Dr Sam Manna
Infection and Immunity Theme
Murdoch Childrens Research Institute
+61 3 9436 6773
Manna, S., Ortika, B., Dunne, E., Holt, K., Kama, M., Russell, F., Hinds, J. & Satzke, C. (2017). A novel genetic variant of Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 11A discovered in Fiji. Clinical Microbiology and Infection. In Press. http://www.clinicalmicrobiologyandinfection.com/article/S1198-743X(17)30381-6/fulltext
Research ActivitiesDr Manna is a microbiologist who completed his PhD (2010-2014) in the Department of Microbiology at La Trobe University focusing on horizontal gene transfer and the regulation of mitochondrial gene expression in eukaryotic microorganisms.
He also worked at La Trobe University as an Associate Lecturer, supervising honours research projects and lecturing to undergraduate microbiology students in microbial genetics and infectious diseases.
Dr Manna now works as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Pneumococcal Research Group at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute exploring the biology, genetics and virulence of Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Techniques/ExpertiseMolecular biology: DNA, RNA, protein, molecular cloning, qPCR, qRT-PCR, Southern/Northern/Western Blotting
Microbiology: Culture and genetic manipulation of bacteria and amoebae