19 Dec 2017

HKU-Pasteur wishes you all a Merry Christmas and wonderful holidays

The 14th of December HKU-Pasteur had its annual Christmas party, thanks to the Pasteur Foundation Asia and its Chairman, Leo Kung. All HKU-Pasteur staff and guests had a wonderful time celebrating the coming holidays.

HKU-Pasteur had a memorable year, from the signing by the Institut Pasteur and HKU of a long-term partnership agreement for the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, to a remarkable success with external grants (7 total, out of 11 applications) and publications, until the news received the very same day of a Croucher Foundation award for a new Croucher Summer Course (link to the news). Roberto Bruzzone, Co-Director of HKU-Pasteur, Leo Kung, on behalf of the Pasteur Foundation Asia and Eric Berti, Consul General of France, warmly greeted the audience and reminded us that HKU-Pasteur Research Pole has always been a distinctive cornerstone of the scientific collaboration between France and Hong Kong.

Among the guests who attended the party were Keiji Fukuda, Director of the School of Public Health, Suet Yi Leung, Associate Dean for Research of the LKS Faculty of Medicine and Interim Director of the School of Biomedical Sciences, David Foster, Director of the Croucher Foundation, Che-ning Liu, co-head of Global Banking Asia-Pacific at HSBC and Herbert Cheng Jr., Managing Director at Chiaphua Industries Limited.

The HKU-Pasteur team wishes you all the best for these holidays and for the New Year coming!

Stay tuned on our website and our Facebook page to see all that is planned for 2018.


19 Dec 2017

HKU-Pasteur has received a grant from the Croucher Foundation to organize a new Croucher Summer Course

We are very pleased to share the news that HKU-Pasteur Research Pole has received a total grant of up to HK$1,800,000 to organize a Croucher Summer Course on “Emerging viral infections: the one-health approach” for the years 2018, 2020 and 2022.

The Croucher Summer Course series is co-organized with the School of Public Health at HKU, the Institute of Virology at the Charite-Berlin, directed by Christian Drosten and the Institut Pasteur in Guinea directed by Noël Tordo.

The line-up of courses at the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole for 2018 is now complete.  We will have the Cell Biology Course in March, the Croucher Summer School in July, and the Immunology Course (with a 10th anniversary party!) in December.

All the HKU-Pasteur team is thrilled by the news, and we are sure that, once again, many of you will apply.

The 2018 Croucher Summer virology course program will be online soon, make sure to stay tuned on the HKU-Pasteur website and our Facebook Page!