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26 Jul 2016

13th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course: end of another memorable course

From July 10th to 22nd, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole was organizing the 13th edition of the HKU-Pasteur Virology Course.
After each of its international courses, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole teaching team keeps being comforted in its long-term commitment to education. These 2-week courses bring together young scientists from diverse backgrounds, diverse cultures and a stellar faculty of renowned researchers enthusiastic about sharing their scientific knowledge. Heterogeneity is one of the key component to the success of our courses as it promotes exchanges and cooperation.

From the participants "goodbye slides" at the end of the course

This Virology Course has been in the direct line of this success. We were proud to host the "Bats and Viruses" class, a strongly motivated scientific and geographical melting-pot that really took full advantage of the course to create an intense and fruitful group dynamics.
We would like to thank the speakers for their generous commitment, the sponsors (the Institut Pasteur International Network, the University of Hong kong, the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau), and of course the 27 participants (23 nationalities!), with a special mention to Marina Escalera Zamudio (Freie Universität Berlin, Germany), Miruna Rosu (Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands), Stefania Leopardi (Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, Italy) and Marcel Bokelmann (Robert Koch Institute, Germany) for their remarkable involvement.

"I wanted to send you a big THANK YOU for all your support and for two wonderful and inspiring weeks", Marcel

"It was a great, enriching experience and I would repeat it again if I could. It was above my expectations, with great speakers and an amazing scientific environment!", Miruna
 

Participants and lecturers of the 13th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course

From the left: Noël Tordo, Miruna Rosu, Marcel Bokelmann, Stefania Leopardi, Marina Escalera Zamudio, Chris Mok, Mart Lamers, Roberto Bruzzone

After this course, Marcel is invited to present his research to the upcoming Institut Pasteur International Network Symposium in Paris (November 29th-December 2nd, 2016).

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11 Jul 2016

13th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course “BATS AND VIRUSES”: Open Lectures programme

During the 13th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course (10-22 July 2016), 7 lectures will be open to the public. Find the information on the posters below. All are welcome!

- 14 July

/ 9am-11:30am: Linfa Wang (Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, Singapore), Henipaviruses, from discovery to vaccine development

- 18 July


/ 9am-11am: Malik Peiris (HKU), MERS coronavirus: Ecology, epidemiology and transmission

/ 11:30am-1pm: Leo Poon (HKU), Virus diversity in bats: the case of astroviruses and coronaviruses

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2:30pm-4:30pm: Bart Haagmans (Erasmus Medical Center, The Netherlands), The biology of the emerging MERS-CoV

- 20 July

/ 9am-11am: Jonathan Towner (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, USA), Filovirus Replication in Bats


/ 11:30am-3pm: George Gao (Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, PR China), Host jump: Flu, MERS-CoV, Ebola and Zika

Click on the lectures titles to download the flyers.

11 Jul 2016

All about… bats and viruses!

The 13th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course has started! 27 participants from all around the world joined us yesterday in the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole. They all presented their very diverse backgrounds and were introduced to the practical workshop where they're going to play the role of public health experts trying to identify the pathogen causing an outbreak in their country.
Intense discussions with renowned bats experts and virologists are to come!

You can check the programme of open lectures here.