Dr Sam Forster

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

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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