14th International Symposium on the Maillard Reaction (IMARS-14)
Protein glycation in food, health and disease Live in Doha, Qatar and online

20th – 24th September 2021

Welcome to event information and registration for IMARS-14

As Chair of the Organizing Committee of the 14th International Symposium on the Maillard Reaction (IMARS-14), I and the President of IMARS would like to invite you attend the 14th International Symposium on the Maillard Reaction (IMARS-14) – Protein glycation in food, health and disease, Live in Doha, Qatar* and on-line, 20th – 24th September 2021. We have excellent speakers – leading international investigators in glycation and related research, including two highly distinguished keynote speakers:

Prof Atta-ur-Rahman FRS
(University of Karachi, Pakistan & Chair, Pakistan PM’s COVID-19 task force and Former Chair, Higher Education Commission)
Presentation:
Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and how glycation research may help

Prof Kazutoshi Mori, Lasker laureate
(Kyoto University, Japan)
Presentation:
Unfolded protein response: dawn of a new field

We will also be presenting and inviting input into the Doha 2021 Glycation Declaration – a statement of the “Grand Challenges in glycation research” to which the glycation research community will be invited to commit to advance and progress in the coming years.

We encourage you to join us at IMARS-14, submit abstracts on glycation research for presentation and we look forward to welcoming you to IMARS-14, September this year.

Kind regards,

Professor
Naila Rabbani

Chair, IMARS-14 Organizing Committee,
Department of Basic Medical Science,
College of Medicine,
QU Health,
Qatar University,
Doha, Qatar

Professor
Paul J Thornalley

President of IMARS,
Diabetes Research Center,
Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI),
Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU),
Qatar Foundation,
Doha, Qatar

* Decision on counterpart live event will be made by early July. If not feasible due to travel restrictions, IMARS-14 will be a virtual on-line conference.

IMARS-14 Steering Committee

Professor Abdul-Badi Abou-Samra

Hamad Medical Corporation

Doctor Khalid Fakhro

Sidra Medicine

Professor Rayaz Malik

Weill Cornell College of Medicine-Qatar

Professor Naila Rabbani

College of Medicine, Qatar University

Professor Dr Paul J Thornalley (Chair)

Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, Hamad Bin Khalifa University (Chair)

The local organising committee

Dr Sownd Sankaralingam

College of Pharmacy, Qatar University

Dr Ammira Akil

Sidra Medicine

Dr Abdelali Agouni

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy Qatar University

Ms Manal Musallam Othman

Director, Diabetes Education at HMC

Dr Abeer Al-Shammari

QBRI

Dr Dena Ahmed S. Al Thani

College of Science and Engineering Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Dr Talaat Abdel-Fattah Ahmed

Plant Molecular Genetics Environmental Science Center, Qatar University

Dr Essam Abdelalim

Diabetes Research Center, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute (QBRI), Hamad Bin Khalifa University