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

Other members with similar research interests

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Dr Natalie Borg

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Monash University SEE FULL PROFILE >

Dr Odilia Wijburg

Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Melbourne SEE FULL PROFILE >

Prof Paul Hertzog

Centre for Innate Immunity and Infectious Diseases Hudson Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 18

    17th International Congress of Immunology

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  • Oct 20

    7th Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine & Interferon Society

    Hofburg Conference Center, MORE INFO
  • Oct 28

    Australian Influenza Symposium

    Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus REGISTER | MORE INFO