Mrs Fatma Mansab, MA

Mrs Fatma  Mansab, MA Image

University of Gibraltar:

Clinical Lecturer
Health & Sport Sciences

Research Background

Qualified in Genetics and Immunology from Aberdeen University and went on to gain a Masters in Immunology at Imperial College London. Fatma then moved on to Oxford University where she worked as part of the anti-viral discovery unit and in particular focusing on HIV vaccine design and development. Fatma currently works for Public Health Gibraltar leading research initiatives for COVID-19 immunity. In particular, cellular immune response against SARS-CoV-2 (T-cell immunity), it’s importance in determining immunity to SARS-CoV-2 and its implication in COVID-19 vaccination.

Fatma works alongside health promotion and intervention to design and implement the Public Health Gibraltar COVID-19 pandemic messaging and as part of a multi-disciplinary team, health and education, to deliver and promote public engagement in health policy and intervention. Her areas of interest include immunology, maternal and child health, nutrition, and addressing inequity in healthcare systems.

Research Interests

  • Virology
  • Immunology
  • Public Health Interven6on
  • Nutri6onal factors involved in Health and Disease
  • Child & Maternal Health
  • Medical and Scien6fic Education
  • The effects of COVID-19 pandemic on health and well-being
  • COVID-19 Immunity

Selected Publications

Room to Breathe: the impact of oxygen ra2oning on health outcomes in SARS-CoV2; Fron6ers in Medicine: Intensive Care Medicine and Anesthesiology; November 2020.

The CHIR Score for Evalua2ng the Hyperimmune Response in COVID-19; Fron6ers in Public Health; September 2020.

Early interven2on likely improves mortality in COVID-19 infec2on. Clinical Medicine; May 2020.

COVID-19 Triage Systems and Case Fatality Rates: A Compara2ve Study Between Singapore, Japan, China, Norway, USA and the UK. Under peer review.

Immunity to COVID-19: What Reason to Think Otherwise?. Under peer review.

The Gibraltar COVID 19 Cohort: Determining the True Incidence and Severity Rate During an Outbreak. Unpublished.

Polysaccharide mimicry of the epitope of the broadly neutralizing anI-HIV anIbody, 2G12, induces enhanced an2body responses to self oligomannose glycans. Glycobiology; July 2010.

P05-11. Yeast mannan gene2cs controls the molecular specificity of an2-carbohydrate an2bodies cross-reac2ve to the HIV envelope. Retrovirology; October 2009.

Zinc Deficiency in Au6sm: A Controlled Study. Insights Biomed; 2019.

Autonomic Func6on Correlates with Microflora Composi6ons in a Small Cohort of Pa6ents with Au6sm Spectrum Disorder: Preliminary Clinical Data and Discussion. OBM Neurobiology; 2019.

Selected Publications