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Jun 19, 2023

Seminar (2023-06-19)

School of Biomedical Sciences is pleased to invite you to join the following seminar:

Date: 19 June 2023 (Monday)
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: Seminar Room 2 and 3, G/F, Laboratory Block, 21 Sassoon Road

Speaker: Dr. Pengyi Yang, Associate Professor, School of Mathematics & Statistics; NHMRC Investigator, The University of Sydney
Talk Title: Computational stem cell biology and organoids


Pengyi Yang is a NHMRC Investigator and an Associate Professor at The University of Sydney. He heads the Laboratory of Computational Systems Biology at the Children’s Medical Research Institute. He worked as a Research Fellow in Systems Biology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA, and subsequently joined the School of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Sydney, as a faculty member to establish his research program, specialising in developing machine learning and statistical models for characterising molecular networks underlying cell identity and predicting stem cell-fate decisions.

The development of multi-omics technologies and their recent advances towards single-cell resolution has transformed stem cell research. Yet, large-scale bulk and single-cell multi-omics data generated by such technologies create a significant challenge in their analysis. To this end, computational methods are essential for uncovering biological knowledge from these complex data. In this presentation, I will introduce our research on stem cells and stem-cell derived retinal organoids and the computational methods we have developed for characterising cell identity and uncovering knowledge in stem cell research.



Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Miss Angela Wong at 3917 9216.