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Dr Andrew Kwok

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Duration: 0:52:08 | Added: 22 May 2023
Georgina Ferry interviews Andrew Kwok, Former PhD student (Functional Genomics in Sepsis), 3 December 2022.

Topics discussed include (00:00:40) early interest in science and immunology, particularly acute situations; (00:02:45) work with Julian Knight's lab on sepsis; (00:04:47) particular components of the immune system studied; (00:06:52) lymphoid and myeloid lineages; (00:10:46) patient recruitment for blood atlas study; (00:12:14) first awareness of COVID-19; (00:15:22) COMBAT consortium [COVID-19 Multi-Omic Blood ATlas]; (00:19:22) set-up of the consortium; (00:21:14) AK's role and involvement in the project; (00:23:01) data analysis; (00:25:46) key findings from the study; (00:29:50) blood atlas study and its impact on the world of research and drug development; (00:34:15) DPhil thesis; (00:34:40) completion of the COVID-19 project; (00:36:03) opportunities afforded by the pandemic to work on the COVID-19 project; (00:37:01) personal experiences during the pandemic and impact on work and home life; (00:41:15) current position at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, including research and clinical work; (00:42:18) switch in focus to neuroscience; (00:43:38) paper in Science on work led by Eddie Cano-Gamez relating to predicting outcomes in sepsis from using data collected during COMBAT; (00:49:09) changes in approach to work as a result of the pandemic.

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