Prenatal diagnosis and cancer detection using plasma DNA: two sides of the same coin

Dennis Lo - The Chinese University of Hong Kong

May, 09 2014
15:00 DKFZ Main Auditorium

Host: J. Langowski

Biosketch Dennis Lo
Professor Dennis Lo reported in 1997, for the first time the presence of cell-free fetal DNA in
maternal plasma and has since pioneered its use for noninvasive prenatal
testing. In recognition of his work, Dennis Lo has received numerous
awards, including the King Faisal International Prize in Medicine in 2014,
and has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in the UK and as a
Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Dennis Lo is the Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences
and the Chairman of the Department of Chemical Pathology at The Chinese
University of Hong Kong. He is also the Associate Dean of Research for the
Faculty of Medicine. Prof Lo received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the
University of Cambridge, UK, and his Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of
Philosophy degrees from the University of Oxford, UK. Following his
training at Oxford, he was appointed as University Lecturer in Clinical
Biochemistry and Honorary Consultant Chemical Pathologist at the John
Radcliffe Hospital, the teaching hospital of the University of Oxford
Clinical School. He returned to Hong Kong in 1997, where he has been working ever since.

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