Teaching News

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!

14 – 23 MARCH 2018

December 1, 2017

Application form / Tips for application / Programme (to be uploaded soon)

“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.

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)
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)

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.

December 1, 2017

Please contact Course Secretariat at hku-pasteur@hku.hk 

Click on the poster to download the PDF file.

25 Sep 2017

[Call closed] Health Economics Workshop, Ho Chi Minh City, 4-7 December 2017

Application form / Tips for applications / Programme (tentative)

Deadline for applications: 22 September 2017 [closed]

Dear colleagues, thank you very much for your interest in our workshop and your numerous applications. Applications are now about to be reviewed by the selection committee. We will inform all applicants of their result soon.


December 4-7, 2017


Training Center
Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


Philip Clarke The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

Hoang Van Minh Hanoi School of Public Health, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hannah Clapham Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Marco Liverani London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Bangkok, Thailand

Mark Jit London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK

Joseph Wu School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR

Hugo Turner Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Marco Haenssgen Center for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, University of Oxford, UK

Peter Annear, School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Pham Duy Quang Institut Pasteur in Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City


The workshop will provide basic theory of health economics including socio-economic concepts, methods to define, measure and analyse costs of health policies, as well as comparative analysis of health systems. 

Participants will be trained to the planning of public health responses, based on the interactive teaching carried out by expert faculty.  Training sessions will cover cost effectiveness analysis of vaccination programs and other interventions, design of surveys, resource allocation strategy. 

The workshop will also address how the implementation of these different types of measures is translated into the everyday life of target populations.


The course is specifically designed for health personnel, mainly but not exclusively from countries in South East Asia, including medical and health professionals, policy makers, disease researchers interested in expanding their critical understanding of the complex economic issues in health sector administration.

The course will be taught in English. Trainees should have a clear understanding of spoken and written English. Limited to 24 participants.


The course teaching committee will review applications and select participants who will be notified before 13 October 2017 and will receive an invitation letter together with details on local arrangements.

Please download and return the completed form, including:

  • a covering letter explaining the reasons for participating in the course
  • a detailed CV
  • 1-2 recommendation letter(s)

to hku-pasteur@hku.hk before 22 September 2017.

No registration fees – Support for accommodation will be provided to participants – Deadline for applications 22 September 2017 - Limited to 24 participants.

Click to download the poster.

17 Jul 2017

End of the 14th HKU-Pasteur Virology course!

Last Friday, the 14th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course finished in great style!

Participants and speakers spent 9 hectic days to explore how influenza viruses cause disease and what are the determinants of influenza virus transmission. As a practical workshop, the 24 participants formed groups to collaboratively prepare and present a multidisciplinary grant proposal to address the main challenges that influenza research is currently facing.
We celebrated the end of the course in Ocean Park, thanks to Mr Leo Kung, chairman of the park, friend and benefactor of HKU-PRP. Thanks to all participants for making this course a success! As usual, active and productive participation has been the key!

See you next year for the next virology course! And stay tuned for our other courses

Please visit our photo library for more pictures of the course.

14 Jul 2017

6-17 November 2017 in Hong Kong: hands-on course on NGS data analysis

Closed. Thank you for the numerous applications! Selection results will be announced after September 15th, 2017. Stay tuned.

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, the Center of Bioinformatics, Biostatistics and Integrative Biology (C3BI) at the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the Centre for Genomic Sciences at the University of Hong Kong organize a brand new course in Hong Kong.

Given the vast and continusously increasing reams of data that biological research is producing, it is essential that biologists possess basic knowledge of statistics and computing to be able to decipher this quantitative information.

This hands-on course will focus on Next Generation Sequencing datasets (NGS).

Introduction to Linux/R
Experimental design
• Assembly and mapping
• SNP and variant calling
• Differential analysis in NGS

• Disease association analysis

Held at HKU from 6 to 17 November 2017 (week 1: theory and practical examples for a broad audience, week 2: practical analysis and hands-on for a selected group of participants), this course is the right place to be to benefit from the expertise of trainers from both the Institut Pasteur network and HKU, and to learn how to exploit your research data at best!

Fees: 1,000.00 HKD for the first week - 2,000.00 HKD for the whole course (free for participants from the Institut Pasteur International Network)

Application form here.

Contact and information: hku-pasteur@hku.hk

Click on the flyer to download the PDF file.

05 Jul 2017

Institut Pasteur & Institut Curie Course: Molecular Biology of the Cell Paris, January 8-February 9, 2018

This course is an intensive practical/theoretical course aimed at Master/early PhD students from Paris universities and from abroad.

The Molecular Biology of the Cell course is an intensive laboratory and lecture course of five weeks divided into weekly modules, each focusing on a cutting-edge aspect of cell biology. It is composed of lectures given by internationally renowned scientists, and of two practical sessions organized
together with teams from the Curie and the Pasteur institutes. The main topics of the course alternate between the cell biology of infection, cancer  and intracellular trafficking emphasizing new experimental approaches. The availability of the core Imaging Platform at Institut Pasteur will introduce students to advanced techniques for the dynamic visualization of cells in health and disease.

3 fellowships covering the course costs will be available, as indicated on the website.

The 2018 course will take place from January 8 to February 9, 2018 on the Institut Pasteur campus in Paris.

Click on the flyer to visit the website and submit online application.

29 Jun 2017

14th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course, 6-14 July 2017. List of open lectures

The course has started! 27 participants have arrived in our research pole for one week and a half. On the influenza viruses topic, we will together address the latest scientific concepts, based on fruitful exchanges and professional networking.

Welcome party!

The programme of the course has been updated. You can access the final version here.

For all interested colleagues, 6 lectures will be open to the public. Come and join us for intense talks about the determinants of Influenza virus transmission and pathogenesis.

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