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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!