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Advanced Computational Tools Tackle Complex Diseases and Speed up Drug Discovery


The state-of-the-art technologies in computer science, from artificial intelligence (AI) to deep learning, have been making significant impact on the medical and healthcare field, helping biologists and doctors to drastically reduce the time required to find the answers to different diseases, such as cancers and inherited diseases.

Dr. Eric Zhang, Assistant Professor of the Department of Computer Science at HKBU, is a specialist in developing computational tools and novel deep learning models to understand human gut microbiome and human genome based on advanced high throughput sequencing.

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