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Dr. Xuekui Zhang Assistant Professor Canada Research Chair in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria

USASK, Department of Mathematics & Statistics Colloquium Announcement

Join us to the Department of Mathematics & Statistics Final Colloquium Talk of the 2022-23 Season.


Department of Mathematics and Statistics is hosting its 'Final Colloquium Talk' of the 2022-23 season on Friday, March 24. The department is pleased to announce that Dr. Xuekui ZhangAssistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Victoria is joining as a guest speaker for this final Colloquium talk of this season.

The Math & Stats Colloquium Committee cordially invites everyone to attend this final Colloquium Talk of the 2022-23 season.

Date/Time: Friday, March 24 @ 3:30 PM CST

Speaker: Xuekui Zhang, University of Victoria

Title: Developing novel COPD therapy using single-cell genomics technology

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. This requires analyzing single-cell genomic data. In this talk, I will briefly introduce the problem we are trying to solve, show some preliminary results (mostly in the cell-type annotation), and describe our future work, such as deconvolution and causal inference. This project is in collaboration with UBC Medical school, NRC, and USask Math & Stat. Hope we can build some new collaborations on this.

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We hope to see you all on Friday the 24th at 3:30PM!