Fang-Ping Huang

Imperial College LondonUnited Kingdom

Dr. Huang received his initial medical education in China (Shantou, 1977-82). He was later awarded the Li Ka Shing Academic Foundation Scholarship to undertake postgraduate training in the UK (1987-90), and subsequently became engaged in active immunology research and teaching at the Universities of Glasgow (1990-7), Oxford (1997-2000) and Hong Kong (2000-7). He is currently a Senior Lecturer affiliated to the Imperial College London (since 2007). Immunology has been his major field of research, with a focus on immune regulation in autoimmune diseases. His current research focuses on the roles of dendritic cells (DC), regulatory T (Treg) and B (Breg) cells in systemic autoimmunity (lupus). Based on their findings, he and his research group members are trying to understand how the immune system is normally regulated, why dysregulation of which may cause diseases, and whether the so-called “self-reactivity” (autoimmunity) can be alternatively switched on, and then effectively redirected for cancer treatment (anti-tumour immunity).

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Autoimmune disorders are caused due to break down of the immune system, which consequently fails in its ability to differentiate "self" from "non-self" in the context of immunology. The diseases are intriguing, both clinically and immunologically, for their diversified clinical phenotypes and complex underlying immunological mechanisms. This book offers cutting-edge information on some of the specific autoimmune disease phenotypes, respective diagnostic and prognostic measures, classical and new therapeutic options currently available, pathogenesis and underlying mechanisms potentially involved, and beyond. In the form of Open Access, such information is made freely available to clinicians, basic scientists and many others who will be interested regarding current advances in the areas. Its potential readers will find many of the chapters containing in-depth analysis, interesting discussions and various thought-provoking novel ideas.

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