The application of systems medicine approach in treatment of liver and kidney diseases
Welcome to the docent presentation by Cheng Zhang.
Time: Wed 2023-08-23 13.00 - 14.00
Location: Aplha 2 Milkyway, SciLifeLab, Solna, Tomtebodavägen 23
Participating: Cheng Zhang
The journey to discover effective treatments for human diseases is complex and challenging. Conventionally, this quest has focused on investigating specific genes or pathways, an approach that doesn't always present a holistic view.
In this presentation, the innovative field of systems medicine will be spotlighted. This approach uses 'multi-omics' data to delve deeper into disease mechanisms, paving the way for novel treatments. It's akin to deploying a comprehensive map to explore the intricate labyrinth of our body's biological systems. The talk will start with an overview of pivotal systems biology tools, including co-expression networks and genome-scale metabolic models. The presenter will then share how these powerful tools have been instrumental in pioneering new treatments for Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and kidney fibrosis.