Research News

26 Feb 2007

Scientific Meeting

- Interdepartmental Meeting, February 26, 2007 at 5:30 pm , Seminar Room 6, LG1 Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building -
HKU-Pasteur Research Centre together with the Departments of Microbiology and Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine will co-organize a series of lab meetings and journal clubs, held every 2 or 3 weeks, that will allow students and young scientists to present and exchange ideas about scientific projects and publications. The first meeting will take place on February 26, 2007 at 5:30 pm , Seminar Room 6, LG1 Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road , Hong Kong (visit our interdepartmental meeting’s page).

01 Feb 2007

Scientific Meeting: Li Ka Shing Foundation & Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, CAS

- HKU-Pasteur Research Centre, February 1-2, 2007 -
Group leaders from the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai (IPS), CAS including its Director, Professor Vincent Deubel, has gathered at HKU-Pasteur Research Center on February 1 for the mid-term report of research programs supported by the Li Ka Shing Foundation. This grant provides a framework for a collaborative research on avian flu between the two institutions. The progress report was followed on February 2 by a more informal exchange of ideas between leaders and younger scientists to promote a more integrated collaboration and seek common strategies for future projects.

07 Dec 2006

Scientific Congress

- 11th Research Postgraduate Symposium, Session III “Infection, Immunology and Cell Biology”, Thursday, December 7, 2006, 14:20 am - 14:30 pm, Seminar Room 7, LG1/F., Laboratory Block, HKU Faculty of Medicine Building -
Mr Jean Millet presents his work on “Characterization of Cellular Regulators of Viral Infections: Role of ERM Proteins”.

14 Sep 2006

Scientific Congress

- Imaging Membrane Dynamics, September 14-17, 2006, London, England -
Béatrice Nal attends this meeting.

- 16th European Congress of Immunology, September 6-9, 2006, Paris, France -
Dr Martial Jaume presents his work on FcgRII-mediated SARS-CoV entry in human B cell lines (poster, PA-3017). Dr Béatrice Nal attends this congress.

- Pasteur/NHRI/CDC Symposium on Re-emerging virus infection, September 1-3, 2006, Tainan, Taiwan -
Dr Béatrice Nal and Dr Jean-Michel Garcia attend this symposium.

24 Aug 2006

New Publication

- Submitted Paper Accepted -
The manuscript entitled “Antibodies against trimeric S glycoprotein protect hamsters against SARS-CoV challenge despite their capacity to mediate FcgRII-dependent entry into B cells in vitro” by Y. W. Kam et al. is accepted by “Vaccine” journal.

10 Aug 2006

Grant & Award

- RFCID’s Grant -
The Research Fund for Control of Infectious Diseases from the Hong Kong Health, Welfare and Food Bureau has granted our project entitled “SARS CoV subunit vaccine: Mechanisms of antibody-mediated neutralisation and investigation of potential antibody-mediated enhancement (ADE)”.

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