8th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course

    Course Date: 06 Jul 2011

    for Research Postgraduate Students (MPhil and PhD)

    Final programme


    6 - 22 July 2011



    The Course will focus on Arboviruses, a term that is used to describe viruses from various families that are transmitted via arthropod vectors (mosquitoes, sand-flies, fleas, ticks, lice, etc).

    Arboviruses comprise a large group (more than 400) of enveloped RNA viruses, such as Dengue virus, Japanese Encephalitis virus, tick-borne encephalitis virus, West Nile virus and Crimea Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus, which are becoming increasingly widespread. In particular, dengue is the fastest emerging arboviral infection with an estimated 2.5 billion people at risk globally, of which more than 70% reside in Asia. Its epidemiology is rapidly evolving, with increased frequency of outbreaks and expansion to new geographical areas that were previously unaffected.

    The programme will cover complementary aspects including: Entomology and Ecology of arboviruses, Insect and human immune responses, Epidemiology and emerging arboviruses, Surveillance and Diagnosis, Structural and Molecular virology, Virus-Host interaction, Antivirals and Vaccines.


    • Roberto BRUZZONE (HKU-Pasteur Research Centre)
    • Malik PEIRIS (HKU-Pasteur Research Centre & University of Hong Kong)
    • Noël TORDO (Institut Pasteur)


    • Philippe BUCHY (Cambodia)
    • Philippe DEPRES (France)
    • Esteban DOMINGO (Spain)
    • Christian DROSTEN (Germany)
    • Anna-Bella FAILLOUX (France)
    • Lucio FREITAS JUNIOR (Korea)
    • Alain KOHL (UK)
    • Jean LANG (France)
    • Yi-Ling LIN (Taiwan)
    • Suresh MAHALINGAM (Australia)
    • Prida MALASIT (Thailand)
    • Kouichi MORITA (Japan)
    • Lisa NG (Singapore)
    • Felix REY (France)
    • Anavaj SAKUNTABHAI (France)
    • Pei-Yong SHI (Singapore)
    • Cameron SIMMONS (Vietnam)
    • Nöel TORDO (France)
    • Paul YOUNG (Australia)
    • Hervé ZELLER (Sweden)


    Candidates are invited to download course and travel application forms at www.hkupasteur.hku.hk.
    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 course (MMPH6171) is included in the coursework curriculum for research postgraduate studies of the University of Hong Kong.


    8th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course