Biological Oceanography, marine primary production, phytoplankton physiology, virus ecology and diversity, host-virus interactions, molecular evolution, genetic expression, genome analysis and comparison, biogeography of marine viruses, and coral health and disease.
I was born in Sofia (Bulgaria) and immigrated to Israel in 1990. After finishing high school I completed 3 years of national service in the Israeli Navy, and then travelled for half a year in Australasia. Then, I moved to Great Britain where I did all my higher education from 2005-2013. After living and working in Oxford for a short period of time, I moved to the US and have since been residing in NJ, working as a Postdoc, and enjoying life near New York; one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities in the world. I play chess and am a proud Trekkie.
Nissimov JI. Napier J.A, Allen M.J. Kimmance S.A, (2015) Intragenus competition between coccolithoviruses: an insight on how a select few can come to dominate many. Environmental Microbiology, DOI 10.1111/1462-2920.12902.
Nissimov J.I., Worthy C.A., Rooks P., Napier J.A., Kimmance S.A., & Allen M.J. (2014) ‘Draft genome sequence of four new coccolithoviruses: EhV-18, EhV- 146, EhV-156 and EhV-164’ Marine Genomics, 15: 7-8.
Nissimov J.I, Jones M., Napier J.A, Munn C.B, Kimmance S.A, Allen M.J. (2013) ‘Functional inferences of environmental coccolithovirus biodiversity’ ViroSin, 28 (5): 291-302.
Nissimov J.I., Worthy C.A., Rooks P., Napier J.A., Kimmance S.A., Henn M.R., Ogata H. & Allen M.J. (2012) ‘Draft genome sequence of the coccolithovirus EhV-202’ Journal of Virology, 86 (4): 2380- 2381.
Nissimov J.I., Worthy C.A., Rooks P., Napier J.A., Kimmance S.A., Henn M.R., Ogata H. & Allen M.J. (2012) ‘Draft genome sequence of four coccolithoviruses: EhV- 88, EhV- 201, EhV-207 and EhV- 208, Journal of Virology, 86 (5): 2896-2897.
Nissimov J.I., Worthy C.A., Rooks P., Napier J.A., Kimmance S.A., Henn M.R., Ogata H. & Allen M.J. (2011) ‘Draft genome sequence of the coccolithovirus EhV-84’ Standards in Genomic Sciences, 5: 1- 11
Nissimov J.I., Worthy C.A., Rooks P., Napier J.A., Kimmance S.A., Henn M.R., Ogata H. & Allen M.J. (2011) ‘Draft Genome Sequence of the Coccolithovirus Emiliania huxleyi Virus 203’ Journal of Virology, 85 (24): 13468–13469.
Sperling M., Piontek J., Gerdts G., Wichels A., Schunck H., Roy A.-S, La Roche J., Gilbert J., Nissimov J.I., Bittner L., Romac S., Riebesell U., Engel A. (2013) ‘Effect of elevated CO2 on the dynamics of particle-attached and free-living bacterioplankton communities in an Arctic fjord’ Biogeosciences, 10: 181-191.
Roy, A.-S., Gibbons, S. M., Schunck, H., Owens, S., Caporaso, J. G., Sperling, M., Nissimov, J. I., Romac, S., Bittner, L., Riebesell, U., LaRoche, J., and Gilbert, J. A. (2013) ‘Ocean acidification shows negligible impacts on high-latitude bacterial community structure in coastal pelagic mesocosms’, Biogeosciences, 10: 555-566.
Allen, M.J., Tait, K., Mühling, M., Weynberg, K., Bradley, C., Trivedi, U., Gharbi, K., Nissimov, J., Mavromatis, K., Jensen, C.N., Grogan, G., Ali, S.H. (2012) ‘Genome Sequence of Stenotrophomonas maltophilia PML168, Which Displays Baeyer-Villiger Monooxygenase Activity’ Journal of Bacteriology, 194 (17): 4753-4754.