Bora Nam 

Bora Nam

Ph.D. student


My research is focused on the diversity and ecology of pathogenic oomycetes in natural ecosystems. The aim of my PhD project is to investigate the diversity of potential pathogenic oomycetes in natural ecosystem (e.g. meadows, peat bogs and forests) and to determine the influence of temperature on the pathogenicity of potential host plants from the same environment. This topic will be investigated using, modern molecular methods like metabarcoding with high-throughput sequencing, as well as cultivation approaches and pathogenicity tests. In addition statistical modeling approaches will be used to forecast potential risks due to climate change. With this project I am aiming at contributing to the understanding of the the diversity and epidemiological dynamics of oomycetes from natural ecosystems in Germany.

Since 2012 PhD project, Diversity and ecology of indigenous oomycetes from natural ecosystems.
(Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Marco Thines)
2012 Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, research thesis: risk assessment in the context of transdisciplinary research project; impact of climate change on potential pathogenic oomycetes and indigenous forest systems.
(Supervisor: PD Dr. Diana Hummel and Prof. Dr. Marco Thines)
2009-2012 M.Sc. studies in Environmental Sciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany.
2002-2006 B.Sc. studies in Forest Science, Chonnam National University, South Korea


Tel. +49 (0)69 7541 1832