Title: Precision Medicine of Common Diseases
Date: Friday 12 May 2023
Time: 11.20-11.50 JPN
Pui-Yan Kwok, MD, PhD, is the Henry Bachrach Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and, since 2017, the Director of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
Dr. Kwok received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Chicago, and residency in dermatology and postdoctoral training at the Washington University School of Medicine.
Dr. Kwok’s research focuses on developing tools and strategies to study the human genome and the role of human variation in common diseases. He played key roles in many large international consortia, and he currently leads the Taiwan Precision Medicine Initiative, where a reference database with genetic profiles and clinical data of 1 million people is being built to improve health through disease risk prediction and tailored heath management guidelines.
Dr. Kwok is an Academician of the Academia Sinica, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences, and the recipient of the 2017 University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine Distinguished Service Award and the 2022 Human Genome Organization (HUGO) Chen Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Human Genetic and Genomic Research.