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31 Mar 2017

Celebration day at the Residence of France!

On Wednesday 29 March 2017, a festive reception was organized at the Residence of France by Mr Eric Berti, Consul General of France in Hong kong and Macau, with the sponsorship of BioMérieux, a French multinational biotechnology company. HKU-Pasteur Research Pole was in the spotlight, as well as Malik Peiris, co-director of the Pole.

This reception was the occasion to celebrate two important moments. First, Malik Peiris was awarded the honorific title of “Officier de la Legion d’Honneur” in the name of the president of the French Republic. It is a further acknowledgement of his dedication to France after he had already been nominated “Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur” in 2007. Through this honour, the French republic pays tribute to Malik’s key role in the scientific cooperation between Hong Kong and France, to his support to strengthen the relationship between HKU and the Institut Pasteur, and to his continuous advice to the French community in Hong Kong in terms of public health.

It was also a chance to welcome at the Residence of France the 20 participants of the 9th HKU-Pasteur Immunology course coming to an end this week and praise the success of HKU-Pasteur Research Pole’s training activities bringing together in Hong Kong high level speakers coming from different places in the world, including from the Institut Pasteur in Paris.

Mr Eric Berti decorating Malik Peiris

Mr Eric Berti and Malik Peiris

Malik Peiris with the students of the 9th HKU-Pasteur Immunology Course

Malik Peiris with the students of the 9th HKU-Pasteur Immunology Course, HKU-PRP and School of Public Health colleagues

From left to right: Roberto Bruzzone (Co-Director HKU-PRP), Tam Wah-Ching (who created the Tam Wah-Ching Professorship in Medical Science for which Malik Peiris was appointed in 2010), Malik Peiris, Eric Berti, Peter Mathieson (Vice Chancellor and President of HKU), Haofeng WANG (BioMerieux general manager)

02 Mar 2017

Getting ready to open another long-term chapter…

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole is very pleased to inform you that on Friday 3 March 2017, the University of Hong Kong and the Institut Pasteur have renewed their partnership agreement for the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole under the School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, HKU. This new agreement, which will run over a 10-year period, extends the  Pole's successful research and training activities in the long term.

Professor Peter Mathieson, Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of Hong Kong and Professor Christian Brechot, President of Institut Pasteur, and Mr Leo Kung Lin-Cheng, BBS, JP, Officier de la Légion d'Honneur and benefactor of the Pole met at the Convocation Room of the Main Building of HKU for a signing ceremony. On this important occasion, they had the pleasure to welcome Professor Gabriel Leung, Dean of Medicine, HKU, and Mr Eric Berti, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau as distinguished officiating guests.

The co-directors of HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Professors Malik Peiris and Roberto Bruzzone, were also pleased to welcome Professor Keiji Fukuda, former Assistant Director-General for Health, Security and Environment at WHO, and Clinical Professor at the Division of Community Medicine and Public Health Practice (School of Public Health, HKU).


From left to right: Prof Roberto Bruzzone, Prof Keiji Fukuda, Mr Eric Berti, Mr Leo Kung, Prof Peter Mathieson, Prof Christian Brechot, Prof Gabriel Leung, Prof Malik Peiris


Prof Peter Mathieson addresses the audience


Prof Peter Mathieson addresses the audience


Prof Christian Brechot addresses the audience


Prof Christian Brechot addresses the audience


The 3 parties sign the 10-year agreement for HKU-Pasteur Research Pole. From left to right: Mr Leo Kung, Prof Peter Mathieson, Prof Christian Brechot


Prof Peter Mathieson and Prof Christian Brechot exchange the signed agreement


Mr Leo Kung and Prof Christian Brechot exchange the signed agreement


Prof Christian Brechot


From left to right: Mr Leo Kung, Prof Peter Mathieson, Prof Christian Brechot


Prof Peter Mathieson


Mr Leo Kung, Prof Peter Mathieson, and Prof Christian Brechot


Mr Leo Kung, Prof Peter Mathieson, and Prof Christian Brechot


Prof Christian Brechot and Prof Peter Mathieson


Prof George Tsao (School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine), Prof Malik Peiris and Prof Christian Brechot at the cocktail reception before the signing ceremony


Prof Keiji Fukuda, Prof Roberto Bruzzone, Mr Leo Kung, Prof Christian Brechot and Prof Gabriel Leung at the cocktail reception before the signing ceremony

 


Prof Christian Brechot during the visit at HKU-Pasteur Research Pole before the signing ceremony. From left to right: Dr Suki Lee, Dr Sumana Sanyal, Prof Malik Peiris, Prof Roberto Bruzzone, Dr Barbara Gayraud-Morel, Dr Chris Mok

Photo credits: H.Wong, G.Benet