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20 Sep 2016

The Consulate general of France in Hong Kong and Macau is launching the “France-Hong Kong Month of Environment”, 20 September-20 October 2016

During the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, 196 countries joined forces to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. To keep this momentum going, the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau is launching the first edition of the France - Hong Kong Month of Environment.

From Sept. 20th to Oct. 20th, 4 weeks will be dedicated to the exploration of 4 natural elements (#earth, #wind, #fire, #water). The Month of Environment will be the opportunity for each of us to open our eyes to a new eco-conscious mindset and be welcomed into a world of new lifestyle alternatives, through debates and conferences, workshops, film screenings, and concerts!

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS
Opening event (24-25/09) CyberPort - “Dock to the Environment World”: environmental market with climate change exhibitions and open-air movie screening, in the presence of Mrs Christine LOH, Under Secretary for the Environment, and Mrs Lilas BERNHEIM, Deputy Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau

#EARTHWEEK (26/09) HKU - Opening of the exhibition “Climate Change, 360°”

#WINDWEEK (12/10) Comix Home Base - Premiere Screening of the wonderful animated film “Yellowbird”

#FIREWEEK (03/10) T-Park - Seminar “Climate Architecture” with screening of the film “Climate Architecture” and a guided tour of T-Park

#WATERWEEK (17/10) HKU - Seminar “Marine & Water Environmental Conservation”

CLOSING EVENT (20/10) - “Tips for Trash”, an eco-friendly evening with speakers, live music and poetry to exchange around the reduction of trash in our everyday life

More details on the French consulate's website.

20 Sep 2016

18-25 September 2016: Computational Biology for Infectious Diseases summer school in Hanoi, Vietnam

The CBID (Computational Biology for Infectious Diseases) summer school, designed to provide students, researchers and professionals working on infectious diseases with basic concepts and hands-on experience in quantitative analyses of high throughput data is taking place at the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, from 18 to 25 September 2016.

Supported, among other sponsors, by the Institut Pasteur International Network, the CBID summer school is this year again a great success. Over 75 participants coming from South East Asia countries are enthusiastically getting trained on molecular phylogenetics, (meta)genomics, population genetics, transmission dynamics and epidemics forecasting. During the second week, the students will work in subgroups of 3-5 and carry on mini-projects on real data under the supervision of the trainers.

Please find more information about CBID summer school here.

Group photo taken during the summer school introduction.