The Complex Disease Research Conference Successfully Hosted

From July 5 to 7, 2010, our school and BGI-Shenzhen jointly hosted the 2010  complex disease research conference in Shenzhen. President Zhang Xuejun, director of the key laboratory of dermatology and academician Yang Huanming co-chaired the meeting. More than 200 scholars around the country attended the meeting.

Professor Zhang Xuejun made a report titled " Past, Present and Future of Genome-wide Association Study ". His report presented an overall summary of the past and contemporary study of the causes of complex diseases using genome-wide association analysis method. Based on his own research experience of genome-wide association study, he put forward new orientations for future research on human complex disease.

      This conference is reported to be the first high level research conference on complex diseases.