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Sustainable Laboratories in the Middle East and North Africa

Tuesday, October 2
1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

During this unique session, laboratory directors and senior scientists from the Middle East and North Africa discussed real world challenges to operating high-performance laboratories in their countries. They outlined the main programs of their facilities and discussed how they confront issues of environmental performance, energy efficiency, and the application of green technologies, as well as biosafety and biocontainment concerns. This symposium was the result of collaboration between the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.

Panel Presenters Included:

Sherif R. Zaki, M.D., Ph. D, Chief Infectious Disease Pathology Branch, Centers for Disease Control, United States (Moderator)

Rajae El Aouad, M.D., Director, National Institute of Hygiene, Morocco

Maha M. Kamel Mahmoud, Ph. D., Science Advisor, Embassy of Egypt, United States

Rola Nasrallah, Water Quality Coordinator, Ministry of Energy and Water, Lebanon

Bob Senseney, Senior Advisor for Science Partnerships, Office of Science and Technology Cooperation, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State


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