Zenas Yiu, PhD Student
Future Leaders Symposium
An Investigation into the Association and Prediction of Serious Infection in Patients on Biologic Therapies for Psoriasis
Dr. Zenas Yiu is a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellow in Dermatology at the University of Manchester, UK, and a Specialty Registrar in Dermatology at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, working under Professors Chris Griffiths, Richard Warren and Darren Ashcroft. His research interests lie in Pharmacoepidemiology and Evidence-Based Dermatology, and he takes a particular interest in the evaluation of the safety and effectiveness of novel therapeutics for chronic inflammatory skin conditions. He was heavily involved in the systematic review process underpinning the recommendations in the British Association of Dermatologists’ guidelines for biological therapy for Psoriasis 2017, and he currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Evidence-Based Dermatology section in the British Journal of Dermatology. His current area of doctoral research aims to quantify the risk of serious infections associated with biologic therapies for psoriasis, utilizing the rich resource that is the British Association of Dermatologists’ Biologic Interventions Register (BADBIR).