farming More Sustainable
  354. SQU Marks Renaissance Day
  355. Ways to Make Math Fun for Kids
  356. Prerequisites for Significant Learning
  357. Omani Studies Centre Team Visits Brunei
  358. Conference to Address Research Management
  359. Cooperation Program to Promote Date Palm Sector in Oman
  360. SQU, Orpic Sign LoA for Funding Engineering Design Lab
  361. Dead Zones of the Western Arabian Sea
  362. Conference to Address All Aspects of Unmanned Vehicle Systems
  363. SQU Gets Patent for New Antimicrobial Formula
  364. SQU Council Approves Center for Innovation & Technology Transfer
  365. SQU Signs Cooperation Agreement with Muscat Securities Market
  366. Information Systems Students ‘Capture’ the Cybersecurity Flag
  367. SQU This Week
  368. SQU, Al Buraimi Solar Energy Systems Sign Cooperation Program
  369. SQU, Oman Oil Marketing Company Sign Sponsorship Agreement
  370. “Anwaar Ramadhan” Exhibition Features Pics of the Past
  371. Association of Arab Universities Executive Council Meets at SQU
  372. CAMS Academic’s Book Deals with Food Microbial Analyses
  373. SQU This Week
  374. Forum on Future Media Discusses Media Sector Challenges
  375. SQU This Week
  376. SQU Hosts Pearl Initiative Award Ceremony
  377. Huge Enthusiasm for Blockchain Technology in Oman
  378. First Phase of Solar Parking Shades Opened
  379. MSF Students Visit Oman Aquarium Project
  380. Nursing Students Urge Evidence-based Maternity Care Practice
  381. Project Examines Population Structures of Spiny Lobster along Oman’s Coastline
  382. Workshop Sheds Light on “Integration of Technology into Nursing Education”
  383. New Patent for Invention based on “Therapeutic Composition for Treating Gangrene”
  384. SQU This Week
  385. HMTF Projects 2018 Announced
  386. 18th SQU Day Celebrated with Grandeur
  387. SQU Signs Research Cooperation Program with OAPGRC
  388. SQU Organizes First Aid Workshop for School Children
  389. New Assessment Unit Facility at CPS
  390. Statistics to become Independent Department at SQU
  391. Dr. Mona Al Said Receives Charles University’s Gold Medal
  392. SQU This Week
  393. ELT Conference Addresses Current Perspectives, Trends and Challenges
  394. Workshop Highlights Nutritional Antioxidants Therapy
  395. Academics Co-edit Volume on Cancer Prevention and Treatments
  396. Power Station and Transmission Lab Opened
  397. Conference Focuses on Law, Economic and Social Transformations
  398. SQU Marks Biomedical Laboratory Science Day
  399. SQU, RUDN University to Boost Ties
  400. Commercially Valuable Bioproducts from Waste Paper
  401. Forum Highlights Role of Information Specialists in Smart Society
  402. IS Department Holds Industry Advisory Board Meeting
  403. SQU This Week
  404. Jordanian NDC Delegation visits SQU
  405. The Earthquake Monitoring Center and Seismic Hazard Studies in the Sultanate
  406. Research Workshops and Training Held
  407. The Story of a Lighting Revolution
  408. Patent for “Method of Making an Ajwa Date-Based Treatment for Snake Envenomation”
  409. SQU Holds the First Students’ Conference for Scientific Research
  410. Engineering Students Projects on Display
  411. SQU Hosts National Conference on Civil & Architectural Engineering
  412. SQU, Ministry Mark World Water Day 2018
  413. Forum Deliberates Business Intelligence and Big Data Analysis
  414. SQU-Ministry of Higher Education Joint Committee Meets
  415. Forum Addresses Soil System as Foundation of Food Security
  416. Framework for Making Oman an Innovation Hub
  417. CETL Official Opening Held
  418. SQU, University of Nizwa to Enhance Ties
  419. SQU This Week
  420. SQU Receives Egyptian Minister of Higher Education
  421. SQU Team Wins Robot Championship
  422. Conference Discusses Risk Management Practices
  423. Institutional Accreditation
  424. SQU This Week
  425. SQU Launches its New Media Identity
  426. Neuroprotective Effects of Plant Extracts
  427. Technical Festival Features 20 ICT Projects
  428. ICT Accessibility: Oman Well-positioned to Continue Playing a Leading Role
  429. SQU Team Makes Breakthrough in Breast Cancer Research
  430. Sensor-activated Taps Most Effective for Saving Water
  431. Study Underscores the Need for Stronger School-University Partnerships
  432. Study Identifies Factors Impeding Entrepreneurial Growth in Oman
  433. OCMB Hosts Frontiers in Marine Biotechnology Conference
  434. SQU Council Approves Master’s Program in Psychological Counselling
  435. Nursing Conference Focuses on Technology and Innovation
  436. Microbial Fuel Cells: A Promising Energy Source
  437. Researcher Prepares Database of Aquatic Plants in Wadis
  438. Blended Learning Approach Can Tackle Transitional Academic Challenges
  439. Medical Research Centre to Focus on Themes Relevant to Oman

Researchers from the Department of Marine science and Fisheries, SQU grow fish not only for eating but also for finding cure to human diseases through several research projects. These researches are focusing on expanding the use of Oman’s resources and improving life style of Omani people. The research projects are expanding the knowledge that the students gained from the marine and fisheries major then cooperating with other fields such as agriculture, food security, food safety and the medicine. One of the projects that they are performing is “Using zebrafish as an experimental model for anti-diabetes”. This experiment explores the possibility of curing diabetes or reducing the blood sugar level in humans by using zebrafish as a model.

Mr. Ahmed Al Kyumi, the leader of project, said that scientists use a variety of laboratory animals to investigate prevention and cure of human diseases. For instance, apes, rats, rabbits and mice have been frequently used animal models in medical experiments since long time. Thought apes have a similar anatomy and physiological function to humans, using apes as animal models leads to higher costs and difficult management. Researchers have been searching for better animal models, which have similar anatomy and physiological function of humans, but also the merits of being individually small, easily managed, and low costs. Among approximately 26,000 genes, 2,601 of zebrafish genes have the same as potential human disease genes and this gene similarity between zebra fish and humans gives potential for studying human diseases. Therefore, using zebra fish as an animal model for experiments has large value in researching human diseases. He added the use of zebra fish is far more suitable in the aspect of research ethics, the cost and the availability of a test object.

This project was awarded at the Manafa’a 2019 from the Oman Animal and Plant Genetic Resources Center. The purpose of this event was to build eco-entrepreneurs with genetic resources in Oman. As many as 55 teams from across the Sultanate participated at the first stage and 15 teams competed at the final stage through Ideathon on 27 and 28th September. “Using zebrafish as an experimental model for anti-diabetes” project was selected as one of four winning projects.  The supervisor of this project, Dr. Gilha Yoon said that this type of research is not confined to Marine Science alone; it requires collaboration with different fields such as medicine, crop science, pharmacology and fisheries. This collaboration is what the Sultanate needs now, as there is a huge potential for the development of research and innovation in this area and creating advances in the medical, environmental and academic fields.


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