CCRB – Statgene (Statistical Genetics)


  JC School of Public Health and Primary Care (JC SPHPC)  |  Faculty of Medicine |  The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)  |  Hong Kong SAR














About us






Statistical genetics ꞏ Bioinformatics ꞏ Virus genetics modeling




Welcome to our website! We are a group of researchers working in the field of statistical genetics and bioinformatics. We develop statistical methods for association testing and disease predictions for omics human genome datasets. We pursue a simple and elegant design to solve real data problems, using framework generalizable to other similar datasets.


We also take great interest in virus genome mutations. We began the research of influenza H3N2 genetic sequence data since 2012 from collaboration with virologist friends and CDC. We proposed a  series of methods to identify key mutations that would lead to population immune escape. The rich findings inspired us to continuingly investigate in the field of viral genetics.


The group is homed in the Biostatistics Division, JC School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. We have a wonderful group of collaborators in the medicine faulty and elsewhere. By integrating bioinformatics, clinical insights and biomedical data, we work together towards creating new knowledge in many exciting areas of scientific research, including gut microbiome, virology, asthma and allergy, cancer research, metabolic disorder, public health and others.