Teaching News

13 Aug 2013

“Molecular Biology of the Cell” Course 2014 at Institut Pasteur - Call for Applications (Deadline 15 August 2013)

There is still time to apply to the "Molecular Biology of the Cell" course 2014 (13 january - 14 February 2014) but hurry up since the deadline is approaching (15 August 2013)!

This five-week intensive laboratory and lecture course is organised in collaboration with the Institut Curie; it is devoted to the presentation of current concepts and new experimental techniques in the study of cellular functions.

Topics of lectures include functional organization of the cell, polarity and intracellular traffic communication, cellular signaling, cell migration and invasion, stem cells, apoptosis, autophagy, cell-pathogen interactions, cell cycle and mitosis.

The practical course provides training in culture of transfected and infected cells, in vitro reconstitution of cellular functions, gene inactivation and cutting edge techniques of live imaging.

The program of the course organized the previous year can be downloaded to get detailed information on the general frame of the course; some topics and practical works may change each year, without altering the general aims and means of the course.

Programme of the course Molecular biology of the cell 2013 (PDF - 400 Ko)

Candidates must have a good knowledge of basic laboratory techniques at the Master degree level. The committee of the course will evaluate applications.

Date: 13 January - 14 February 2014.

Limited to 20 students.

Course delivered in English.

Online application: http://www.pasteur.fr/inscription/

Deadline: 15 August 2013

Fellowships (1.500 Euros) will be awarded to the three best applicants from foreign countries to cover, in part, their travel accommodation expenses.

Contact: enseignement@pasteur.fr

Molecular Biology of the Cell course 2013

08 Aug 2013

6th HKU-Pasteur Immunology Course: Call for Applications (Deadline 13 September 2013)


We are soliciting applications for the 6th HKU-PASTEUR IMMUNOLOGY COURSE (November 17-29, 2013).

The course will focus on innate immunity and inflammation, two areas of research that are being explored with a novel array of techniques and approaches to understand their role in both organism homeostasis and as potential areas of therapeutic interventions. The course will emphasize an integrated approach to combat infectious diseases by presenting an in-depth review of the repertoire of effector cells, such as mast cells, natural killer cells, dendritic cells, neutrophils and macrophages, and of the signaling mechanisms involved in their response to any types of insults (infectious or sterile).


There is no registration fee and course and travel fellowship 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 (MMPH6174) is included in the coursework curriculum for research postgraduate studies of the University of Hong Kong.

Click on the poster to download.

6th HKU-Pasteur Immunology Course on Innate Immunity and Inflammation

08 Aug 2013

International Workshop “Outbreak Investigation and Acute Response”, 4-8 November 2013, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to solicit applications for the International Workshop on Outbreak Investigation and Acute Response that will be held in the Training Center of the Institut Pasteur-Ho Chi Minh City on 4-8 November 2013 and co-organized by Institut Pasteur of Ho Chi Minh City, Australian National University and HKU-Pasteur Pole.

Closing Date for Applications: September 15, 2013

Interested candidates should download the application form and follow the specified guidelines.

Please return the completed form, including:

  • a covering letter explaining the reasons for participating in the course;
  • a detailed CV; 
  • a recommendation letter to hku-pasteur@hku.hk before 15 September 2013. 

Selected candidates will be notified before the end of September and will receive an invitation letter together with details on local arrangements.

There are no registration fees and support for accommodation will be provided to participants.

More information here.

Click here to download the preliminary programme.

International Workshop "Outbreak Investigation and Acute Response", 4-8 November 2013, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

01 Aug 2013

10th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course Highlights

2013 has been an exceptional year for the HKU-Pasteur Virology Course. Indeed we celebrated 10 years of the course with alumni and the 30 years of HIV research by focusing on HIV/AIDS. The 10th edition of the course gathered 28 young and talented students from 11 countries (Australia, Bangladesh, PR China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam) and 18 distinguished lecturers in HIV/AIDS field from 9 countries (Australia, Belgium, PR China, France, Hong Kong, Spain, Thailand, UK and USA). One of the highlights of the course was the participation of our friend and colleague from Institut Pasteur Professor Françoise BARRE-SINOUSSI, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2008 and President of the International AIDS Society. Françoise delivered lectures and inspirational speeches and closely interacted with the students for a whole week. Directors, lecturers, faculty and students are most grateful for her time spent in Hong Kong.

During a very cheerful award dinner Zhiwei, Noël and Roberto, the directors of the course, praised the students for their work, achievements and in particular their participation. Sarah LLOYD (University of Melbourne, Australia), Yan LI (Institut Pasteur, France) and Norliana KHAIRUDDIN (University of Malaya, Malaysia) received special prizes and Gibran RUBIO QUINANARES (Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutrition Salvador Zubiran, Mexico) came first in this year course. He won a one-week trip to Institut Pasteur, Paris, France offered by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau for the second consecutive year and represented by Dr Isabelle SAVES, Attaché (Scientific & Academic affairs).

We invite you to visit the photo gallery of our HKU-Pasteur Courses Series Facebook group page.

Once again we would like to acknowledge the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, the Croucher Foundation, the Institut Pasteur International Network, Air France for their continued support.

10th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course

10th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course's students and lecturers

10th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course Award Dinner

Congratulations to Gibran from Mexico!

10th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course's anniversaries and birthday

Two anniversaries and last not not least one birthday!