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|
|2019-02-01||Best Research Output Award 2019 (Basic Research) - Identification of genes associated with Hirschsprung disease, based on whole genome sequence analysis, and potential effects on enteric nervous system: Department of Surgery, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong||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|
|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|
The International Hirschsprung Consortium
|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|
|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|
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