Who's Who

Maimuna Mendy

Group Head

Laboratory Services and Biobank Group


Specialty:

Laboratory and Biological Resource Management Infectious diseases; liver cancer biomarkers; molecular and serology laboratory diagnostics

Academic Degrees

YearDegreeMajorInstitutionTownCountry
2005PhDVirologyUniversity of London (Royal Veterinary College)LondonUK


Current Research Projects

  • EPIC-heart
    Mendy M

  • Prevention of Liver Fibrosis and Cancer In Africa (PROLIFICA)-
    M. Mendy (IARC Joint Coordinator with Imperial College);

  • EuroCan Platform – Biobanking Work package
    Mendy M


Selected Publications

Mendy M, R. Walton (2009) Molecular pathogenesis and early detection of Hepatocellular perspectives from West Africa. Cancer Letters; 286 (1) : 44-51

Mendy M, T Welzel, O Lesi, P Hainaut, A Hall, M Kunholm, S McConkey, J Goedert, S Kaye, S Rowland-Jones, H Whittle, G Kirk (2009) Hepatitis B viral load and risk for liver cirrhosis and Hepatocellular carcinoma Jour of Viral hepatitis..; 1168 [pii] 10.1111 : 1365-2893.

Mendy, M., F. D'Mello, T. Kanellos, S. Oliver, H. Whittle and CR Howard (2008) Envelope protein variability among HBV-Infected asymptomatic carriers and immunized children with breakthrough infections J Med Virol 2008; 80 : 1537-1546

Mendy ME, Kaye S, Le Roux E, Kirk GD, Jeng-Barry A, McConkey S, Cotten M, Kuniholm MH, Leligdowicz A, Hainaut P, Rowland-Jones, S Whittle, H. (2008) The application of a novel, rapid and sensitive oligonucleotide ligation assay for the detection of cancer predicting mutations in the pre-core and basal core promoter of Hepatitis B virus J Clin Microbiol; 46: 8 : 2723-2730

Mendy, M., Kirk, G. D., van der Sande, M., Jeng-Barry, A., Lesi, O. A., Hainaut, P., Sam, O., McConkey, S., and Whittle, H. (2005) Hepatitis B surface antigenaemia and alpha-foetoprotein detection from dried blood spots: applications to field-based studies and to clinical care in hepatitis B virus endemic areas J Viral Hepat 12(6) : 642-7

Scientific Societies Membership

Member of International Society for Biological and Environmental Repository (ISBER)
Editorial Board Member of the World Journal of Hepatology (2009-2013)
Fellow of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Fellow of The Institute of Biomedical Sciences. (FIBMS)
Member of European Middle Eastern and African Biopreservation & Biobanking (ESBB).