Dr Manal Mohammed obtained PhD in Medical Microbiology from University of Liverpool, UK. Manal's research interests include application of next generation sequencing technologies and associated bioinformatics analyses tools in investigating the molecular basis of virulence of non typhoidal salmonellosis in humans and understanding the complex dynamics of bacteria-phage interaction.
Dr Manal Mohammed is a fellow at the Higher Education Academy. She teaches Microbiology, Medical Microbiology and Microbial Genomics across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules.
Manal Mohammed* & BeataOrzechowska (2021): Characterisation of phage susceptibility variation in Salmonella enterica Serovar Typhimurium DT104 and DT104b. MDPI Microorganisms 2021, 9(4), 865; https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9040865.
Manal Mohammed* & Salina Thapa (2020): Evaluation of WGS-subtyping methods for epidemiological surveillance of foodborne salmonellosis. One Health Outlook. 2020 July 2:13. (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/news/student-salina-thapa-and-her-supe...).
Manal Mohammed*, Sabrina Cadel-Six, Marie-Leone Vignaud (2019): Whole-Genome Sequences of Two Salmonella enterica Serovar Dublin Strains That Harbor the viaA, viaB, and ompB Loci of the Vi Antigen. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Apr 4;8(14).
Sabrina Cadel-Six, Marie-Leone Vignaud, Manal Mohammed* (2019): Draft Genome Sequence of Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica Serovar Dublin Strains from St. Nectaire and Morbier Cheeses Characterized by Multilocus Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat Analysis Profiles Associated with Two Fatal Outbreaks in France. Microbiol Resour Announc. 2019 Jan 3;8(1).
Manal Mohammed (2018): Old school wins: outbreak investigation of foodborne salmonellosis. Atlas of Science. http://atlasofscience.org/old-school-winsoutbreak-investigation-of-f...
Manal Mohammed (2018): Who fights whom? Understanding the Complex Dynamics of Bacteria-Phage Interaction using Anderson Phage Typing System. Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy, 6(3), 367.
Manal Mohammed (2017): Phage typing or CRISPR typing for epidemiological surveillance of Salmonella Typhimurium?. Biomed Central Research Notes 10(1): 578.
Manal Mohammed*, Simon Le Hello; Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon; Rene Hendriksen (2017): The invasome of Salmonella Dublin as revealed by whole genome sequencing. BioMed Central Infectious Diseases 4;17(1):544.
This article has been republished in 2019 as a book chapter by Avid Science in the ebook (Top 5 Contributions on Infectious Diseses) http://www.avidscience.com/book/top-5-contributions-in-infectious-diseases/
Manal Mohammed* and Martin Cormican (2016): Whole Genome Sequencing Provides Insights into the Genetic Determinants of Invasiveness in Salmonella Dublin. Epidemiology and Infection 144(11):2430-2439.
Manal Mohammed* and Martin Cormican (2015): Whole genome sequencing provides possible explanations for the difference in phage susceptibility among two Salmonella Typhimurium phage types (DT8 and DT30) associated with a single foodborne outbreak. BioMed Central Research Notes 27;8:728.
Manal Mohammed*, Niall DeLappe, Jean O’Connor, Paul McKeown, Patricia Garvey and Martin Cormican (2015): Whole genome sequencing provides an unambiguous link between Salmonella Dublin outbreak strain and a historical isolate. Epidemiology and Infection 13:1-6.
Anne Marie Burns, Peadar G. Lawlor, Gillian E. Gardiner, Evonne M. McCabe, Des Walsh, Manal Mohammed, Jim Grant and Geraldine Duffy (2015): Salmonella occurrence and Enterobacteriaceae counts in pig feed ingredients and compound feed from feed mills in Ireland. Preventive Veterinary Medicine 121 (3-4):231-239.
Manal Mohammed, Sareen E. Galbraith, Alan D. Radford, Winifred Dove, TomohikoTakasaki, Ichiro Kurane, Tom Solomon (2011): Molecular phylogenetic and evolutionary analyses of Muar strain of Japanese encephalitis virus reveal it is the missing fifth genotype. Infection Genetics and Evolution 11 (5), 855-862.
Beata Orzechowska and Manal Mohammed* (2019): The War between Bacteria and Bacteriophages. (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/news/biomedical-science-student-and-he...).
MEDIA & PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT:
Manal Mohammed (16 July 2021):
The Conversation: Your bed probably isn’t as clean as you think – a microbiologist explains (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/news/dr-manal-mohammed-for-the-convers...)
Manal Mohammed (15 March 2021):
The Conversation: Five ways the pandemic surge in hand sanitisers may not be great news in the long term (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/news/dr-manal-mohammed-for-the-convers...)
Manal Mohammed (24 Feburary 2021):
Stop Superbugs! - A public talk at Westminster’s Difference Festival. The interactive session outlined the threat of the global emergence of superbugs, reminding us about the rise of antibiotics resistance and the role that all of us can play in preventing their spread. We can work together to stop superbugs! (https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stop-superbugs-tickets-139631998065#)
Manal Mohammed (4 December 2020):
Dr Manal Mohammed for Which? about the common mistakes that people make when using hand sanitiser (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/news/manal-mohammed-for-which-about-th...)
Manal Mohammed (2 December 2020):
Dr Manal Mohammed for The Conversation about the Pfizer vaccine and what to expect next (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/news/dr-manal-mohammed-for-the-convers...)
Manal Mohammed (3 December 2020):
Sputnik Radio in Edinburgh: UK Effort to Secure Pfizer Vaccine is Good News but Will Not Give Immediate Protection, Says Expert. (https://sputniknews.com/analysis/202012031081350143-uk-effort-to-sec...).
Manal Mohammed (19 November 2020):
BBVA OpenMind: Viruses Can Also Wear the White Hats (https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/science/bioscience/viruses-can-also-...)
Manal Mohammed (7 August 2020):
Dr Manal Mohammed for The Conversation on three major scientific controversies about coronavirus (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/news/dr-manal-mohammed-for-the-convers...)
Manal Mohammed (26 March 2020):
The Independent: There’s the rub: Why the world really contracted mass hand sanitiser hysteria (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/health-and-wellbeing/c...)
Manal Mohammed (13 March 2020):
The Conversation: Coronavirus: not all hand sanitisers work against it – here’s what you should use (https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-not-all-hand-sanitisers-work...).
Manal Mohammed (27 February 2020):
Dr Manal Mohammed holds public lecture about superbugs at Westminster’s Difference Festival
Daily Mail: Which masks can REALLY keep you safe against the rapid spread of coronavirus? Our experts give you the lowdown on the best... and the rest (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7989225/Which-masks-REALL...).
The Conversation: Antibiotic resistance: scientists are reengineering viruses to cure bacterial infections (https://theconversation.com/antibiotic-resistance-scientists-are-reengineering-viruses-to-cure-bacterial-infections-127283).
BBC Radio London: Manal Mohammed for BBC Radio London on getting the flu at Christmas. (https://www.westminster.ac.uk/news/manal-mohammed-for-bbc-radio-lond...)
The Conversation: Kombucha, kimchi and yogurt: how fermented foods could be harmful to your health. (https://theconversation.com/kombucha-kimchi-and-yogurt-how-fermented...) - the article was republished by The Independent, The Times, Scottish Daily Mail, Irish Daily Mail, Daily Mail and Inverse.
The Conversation: Can surgical masks protect you from getting the flu? (https://theconversation.com/can-surgical-masks-protect-you-from-gett...) - the article was republished by The Independent (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/flu-season-surgical-mask-...).
BBC Radio London: Dr Manal Mohammed discusses children’s personal hygiene as children go back to school.
ITV News: Dr Manal Mohammed discusses bacteria that are resistant to drugs.
The Conversation: Non-thermal plasma: new technology could kill 99.9% of the deadly germs in the air. (https://theconversation.com/non-thermal-plasma-new-technology-could-...)
Daily Mail: The perils of sharing popcorn (and earphones, lip salve and even the sofa)! How bacteria, fungi and viruses can give you a very nasty surprise
BBC NEWS: VICTORIA DERBYSHIRE: Dr Manal Mohammed comments on superbugs and antibiotic resistance.
BBC Radio London: Dr Manal Mohammed talks about research finding 19 types of bacteria on cash and coins.
ATLAS OF SCIENCE: Old school wins: outbreak investigation of foodborne salmonellosis.
BBC Radio London: Dr Manal Mohammed talks about spread of germs in public spaces. BBC Radio London
Why should Britain Care about Salmonella Dublin?. STEM for BRITIAN (Biological and Biomedical sciences Exhibition), at Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, House of Common, Westminster, London, UK.
Salmonella Dublin Outbreak in 2013. The Medical Independent Newspaper http://www.medicalindependent.ie/55284/salmonella_dublin_outbreak_in_2013
Outstanding reviewer (2020): Journal of Medical Microbiology, Microbiology Society.
Manal Mohammed & Beata Orzechowska: Investigating the difference in phage susceptibility among MDR Salmonella Typhimurium phage types DT104 and DT104b. E-poster presentation (Microbiology Annual Conference, 26-30 april 2021).
Salina Thapa & Manal Mohammed (1 October 2019): Breaking the wall of Salmonella outbreaks investigation. Falling Walls Lab, London, UK.
Manal Mohammed, Sabrina Cadel-Six, Marie-Leone Vignaud, Myron M. Levine (8-11 April 2019): Characterization of the Mobilome of Invasive Non-typhoidal Salmonella Dublin. The Microbiology Society Annual Conference. ICC Belfast, UK. (Dr Mohammed was invited by the Microbiology Society to co-chair the Virology Workshop: Pathogenesis on 10th April).
Salina Thapa and Manal Mohammed (8-11 April 2019): Characterisation of Prophages in Salmonella Typhimurium DT8. The Microbiology Society Annual Conference. ICC Belfast, UK.
Manal Mohammed (2-3 April 2019): Novel Approaches for Treatment and Prevention of Invasive Non-typhoidal Salmonella. Research & Innovation ELRIG. Cambridge, UK.
Manal Mohammed (1-2 November 2018): Novel Insights Into the prevention and Treatment of Invasive Salmonella Dublin. Invited speaker and congress moderator at the 7th European Clinical Microbiology congress. London, UK.
Manal Mohammed (14-16 June 2018): Towards Treatment and Prevention of Invasive Non-typhoidal Salmonella. Keynote Speech at the International Conference on Advanced Microbiology and Education. London, UK.
Manal Mohammed, Simon Le Hello; Pimlapas Leekitcharoenphon; Rene Hendriksen (22-25 April 2017): Whole-genome sequencing reveals the secrets of the Salmonella Dublin invasome. European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Vienna, Austria.
Manal Mohammed and Martin Cormican (17-19 June 2015): Bacteriophage therapy: a promising alternative to evade bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Society of General Microbiology (SGM) Irish branch meeting 2015 at National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland.
Manal Mohammed and Martin Cormican (17-19 June 2015): Microbial Whole Genome Sequencing Revolutionizing the Way We Investigate Foodborne Outbreaks. Society of General Microbiology (SGM) Irish branch meeting 2015 at National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland.
Manal Mohammed and Martin Cormican (17-19 June 2015): Comparative Genomics Reveals the Genetic Basis of Invasiveness in Salmonella enterica serovar Dublin. Society of General Microbiology (SGM) Irish branch meeting 2015 at National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland.
Manal Mohammed and Martin Cormican: Genomic Correlates of Failure of Aes Laboratorie Salmonella Agar Plate to Detect Salmonella Dublin. Society of General Microbiology (SGM) Irish branch meeting 2015 at National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland.
Manal Mohammed, Niall DeLappe, Jean O’Connor, Paul McKeown, Patricia Garvey and Martin Cormican (25-28 April 2015): Rapid Whole-Genome Sequencing for Investigation of a Salmonella Dublin Gastroenteritis Outbreak in Ireland. European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Copenhagen, Denmark on 25 – 28 April 2015.
Manal Mohammed and Martin Cormican (4 October 2014): Microbial Whole Genome Sequencing Reveals the Genetic Basis of Virulence and Host Adaptation in Salmonella Dublin and Proves to be a Powerful Laboratory Method for Investigating Foodborne Outbreaks. Irish Society of Clinical Microbiologists Autumn meeting 2014 at Davenport Hotel, Dublin 2, Ireland. Awarded First Prize in the Rapid Fire Poster Presentations Competition, sponsored by MSD Pharmaceuticals.
Manal Mohammed and Martin Cormican (21 August 2014): Toward Investigating the Molecular Basis of Salmonella Typhimurium Phage Typing with Whole Genome Sequencing. Society of General Microbiology (SGM) Irish branch summer meeting 2014 (at University of Limerick, Ireland)- Awarded First Prize in the Poster Presentations Competition, sponsored by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).
Manal Mohammed, Siritorn Butrapet, Sareen E. Galbraith, Ichiro Kurane, Alan Radford and Tom Solomon (27th April 2010): Molecular Evolution of Japanese Encephalitis Virus, University of liverpool, School of Infection and Host Defence Away Day, Ness Botanic Gardens Neston, Wirral. Awarded second prize in the Poster Presentations Competition.
Manal Mohammed, Siritorn Butrapet, Sareen E. Galbraith, Ichiro Kurane, Alan Radford and Tom Solomon (31st March 2010): Molecular phylogenetic and evolutionary analyses of Muar strain of Japanese encephalitis virus: the missing 5th genotype. Society of General Microbiology (SGM) Spring 2010 Meeting, Edinburgh International Conference Centre.
Manal Mohammed, Siritorn Butrapet, TomohikoTakasaki, Ichiro Kurane, Sareen Galbraith and Tom Solomon (1st April 2009): Phylogenetic analysis of Muar strain of Japanese encephalitis virus reveals a possible 5th Genotype, Society of General Microbiology (SGM) Spring 2009 Meeting, Harrogate International Centre.
For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.