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Academic Year 2010-2011

Articles in Peer-Reviewed International Journals
  1. Abdou E.S. , Daoud Z., Abdel-Massih R.M., 2011. Leaf and branch extracts of Eriobotrya japonica exert antibacterial activity against ESBL-producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae. International Journal of Phytomedicine, 3 , 120-128.
  2. Daoud Z., Abdou E.S. , Abdel-Massih R.M., 2011. Antibacterial activity of Rheum rhaponticum, Olea europea, and Viola odorata on ESBL-producing clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiellapneumoniae. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 2 (7), 1669-1678 .
  3. Fares R., Bazzi S., Baydoun S.E., Abdel-Massih R.M., 2011. The Antioxidant and Anti-proliferative Activity of the Lebanese Olea europaea Extract. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, 66 (1), 58-63.
    DOI: 10.1007/s11130-011-0213-9
  4. Abdel-Massih R.M., Abdou E.S. , Baydoun E., Daoud Z., 2010. Antibacterial activity of the extracts obtained from Rosmarinus officinalis, Origanum majorana, and Trigonella foenum-graecum on highly drug-resistant Gram negative bacilli. Journal of Botany, Article ID 464087, 8 pages. DOI:10.1155/2010/464087
  5. Harakeh S., Abdel-Massih R.M., Gil P.R., Sperling R.A., Meinhardt A., Niedwiecki A.,Rath M., Parak W.J., Baydoun E., 2010. The effect of PEG-coated gold nanoparticles on the anti-proliferative and pro-apoptotic potential of a specific nutrient synergy. Nanotoxicology, 4(2),177-185.
  6. Abdel-Massih R.M. , Fares R., Bazzi S., El-Chami N., Baydoun E., 2010. The apoptotic and anti-proliferative activity of Origanum majorana extracts on human leukemic cell line. Leukemia Research, 34 (8), 1052-1056.
  7. Karam, C. M., El Kouba, E. J., Bazzi, H. S., Bodman-Smith, K., and Leung, L. 2011. Interleukin-13 reduces hyperalgesia and the level of interleukin-1β in BALB/c mice infected with Lesihmania major with an up-regulation of interleukin-6. Accepted to be published in Journal of Neuroimmuology.
  8. Shebaby, N. W., El-Sibai, M. , Bodmann- Smith, C., M. C. Karam, C. M., Mohamad Mroueh, M., and Daher, F. C. 2011. The antioxidant and anticancer effects of Wild Carrot oil extract. Submitted.
  9. Itani OA, Chen JH, Karp PH, Ernst S, Keshavjee S, Parekh K, Klesney-Tait J, Zabner J, Welsh MJ. Human cystic fibrosis airway epithelia have reduced Cl - conductance but not increased Na + conductance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Jun 21;108(25):10260-5. Epub 2011 Jun 6.
  10. D. Homsi, S. Aouad, H. J. El Nakat, B. El Khoury, P. Obeid, and A. Aboukaïs, Carbon black and propylene oxidation over Ru/Ce xZr 1-xO 2 catalysts, Catalysis Communications, 2011, Vol 12, 776-780.
  11. Y. Bakkour, S. Makhoul, H. El-Nakat, F. El-Omar, Chemical Analysis of the essential Oils from Punica granatum, vitis vinifera and Cuburbita maxima seeds grown in Lebanon by GC/MS, Journal of Natural Products , 2011 , Vol 4, 71-74.
  12. Y. Tauran, M. Grosso, A. Brioude, R. Kassab, A. W. Coleman, Colorimetric and Spectroscopic discrimination between nucleotides and nucleosides using para-sulphonato-calix[4]arene capped silver nanoparticles, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 10013-10015.
  13. Obeid, P., El-Khoury, B., Burger, J., Aouad, S., Younis, M., Aoun, A., El-Nakat, J.H, Determination and assessment of total mercury levels in local, frozen and canned fish in Lebanon, Journal of Environmental Sciences, 2011, Vol 23 (9), 1564-1569.
  14. Gas Phase Reactions of s-Butanethiol with selected Metal Ions, H. El-Nakat, N. Ghanem, K. Fisher, G. Willet, Lebanese Science Journal, 2011, Vol 12, No. 1, 93-108.
  15. Hydrogen production by methane steam reforming over Ru and Cu supported on hydrotalcite precursors, Doris Homsi, Samer Aouad, Cedric Gennequin, Antoine Aboukaïs and Edmond Abi-Aad, Advanced Materials Research, 2011, Vol 324, 453-456
  16. R. Kassab, P. Yammine, D. Moussa, New drug delivery system based on Nystatin loaded poly (DL-lactide-co caprolactone) microspheres, Asian Journal of Chemistry, 2011, 23(7), 3161-3164.
  17. Yammine, A. Kfoury, B. El-Khoury, H. Nouali, H. El-Nakat, F. Ledoux, F. Cazier, D. Courcot, A. AbouKais, A Preliminary Evaluation of the Inorganic Chemical Composition of the Atmospheric TSP in the Selaata Region, North Lebanon, Lebanese Science Journal, 2010 , Vol 11, No 1, 13-30.
  18. Kfoury, P. Yammine, F. Ledoux, B. El Khoury, H. El Nakat, H. Nouali, F. Cazier, D. Courcot, E. Abi-Aad and A. Abou Kais, Inorganic Chemical Composition of Atmospheric Particulate Matter around industrial sites in Northern Lebanon, Advanced Materials Research, 2011, Vol 324, 477-480.
  19. Vidal, C. Plesse, P-H. Aubert, L. Beouch, F. Tran-Van, G. Palaprat, P. Verge, P. Yammine, J. Citerin, A. Kheddar, L. Sauque, C. Chevrot, Dteyssié, Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-containing semi-interpenetrating polymernetworks: a versatile concept for the design of optical or mechanical electroactive devices, Polymer international, 2010, Vol 59, 313-320.
  20. Melki, Antoine & Bitar, Amine. “An assessment of the readiness of Lebanon to adopt MHealth systems”, Proceedings of the 8 th ICICTH, Samos, July 15 -17, 2010.
  21. Melki, Antoine. “Entrepreneurship and FLOSS in the Computing Curriculum”. Proceedings of the 7 th International Conference "New Horizons in Industry, Business and Education" (NHIBE 2011), Chios, Greece, 25 and 26 August 2011.
  22. Shoichi Okaniwa, Ahmad Nasri, Hongwei Lin, Abdulwahed Abbas, Yuki Kineri, and Takashi Maekawa, Uniform B-spline Curve Interpolation with Prescribed Tangent and Curvature Vectors, recently accepted as a regular paper in an upcoming issue of the IEEE-Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, September 2011.
  23. Abbas A., Nasri, A., and Maekawa, T., A Constructive Approach to Point Interpolation by 3D Curves under Normal and Controlled Cross-Curvature Constraints, published in the Visual Computer Journal, 2010.
  24. Abbas, A., A Minimally-Constrained Subdivision Surface Interpolating Arbitrarily-Intersecting Network of Curves, accepted as a short paper in CGI'10 held at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2010 and also published on DVD with an ISBN number.
  25. Sanjay Kanade, and Dijana Petrovska-Delacrétaz. "Identities, forgeries and disguises." Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Information Technology and Management, Inderscience Publishers, 2011.
  26. Greige Hanna and Walid Karam. "Audio-visual Biometrics and Forgery." accepted for publications as a chapter in the book "Biometrics" by Intech Open Access Publishers, 2011.
  27. Karam Walid. “Identity Verification Robustness to Audiovisual Imposture.” in proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, ICSP'10, Oct. 24-28, 2010, Beijing, China.
  28. El-Zakhem, I., Aït-Younes, H. Greige & H. Akdag, Profiling user color perception for image retrieving, Intelligent Multimedia Databases and Information Retrieval: Advancing Applications and Technologies,  Zongmin Ma & Li Yan Editors, IGI GLOBAL Editor, 2011
  29. Dargham Joumana, Conformance of navigational behavioral to requirements”, The International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology, in press.
  30. Greige Hanna and Walid Karam, Audio -Visual Biometrics and Forgery”, 2011. Accepted for publication as a full chapter in the book "Biometrics / Book 1", INTECH editor, 2011. ISBN 978-953-307-618-8.

 

Presentations at National and International Conferences
  1. Abdel-Massih R.M., Abdou E., Baydoun E., Daoud Z., 2011. Antimicrobial activity of selected Lebanese plants against extended spectrum beta-lactamases producing Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonia. TWAS 22nd General Meeting, Trieste, Italy.
  2. Nassour N.S., Abdel-Massih R.M., Sam Collins, Graham Moates, Qouta L.A., Waldron K.W., Baydoun E., 2010. Profiling of the different cell wall polysaccharides in Orange (Citrus reticulata) and Bomali (Citrus grandis) Fruit. Joint Meeting of the American Society of Plant Biologists & the Canadian Society of Plant Physiologists, Canada, # P02046.
  3. Nassour N.S., Abdel-Massih R.M.,Sam Collins, Graham M., Baydoun E., Waldron K.W., 2010. Study of different cell wall polysaccharides in Orange (Citrus reticulata) and Bomali (Citrus grandis) Fruit analyzed by Gas Chromatography method. Proceedings of the 12 th International Cell Wall Meeting, 140, Porto.
  4. El-Khatib S., Abraham A., Daoud Z., Abdel-Massih R.M., 2011. Antibacterial Activity of Rosmarinus officinalis , Origanum majorana , and Rheum rhaponticum extracts on clinical isolates of Staphylococcus aureus . The 4th Annual Poster Conference in Biology & Biomedical Sciences , Lebanese American University, # 14.
  5. Abraham A., El-Khatib S., Daoud Z., Abdel-Massih R.M., 2011. Antimicrobial activity of selected plant extracts on Staphylococcus aureus with different phenotypes of resistance. Proceedings of the American University of Science and Technology Conference on: Enhancing Graduate Research in the Biomedical Sciences in Lebanon: Role of National and International Collaborations , #7
  6. Abdel-Massih R.M., Abdou E.S., Abraham A., Baydoun, E., Daoud Z., 2010. Antibacterial activity of the extracts obtained from Rosmarinus officinalis, Origanum majorana, and Trigonella foenum-graecumon ESBL producing clinical isolates of Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumonia. Proceedings of the 17 th Science Meeting of the Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Science, 102.
  7. Karam Marc. Leishmania major-induced hyperalgesia is IL-1β and IL-6 independent in BALB/c mice: British Society for Immunology, Liverpool: BSI Congress 2010 (December 2010).
  8. Karam Marc. Interleukin-13 reduces hyperalgesia and the level of Interleukin-1β in BALB/c mice infected with Leishmania major and upregulates the level of Interleukin-6: Cardiff University (UK) (British Society for Parasitology): Trypanosomiasis and Leishmaniasis Seminar (March/April 2010).
  9. Al Kouba Jane & Karam Marc. Interleukin-13 reduces hyperalgesia and the level of Interleukin-1β in BALB/c mice infected with Leishmania major and upregulates the level of Interleukin-6: Lebanese American University: “The Third Annual Molecular Biology Poster Conference” (May 2010).
  10. Abou Samra Elias & Karam Marc. Effect of LDL and Ox-LDL in altering immune responses in atherosclerotic patients: Lebanese American University: “The fourth Annual Molecular Biology Poster Conference” (May 2011).
  11. Karam Marc. Leishmania major-induced hyperalgesia is IL-1β and IL-6 independent in BALB/c mice: British Society for Immunology, Liverpool: BSI Congress 2010 (December 2010).
  12. Itani Omar. Airway Epithelial Function in Health and Disease, June 23, 2011. Iowa City, IA USA. Oral presentation title: “ Differentiated Primary Cultures of CF Airway Epithelia Have Reduced Cl - Conductance but not Increased Na + Conductance”.
  13. Benzene Toluene and Xylene assessment in groundwater of Tripoli-Lebanon, S. Ghaleb, P. Yammine, M. El-Hoz, Middle East Spleology Symposium (MESS3), USEK, Jounieh, Lebanon, 23-24 September, 2011.
  14. Catalytic Oxidation of Carbon Black and Propene over Ru/Ce xZr 1-xO 2 Catalysts, Samer Aouad, Bilal Khoury, Hanna El-Nakat, Edmond Abi Aad, Antoine Aboukaïs, 5th International Congress of Chemistry and Environment (ICCE), Port Dickson, Malaysia, 27-29 May 2011.
  15. Inorganic Chemical Composition of Atmospheric Particulate Matter around industrial sites in Northern Lebanon, A. Kfoury, P. Yammine, F. Ledoux, B. El Koury, H. El Nakat, H. Nouali, F. Cazier, D. Courcot, E. Abi-Aad, A. Abou Kais, Mediterranean Conference on Innovative Materials and Applications (CIMA), Beirut, Lebanon, 15-17 March 2011.
  16. Preparation and characterization of antifungal drug-loaded poly(DL-lactide-co-caprolactone) and poly(L-lactide-co-caprolactone-co-glycolide) microspheres, R. Kassab, P. Yammine, D. Moussa, 6 th Jordanian International Conference of Chemistry, Yarmouk University, Jordan, 19-21 April 2011.
  17. Ruthenium and Environmental Catalysis, Samer Aouad, Seminar at the «Unité de Chimie Environnementale et Impacts sur le Vivant», Université du Littoral Côte d’Opale, Dunkerque, France, July 2011 .
  18. Assesment of total Mercury in several species of local, frozen, processed, and canned fish in Lebanon, Pierre J Obeid, Bilal El-Khoury, Joanne Burger, Samer Aouad, Mira Younis, Amal Aoun, Hanna El-Nakat, The 17 th International Scientific Conference of The Lebanese Association for Advancement of sciences (LAAS) in collaboration with the National Council for scientific Research-Lebanon (CNRS) , Jounieh, Lebanon, 2010.
  19. Catalytic oxidation of carbon black and propylene over different Ru and Cu impregnated on hydrotalcite, Mg xCo yAl z oxides, and on Cerium oxides Catalysts, Amal Aoun, Samer Aouad, Bilal El-Khoury, Hanna El-Nakat, Edmond Abi-Aad, Antoine Abou-Kais, the "Seventh International Conference on Material Sciences" CSM7, Beirut-Lebanon, 2010.
  20. Chemical composition of Punica Granatum, Vitis Vinifera and Cucurbita Maxima seeds grown in Lebanon by GC/MS, Salim Makhoul, Youssef Bakkour, Hanna El-Nakat, Fawaz El-Omar, The 17 th International Scientific Conference of The Lebanese Association for Advancement of sciences (LAAS) in collaboration with the National Council for scientific Research-Lebanon (CNRS), Jounieh, Lebanon, 2010.
  21. Elimination of common environmental pollutants using Ru/ Mg xCo yAl 2 and Cu/ Mg xCo yAl 2 Catalysts, Amal Aoun, Samer Aouad, Mira Skaf, Madonna Labaki, Bilal El-Khoury, Hanna El-Nakat, Edmond Abi-Aad, Antoine Abou-Kais, The 17 th International Scientific Conference of The Lebanese Association for Advancement of sciences (LAAS) in collaboration with the National Council for scientific Research-Lebanon (CNRS), Jounieh, Lebanon, 2010.
  22. New drug delivery system based on Nystatin loaded poly (DL-Lactide-co-caprolactone) microspheres, R. Kassab, P. Yammine, D. Moussa, 17 th International Conference ‘Lebanese Association for the Advancement of Sciences’, USEK – Lebanon, 13-15 November 2010.
  23. Hydrogen production by methane steam reforming over Ru and Cu supported on hydrotalcite precursors, Doris Homsi, Samer Aouad, Cedric Gennequin, Antoine Aboukaïs and Edmond Abi-Aad, Mediterranean Conference on Innovative Materials and Applications (CIMA), Beirut, Lebanon, 15-17 March 2011.
  24. Ru/Ce xZr 1-xO 2 Solids: Redox Properties and Catalytic Behavior, Samer Aouad, Doris Homsi, Edmond Abi Aad, Antoine Aboukaïs, Mediterranean Conference on Innovative Materials and Applications (CIMA) , Beirut, Lebanon, 15-17 March 2011.
  25. Analysis of Citrus Aurantium, in comparison with three Other Medicinal Plants grown in Lebanon by GC/MS, Salim Makhoul, Youssef Bakkour, Hanna El-Nakat, Fawaz El-Omar, The 17 th International Scientific Conference of The Lebanese Association for Advancement of sciences (LAAS) in collaboration with the National Council for scientific Research-Lebanon (CNRS), Jounieh, Lebanon, 2010.
  26. Dergham, Joumana. “Cases of Internet Safety Adopted in School’s Curricula”. Presented at Capacity building in Internet Safety. Workshop addressed to the directors of North Lebanon’s Schools. Organized by the Department of Computer Science. University of Balamand.
  27. Zakhem, Imad. “Parental Control in Internet Safety”. Presented at Capacity building in Internet Safety. Workshop addressed to the directors of North Lebanon’s Schools. Organized by the Department of Computer Science. University of Balamand.
  28. Bitar, Amine. “Tools for Internet Safety”. Presented at Capacity building in Internet Safety. Workshop addressed to the directors of North Lebanon’s Schools. Organized by the Department of Computer Science. University of Balamand.
  29. Yale University Law School-Information Society Project, Access To Knowledge Global Academy Workshop, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa January 18-19, 2011
  30. A2K4D Second Annual Workshop on Free and Open Source Software in the Arab World, American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, June 14-15, 2011.
  31. البرمجيات الحرّة في التعليم, محور وسائل وأنواع التعليم الحديث، المؤتمر الثلاثون للمنظمة العربية عن القبول والتسجيل في الجامعات بالدول العربية، جامعة الآداب والعلوم والتكنولوجيا في لبنان، ٢٩ آذار - ١ نيسان ٢٠١٠
  32. البرمجيات الحرّة، برمجيات أفضل - وزارة الدفاع الوطني، اليرزي، ٧ أيار ٢٠١٠
  33. محاضرة عبر الإنترنت في حفل إطلاق المتصفح فايرفوكس ٤ في فلسطين، مركز شركاء في التنمية المستدامة، جنين، فلسطين، ٢١ نيسان ٢٠١١
  34. محاضرة عبر الإنترنت - سكايب - في حفل تخريج الفوج الأول في فلسطين في مجال البرمجيات الحرة والمفتوحة المصدر، دورة جنو-لينوكس، مركز شركاء في التنمية المستدامة، جنين، فلسطين، ٢٤ شباط ٢٠١١
  35. وليد كرم، "البرمجيات الحرة في المنطقة العربية: واقع وآفاق"، نشرة تكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات للتنمية في غربي آسيا، الإسكوا، العدد ١٤، ص. ٩، الأمم المتحدة، نيويورك، ١٣ دسمبر ٢٠١٠ - ISSN. 1810-3448 - ISBN. 978-92-1-628077-2
  36. Melki, Antoine. “Computer Science, Why?” presented at CS4HS A Computer Science Experience & Contest for High School Students. A Free Software Approach. July 7–8, 2011. University of Balamand.
  37. Melki, Antoine. “Internet Safety”. Presented at Capacity building in Internet Safety. Workshop addressed to the directors of North Lebanon’s Schools. Organized by the Department of Computer Science. University of Balamand.
  38. Greige, M. Deek, C. Mokbel, and G. Chollet, “UOB-ENST Baseline System”, presented at, and published in the proceedings of NIST 2010 June 24-25 Brno, Czech Republic.
  39. Elie Nasr and Hanna Greige, Numerical results for iterative image reconstruction in half-scan and non- uniform attenuated SPECT”, Presented in the conference on Pure, Applied, and Computational Mathematics, organized by The Lebanese Society for the Mathematical Sciences. Lebanese American University (LAU) , Beirut, April 2011. It will be published in a special edition of Elsevier’s Procedia.
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