Dr Rama Kandasamy
Senior Research Associate

Dr Rama Kandasamy

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

I am a paediatrician and researcher based at Sydney Children's Hospital Network and UNSW. I completed my Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Oxford and a post-doctorate at Imperial College London. This experience has allowed me to develop the ability to apply sophisticated bioinformatic, computational, and molecular approaches to large patient cohorts and pathogen data. I also have experience in clinical studies and trials, with a focus on pneumococcal disease and vaccination, in a wide variety of settings, including the UK and Nepal. I have worked on a EU collaborative study on the genetic basis of childhood infection (EUCLIDS) and continue to work on a major international collaborative study on childhood infection (PERFORM, Horizon 2020 funded with 10 EU partners studying RNA and proteomic approaches to the diagnosis of infection).

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Lo SW; Mellor K; Cohen R; Alonso AR; Belman S; Kumar N; Hawkins PA; Gladstone RA; von Gottberg A; Veeraraghavan B; Ravikumar KL; Kandasamy R; Pollard SAJ; Saha SK; Bigogo G; Antonio M; Kwambana-Adams B; Mirza S; Shakoor S; Nisar I; Cornick JE; Lehmann D; Ford RL; Sigauque B; Turner P; Moïsi J; Obaro SK; Dagan R; Diawara I; Skoczyńska A; Wang H; Carter PE; Klugman KP; Rodgers G; Breiman RF; McGee L; Bentley SD; Almagro CM; Varon E; Brooks A; Corso A; Davydov A; Maguire A; Kiran A; Moiane B; Beall B; Zhao C; Aanensen D; Everett D; Faccone D; Foster-Nyarko E; Bojang E; Egorova E; Voropaeva E; Sampane-Donkor E; Sadowy E; Nagaraj G; Mucavele H; Belabbès H; Elmdaghri N; Verani J; Keenan J; Lees J; N Nair Thulasee Bhai J; Ndlangisa K; Zerouali K; Bentley L; Titov L; De Gouveia L; Alaerts M; Ip M; de Cunto Brandileone MC; Hasanuzzaman M; Paragi M; Nurse-Lucas M; du Plessis M; Ali M; Croucher N; Wolter N; Givon-Lavi N; Porat N; Köseoglu Eser Ö; Ho PL; Eberechi Akpaka P; Gagetti P; Tientcheu PE; Law P; Benisty R; Mostowy R; Malaker R; Grassi Almeida SC; Doiphode S; Madhi S; Devi Sekaran S; Clarke S; Srifuengfung S; Nzenze S; Kastrin T; Ochoa T; Hryniewicz W, 2022, 'Emergence of a multidrug-resistant and virulent Streptococcus pneumoniae lineage mediates serotype replacement after PCV13: an international whole-genome sequencing study', The Lancet Microbe, vol. 3, pp. e735 - e743, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S2666-5247(22)00158-6