11 Apr 2016

Mr Leo Kung, decorated as “Officier de la Légion d’Honneur”

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole is very pleased to announce that Mr Leo KUNG Lin-cheng, member of the advisory committee since the conception of the Pole, was awarded the decoration of "Officier de la Légion d'Honneur" on March 18, 2016 at the residence of the Consul General of France. The "Legion of Honour" is the highest order for military or civil merits in France. This decoration recognizes Mr Leo Kung's essential role in the collaboration between France and Hong Kong for scientific research in infectious diseases by notably taking part in the agreement uniting the Institut Pasteur and the University of Hong Kong.

On the right, Mr Leo Kung during the signature of the agreement between HKU and the Institut Pasteur on 17 December 2013.

07 Apr 2016

What’s behind the doors of a research lab? Visit of French International School students at HKU-Pasteur Research Pole

The 10th grade high school students of the French International School Victor Segalen in Hong Kong benefit from an "exploratory teaching module" to help them with the choice of their future curriculum. This module includes visits to discover professional work environments.

On April 6, 2016, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole was pleased to open its doors to 21 of them accompanied by their Biology & Geology teacher, Martial Jaume, former postdoctoral fellow at HKU-PRP.

Suki Lee and her team, Selena Yang, Shu Ting Li, Kelvin Ip and Tz Fung Yip, organized the 2-hour visit. After some explanations about the organization of the Pole, its research topics, its position within the Institut Pasteur International Network, its involvement in teaching programs, the students were introduced to the world of viruses. They also had the chance to enter the lab facilities to observe cell culturing and fluorescent staining of cells to spot the different organelles. The visit ended with a Q&A session about the work of a researcher.

Relive the visit in images.

A second group of students came one week later, on April 13, 2016.

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole's team was pleased to welcome them in the lab. We hope that the visit was the opportunity for them to have a more precise idea of what is scientific research, and that maybe some vocations were kindled!

01 Apr 2016

Malik Peiris inaugurated the first “Science Rendez-vous”, the casual science popularization talks serie organized by the French Consulate in Hong Kong

On Tuesday 22 March, at the restaurant “Chez Patrick Deli” of BRIM28, many people took the chance to meet Malik Peiris, co-director of HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, and interact with him as he shared his insights about facing emerging infectious diseases nowadays and the upcoming challenges for the "Global Security" of the planet during the first "Science Rendez-Vous" organized by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau.

Find here some photos taken during the evening.

For more information about this "Science Rendez-Vous" animated by Malik Peiris, you can read the article written by the French consulate here.

Next "Science Rendez-Vous" is at 7:30 pm on 12 April 2016. Dr YIM, Hung-Lam Steve, expert on environmental science and sustainable urban development, professor at department of Geography Resource Management of the Chinese University of Hong Kong is invited to host the discussions about problems caused by pollution and low quality of air in urban area.

To register for “Science Rendez-Vous”, please write an e-mail to this address.