Theam Soon obtained his Dr.rer.nat degree from Freie Universitat Berlin where carried out his doctoral thesis on antibody phage display at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics.
He returned to work at Universiti Sains Malaysia where he is currently the group leader for antibody generation.
He is working on the generation of new human antibody libraries with an emphasis on infectious diseases.
His work includes development of human antibodies for infectious disease research, diagnostics and therapy.
Another field of work is the application of DNA structures for DNA sensing applications in diseases.
He has published more than 70 publications in peer-review journals and edited several books on antibody phage display technology.
He is also active in industrial collaboration as well as academic research with projects related to antibody generation and modification.