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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