Nicholas S. Jakubovics

Newcastle University, United Kingdom


Nick Jakubovics was born in Oxford, UK in 1973. He graduated in Biochemistry at Cambridge University in 1994, before switching to Microbiology for a PhD at the University of Warwick. Between 1998-2004, Nick worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in Prof. Howard Jenkinson's group at the University of Bristol Dental School, studying metal-dependent gene regulation, adhesion and biofilm formation in oral streptococci. He obtained an NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship at the National Institute for Dental and Craniofacial Research, Bethesda, MD in 2004, where he worked with Dr Paul Kolenbrander on interspecies sensing in oral bacteria. Since 2007, Nick has been a Lecturer in the School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University, UK. His main research interests are biofilm formation by oral bacteria, particularly the roles of interspecies sensing and the extracellular biofilm matrix. He led a team to the finals of the Medical Futures Innovation Awards in 2011, for his work on a new biofilm control agent. He is currently involved on committees of the Society for Applied Microbiology.

Biography Updated on 1 March 2012

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