I am a Research Scientist in Microbes in the Food Chain (MFC). I am trained in Molecular Biology and support the MFC with many projects. My area of expertise is synthetic biology and genome engineering.
Prior to joining Quadram I worked as postdoc at the John Innes Centre investigating the regulation of antibiotic production in Streptomyces spp. in the Hutchings lab where I also did my PhD. I received my MSc at the University of Marburg, Germany, and my BSc at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg, Germany. My final year projects were at the Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology and Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, respectively.
Mclean, T. C., Lo, R., Tschowri, N., Hoskisson, P. A., al Bassam, M. M., Hutchings, M. I., Som, N. F., (2019). Sensing and responding to diverse extracellular signals: an updated analysis of the sensor kinases and response regulators of Streptomyces species. Microbiology, 165, 929–952. DOI: 10.1099/mic.0.000817
Tran, N. T., Stevenson, C. E., Som, N. F., Thanapipatsiri, A., Jalal, A. S. B., Le, T. B. K. (2017). Permissive zones for the centromere-binding protein ParB on the Caulobacter crescentus chromosome. Nucleic Acids Research. DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkx1192
Som, N. F., Heine, D., Holmes, N., Knowles, F., Chandra, G., Seipke, R. F., Hoskisson, P. A., Wilkinson, B., Hutchings, M. I. (2017). The MtrAB two-component system controls antibiotic production in Streptomyces coelicolor A3 (2). Microbiology (United Kingdom), 3(2), 1–5. DOI: 10.1099/mic.0.000524
Som, N. F., Heine, D., Holmes, N. A., Munnoch, J. T., Chandra, G., Seipke, R. F., Hoskisson, P. A., Wilkinson, B., Hutchings, M. I. (2017). The Conserved Actinobacterial Two-Component System MtrAB Coordinates Chloramphenicol Production with Sporulation in Streptomyces venezuelae NRRL B-65442. Front. Microbiol, 8. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01145