Dr Clara TANG 鄧詩敏
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.
|Awardees||Award Date||Honours / Awards / Prizes||Category|
|2012-03-01||Young 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|
|2008-03-01||Best Presentation Award : "Divergent roles of intron size and intron number in genetic evolution": The Sixth Asia-Pacific Bioinformatics Conference, Kyoto, Japan||Research Achievement|
|2016-10-01||Reviewers' 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|
|2018-04-01||ENS 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|
|2019-02-01||Faculty of Medicine research output prize (2018-2019) -
Exome chip meta-analysis identifies novel loci and East Asian-specific coding variants: LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU||Research Achievement|
|2022-06-01||The ISSCR Zhongmei Chen Yong Award for Scientific Excellence for Abstract entitled "Loss-of-function mutation of KIF3B can cause a defective biliary development in biliary atresia: evidence from iPSC-derived biliary organoid": International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) 2022 Annual Meeting (Hybrid), San Francisco, USA, 15-18 June 2022||Research Achievement|
|2021-03-01||Second Class Award of the 2020 China Medical Science & Technology Awards 2020年中華醫學科學技術獎二等獎 (in collaboration with Wuhan Union Hospital of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Capital Institute of Pediatrics, and the Second Hospital of Hebei Medical University), project titled Disease mechanisms and minimal invasive surgery applications for Hirschsprung's disease 先天性巨結腸症發病機制研究及微創治療體系的構建及應用: China Medical Association 中華醫學會||Research Achievement|
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