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Fellow
Kwok
Pui-Yan
Current position: 
Distinguished Fellow and Director
Current nationality: 
USA
Current residence: 
Taiwan, China
Affiliation/Institution: 
Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica
Biodata: 
Kwok, MD, PhD, graduated at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. After residency in dermatology and postdoctoral training at Washington University School of Medicine, USA, he joined its faculty in 1993. At present, he is Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at Academia Sinica, and Henry Bachrach Distinguished Professor at University of California San Francisco. Kwok’s research focuses on developing tools and strategies to study the human genome and the role of human variation in common diseases. He holds several patents on genomic analysis tools and played key roles in many large consortia, including the SNP Consortium, the International HapMap Project, the NSIGHT Consortium, and the CSER Consortium. He currently leads the Taiwan Precision Medicine Initiative, where a reference database with genetic profiles and clinical data of 1 million people is being built to improve health through disease risk prediction and tailored heath management guidelines. Kwok is a Fellow of the AAAS and the recipient of the 2022 Chen Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Human Genetic and Genomic Research by the Human Genome Organization.
Sustainable Development Goals: 
3 - Good health and well-being
4 - Quality education
9 - Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Keywords: 
Biotechnology, genome analysis, human genetics, rare disease diagnosis
Elected
2022

Date of birth

6
January
1956
Section:
04-Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
Last updated on 06/07/2022