Utilizing the potential of big biobanks in diverse populations
This is a past event.
Thursday, June 9 at 12:00pm to 1:00pmVirtual Event
Many important genetic and non-genetic causes of major diseases still await discovery. Several big blood-based prospective studies have been undertaken this century in diverse populations, revealing major intriguing and unexpected findings.
On Thursday, June 9, 2022, from 12 - 1 p.m. ET, join Zhengming Chen, Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, as he explores study findings and how big maturing biobanks among people in the East and West with different lifestyles, environments, and genetic architectures can improve our understanding of the etiology of many diseases.
Professor Chen's presentation kicks off the Global Health Series, a monthly virtual series that brings together champions in global health science and strategy. The series is hosted by the Department of Global Health at Florida International University.
About Professor Zhengming Chen
At the University of Oxford, Professor Zhengming Chen leads a large and expanding multi-disciplinary research team with research themes covering lifestyle factors, environmental health, chronic infection, novel biomarker discovery, genetic epidemiology, risk prediction, and application of big data in the development of precision medicine and health.
In early 2022, he was appointed by the University of Oxford as the inaugural Richard Peto chair in Epidemiology. In 2003, he established and has led since its inception the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) of 512,000 adults, one of the largest of its kind in the world. The CKB will continue to generate important findings relevant to global health for at least the next 15-20 years.