Fatma al-Mulla, is a 25 year old Emirati PhD student at University College London. In an exclusive interview with 7Dnews, she talks about how she discovered a 96% plasmid DNA vaccine, which is over the FDA recommended 90%. With this research, there is a potential to help cure terminal illnesses such as HIV and cancer.
In the interview, Fatma spoke of how she hopes to help people with her research. Coming from a country where there are more female scientists than male scientists, and on completion of her studies Fatma hopes to help the pharmaceutical sector in the UAE become one of the leading countries in the world.
The 2017 World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap report highlighted that the UAE is a leading Middle Eastern country when it comes to women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Fatma also discussed the widespread support she has had from the UAE embassy in London, the funding she received to complete her studies and also the guidance her family provided.