Dr Sam Forster

Lab Head, Microbiota and Systems Biology Laboratory
Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases
Hudson Institute of Medical Research

+61 3 9594 7240
sam.forster@monash.edu

Research Activities

My labs research combines computational analysis, high throughput genomics and transcriptomics to investigate the interaction between host and microbiota. Optimized microbiota populations are rationally selected and characterized using bioinformatics algorithm development, molecular biology, microbiology, in-vitro cell culture and in-vivo models. Our work aims to improve our understanding of the role of microbiota in determining host biology, specifically colonization resistance and infection.

Techniques/Expertise

Metagenomics
Next Generation Sequencing
Computational Biology
Transcriptomics
Systems Biology

Collaborations

Prof Paul Hertzog
Dr. Trevor Lawley
Dr. Ed Giles

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Bioinformatics Division Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

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Upcoming Events

  • Apr 22

    Malaria Experimental Genetics workshop

    Mahidol University Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand MORE INFO
  • Apr 29

    International Day of Immunology

  • May 7

    VIIN Careers Evening 2018

    Woodward Conference Centre MORE INFO