New Research Building

The research and development complex (RDC) is being constructed under the guidance of Qatar Foundation (QF). QF is building a world-leading, fully integrated Research and Development (R&D) complex and unparalleled state-of-the-art research capabilities with centralized advanced imaging, characterization and analysis core capabilities housed under one roof offering support for QF’s research and development, processes and new products meanwhile enabling cutting edge research in areas of energy, water, environment and biomedical research. The in-house tools offer a wide range of instruments and applications to leverage the facility.

QF’s R&D complex is composed of 223,000 sqm research buildings spanning from integrated sciences, fundamental sciences, vivarium, translational and mesosciences buildings. The QF R&D integrated sciences building (Phase 1A) is one of many buildings in this newly established research campus to undergo construction. The first phase; the integrated sciences building (RDC 1A) is composed of 45,000 sqm housing research areas addressing Qatar’s Grand Challenges in energy and water security, and health care. In addition to serving QF R&D, the RDC complex is expected to serve the scientific community in Qatar at large.

QBRI is slated to occupy state-of-the-art life sciences laboratories fairly soon. The integrated sciences RDC 1A building is connected to the vivarium building facilitating access to animals and experimental work. The QBRI wing will house the 5 research centers. The QBRI facility is intended to support researchers in the areas of Diabetes, Cancer and Neurogenetics with Computational Biology and Genomics & Personalized Medicine cutting across the disease areas.

QBRI thematic core facility and technology platforms
  1. Advanced Microscopy & Imaging
  2. Flow Cytometry
  3. Genomics & Genome Technology
  4. Molecular Biology & Viral Vector Production
  5. Protein Biophysics & Structural Biology
  6. Proteomics & Mass Spectrometry

The proximity of other institutes such as Qatar Energy and Environment Research Institute (QEERI) and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI) is a research enabler. The presence of the institutes together enhances researchers interaction and cross-fertilization.

The following are examples of a few research cross-cutting areas between QEERI and QBRI:
  • Materials Imaging and Characterization: Providing microscopy and microanalysis, surface analysis, x-ray imaging and analysis to support high technology research in Qatar.
  • Water and Environmental Chemistry: Providing analytical chemistry, mass spectrometry, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometry and spectroscopy for environmental and water research.
  • Thin Film Deposition and Characterization: Providing different physical and chemical deposition techniques and thin film measurement and characterization in support of photovoltaic research.
  • Nano Fabrication and Nanomaterials: Enabling nano science and nanotechnology research.

QBRI-Research Space
Research & Development Complex – RDC 1A


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