Dr. Xuekui Zhang

Speaker: Dr Xuekui Zhang, Canada Research Chair in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria
Cost-efficient approach for phenotyping cells in large cohorts and relating them with COPD clinical outcomes
Friday, 21st October, 2022 in person at Burnaby campus ASB 10900
1:30 PM PST
Location: ASB 10900

Abstract: COPD is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and is Canada's #1 cause of hospitalization. Researchers have studied COPD for decades, but no therapy can reverse the disease's progress. This motivated us to discover novel therapies based on phenotypes of immune cells, a new area not well explored in the past. Various grants funded sub-projects of my umbrella topic, and it will continue to grow. In this talk, I will briefly introduce the problem we are trying to solve, show some preliminary results, describe our future data, and hope to build some collaborations on it.