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Recent advances in genomic technologies have made it feasible to study the genetic variations in the human genome using either genotyping arrays or genome sequencing. Tens of thousands of genes have been linked to thousands of human traits and diseases, including height, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, schizophrenia, and intelligence. These findings have raised the hope that we may predict someone's traits based on his/her genetic information, and many companies are marketing products on genetic predictions throughout the world, including China and US. In this talk, we will review the basic principles underlying genetic risk prediction and discuss their practical values.


The language of the event will be Chinese.

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6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Talk and Q&A


  • Hongyu Zhao (Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics and Genetics at Yale University)

    Hongyu Zhao

    Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics and Genetics at Yale University

    Dr. Hongyu Zhao is the Ira V. Hiscock Professor of Biostatistics and Professor of Statistics and Genetics, Chair of the Biostatistics Department, and Co-Director of Graduate Studies for the interdepartmental program in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics at Yale University.

    He received his B.S. in Probability and Statistics from Peking University in 1990, and Ph.D. in Statistics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995. His research interests are the applications of statistical methods in molecular biology, genetics, drug development, and personalized medicine. Some of his recent projects include large-scale genome-wide studies to identify genetic variants underlying complex diseases, biological network modeling and analysis, disease biomarker identifications, proteomics, genome annotations, microbiome analysis, and systems biology study of herbal medicine. Dr. Zhao has published over 400 articles on statistics, human genetics, bioinformatics, and proteomics, and edited two books on human genetics analysis and statistical genomics. He has trained over 80 doctoral and post-doctoral students.

    Dr. Zhao is a Co-Editor of Statistics in Biosciences, and serves on the editorial boards of several leading statistical and genetics journals. He has served on numerous review panels for various federal funding agencies, the FDA, and private foundations both in the US and overseas. He was the recipient of the Mortimer Spiegelman Award for top statistician in health statistics under the age of 40 awarded by the American Public Health Association. In recognition of his research, Dr. Zhao has also been awarded the Evelyn Fix Memorial Medal and Citation by UC Berkeley, a Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award by the March of Dimes Foundation, and election to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Statistical Association, and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

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