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27 Feb 2019

HKU-Pasteur to be a partner in the Respiratory Diseases Research Center Project in the Greater Bay Area

On the occasion of the second Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Hygiene and Health Cooperation Conference held on February the 25th in Shenzhen, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole signed a cooperation project for a Respiratory Diseases Research Center with the State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease of the Guangzhou Medical University and the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Traditional Medicine of the Macau University of Science and Technology.

This project is the fruit of a very rewarding collaboration with the State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Disease of the Guangzhou Medical University and his Deputy Director, Professor Jincun Zhao, who has recently been appointed Honorary Professor with HKU-Pasteur and the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong.

Dr. Chris Mok, Research Assistant Professor at HKU-Pasteur, who spearheaded this collaboration years ago said: “The project will strengthen exchanges and cooperation in the prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases in the Guangdong - Hong Kong – Macao Greater Bay Area and boost innovative research strategies to understand and mitigate the impact, of respiratory diseases”.

The Respiratory Diseases Research Center will develop platforms for the prevention and control of respiratory diseases in the Greater Bay Area and the establishment of major cooperation projects, including training of research personnel.  Jincun Zhao added: “This collaboration will help establish a joint early warning, and emergency response to major respiratory infectious diseases in the Greater Bay Area to ensure the health of the population”.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Hygiene and Health Cooperation ConferenceCo-organised by the Health Commission of Guangdong Province, the Food and Health Bureau, and the Health Bureau of the Macao Special Administrative Region Government, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Hygiene and Health Cooperation Conference aims at promoting experience exchange and sharing as well as strengthening co-operation among the three places on matters relating to hygiene and health in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.