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







   About CCRB-Statgene



We are based in Biostatistics Division, School of Public Health and Primary Care (SPHPC), Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). We’re members of the Centre for Clinical Research and Biostatistics (CCRB). The director of CCRB is Prof. Benny Chung-Ying Zee, who has great vision in statistical methods application in clinical medicine.


Investigators of CCRB-statgene


Maggie Haitian Wang, 王海天,PhD, Assistant Professor, Principle Investigator

Contact:;  Web in CUHK / Web in CCRB


Prof. Maggie Wang is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Primary Care, the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Maggie obtained her PhD degree in Statistics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She was a visiting scholar to Columbia University in 2009, and a visitor scholar with S.H. Ho Visiting Professorship to Stanford University in 2016. Her main research area is Bioinformatics, complex disease prediction models using genetic data sets, and viral genetic mutation modelling. 


Maggie has published over 80 peer-reviewed papers, and wrote the chapter “Genetic Test, Risk Prediction Model, and Genetic Counselling” in the book “Translational Informatics in Smart Healthcare” (Springer, 2017). She has invented many novel methods that are gap-filling towards improving genetic interpretation of human diseases. Her representative works are published in the leading journals of the field including Nucleic Acids Research and Bioinformatics. Maggie is the PI of RCG-GRF and NSFC general project grants. She has given over 40 invited talks in international conferences and institutions. Prof. Wang is a committee member of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES), and the Review Editor of the Journal Human Genetics.




   Rui Sun, 孙睿,Post-doc Fellow, SPHPC, CUHK,

   BSc: Statistics, Zhejiang University



   Xiaoxuan Xia, 夏小璇PhD Student, SPHPC, CUHK,

   BSc: Statistics, Beijing Normal University



   Lirong Cao, 曹丽蓉,PhD Student, SPHPC

   BSc: Public health, Sun-Yat-Sen University



   Shi Zhao, 赵时,PhD student, SPHPC

   BSc: Math, Poly U HK




   Qi Li, 李奇,PhD Student, SPHPC

   MSc: Com Eng, Shantou University



   Jingzhi Lou, 楼静致, Research assistant

   MSc: Epi & Biostat CUHK



   Junfeng Guo, 郭峻峰,Programming support, ANU, Canberra, Australia

   BSc: HKUST, MSc: University of Melbourne



   PhD Graduates:


   Haoyi Weng, 翁昊艺,PhD Graduate 2018, SPHPC, CUHK,

   Ruoting Men, 门若庭, PhD Graduate 2017, SPHPC, CUHK



  Grants supported our work


HMRF [6905212]

Research Grant Council – General Research Fund [476013]

National Science Foundation of China [31871340, 81473035, 31401124]

The Chinese University of Hong Kong Direct Grant [4054169, 4054394, 4054456]