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15 Jan 2018

Upcoming course: Croucher Summer Course on Emerging Viral Infections

Applications are now open for the 2018 Croucher Summer Course:

Emerging Viral Infections

The One-Health Approach

Date: 1 – 7 July 2018

Deadline for applications: 29 March 2018

All applications should be submitted through the dedicated portal:

APPLICATION PORTAL 

This new course series will address the grand challenges of containing emerging viral infections with an inclusive One-Health approach combining the fields of animal and human health. Special emphasis will be placed on discussing cutting-edge approaches (such as the use of “omics” tools and the harnessing of big data) to investigate the interspecies transmission of pathogens, a major threat to human health.

PROGRAMME

FACULTY

Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong)

Serge MORAND (France)

Simon CAUCHEMEZ (France)

Malik PEIRIS (Hong Kong)

Ben COWLING (Hong Kong)

Leo POON (Hong Kong)

Christian DROSTEN (Germany)

Felix REY (France)

Emily GURLEY (USA)

Noel TORDO (Guinea)

Sandra JUNGLEN (Germany)

Anubis VEGA RUA (Guadeloupe)

Moritz KRAEMER (USA)

Marco VIGNUZZI (France)

Yee Sin LEO (Singapore)

Mark VON ITZSTEIN (Australia)

Chris MOK (Hong Kong)

Hui-Ling YEN (Hong Kong)

This course is open to postgraduate students, MD, DVM, postdoctoral fellows and young scientists from Hong Kong and overseas.

Registration fees (HKD3,000) include accommodation (on sharing twin basis) and lunch (canteen-style).

For more information please contact Course Secretariat at hku-pasteur@hku.hk.

 


 

10 Jan 2018

[Seminar] In vitro models of Hepatitis B and Ebola viruses replication: Applications for drug discovery

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole invites Marc P Windisch in Hong Kong for a seminar on in vitro models of Hepatitis B and Ebola viruses replication in February. Marc Windisch is a professor from the Institut Pasteur Korea (IPK) where he as established the Applied Molecular Virology Laboratory dedicated to drug discovery and early drug devlopment, we are pleased to welcomes him for this seminar: 

In vitro models of Hepatitis B and Ebola viruses replication: Applications for drug discovery

 

Date: Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Time: 16:30

Venue: Room 7-03, 7th Floor, HKJC Building for IR, 5 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam

 

Biosketch:

Dr. Windisch received his Master- and Ph.D. degrees at the Center for Molecular Biology Heidelberg and at the Medical University of Heidelberg in Germany working on hepatitis B- and hepatitis C viruses (HBV & HCV), respectively. Since 2007, he is Principal Investigator at the Institut Pasteur Korea (IPK), a translational research organization, where he has established the Applied Molecular Virology Laboratory dedicated to drug discovery and early drug development. In 2018, Dr. Windisch became acting Executive Director of the Discovery Biology Division at IPK overseeing RnD efforts of 7 teams. In his function as Viral Drug Discovery Project Leader, Dr. Windisch developed a pre-clinical drug candidate with a novel mechanism of action for chronic HCV which was licensed out. In addition, he devised strategies for cell-based, phenotypic, target-free high content/throughput screening (HCS/HTS) campaigns to identify drugs and/or novel host targets for HIV, HCV, Dengue, HBV, Zika, Ebola, MERS-CoV, and hepatitis E virus. Furthermore, in collaboration with international and local companies, he conducted HTS campaigns and structure-activity relationship studies.  Since 2016, Dr. Windisch is Professor at the University of Science & Technology in Korea at the Department of Chemical Biology guiding Master and Ph.D. students, investigating the spread of HBV in vitro, the transmission of the virus from cell-to-cell, the involvement of lipids in viral entry, etc. Dr. Windisch has interest in RnD of viral interventions (small molecule, peptide, antibody, RNAi), innate immunity, lipids, disinfectants, and he has a start-up mindset.

Contact: marc.windisch@ip-korea.org

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

22 Dec 2017

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole 2018 courses

The line-up of courses at the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole for 2018 is now complete.

We are thrilled to present to you our three courses for the year coming. We will have the Cell Biology Course in March, the new Croucher Summer Course in July, and the Immunology Course (with a 10th anniversary party!) in December.

 

8th HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology 14 - 23 March 2018

Proteomics in Cell Biology of Human Diseases - Applications closed

This course will include lectures and practical sessions to provide students with concepts in quantitative and targeted approaches to probe the underlying cell biology of human diseases. We propose to bring together scientific leaders in the integration of methods in classical biochemistry and mass spectrometry spanning conventional to more advanced approaches that enable the analysis of dynamic biological networks under normal physiology and during diseased states such as pathogen infection.

 

Croucher Summer Course 1 - 7 July 2018

Emerging Viral Infections: the One-Health Approach - Applications: open 15 January - close 29 March 2018

This new course series will address the grand challenges of containing emerging viral infections with an inclusive One-Health approach combining the fields of animal and human health. Special emphasis will be placed on discussing cutting-edge approaches (such as the use of “omics” tools and the harnessing of big data) to investigate the interspecies transmission of pathogens, a major threat to human health.

 

10th HKU-Pasteur Immunology Course 2 - 15 December 2018

Quantitative Immunology - Applications: open 15 June - close 31 August 2018

This course will highlight the latest advances in large-scale, quantitative data collection and computational analysis as applied to biochemical aspects of immune cell activation and function, multicellular behavior in tissues and model organisms, and human immune function in health and disease. Lectures will be complemented by a wet lab practicum run by expert tutors to gain experience from basic cell isolation, flow cytometry and RNAseq to generate a rich data set of their own for subsequent analysis.

 

We are sure that, once again, many of you will apply to our courses this year! Stay tuned on our website and our Facebook page for more information about the applications.

Programme

12 Dec 2017

End of the HCMC Health Economics International Workshop

Once again the International Workshop was a success!

From December 4 to December 7, HKU-Pasteur organized the Health Economics International Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in collaboration with The Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City. On Monday, the opening ceremony took place at the historical Residence of France to start this hectic week with the Consul General greetings.

All along an inspiring week, thanks to our prestigious speakers, 27 participants were provided with basic theory of health economics, including socio-economic concepts, methods to define measure and analyze costs of health policies, as well as comparative analysis of health systems. Through this workshop subjects like the scarcity of resources, and how to allocate them, the different types of health evaluations or the internationalization of issues were raised by the lecturers.

To conclude this marvelous week, the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City have invited all the students for a symposium on the Role of Biomedical Research and Education in the Global Health Agenda.

Special thanks to the French Consulate General for having us on the opening ceremony, to our colleagues from the Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City for the great organization, and to our sponsors, the Pasteur Foundation Asia, Sanofi Pasteur, and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Cooperation Department.

We hope we will see you next year in Ho Chi Minh City for the next International Workshop!

In the meantime, stay tuned for our next courses in HKU-Pasteur Research Pole.

06 Dec 2017

End of the Next Generation Sequencing data analysis (NGS) course

Our brand new course took place during two whole weeks from 6th to 17th of November.

The hands-on course on Next Generation Sequencing data analysis (NGS) was jointly organized by the Center of Bioinformatics, Biostatics and Integrative Biology (C3BI) at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, HKU-Pasteur and the Centre for Genomic Sciences at the University of Hong Kong.

 

The participants were provided with basic knowledge of statistics and computing in order to decipher the quantitive information given the vast and continuously increasing reams of data that biological research is producing. A full experience for the students who could focus on NGS with introduction to experimental design, assembly and mapping, SNP and variant calling, differential analysis in NGS or disease association analysis.

 

Once again the course was a success, many thanks to all the participants, the C3BI team and the Centre for Genomic Sciences, the HKU-Pasteur team really wishes to see you soon!

 

 

Stay tuned on the HKU-Pasteur website and on our Facebook page for the next courses.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Special thanks to @AmelGhouila for the photos!

28 Sep 2017

Upcoming course: HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course on proteomics in cell biology of human diseases

Dear colleagues, we are soliciting applications for the 8th HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course!

DATE:
14 – 23 MARCH 2018

NEW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
December 10, 2017

Application form / Tips for application / Programme

TOPIC:
“Proteomics in cell biology of human diseases"
This course will include lectures and practical sessions to provide students with concepts in quantitative and targeted proteomic approaches to probe the underlying cell biology of human diseases.

LECTURERS:
Oreste ACUTO (United Kingdom)
Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong)
Pedro CARVALHO (United Kingdom)
Philippe CHAVRIER (France)
Benedikt KESSLER (United Kingdom)
Paul LEHNER (United Kingdom)
Alexandra NABA (USA)
Terence Chuen-Wai POON (Macau)
Liliana RADOSHEVICH (USA)
Sumana SANYAL (Hong Kong)
Florian SCHMIDT (Germany)
Remigiusz SERWA (United Kingdom)
George TSAO (Hong Kong)
Michael WEEKES (United Kingdom)
Zhongping YAO (Hong Kong)
Sara ZANIVAN (United Kingdom)
Chiara ZURZOLO (France)

REGISTRATION:
Candidates are invited to download the course application form and return it completed, including two letters of recommendation to hku-pasteur@hku.hk

Registration fees (HKD 1,500) include accommodation on sharing basis for overseas participants and coffee breaks.

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

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
December 10, 2017

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please contact Course Secretariat at hku-pasteur@hku.hk 

Click on the poster to download the PDF file.

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