25 Feb 2021

Kung Hei Fat Choi!

The past year was particularly challenging but allowed HKU-Pasteur to grow stronger and prove its exceptional potential in confronting emerging infectious diseases.
We are now looking forward to the new year with renewed commitment to tackle major scientific questions, exciting new projects and partnerships and contribute to improve health. 
This year will mark a new chapter in the fruitful partnership between the University of Hong Kong and the Institut Pasteur with the opening of the Centre for Immunology & Infection, a translational laboratory that will generate innovative solutions for public health challenges and advance health by improving the effectiveness of future public health policies.
The festivities celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole are not over yet: we have published a book that you can already read online, we are organizing an international workshop and we are planning an exhibition later this year amongst other things. 
In the meantime, the Lord of Fortune visited us this week to celebrate the year of the Ox!
A great occasion to wish you all a prosperous and successful year! 

22 Feb 2021

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole 20th Anniversary Book

The HKU-Pasteur Research Pole is very proud to present its 20th Anniversary Book! 

We have compiled 20 years of research, teaching, activities and more, in a 60 pages book to mark the event. 

With heartfelt messages from partners and sponsors, and testimonials from our alumni, the publication celebrates the laboratory's greatest achievements as well as the people who have been working hard to develop HKU-Pasteur into the major centre on emerging infectious diseases it is today. 

>>> HKU-Pasteur Research Pole 20th Anniversary Book

18 Feb 2021

Chief Executive Carrie Lam Praised HKU-Pasteur’s Work During Lunar New Year Visit

Chief Executive Carrie Lam visited the School of Public Health campus and the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole during the Lunar New Year holidays to learn more about the University of Hong Kong sewage surveillance project, its role into COVID-19 detection and its major contribution to the Government’s efforts in fighting the pandemic.
Mrs Lam was briefed about the routine process of the testing works, from viral inactivation to viral RNA extraction and the duration of each work. She was impressed that HKU-Pasteur has 2 ultra-centrifuges allowing us to process 24 samples at a time, and underlined the importance of the project and its cross-disciplinarity.
The Chief Executive announced that the Government is in the process of purchasing 6 ultracentrifuges in order to increase the testing capacity with commercial labs.
The Environmental Protection Department and the Drainage Services Department have been collaborating with the cross-disciplinary team of the university in the research of sewage surveillance since last year. Following continued improvement and verification, the technology has been applied in monitoring the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the community and individual buildings.