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25 Oct 2019

An Academic Delegation From National Laboratory Astana To Visit HKU-Pasteur

Hein Min Tun hosted an academic delegation led by Professor Almagul Kushugulova from National Laboratory Astana and Nazarbayev University, Republic of Kazakhstan, to discuss potential collaborations for microbiome research and to visit our infrastructures.

Roberto Bruzzone, co-director at HKU-Pasteur, and Hein Min Tun are also invited to discuss collaboration projects and to join a conference in May 2020 at the National Labratory Astana.

23 Oct 2019

A Pleasant Retreat In Spain For The Institut Pasteur Department Of Cell Biology And Infection

From October 3rd to 5th Institut Pasteur held it's Cell Biology and Infection retreat in Spain, in the pleasant and warm surroundings of Sant Feliu de Guixols. 

Three days of fruitful exchange and various presentations within Institut Pasteur International Network members, where HKU-Pasteur was represented by Roberto Bruzzone and Sumana Sanyal. 

16 Oct 2019

A visit at the Kitasato Institute

Sophie Valkenburg was invited in Japan to visit the Kitasato Institute in Tokyo, where she was hosted by Stewart Cole, President of Institut Pasteur, and Hidero Kitasato for a joint symposium with the Institut Pasteur International Network.
During her time in Japan, Sophie was invited to visit the spectacular Kitasato Memorial Museum, built to honor the life and achievements of Shibasaburo Kitasato, brilliant physician and bacteriologist that learned under Robert Koch, and invented an anaerobic culture system to isolate clostridium tetani. Kitasato had a lot of respect for Louis Pasteur and sent urns to Pasteur as a present which are kept in the Pasteur Museum crypt in Paris.

15 Oct 2019

Nipah Virus International Conference: 20 Years After Identification, What Are The Latest Developments?

The Nipah Virus International Conference will be held in Singapore on the 9th and 10th of December, 2019, to mark the 20th anniversary of the Nipah virus identification. 
Since first being identified in Malaysia and Singapore in 1999, the Nipah virus has gone on to cause a number of deadly outbreaks across South and Southeast Asia. In light of its epidemic potential and with no vaccines or treatments currently available, the zoonotic disease is listed on the WHO’s R+D Blueprint as a priority pathogen in need of urgent action.
To mark the 20th anniversary since the discovery of Nipah, an international scientific congress will be held to bring researchers and practitioners together to review the historic outbreaks, discuss the latest developments in diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics, and foster greater international collaboration.
The organising committee of the Nipah Virus International Conference (NIPAH 2019) invites you to submit abstracts of original and most up-to-date research related to the Nipah virus. Travel awards are also available for participants from low and middle income countries. A list of LMICs can be found on here. Travel awards are based on scientific merit and evaluated by the scientific committee. Up to 20 travel awards of US$500 each with a waiver of the registration fee will be awarded.
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