Amine Namouchi

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 None 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1066 Blindern 0316 OSLO

Academic interests

I am a scientist interested in bioinformatics, microbial genomics and evolution. I obtained my doctoral degree in 2008. I was involved in several international projects. First, to understand the driven forces that shape the genome diversity of the tubercle bacilli, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Second, to trace back the evolutionary history of outbreak clones with particular interest to multidrug resistance ones and third, to combine different omics data for tuberculosis drug discovery.

Since October 2016, I joined the Medplag (The medieval plagues: ecology, transmission modalities and routes of the infections) group at the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis. I will analyse genomic and metagenomics data from modern and ancient DNA samples of Yersinia pestis, the causative agent of plague. By combining genomics and phylogenomics, my main objective will be to reconstruct the evolutionary history of the Yersinia pestis isolates whose ancient DNAs were recovered from different archaeological sites through Europe.

Tags: Bioinformatics, Genomics, Phylogenomics, Evolution, Epidemiology

Publications

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  • Frye, Stephan Alfons; Balasingham, Seetha; Beyene, Getachew Tesfaye; Homberset, Håvard; Namouchi, Amine & Tonjum, Tone (2016). Meningococcal DNA binding and unwinding proteins.
  • Gomez Munoz, Marta; Namouchi, Amine; Balasingham, Seetha & Tonjum, Tone (2016). Identifiying ncRNAs expressed under genotoxic stress and dormancy in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • Namouchi, Amine (2015). Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the era of next generation sequencing.
  • Namouchi, Amine; Gómez-Muñoz, Marta; Debebe, Ephrem; Frye, Stephan Alfons; Tonjum, Tone & Balasingham, Seetha (2015). Global transcriptional responses to genotoxic stress in Mycobacterium tuberculosis.
  • Tonjum, Tone; Balasingham, Seetha; Namouchi, Amine & Yimer, Solomon Abebe (2015). Recent evolution in Mycobacterium tuberculosis: Genome dynamics, small RNAs and vesicles.
  • Tonjum, Tone; Balasingham, Seetha; Yimer, Solomon Abebe & Namouchi, Amine (2015). Outbreak of tuberculosis in a Norwegian dance academy delineated by whole genome sequencing and high end mass spectrometry.
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Namouchi, Amine; Riaz, Tahira; Zegeye, Ephrem Debebe; Godana, Alemayehu; Holm-Hansen, Carol J C; Norheim, Gunnstein; Aseffa, Abraham & Tonjum, Tone (2015). Genomic and proteomic analysis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis lineage 7 strains from Ethiopia. Oral presentation at the 46th Union World Conference on Lung Health Cape Town, South Africa: 2 December - 6 December 2015.
  • Yimer, Solomon Abebe; Norheim, Gunnstein; Namouchi, Amine; Zegeye, Ephrem Debebe; Kinander, Wibeke; Tonjum, Tone; Mannsåker, Turid; Bjune, Gunnar Aksel & Holm-Hansen, Carol J C (2015). Lineage 7 Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains are associated with longer patient delay in pulmonary TB patients.

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