School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Imen Nouioui

Research Associate


  • Research associate, Newcastle University (UK), 2015.
  • Postdoctoral position, Leibniz Institute DSMZ – German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, Braunschweig, Germany, 2015.
  • PhD in Microbiology, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France & Tunis El Manar University, Tunis,Tunisia, 2010-2014.
  • Master Degree in Microbiology, Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia, 2009.
  • Bachelor Degree in Life and Earth sciences, Tunis El Manar University, Tunis,Tunisia, 2006 


Main interests:

  • Taxonomy and phylogenomics of actinobacteria.
  • Genetic of a symbiotic nitrogen–fixing actinobacterium, Frankia.
  • Genome Mining and drugs discovery

Keywords: taxonomy, molecular biology, genomics, actinobacteria, symbiosis.