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Dr Anas Sattar
School of Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)
I am a post-doctoral researcher focusing on developing rapid methods to assess the microbiological quality of marine bathing waters and the immunological and biological relevance of contaminated bathing waters on human health. I also have a profound interest in teaching at university level and engaging school students with science.
2009-2014 Research Masters (ResM)/ PhD, Plymouth University, UK
2002-2006 Bachelor degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT), College of Health and Medical Technology, Iraq
British Society for Immunology (BSI), UK
Society for Applied Microbiology (SFAM), UK
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), USA
I have a keen interest in teaching Microbiology and Immunology and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate projects.
My research activities are focused on identifying biomarkers to be used as rapid methods to assess the quality of marine bathing waters and immunologica land inflammatory responses of contaminated bathing waters on human health
Grants & contracts
2013-Present: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences, Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.
2011 Senior examination invigilator, Plymouth University.
2010- Microbiology Demonstrator, School of Biomedical and Biological sciences, Plymouth University.
2009-2014 ResM/ PhD,Plymouth University, UK
2008-2009: Chief Medical Laboratory Technologist,Al-Sabagh medical Laboratory, Homs, Syria.
2007-2008 Medical Laboratory Technologist,Al-Salam clinical Laboratory, Homs, Syria.
2005-2007: Medical Laboratory Technologist, Akram Alazawii clinical Laboratory, Baghdad, Iraq.
Grants & Contracts
“The use of LPS as a real-time biomarker of contaminated marine bathing waters”. (£14,620, with Professor Simon Jackson),Seale-Hayne Educational Trust (SHET), Plymouth University, 2014.
“The use of LPS as a real-time biomarker of contaminated marine bathing waters Proof of concept”, (£15,000 with Professor Simon Jackson and Dr Graham Bradley) Plymouth University (December 2013), Plymouth University,2013.
Patent application - GB1312635.4 Water Testing –filed on 15th July 2013(Priority Date) by the University of Plymouth (2013).
President’s Fund award from the society of applied microbiology SFAM, UK to attend and participate in the American Society of microbiology general meeting, San Francisco, USA: £1200, (2012).
Standing up for Science workshop run by Sense about Science at the Linnean Society, in London: £120 (2011).
Leadership in Action residential course at Bristol organised by Vitae South West Wales Hub, 3 days, Bristol (full bursary, 2011).
ABATE, W., SATTAR, A. A., LIU, J., CONWAY, M. E. & JACKSON, S. K. 2017. Evaluation of recombinant factor C assay for the detection of divergent lipopolysaccharide structural species and comparison with Limulus amebocyte lysate-based assays and a human monocyte activity assay. Journal of Medical Microbiology, 66, 888-897.
Novel regulation of inflammation by lysophosphatidylcholine acyltransferase (LPCAT) 3 through COX2and PPAR-γ expression W.Abate, C. Okorie, A. Sattar, C. O’Sullivan, S. K.Jackson. Poster Presentations at the 4th European Congress of Immunology - ECI 2015 - Vienna, Austria, P.C.19 Macrophages - Part 3, Page 105.
Evaluation of proinflammatory potential of lipopolysaccharide-contaminated seawater using in vitro cell-based bioassays. A. Sattar, W. Abate, G. Bradley, G. Fejer, S. K. Jackson. Poster Presentations at the 4th European Congress of Immunology - ECI 2015 - Vienna, Austria, P.C.23 Cytokines - Part 2, Page 108.The potential of lipopolysaccharide as a real-time biomarker of bacterial contamination in marine bathing water Anas A. Sattar, Simon K. Jackson and Graham Bradley Abstract | Full Text PDF | doi:10.2166/wh.2013.142
Evaluation of health effects of contaminated marine bathing water using in vitro cell culture models
Anas A. Sattar, Graham Bradley, Wondwossen Abate, Gyorgy Fejer. Simon K. JacksonAccepted, Journal of Environmental Immunology and Toxicology.
Presentations and Conferences
Anas A. Sattar., Graham Bradley, and Simon K. Jackson. (2013), “The potential oflipopolysaccharide as a real-time biomarker of bacterial contamination inmarine bathing waters”. School of Biomedical and Biological Sciencesseminar series, Plymouth University, UK, 05 June 2013 (oralpresentation).
Anas A. Sattar., Habil, N., Simon K. Jackson., Foey, A. and Graham Bradley(2012): “Endotoxin activity of Bacteroides species lipopolysaccharidesfrom contaminated marine bathing water”. Proceedings of AmericanSociety for microbiology, San Francisco, USA (poster presentation)Page181.
Anas A. Sattar., Graham Bradley and Simon K. Jackson. (2011), “Lipopolysaccharide as areal-time biomarker of human sewage pathogens in marine bathingwaters”. Proceeding of the Society for applied Microbiology (SfAM)Summer Conference, Dublin 4-7 July (poster presentation,) Page 20.
Anas A. Sattar., Graham Bradley, and Simon K. Jackson (2011), “Lipopolysaccharide as areal time biomarker of human sewage pathogens in marine bathingwaters”. Centre of Research in Translational Biomedicine (CRTB)research day, Plymouth University, 5th of April (poster presentation).
Anas A. Sattar.,Graham Bradley, and Simon K. Jackson. (2011), “Lipopolysaccharide as areal-time biomarker of human sewage pathogens in marine bathingwaters”. Postgraduate society conference series, Plymouth University, UK,17th of March 2011 (best poster presentation prize).