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Professor Forrest’s research focuses on using cutting-edge genomic techniques, in particular next generation DNA sequencing and computational approaches (bioinformatics) to understand how cells work at a system level. He has extensive experience in next generation sequencing (NGS) and has published using a variety of platforms (Roche, SOLiD, Illumina and Helicos) and protocols (RNA-seq, CAGE, small RNA, ChIP-seq). The move to Perkins in 2015 is allowing him to translate his basic research on mammalian systems onto clinically relevant questions such as identification of novel cancer biomarkers and drug targets.

Professor Alistair Forrest

Professor Alistair Forrest

Systems Biology and Genomics (Associate Director - Scientific Strategy)

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FANTOM5, WINNER 2016 Eureka Prize for Excellence in International Scientific Collaboration

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The McGowan Government recently announced that the Harry Perkins Institute will receive two of the 16 grants totalling more than $1.5 million to support Western Australian biobanks. Congratulations to both…

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