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Dr Clara TANG 鄧詩敏

Title:
Research Assistant Professor

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Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
2009The University of Hong KongPhD
2006The University of Hong KongMPhil
Biography

Dr Clara Sze-Man Tang obtained her PhD in statistical genetics from the University of Hong Kong in 2010 and received her postdoctoral training in asthma genetics and bioinformatics at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, previously known as Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR). She is currently a Research Assistant Professor at Department of Surgery of the University of Hong Kong.

Her research interest is on elucidating the genetic basis of complex diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and congenital disorders, such as Hirschsprung disease (HSCR) and congenital heart diseases. Through genome-wide association and copy number analyses, Dr Tang and colleagues successfully identified novel common and rare genetic variants predisposing to HSCR, blood lipid levels (important risk factors for coronary artery disease) and other congenital disorders. She is currently focusing on identifying family-segregating and/or rare genetic variants with potentially large effects using the next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches.

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
Zhuang, X
So, MT
2018-04-01ENS Travel Award (Oral Presentation) - Deciphering the genetic basis of Hirschsprung disease by whole genome sequencing: The 5th International Symposium on Development of the Enteric Nervous System: Cells, Signals, Genes and Therapy, Boston, U.S.A., 8-11 April 2018
Research Achievement
2008-03-01Best Presentation Award : "Divergent roles of intron size and intron number in genetic evolution": The Sixth Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, Kyoto, Japan
Research Achievement
The International Hirschsprung Consortium
2012-03-01Young Investigator Travel Award : "Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of Hirschsprung disease in European and Asian populations": The 3rd International Symposium on Development of the Enteric Nervous System. Cells, Signals and Genes, Hong Kong
Research Achievement
Gui, H
So, MT
2016-10-01Reviewers' Choice Abstract Award - Deciphering the genetic basis of Hirschsprung disease by whole genome sequencing: The 66th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics, Vancouver, Canada, 18-22 October 2016
Research Achievement
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