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Dr. Wanling Yang

M Medicine (China), PhD (Minnesota)

Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

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Curriculum Vitae: Dr Yang's Curriculum Vitae (Revised 20th May 2013)
Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine page: Dr. Yang's webpage


Room 1-05F, 1/F
The Hong Kong Jockey Club Building for Interdisciplinary Research
5 Sassoon Road
Hong Kong SAR

E-mail:    yangwl @ hku.hk
Telephone:    2831 5077



Dr. Yang’s research focuses on genetic studies of complex diseases such as SLE using GWAS and of single gene disorders using whole exome sequencing (WES), and on developing bioinformatics tools to improve analysis of genomic data. His laboratory, in collaboration with others, identified ETS1, WDFY4, CDKN1B, CD80, ARID5B, TET3, DRAM1 and ELF1 as associated with SLE, and many of these susceptibility genes are believed to be specific to Asians, pointing to the necessity of developing population-based approaches in risk prediction and personalized treatment of complex diseases. His lab also developed tools for detecting recent founder mutations based on GWAS data (HRRA, HaploShare) and facilitating mutation identification from whole exome sequencing (PriVar, EFIN). His recent focus is on developing tools for applying genomics to clinical diagnosis and population screening, such as HLAtyping using next generation sequencing. For more information, please visit http://paed.hku.hk/uploadarea/yangwl/html/index.html.