Professor Alistair Forrest

Professor Alistair Forrest


Head of Systems Biology and Genomics
The University of Western Australia
Elected in 2020
Citation on election

Professor Alistair Forrest is an award-winning systems biologist whose leadership and ability to form and manage large international collaborations has led to enormous progress in our understanding of human disease. Professor Forrest applies systems-wide analyses and broad genomic surveys to deliver new, unbiased, data-driven insights into disease. His research is revealing the cellular makeup of tumours and predicting how interactions between tumour and stromal cells influence cancer outcomes.

Professor Forrest is identifying and incorporating novel genes and regulatory regions into diagnostic screening for genetic disease and identifying long non-coding RNAs with likely roles in human disease.

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