Dr Charles   Foster
Research Associate

Dr Charles Foster

medicine-health
School of Medical Sciences

Dr Charles Foster is a Bioinformatics Research Associate in the Virology Research Lab at University of New South Wales/Prince of Wales Hospital: http://www.virologyresearch.unsw.edu.au/people/scientists/charles-foster/

Dr Foster completed his Bachelor of Science (Advanced) degree at the University of Sydney, receiving 1st Class Honours and the University Medal for his research into the evolution of the Australian flora. Dr Foster’s PhD research focused heavily on developing bioinformatics skills for research into the evolution of different biological groups, with a specific focus on using phylogenomics to understand the evolution of flowering plants. Dr Foster received an award for the best PhD thesis in his year of completion.

Dr Foster’s previous postdoctoral research focused on using transcriptomics to understand the changes in gene expression that underpin pregnancy in different vertebrate groups (mammals, lizards, sharks). Currently, Dr Foster is responsible for developing pipelines for genomic analysis of viruses, especially SARS-CoV-2, within the Virology Research Laboratory. These duties include routine genomic sequencing of viral samples from positive COVID-19 cases, as well as urgent cases flagged by NSW Health.

Phone
+61-2-9382 9096
Location
POW & UNSW Virology Research Laboratory Prince of Wales Hospital Level 3, Clinical Sciences Building High Street, Randwick NSW 2031, Australia

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charles Foster
    Duchene DA; Tong KJ; Foster CSP; Duchene S; Lanfear R; Ho SYW, 2020, 'Linking Branch Lengths across Sets of Loci Provides the Highest Statistical Support for Phylogenetic Inference', MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, vol. 37, pp. 1202 - 1210, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msz291
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charles Foster
    Smith NMA; Yagound B; Remnant EJ; Foster CSP; Buchmann G; Allsopp MH; Kent CF; Zayed A; Rose SA; Lo K; Ashe A; Harpur BA; Beekman M; Oldroyd BP, 2020, 'Paternally-biased gene expression follows kin-selected predictions in female honey bee embryos', Molecular Ecology, vol. 29, pp. 1523 - 1533, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.15419
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charles Foster
    Renner MAM; Foster CSP; Miller JT; Murphy DJ, 2020, 'Increased diversification rates are coupled with higher rates of climate space exploration in Australian Acacia (Caesalpinioideae)', New Phytologist, vol. 226, pp. 609 - 622, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nph.16349
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Charles Foster
    Foster CSP; Thompson MB; Van Dyke JU; Brandley MC; Whittington CM, 2020, 'Emergence of an evolutionary innovation: Gene expression differences associated with the transition between oviparity and viviparity', Molecular Ecology, vol. 29, pp. 1315 - 1327, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/mec.15409
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Charles Foster
    van der Merwe M; Yap JYS; Bragg JG; Cristofolini C; Foster CSP; Ho SYW; Rossetto M, 2019, 'Assemblage accumulation curves: A framework for resolving species accumulation in biological communities using DNA sequences', Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 10, pp. 971 - 981, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13181
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Charles Foster
    Foster C; Henwood M; Ho S, 2018, 'Plastome sequences and exploration of tree-space help to resolve the phylogeny of riceflowers (Thymelaeaceae: Pimelea)', MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, vol. 127, pp. 156 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.05.018
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Charles Foster
    Foster CSP; Sauquet H; Van Der Merwe M; McPherson H; Rossetto M; Ho SYW, 2017, 'Evaluating the impact of genomic data and priors on Bayesian estimates of the angiosperm evolutionary timescale', Systematic Biology, vol. 66, pp. 338 - 351, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syw086
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Charles Foster
    Sauquet H; Von Balthazar M; Magallón S; Doyle JA; Endress PK; Bailes EJ; Barroso De Morais E; Bull-Hereñu K; Carrive L; Chartier M; Chomicki G; Coiro M; Cornette R; El Ottra JHL; Epicoco C; Foster CSP; Jabbour F; Haevermans A; Haevermans T; Hernández R; Little SA; Löfstrand S; Luna JA; Massoni J; Nadot S; Pamperl S; Prieu C; Reyes E; Dos Santos P; Schoonderwoerd KM; Sontag S; Soulebeau A; Staedler Y; Tschan GF; Wing-Sze Leung A; Schönenberger J, 2017, 'The ancestral flower of angiosperms and its early diversification', Nature Communications, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ncomms16047
    Journal articles | 2017
    Dr Charles Foster
    Foster CSP; Ho SYW, 2017, 'Strategies for Partitioning Clock Models in Phylogenomic Dating: Application to the Angiosperm Evolutionary Timescale', GENOME BIOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, vol. 9, pp. 2752 - 2763, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evx198
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Charles Foster
    Foster CSP; Cantrill DJ; James EA; Syme AE; Jordan R; Douglas R; Ho SYW; Henwood MJ, 2016, 'Molecular phylogenetics provides new insights into the systematics of Pimelea and Thecanthes (Thymelaeaceae)', AUSTRALIAN SYSTEMATIC BOTANY, vol. 29, pp. 185 - 196, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SB16013
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Charles Foster
    Duchene S; Foster CSP; Ho SYW, 2016, 'Estimating the number and assignment of clock models in analyses of multigene datasets', BIOINFORMATICS, vol. 32, pp. 1281 - 1285, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/bioinformatics/btw005
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Charles Foster
    Ho SYW; Tong KJ; Foster CSP; Ritchie AM; Lo N; Crisp MD, 2015, 'Biogeographic calibrations for the molecular clock', BIOLOGY LETTERS, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2015.0194
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Charles Foster
    Foster CSP; Ho SYW; Conn BJ; Henwood MJ, 2014, 'Molecular systematics and biogeography of Logania R.Br. (Loganiaceae)', MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, vol. 78, pp. 324 - 333, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2014.06.001
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Charles Foster
    Foster CSP; Conn BJ; Henwood MJ; Ho SYW, 2014, 'Molecular data support Orianthera: a new genus of Australian Loganiaceae', TELOPEA, vol. 16, pp. 149 - 158, http://dx.doi.org/10.7751/telopea20147853
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Charles Foster
    Foster CSP; Conn BJ, 2013, 'Status of Logania imbricata (Guillaumin) Steenis & Leenh. (Loganiaceae)', TELOPEA, vol. 15, pp. 1 - 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.7751/telopea2013001
    Journal articles |
    Dr Charles Foster
    Foster CSP; Ho SYW, 'Strategies for Partitioning Clock Models in Phylogenomic Dating: Application to the Angiosperm Evolutionary Timescale', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/144287

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