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Basic Research Skills Seminar (31 May 2017)

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Basic Research Skills Seminar

Centre for Genomic Sciences

Pharmacogenetics

Dr Ching Lung Cheung

31 May 2017 (Wed) 3:00-4:00pm

Seminar Room 2, G/F
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research
 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

 
Abstract:

Precision medicine is an emerging field in biomedical research, while pharmacogenomics (PGx) is a core component in it. PGx is the study of the relationship between genes and drug (e.g. how does genetics affect drug response), thus understanding the basic principle of pharmacology is important in designing PGx study. On the other hand, genetic association study of complex disease can also be a useful tool in identifying drug target. In the study of osteoporosis, monoclonal antibodies against two genome-wide association study loci have been developed as therapeutic agents of osteoporosis. Many findings from PGx are implemented in clinical management nowadays, demonstrating the importance of PGx in clinical practice. In this seminar, a comprehensive introduction of PGx will be given, and a real example will be provided at the end to illustrate how to conduct a PGx study.
 

Other seminars in the series:

Introduction to Python: The Multi-Purpose Programming Language by Mr Robert Porsch
14 Jun 2017 (Wed) 3:00-4:00pm

ALL ARE WELCOME

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