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Every year since its Foundation in 1983, the Kurdish Institute has granted, by competition, Higher Education Scholarships intended to train Kurdish cultural and scientific educators and leaders. In this way, several hundreds of young Kurds have, to date, been able to pursue their studies thanks to these grants.

For the year University year
2019 – 2020

The application files must reach the Institute before:
the date of 31 July, at latest and must include the following documents ;

  • A hand written letter of application, specifying the study programme envisaged ;
  • A resumé of your academic activities :
  • photocopy of diploma with certified translation into English or French
  • for those having a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or a graduate Engineering qualification, show the subjects studied and the marks or grades obtained each year, with certified translation into English or French.
  • a photocopy of an identity document (birth certificate; passport or residential permit)

Incomplete applications or those arriving after the closing date will be ignored.

The competition is open to all young Kurds from Kurdistan or the Diaspora, who hold at least a baccalaureat or equivalent. Candidates must not already hold a scholarship or student grant from any other organisation, public or private. The age limit is 26 years for those with baccalaureat equivalent and 30 for those with a degree or Masters. Married candidates or medical doctors are not eligible. For administrative reasons, candidates having French nationality, or that of any country of the European Union, are also ineligible. Those with baccalaureat equivalent must have a final average mark of at least 80/100; holders of a degree or Masters, an overall average of at least 75/100.

A commission of eight members, composed of Kurdish teachers and research workers of Iraqi, Iranian Turkish or Syrian origin, will examine the application files. The candidates are chosen on the basis of their application file. Those already in Europe will be invited to Paris for a series of interviews on the 14 and 15 September. The final list of successful candidates will be made public on 16 September. Priority will be given to women, to the youngest candidates and to those who already have a degree and who wish to undertake doctoral studies as well as those candidates who master the Kurdish language properly.


یەکەم مەقالەی زانستی لە ڕێگای زیلەمۆوە بڵاو دەبێتەوە

یەکەم مەقالەی زانستی لە ڕێگای زیلەمۆوە بڵاو دەبێتەوە

ماوەیەکی کورت پاش دەست پێ کردنی گرووپی بەرەو باشترین زانکۆکانی جیهان، کە ئامانجی سەرەکیمان دوروست کردنی پێوەندی زانستی و ئاکادمیک لە نێوان خوێندکاران و پسپۆرانی ناوخۆ و دەرەوەی وڵات بو، دەستمان کرد بە هەندێک پرۆژەی جیاواز لەگەڵ خوێندکارە کان. لە چەند لاوە هەر کام لە ئەدمینەکانی ئەو ماڵپەڕە بە شێوەیەک دەستیان کرد بەو تێکۆشانە و بە هەمووی توانامانەوە حازر بووین بۆ خزمەت گوزاری خۆبەخشانە بە گەل و نیشتیمانەکەمان. بە خۆشحاڵیەوە تا ئێستا دەستکەوتی زۆر باشمان بوە و جگە لەوەی کە چەند کەس هەر لە ڕێگەی ئەم گرووپ و ماڵپەڕەمانەوە توانیویانە بگەنە زانکۆ باشەکانی جیهان، ئێستا چەند کەس لە خوێندکارەکانی ناوخۆی وڵات توانیویانە کاری هاوبەش لەگەڵ مامۆستاکانی دەرەوە دەست پێ بکەن کە هیوادارین هەم کەڵکی باشی زانستی لێ وەرگرن و هەم بتوانن بابەت و ئەنجامی لێکۆڵینەوەکانیان لە گۆڤار و کۆنفرانسە باشەکانی جیهان بە چاپ بگەیێنن. بە ئەوپەڕی خۆشحاڵیەوە یەکەم مەقالەمان لەگەڵ یەکێک لە خوێندکارە باشەکان لە کۆنفرانسێکی باش قەبوڵ کراوە کە لە مانگی داهاتو دا دەدرێتە دەرێ. چەندین پرۆژەی دیکەش لە حاڵی ئەنجام دان کە دەبێ چاوەڕوانی سەرکەوتنی زیاتر بین لە لایان خوێدنکار و مامۆستاکانی دیکەشەوە. زۆر سوپاس و پێ زانین بۆ هەمووی ئەو دۆستانە کە پشتگریان کردین و سوپاس بۆ ئەو بەڕێزانە کە متمانەیان پێمان بوو و قەت لە نیوەی ڕێ دا سارد نەبوونەوە.

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Recently, the advancements of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) technology attracted numerous researchers all over the globe. These ubiquitous vehicles are built in different shapes and sizes with easy and user-friendly configurations which makes them a favorite choice for providing different services such as Internet, agricultural monitoring, mobile deliveries, healthcare, emergencies disaster handling and many more. However, UAVs limited battery life is an issue, thus mechanisms are needed to extend the UAV battery life because they suffer from high energy consumption for delivering their services. This, includes the required energy for mechanical functionalities as well as communicating with other network nodes. To reduce the mechanical energy consumption, the shortest flying path can be considered while selecting a right radio frequency level for UAV’s communications can effectively reduce the remaining required energy. We analyzed energy requirement for providing different services using different radio frequencies. In this paper, we propose a method that dynamically adapts the UAV’s communication radio frequency to the requested services in the best flying trajectory while considering service level priorities as well. Our simulation results show that our approach can save up to 14% energy while providing even higher Quality of Service (QoS) in a given trajectory.
Mid-air wireless charging could keep drones aloft indefinitely

Mid-air wireless charging could keep drones aloft indefinitely

CQU looks at drone-to-drone charging.

Drones could soon be able to stay aloft indefinitely thanks to researchers at Central Queensland University (CQU) exploring drone-to-drone wireless energy transfers.

While the number of drones on the market has exploded in recent years – fuelled by an expanding array of use cases – one of the biggest challenges for the technology is its limited flight time.

And although it might be funny to watch footage of a photographer scrambling to catch their drone before it plunges into a lake after the battery ran out, the consequences are both costly and potentially dangerous.

If the drone were delivery medical supplies like blood or vaccines, for example, having that drone run out of power mid-flight could delay timely treatment in developing regions or after natural disasters where other infrastructure has been damaged.

“In recent years, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have become technologically sophisticated due to the significant advances in robotics, sensor technologies, communication technologies and artificial intelligence,” said Dr Jahan Hassan, one of the researchers working on the wireless radiative power transfers (WRPT) project.

His colleague, Dr Ayub Bokani, added on-board batteries trying to both sustain flight and those additional technologies can have flight times as short as 18 minutes.

The concept for wirelessly charging drones isn’t entirely new – Global Energy Transmission (GET Corp) in the US has developed prototypes of ground-based transmitters which drones hover above to receive a boost through wireless radiative power transfers.

Using a stationary recharging network, however, means the drones have to hover above the transmitters for several minutes, wasting energy when they could just land instead.

It also means drones have to deviate from or adjust their flight path to get to the base station, wasting yet more time and energy.

CQU’s project, however, works on a similar model to phone-to-phone charging which has recently featured on some flagship smartphones, where one drone would wirelessly transmit power to another drone carrying a payload or performing other kinds of work.

Working with the University of New South Wales’ Professor Salil Kanhere, Bokani and Hassan will also be exploring how drones can make the most of additional electricity that gets sent their way.

“Using a branch of artificial intelligence, we are also working on jointly optimising the mechanical energy consumption which comes from UAV movements and optimising the communication energy consumption which comes from UAVs communicating with other nodes,” Bokani said.

The transmitting drone (UAV) following the flight path of the receiver drone for wireless power transfer (WPT). Credit: CQU :

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هێرشی وەحشیانەی سوپای تورکیا بۆ ڕۆژاوا جارێکی دیکەش نەک هەر نەتەوەی کورد، بەڵکو تەواوی خەڵکانی مرۆڤ دۆستی دونیای غەمبار کرد. وێنە و گرتە ڤیدیۆکانی کە لەو چەند ڕۆژە دا بڵاو بوونەوە دڵی هەر مرۆڤێک دەلەرزێنێ. کوژران و بریندار بوونی سەدان منداڵی بێ تاوان کە دەبو ئێستا لە سەر کلاسی دەرس بوایەن یان خەریکی گەمە و کایە کردن. ئەوە مێژووی تاڵی ئێمەیە کە هەر دووپات دەبێتەوە و دووپات دەبێتەوە، بە بێ بڕانەوە، هەر رۆژ لە شوێنێک!

 ئەوانە لە حاڵێک دا روو دەدەن، کە داهاتووی مرۆڤ بە گشتی لە مەترسی گەورە دایە. گەرم بوونی زەوی، زۆر بوونی نەخۆشیە ئاڵۆزەکان و دەیان مەترسی دیکە دەبو کێشەی سەرەکیمان بن و هەوڵ بۆ چارەسەر کردنیان بدەین نەک سەرەکیترین مافی مرۆڤمان. تا کێشە سەرەکەیەکانمان چارەسەر نەبن، دەرفەتی بیر کردنەوە لە کێشە گرنگەکانیشمان نابێت. بۆ چارەسەر کردنی کێشە سەرکیەکان چەند خاڵی گرنگ هەن کە دەبێ بیانناسین و بە شێوازی سیستماتیک حەول بدەین چارەسەریان کەین. هەتا فێری ئەو شێوازە سیستماتیکە نەبین، کێشەکان هەر دەمێنن و هەر رۆژ بە جۆرێک خۆ نیشان دەدەنەوە.

تا ئێستا هەستی پیرۆزی ئاشتیخوازانەی نەتەوەی کورد نەیتوانیوە بەرگری لە دووپات بوونەوەی ئەم ڕووداوە دڵتەزێنانە بکات، بەڵام لانی کەم توانیویەتی بە دونیای بسەلمێنێ کە ئەو نەتەوەیە ڕۆژ بە ڕۆژ بە هێزتر و شێلگیرتر بۆ گەیشتن بە ویستە ڕەواکانی خۆی پێداگری دەکات. بەڵام بۆ ئێمەی کورد تەنیا ئەوە هەموو شت نیە. هەر رۆژ وڵاتێکی زل هێز بە کارمان دەهێنێت بۆ بەرژەوەندیەکانی خۆیان و لە نەهایەت دا یان پێمان دەڵێن شەڕکەری باش یان سنوورپارێزی بە غیرەت! ئێمە نە شەڕکەری خەڵکین نە سنوورپارێزیان! بەڵام تا بە شێوەی دوروست بیر نەکەینەوە هەر بەم شێوەیە وەک ئامرازی خۆیان بە کارمان دەهێنن و هەر کات کەسێک قازانجی زیاتری بۆیان هەبێت بە ئاسانی ئێمەیان پێ دەفرۆشن. ئەوە فۆرموولی سیاسەتی ئەوڕۆی دونیایە. شەڕی ئەمڕۆی وڵاتانی زل هێزی جیهان لە سەر سەروەت و زانست دەسووڕێ و هەتا نەتەوەی کورد قورسایی خۆی لە مەعامەلە نێو دەوڵەتیەکان دا نەباتە سەرێ، هەر وەک ئامراز بە کاری دەهێنن.

ئێستا وەک ئەرکی سەر شان، لە سەرمانە ئاستی تێڕوانینمان بەرز کەینەوە و ئەو قورساییە بەرینە سەرێ تا چی دی منداڵانمان ئاوارە نەبن و بتوانین رۆژێک ژیانێکیان بۆ دابین بکەین کە ئەگەر شەو نووستن، تەنیا بیریان گەمە و کایەی بەیانی بێت، نەک زرمەی شەڕ و مەترسی لە دەست دانی باب و دایکیان. ئەو قورساییە، یان بە فراوانی سەروەت و سامان وە دی دێ، یان بە بردنە سەرێی ئاستی زانستیمان نەک بە گریان و شیوەن و ماتەم گرتنی ڕۆژانەمان. ئێمە لە سەرمانە کە وشیار و هەستیار بین لەم بار و دۆخە دا و قووڵ و درێژ خایەن بیر بکەینەوە، نەک لە ڕووی هەستێکی کاتیەوە بجووڵێینەوە. ئێستا لە دەیان شوێنەوە پسپۆران و زانایانی گەلەکەمان بزووتنەوەی زانستیان دەست پێ کردوە. لە تۆڕە کۆمەڵایەتیەکان دا بە ئاسانی دەتوانین بیاندۆزینەوە و ببینە ئەندامیان و پشتگریان لێ بکەین بۆ پێش خستنی ئاستی زانستی گەلەکەمان. ئەوە بە هەزاران جار بەرەو پێشترمان دەبات تاکو چاوەڕوان بوون بۆ یارمەتی وڵاتانی زل هێز کە تەنیا بەرژەوەندی خۆیان لە بەر چاوە. بە دڵنیاییەوە، رۆژێک کە لایەنگرانی گرووپ و رێکخراوە زانستیەکانمان زۆرتر بن لە لایەنگرانی کاناڵی جۆک و گافەکان، ئەو کات دەتوانین بیر لە داهاتوویەکی باشتر و گەشتر بکەینەوە.

ئێمە وەک بەڕێوەبەرانی سایتی زیلەمۆ و گرووپی بەرەو باشترین زانکۆکانی جیهان، جارێکی دیکە داوا لە خەڵکی دەکەین پشتگریمان بکەن و لەگەڵمان بن. هەموو پێکەوە دەتوانین قورسایی نەتەوەکەمان لە ئاستی جیهانی دا بەرینە سەرێ و ئەرخەیان بین کە جارێکی دیکە هیچ وڵاتێک وەک ئامراز بە کارمان نەهێنێت چونکو تەنیا دۆستی ئێمە هەر خۆمانین و زانستمان. هەر بژین.

Texas Biomed Announces New Faculty Member for Quantitative Biology

Texas Biomedical Research Institute has recruited a new faculty member to San Antonio. Diako Ebrahimi, Ph.D., begins his new position today as Assistant Professor at Texas Biomed. He will establish his own research program in quantitative biology related to the fields of viral and cancer immunology and also collaborate on research projects with Texas Biomed Faculty. Dr. Ebrahimi’s recruitment is part of the Institute’s 10-year strategic plan to recruit nearly 20 new faculty members and double the size of the Institute.

“My goal is to develop a collaborative and cross-disciplinary research program that combines multi-omic quantitative analysis with targeted experimental strategies to identify and answer key questions in the fields of viral and cancer immunity,” Ebrahimi shared. “Currently, large amounts of data are being generated across disciplines to study complex biological processes. However, cross-disciplinary quantitative skills are urgently needed to analyze and interpret these massive datasets and direct future targeted experiments.”

Dr. Ebrahimi joins Texas Biomed from the University of Minnesota where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics. He is currently the principal investigator on a National Institutes of Health grant focused on Molecular Determinants of HIV Hypermutation that runs through 2020 and another study that concludes this year. For nearly 10 years, Dr. Ebrahimi has focused his research efforts on combining data and information from a variety of scientific disciplines, from chemistry and virology to cancer, genomics, evolution and bioinformatics to develop new research initiatives in viral and cancer genomics using quantitative biology.

“My previous studies led to discoveries about the roles of methylation, a biochemical process necessary for normal function of biological processes in the body, and APOBEC-induced mutationin the inhibition and evolution of viruses,” Dr. Ebrahimi said. “My current studies focus on population-specific virus-host interaction mechanisms and dysregulated processes in cancer.” This information provides critical knowledge required to develop precision medicine strategies for prevention and/or treatment.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Minnesota, he was a research fellow and lecturer at the School of Medical Sciences and School of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia from 2007-2014.

“Dr. Ebrahimi is a critical hire for Texas Biomed as he strengthens our institutional expertise in quantitative biology, complements our ongoing research in HIV and other infectious diseases, and expands our focus to the study of the interface between immunology and cancer,” said Texas Biomed Vice President for Research Joanne Turner, Ph.D. “Dr. Ebrahimi will certainly enhance our collaborative culture, in line with our institutional values. I anticipate that Diako will quickly form several collaborations inside and outside of Texas Biomed that will enhance his own science and the science of others.”

Dr. Ebrahimi has published more than 30 journal articles and holds numerous awards and honors. Most recently, he was selected as the 2018 Reviewers’ Choice award recipient from the American Society for Human Genetics and received a New Investigator Scholarship in 2018 from the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. He is a member of the American Society for Human Genetics and American Society for Microbiology among several others.

“Texas Biomed has a very strong, visionary and committed leadership team with amazing resources, great scientists with diverse backgrounds and faculty who acknowledge the importance of cross-disciplinary quantitative biology research,” Dr. Ebrahimi said. “It is a very collaborative environment, and San Antonio is a beautiful city!”

Dr. Ebrahimi received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Chamran University in Ahvaz, Iran and his Master of Science in Analytical Chemistry from Razi University in Kermanshah, Iran. He obtained his Ph.D. in Quantitative Chemistry in 2007 from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.

He is married to Dr. Leila Hejazi, who is a Senior Chemist at Medtronic. They have two daughters – Jino, who is 14 and looks forward to joining a new swim team in San Antonio and Rojin who is 5 and enjoys dance. As a family, they enjoy road trips, touring much of the U.S., including trips from San Francisco to Los Angeles to San Diego, as well as Minneapolis, Chicago, Toronto and Niagara Falls among several others. They have already toured the “Texas Triangle” with a road trip through Dallas, Austin, San Antonio, Houston and Galveston.

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Recharging of Flying Base Stations using Airborne RF Energy Sources

Recharging of Flying Base Stations using Airborne RF Energy Sources

Dr. Ayub Bokani’s team presented a new method at WCNC2019 conference for recharging flying base stations, carried by Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), using wireless power transfer from dedicated, airborne, Radio Frequency (RF) energy sources.

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In particular, they studied a system in which UAVs receive wireless power without being disrupted from their regular trajectory. The optimal placement of the energy sources are studied so as to maximize received power from the energy sources by the receiver UAVs flying with a linear trajectory over a square area. They found that for their studied scenario of two UAVs, if an even number of energy sources are used, placing them in the optimal locations maximizes the total received power while achieving fairness among the UAVs. However, in the case of using an odd number of energy sources, it is possible to either maximize the total received power, or achieve fairness, but not both at the same time. Numerical results show that placing the energy sources at the suggested optimal locations results in significant power gain compared to nonoptimal placements.

Introduction to AdliLab

Our ultimate research goals are to understand key drivers of cancer and identify novel therapeutic drug combinations to prevent cancer development and chemotherapy resistance. To achieve these goals, our lab is using and developing genomic and epigenomic mapping, editing and imaging approaches to understand genome regulation in normal and malignant settings. We integrate experimental approaches with large-scale computational data analysis to verify our experimental observations and come up with new testable hypotheses.

Our laboratory is utilizing and also developing cutting-edge functional genomics strategies and developing novel CRISPR based manipulation tools to understand dynamic gene regulation and 3D genome organization in normal and malignant settings. These efforts are based on our previous expertise in genome-wide approaches, and development of novel technologies for cancer research. Our lab has developed particular experitse in utilizing and developing CRISPR based technologies.

Our lab is located on the 6th floor of Jordan Hall (Room 6228) and we are part of University of Virginia, School of Medicine, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics.

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