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29 Apr 2013

10th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course: Call for Applications Closed

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR APPLICATIONS!

We are soliciting applications for the 10th HKU-PASTEUR VIROLOGY COURSE (July 14-26, 2013). The Course will focus on HIV/AIDS to mark the 30th anniversary of the identification of the virus by the Institut Pasteur team, led by Francoise BARRE-SINOUSSI and Luc MONTAGNIER who received the 2008 Nobel Prize for their discovery.

Topics include:

  • Genome organization and replication of HIV;
     
  • Endogenous retroviruses;
     
  • The cell biology of HIV life cycle and cell to cell spread;
     
  • Restriction factors of HIV,
     
  • Mechanisms of HIV latency and HIV Reservoirs;
     
  • HIV infection & innate immunity; Host Control of HIV infection;
     
  • HIV transmission and animal models;
     
  • Mother to child transmission of HIV;
     
  • HIV treatment & future therapeutic strategies;
     
  • Vaccination strategies and ongoing clinical trials.

One of the highlights of course will be the participation of Professor Françoise BARRE-SINOUSSI.

NEW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 10 May 2013

There is no registration fee and course and travel application forms can be downloaded here.
To prepare the best application and maximize your chances of success, tips for a successful application can be also downloaded here.
The course (MMPH6171) is included in the coursework curriculum for research postgraduate studies of the University of Hong Kong.

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10th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course on HIV / AIDS

17 Apr 2013

L’Oréal Research Scholarship: Results Announcement 2013

Our distinguished Selection Committee has evaluated and selected candidates according to their academic and research achievements and their internship project proposals.

The four successful candidates are:

  • Ms Victoria Ming YI LAU (PhD student, Department of Anatomy, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong) who will perform her internship in Dr Sandrine ETIENNE-MANNEVILLE’s unit (Cell Polarity, Migration and Cancer Unit, Cell Biology and Infection Department)
  • Ms Jane Hei Ching KWOK (PhD student, Department of Physiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong) who will perform her internship in Dr Felix REY’s unit (Structural Virology Unit, Virology Department)
  • Mr Timothy Wai Ho SHUEN (PhD student, Department of Clinical Oncology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong) who will perform his internship in Dr Sandrine ETIENNE-MANNEVILLE’s unit (Cell Polarity, Migration and Cancer Unit, Cell Biology and Infection Department)
  • Ms Zoe Yuet WU (PhD student, Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong) who will perform her internship in Dr Sandra PELLIGRINI’s unit (Cytokine Signalling Unit, Immunology Department)

L"Oréal Research Scholarship Awardees 2013

From left to right, Timothy SHUEN, Zoe WU, Victoria LAU, Jane KWOK and Roberto BRUZZONE

Before flying to Paris the candidates are attending French courses at Alliance Française in Hong Kong.

On behalf of the Selection Committee, we would like to congratulate and wish them a wonderful professional and cultural experience at Institut Pasteur, in Paris, France.

L'Oréal Research Scholarship

About the Scholarship:

Sponsored by L’Oréal Hong Kong and partnered with the HKU–Pasteur Research Centre and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, the Scholarship aims at providing outstanding postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Hong Kong and Macau with the opportunity of exposure to the research environment in France through participating in research work in laboratories of the Institut Pasteur, thereby better preparing them for future long-term professional development and career in scientific research.

Postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows and Hong Kong and Macau permanent residents that demonstrate a keen and devoted capability and intention to pursue research studies in France can apply for the Scholarship.

For more information, interested students are invited to visit our website.