Yousef Touhami

Research Technician

Yousef Touhami

In my role as a cell and molecular Research Technician, I am working with teams researching marine fungi, phytoplankton and the evolution of early-branching animals. I am particularly experienced at using cell culture based approaches and molecular techniques to investigate biological questions. Furthermore, I am responsible for the MBA’s Marine Fungal Culture Collection.

I have a Bachelor of Science in marine biology and Master of Research in applied marine science from the University of Plymouth.

My undergraduate honours project examined whether differences in immune response between genotypes could influence population dynamics in a Mytilus spp. hybrid zone.

My masters thesis focused on investigating temporal variation in growth and condition of juvenile turbot, Scophthalmus maximus, in nursery habitats around the south west UK.