Research News

23 May 2016

“Host jump: Flu, MERS-CoV, Ebola and Zika” by Professor George Fu Gao (26 May 2016)

The City University of Hong Kong will host a Distinguished Lecture by Prof. George Fu Gao on Thursday 26 May 2016. His lecture is entitled "Host jump: Flu, MERS-CoV, Ebola and Zika".

Prof. George Fu Gao is Director of CAS Key Laboratory of Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Vice-President of Beijing Institute of Life Science, Chinese Academy of Science and Deputy Director-General of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

His research focuses on mechanisms of interspecies transmission ("host jump") and molecular immune recognition of pathogens (e.g. HIV, Influenza viruses, MERS and Ebola). He will be one of the lecturer of our 13th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course (10-22 July 2016).

For registration, please click on the poster below:

10 May 2016

Symposium on Transmission and Control of Respiratory Pathogens, 14 June 2016

The Symposium on Transmission and Control of Respiratory Pathogens, jointly organized by the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control at the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong and the RGC Theme-based Research Scheme on Viral, Host and Environmental Determinants of Influenza Virus Transmission and Pathogenesis will take place on Tuesday 14 June 2016, from 14.00 to 18.00.

Venue: Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre William MW Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong


Professor Zhong Nan-Shan

Dr Werner E. Bischoff

Dr Samira Mubareka

Professor David Hui Shu-Cheong

Professor Malik Peiris

Professor Benjamin J. Cowling

Dr Joseph Wu Tsz-Kei

Dr Yen Hui-Ling

Please visit the School of Public Health website for speakers information, programme, and registration.