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29 Apr 2020

HKU-Pasteur April 2020 Newsletter

The April 2020 edition of the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole Newsletter is now out, with a special edition focusing on the laboratory's work related to the COVID-2019 outbreak.

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23 Apr 2020

[Replay] Coronavirus update with Roberto Bruzzone

You missed Roberto Bruzzone intervention in Asias Society's Coronavirus Updates program?

Don't worry! You can watch the Replay video following this link: Coronavirus Updates with Roberto Bruzzone

On January 30, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China. Healthcare experts have warned that COVID-19 could rapidly spread, if not properly contained, and many governments around the world have begun to take precautionary measures to ensure public health safety. Amid the international concern and heightened fears about the disease, what is fact and what is fiction? The Asia Society Hong Kong Center brings you regular updates on the coronavirus story in Hong Kong that has reverberations elsewhere in the world. We are pleased to present on-the-ground public health experts and internationally renowned specialists with the latest facts and evidence-based findings regarding this epidemic outbreak. In episode 12, hear from Professor Roberto Bruzzone, Co-Director, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. S. Alice Mong, Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center will moderate the discussion.

21 Apr 2020

Facebook Live - Coronavirus update with Roberto Bruzzone

Professor Roberto Bruzzone, Co-Director at HKU-Pasteur, has been invited by Asia Society for the 12th episode of their Facebook Live Webcast called Coronavirus Updates on Thursday 23 Apr 2020 / 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Hong Kong Time

You will be able to follow the event via Facebook and can already submit your questions via an online form dedicated.

On January 30, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency on the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan, China. Healthcare experts have warned that COVID-19 could rapidly spread, if not properly contained, and many governments around the world have begun to take precautionary measures to ensure public health safety. Amid the international concern and heightened fears about the disease, what is fact and what is fiction? The Asia Society Hong Kong Center brings you regular updates on the coronavirus story in Hong Kong that has reverberations elsewhere in the world. We are pleased to present on-the-ground public health experts and internationally renowned specialists with the latest facts and evidence-based findings regarding this epidemic outbreak. In episode 12, hear from Professor Roberto Bruzzone, Co-Director, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, School of Public Health, LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong. S. Alice Mong, Executive Director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center will moderate the discussion.

More info and links on Asia Society's website. 

You can find replays of the previous episodes here.

07 Apr 2020

Solidarity to Myanmar through the COVID-19 crisis

Our very own Hein Min Tun coordinated a private donation of COVID-19 testing reagents and consumables to Myanmar National Health Laboratory (NHL) with the help of the Myanmar Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau.
 
Thanks to the help of Dr Tun and Prof Leo Poon, School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong, NHL will benefit from getting primers, probes and positive controls as well as other technical supports.
 
The Myanmar National Health Laboratory is the only national lab testing for COVID-19 right now in Myanmar. The laboratory is a privileged partner of Institut Pasteur (IP) in the National Health Laboratory Project, allowing Myanmar to diagnose and monitor infectious diseases and epidemics. IP and NHL started their partnership in 2014 with projects, like ECOMORE, addressing infectious diseases and encephalitis.
 
 

06 Apr 2020

[Job Opportunities] The Hein Min Tun Lab recruits!

Dr Hein Min Tun, principal investigator at HKU-Pasteur, is looking to hire a new Post-doctoral Fellow in Antimicrobial Resistance and a Research Assistant in his lab: 
 
Post-doctoral Fellow in Antimicrobial Resistance in the School of Public Health
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in biology, microbiology or related disciplines. They should have research experience in bacteriology and antimicrobial resistance.  Experience in molecular biology and microbiome research will be highly advantageous.  The appointee will work on a new long-term, multi-phased, international epidemiological and laboratory research programme on the etiologies of antimicrobial resistance.  He/She will assist in managing a bacteriological research laboratory, run experiments, collect clinical specimens, analyse data, write academic papers and grant proposals, and perform other tasks as assigned by supervisors.
 
 
Research Assistant II in the School of Public Health
Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree or above in science, biology, medical sciences, or related disciplines, with experience in microbiology and molecular biology. They should have a good command of written and spoken English and Chinese (including Cantonese) and the ability to work discretely when handling confidential data. They should be a good team player with passion and self-initiative in research. Experience in sample collection, bacterial isolation and identification, bacterial culture and basic molecular biology techniques would be highly desirable.
The appointee will assist in the daily operation of a research team with a focus on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). He/She will assist in running experiments in the laboratory, develop protocols, manage budget and procurement, collect and analyse data, and perform other duties assigned by supervisors.