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Dr Sarah Dunstan


Senior Research Fellow   


Nossal Institute of Global Health, University of Melbourne, Australia

Sarah is using genomics to understand host-pathogen interactions of a number of infectious diseases including tuberculosis, malaria and enteric fever. She’s been instrumental in developing human genetics studies at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) and in Viet Nam through her involvement in 1000 Genome project, particularly the genome sequencing of the Vietnamese Kinh ethnic group. Sarah’s recent work links Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS) with genomic studies of the pathogen, and investigates the interaction of both host and pathogen genomes in Vietnamese tuberculosis and enteric fever patients. Sarah and collaborators at OUCRU are also using a genomic approach to identify protective mechanisms of immunity to severe malaria as part of MalariaGEN Consortial Projects 1 and 2.

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