5th HKU-Pasteur Immunology Course

    Course Date: 17 Nov 2012

     for Research Postgraduate Students (MPhil and PhD)

    Final programme (Last update: 05/11/2012)


    18 - 30 November 2012



    The major theme of the 5th HKU – Pasteur Immunology Course will be adaptive immune responses which are highly specific and make use of very efficient mechanisms of somatic diversification to generate virtually unlimited repertoires of structurally diverse antigen receptors. The course will address key features of the design principles of adaptive immune systems in vertebrates, including clonal selection of lymphocytes, antigen recognition by B- and T-cell receptors, antigen presentation and MHC molecules, antibody class switching, effector functions of T- and B-cells, the genetics and signaling of immune responses. Practical sessions will complete the course.


    • Roberto BRUZZONE (HKU-Pasteur Research Centre)
    • Allan LAU (University of Hong Kong)
    • Daniel SCOTT-ALGARA (Institut Pasteur)


    • Oreste ACUTO (UK)
    • Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong)
    • Katja FINK (Singapore)
    • Florent GINHOUX (Singapore)
    • Jeroen GUIKEMA (The Netherlands)
    • Hiroshi KAWAMOTO (Japan)
    • Nicole LA GRUTA (Australia)
    • Kong-Peng LAM (Singapore)
    • Allan LAU (Hong Kong)
    • Bernard MALISSEN (France)
    • Sandra PELLEGRINI (France)
    • Patrick READING (Australia)
    • Olivier SCHWARTZ (France)
    • Daniel SCOTT-ALGARA (France)
    • Jose VILLADANGOS (Australia)


    Candidates are invited to download course and travel application forms.

    Please return all completed forms, including two letters of recommendation to hku-pasteur@hku.hk.

    Accommodation (on sharing twin basis) and food (canteen-style) will be provided.
    Travel fellowships (up to 5) will be awarded to the best non-Hong Kong residents.

    The HKU-Pasteur Immunology course (MMPH6174) is included in the coursework curriculum for research postgraduate studies of the University of Hong Kong.

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: September 3, 2012.

    Click to download the poster.

    5th HKU-Pasteur Immunology Course