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ByOussama Metatla

Interview | Harnessing cloud computing for diabetic patients and caregivers: Imagine Cup 2012 Winners

The Microsoft Imagine Cup is an international student technology competition that gathers young developers from around the world who come together to compete by building technology-based solutions to solve challenging  problems. This year’s competition took place in Sydney, Australia, and Algeria was represented by The Klein Team who made it to the top 3 in the Windows Azure Challenge with their software solution for diabetes management. Inspire Magazine caught up with Amine Bounoughaz, a member of the Klein Team, to talk about their innovative application and inspiring experience. Read More

BySouhila Mekhoukh

Opinion | Using ICT technology when teaching a foreign language in an Algerian university

From the chalkboard to the abacus and beyond, technology has always played an important role in education. Educational technology refers to any teaching tool that helps supports learning (1), and given the rapid advancements in Information Technology and multimedia applications, the potential to support the teaching of foreign languages in Algerian universities is ever more great. Read More

ByAbderrezzaq Soltani

Thesis | Proteasomal inhibition and Parkinson’s disease modelling

Research field(s): Molecular neurosciences, medicinal chemistry, biopharmaceutics, drug design.
Thesis title: Investigation into the physicochemical and biological properties of the proteasomal specific inhibitor I (PSI).
Degree: PhD.
Supervisors: Prof. Peter Jenner, Prof. Robert Hider, Dr. Sarah Salvage, and Dr. Sukhvinder Bansal. Read More

ByAbbas Cheddad

Feature | Doctored image detection: a brief introduction to digital image forensics

The contemporary digital revolution has changed the way we access, manipulate and share information, but these advancements have also introduced critical security issues that shake people’s confidence in the integrity of digital media. Sophisticated digital technology and photo-editing software, such as Adobe Photoshop, are ubiquitous and have made the process of manipulating images to create forgeries a fairly accessible practice. As a result, trust in digital imagery has been eroded. Read More

ByYoucef Mehellou

Opinion | Algeria a Biotech Hub by 2020? Beyond Student Exchange Programs

The Algerian Minister of Health recently revealed that an agreement has been reached between his ministry and two world-class American universities, Harvard and Northwestern, to train Algerian students as part of the government’s plans to establish Algeria as a biotechnology hub by 2020. Read More

ByOussama Metatla

Interview | Environment friendly pesticides: Innovation Prize for Africa Runner-up 2012

Innovation Prize for Africa is an annual award co-founded by the Africain Innovation Foundation and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa to mobilise and honour the achievements of African innovators and entrepreneurs who deliver market oriented solutions for African-led development. Inspire Magazine spoke with Zeinou Abdelyamine, the winner of the 2012 IPA Runner Up prize about his winning invention, work and future plans. Read More

ByRomaissa Asme Boussahel

Thesis | Injectable scaffold for bone regeneration

Research field(s): Tissue engineering, drug delivery and regenerative medicine.
Thesis title: An in situ Solidifying Injectable Scaffold Delivering BMP2 for Bone Regeneration.
Degree: PhD.
Supervisor: Prof. Kevin Shakesheff Read More