07 Apr 2016

What’s behind the doors of a research lab? Visit of French International School students at HKU-Pasteur Research Pole

The 10th grade high school students of the French International School Victor Segalen in Hong Kong benefit from an "exploratory teaching module" to help them with the choice of their future curriculum. This module includes visits to discover professional work environments.

On April 6, 2016, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole was pleased to open its doors to 21 of them accompanied by their Biology & Geology teacher, Martial Jaume, former postdoctoral fellow at HKU-PRP.

Suki Lee and her team, Selena Yang, Shu Ting Li, Kelvin Ip and Tz Fung Yip, organized the 2-hour visit. After some explanations about the organization of the Pole, its research topics, its position within the Institut Pasteur International Network, its involvement in teaching programs, the students were introduced to the world of viruses. They also had the chance to enter the lab facilities to observe cell culturing and fluorescent staining of cells to spot the different organelles. The visit ended with a Q&A session about the work of a researcher.

Relive the visit in images.

A second group of students came one week later, on April 13, 2016.

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole's team was pleased to welcome them in the lab. We hope that the visit was the opportunity for them to have a more precise idea of what is scientific research, and that maybe some vocations were kindled!