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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

Language: English

Participating: Cheng Zhang


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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.