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

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Hudson Institute of Medical Research SEE FULL PROFILE >

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Upcoming Events

  • Mar 1

    18th International Congress on Infectious Diseases

    Sheraton Buenos Aires MORE INFO
  • Mar 15

    Eradicate Cancer 2018

    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre MORE INFO
  • Mar 21

    ThymOz 2018

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