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ByOussama Metatla

Interview | Winners of the 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Physical Science & Mathematics

Inspire Magazine speaks to Prof Abderrezak Djerrab, a professor at the University of Guelma and part of a multidisciplinary research team working in the areas including geophysics, palaeontology, typology and mineralogy. Prof Djerrab is the lead author of the paper “The Middle Palaeolithic site of Birzgane (Tebessa, Algeria): Rock magnetic property characterisation and past rainfall reconstruction”, which won the 2015 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Physical Sciences & Mathematics. Read More

ByYoucef Mehellou

آراء| البحث العلمي في الجزائر: رؤية في رؤيا

ذات يوم كنت جالِساً في مدخل كلية الكيمياء التابعة لجامعة العلوم و التكنولوجيا هواري بومدين (باب الزوار) بالجزائر العاصمة فإذا بأحد زملائي يناديني و يخبرني أن البروفيسور محمد بونجدة سيلقي محاضرة بعد دقائق. البروفيسور محمد بونجدة هو المسؤول عن برنامج تطوير البحث العلمي المسطر من طرف وزارة التعليم العالي و البحث العلمي. فكرت قليلا ثم قلت ‘أنا ما عندي ما راح اندير خلي انروح و نشوف سي بونجدة هذا’. بدأ بروفيسور بونجدة كلامه بشكر الجامعة على استضافته ثم أردف قائلا:”أنا سعيد بوجودي اليوم في أحسن كلية كيمياء في أفريقيا حسب تصنيف الإختصاصات العلمية الأخير لجريدة التايمس!” ورغم أن بروفيسور بونجدة انتقل في كلامه إلى أبحاثه العلمية في مجال البتروكيمياء إلا أن تفكيري بقي يدور حول قوله ‘أحسن كلية كيمياء في أفريقيا’ Read More

ByRomaissa Asme Boussahel

Interview | Winners of the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Medicine, Pharmacy & Veterinary Sciences

Mr Jamal Tahtat is a researcher at the Department of Irradiation Therapy in the Nuclear Research Center of Algiers. He is the first author of the paper that won the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Medicine, Pharmacy and Veterinary Sciences entitled “Oral delivery of insulin from alginate/chitosan crosslinked by glutaraldehyde” and which published in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. Inspire magazine speaks to Mr Tahtat about the work reported in the award winning paper. Read More

ByAbderrezzaq Soltani

Interview | Winners of the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Physical & Mathematical Sciences

Dr Yazid Bouznit is a researcher at the Laboratory of Materials Study, Jijel University. He is the first author of the paper that won the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Physical Sciences and Mathematics entitled “New co-spray way to synthesize high quality ZnS films” and which was published in the journal Applied Surface Science. Inspire magazine speaks to Dr Bouznit about the work reported in the award winning paper. Read More

ByYoucef Mehellou

Event Report | The 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Awards

Following the success of the first edition of the Algerian Paper of the Year Awards, which took place in 2013, anasr.org organized the second edition in 2014. The purpose of the Awards is to recognise and celebrate the achievements of Algerian scientists through a process of nomination, shortlisting and peer review that fully engage the wider community of Algerian scientists and researchers in and out of the country. Read More

ByRomaissa Asme Boussahel

Interview | Winners of the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Biological Sciences

Dr. Mohamed L. Toumi is a lecturer at the Applied Neuroendocrinology Laboratory at the University of Badji Mokhtar in Annaba, Algeria, and first author of the paper that won the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Biological Sciences, entitled “Quercetin alleviates predator stress-induced anxiety-like and brain oxidative signs in pregnant rats and immune count disturbance in their offspring” and which was published in the journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. Inspire Magazine speaks to Dr Toumi about his research and the work reported in the award winning paper. Read More

ByRomaissa Asme Boussahel

Interview | Winners of the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Chemical Sciences

Prof. Zahia Kabouche is a lecturer in chemistry at the University of Constantine in Algeria.  Her research interests are focused on Organic Chemistry, Phytochemistry and Pharmacology. She is the corresponding author on the paper entitled “Design, synthesis and anticoagulant activity of new flexible Calix[8]arene sulfonic acids”, published in the journal Comptes Rendus Chimie, and which won the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Chemical Sciences. Inspire Magazine speaks to Prof. Zahia Kabouche about the winning paper and the future of her research field. Read More

ByOussama Metatla

Interview | Winners of the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Meriem Boumehed is a lecturer working in the area of computer vision as part of the Signals and Images Laboratory in the Department of Electronics at the University of Science & Technology Mohamed Boudiaf in Oran. She is the first author on the paper entitled “Moving Objects Localization by Local Region Based Level Sets: Application on urban Traffic”, published in the Journal of Mathematical Imaging and Vision, and which won the 2014 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Computer Science & Engineering. Inspire Magazine speaks to Dr. Boumehed about the winning paper as well as other research taken place at her lab. Read More

ByAbdessalem Bouferrouk

Feature | Algerian Shale Gas Part 2: Prospects and Recommendations

Algeria first announced its intention to look into shale gas exploration back in 2012. The final controversial decision in favour of extraction was then taken few weeks after the presidential elections of April 2014. Following this decision, Part II of this article examines the prospects of shale gas development in Algeria, the challenges and issues expected, and presents some recommendations for ways forward. The aim is to present an objective viewpoint that encourages further national debate and contribute to creating a more informed public opinion on the issue of shale gas. (Part I can be found here.) Read More