Dr Shu-dong Zhang
School of Biomedical Sciences
Shu-Dong Zhang initially trained as a physicist with a PhD from Beijing Normal University, specialising in non-equilibrium statistical physics and non-linear dynamics. Before embarking on biology-oriented research, he worked on various topics in statistical physics, condensed matter physics and physical chemistry. Inspired and excited by the rapid advancement of modern biotechnologies, especially the high throughput omics technologies and the Human Genome Project, he became interested in quantitative and computational biology.
Shu-Dong Zhang initially trained as a physicist with a PhD from Beijing Normal University, specialising in non-equilibrium statistical physics and non-linear dynamics. Dr Zhang’s research generally involves the development of bioinformatics methods and techniques and their applications in biomedical sciences. For the past few years, he has devoted a significant amount of efforts identifying prognostic and/or predictive biomarkers for different types of cancers with the aim of stratifying cancer patients into different prognosis/treatment groups. Here at C-TRIC, Dr Zhang continues to pursue his research interest in developing novel methods for Stratified Medicine in the key disease areas of this Centre, through integrating patient clinical data with high throughput omics data including those based on Next Generation Sequencing technologies. Building upon the experience in stratifying cancer patients, combined with his expertise in disease gene signatures and drug-repurposing, Dr Zhang aims to make significant contributions to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to stratified medicine.