Interviews

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

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

ByOussama Metatla

Interview | (Video) Prof. Meziane Lasfer on Corporate Finance

Inspire Magazine Spoke with Prof. Meziane Lasfer, professor of finance at Cass Business School of City University of London. Prof. Lasfer specialises in applied corporate finance including Dividend Policy, Capital Structure, Corporate Restructuring, Capital Markets, and Corporate Governance. The overall aim of the interview was to engage both specialists and non-specialists with issues relevant to Prof. Lasfer’s field of research as well as how these relate to Algeria. Read More

ByOussama Metatla

Interview | Prof. Rachid Deriche laureat of the Grand Prize of the EADS Corporate Foundation in Computer Science

Prof. Rachid Deriche, Research Director at INRIA Sophia Antipolis, was awarded the 2013 French Academy of Sciences Grand Prize of the EADS Corporate Foundation in Computer Science. This award recognises the achievements of a scientist in a French laboratory who has made exceptional contributions to the vitality and influence of computer science research while building outstanding cooperation with industry. Inspire Magazine spoke with Prof. Deriche to find out more about his research activities that led to this prize, which has been officially awarded at the Institut de France on the 15th of October 2013. Read More

ByRomaissa Asme Boussahel

Interview | Winners of anasr.org’s 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year in Medicine, Pharmacy & Veterinary Sciences

Ms. Katia Abdelouhab is an Assistant Lecturer in immunology and biochemistry at the Department of Biological Sciences in the University of Ferhat Abbas, Setif where she is also currently pursuing a doctoral degree focusing on immunopathology and immunotherapy. She previously worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Houari Boumediene in Algiers, within the Cytokines and NOSynthase group. Inspire Magazine spoke with Ms Abdelouhab to find out more about her paper which won the prize of the 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in the category of Medicine, Pharmacy and Biological Sciences. The winning paper is entitled “Mucosal intestinal alteration in experimental colitis correlates with nitric oxide production by peritoneal macrophages: Effect of probiotics and prebiotics” and can be accessed here. Read More

ByAbderrezzaq Soltani

Interview | Winners of anasr.org’s 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Chemical Sciences

Prof. Yacine Rezgui is Professor of Chemical Engineering and a member of the Laboratory of Applied Chemistry and Materials Technology at the University of Oum El Bouaghi since 2001. His research interests include catalysis in the petroleum field as well as hydrocarbons combustion. Inspire Magazine spoke with Dr. Rezgui to find out more about his work which won him and his coauthors the prize of the 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in the category of Chemical Sciences. The winning paper is entitled Reduction of PAH and Soot Precursors in Benzene Flames by Addition of Ethanol and can be accessed here. Read More

ByOussama Metatla

Interview | Winners of anasr.org’s 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in Computer Science & Engineering

Dr. Nabil Belkhir is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Ferhat Abbas Setif 1, working in the area of surface treatment of optical components. He received a Bachelor degree in 1989, then obtained an engineering diploma in 1994 and a Master’s degree (Magistère) in 1997 in optics an precision mechanics from the same university. He successfully defended his PhD in 2008. Inspire Magazine spoke with Dr. Belkhir to find out more about his work which won him and his coauthors the prize of the 2013 Algerian Paper of the Year Award in the category of Computer Science & Engineering. The winning paper is entitled “Morphological behavior and wear of polyurethane pads used in glass polishing process” and can be accessed here.   Read More