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Jacob is a bioinformatician with experience using genomics and computational methods. For his PhD, Jacob used such methods to investigate the gut microbiome of preterm infants born in North Queensland, Australia, exploring its relationship to a host of clinical factors and the impact of early life probiotic prophylaxis.

At Menzies, Jacob is now using genomic and computational methods to investigate the population structure, transmission and epidemiology of several Plasmodium species, with a focus on the zoonotic Plasmodium knowlesi parasite.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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