9th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course

    Course Date: 10 Jul 2012

    for Research Postgraduate Students (MPhil and PhD)

    Programme (last update 18/07/2012)


    11 - 27 July 2012


    VIRAL ZOONOSES (Entomology and Ecology of zoonotic diseases, Epidemiology, Surveillance and Diagnosis, Ethics and Biosafety, Structural and Molecular virology, Virus-Host interaction, Antivirals and Vaccines)

    To continue our exploration of viruses and the animal/human interface, the 9th HKU-PASTEUR VIROLOGY COURSE will focus on VIRAL ZOONOSES. Indeed, the concept of “One World, One Health” has gained increased attention following the emergence of a novel influenza virus of swine origin that caused the 2009 pandemic. It has been recognized that increased urbanization, migrating populations, with their domestic animals, and population density with poor hygienic conditions are favoring the appearance of new pathologies, in particular viral zoonosis with emergence or re-emergence of new or known diseases.

    The program will include lectures reviewing general aspect of viral zoonoses, followed by an in-depth analysis of influenza, focusing on the evolution, transmission, crossing of species barriers and pathogenicity of influenza viruses. The course will end with a review of selected viruses of particular interest in the region. Practical Sessions will complete the theoretical approach and allow students to learn state-of the art techniques and discuss biosafety and ethical issues in virus research.


    • Roberto BRUZZONE, HKU-Pasteur Research Centre
    • Malik PEIRIS, HKU-Pasteur Research Centre and HKU
    • Noël TORDO, Institut Pasteur


    • Thomas ABRAHAM (Hong Kong)
    • Matthew ALBERT (France)
    • Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong)
    • Bruno CHOMEL (USA)
    • Esteban DOMINGO (Spain)
    • Christian DROSTEN (Germany)
    • Heinz FELDMANN (USA)
    • Guelsah GABRIEL (Germany)
    • Antoine GESSAIN (France)
    • Tony GOLDBERG (USA)
    • Yi GUAN (Hong Kong)
    • Frederic KECK (France)
    • Philippe MARIANNEAU (France)
    • Louis NEL (South Africa)
    • Johan NEYTS (Belgium)
    • Robert PECKHAM (Hong Kong)
    • Malik PEIRIS (Hong Kong)
    • Leo POON (Hong Kong)
    • Sarah RANDOLPH (UK)
    • Gavin SMITH (Singapore)
    • Noël TORDO (France)
    • Linfa WANG (Australia)
    • Huiling YEN (Hong Kong)
    • Herve 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 candidates.
    One travel fellowship from the Consulate General of Italy in Hong Kong will be awarded to the best candidate from Italian universities.
    The best student will be able to spend one week at Institut Pasteur in Paris to visit laboratories and core facilities and present his/her work to other PhD students. The award is supported by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau.

    The course (MMPH6171) is included in the coursework curriculum for research postgraduate studies of the University of Hong Kong.



    Anne LI at +852 2816 8403 or hku-pasteur@hku.hk.
    Check www.hkupasteur.hku.hk for programme updates.
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    9th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course