HKU-Pasteur Research Pole
Fellowship

The HKU‐Pasteur Research Pole Fellowship Programme provides a unique opportunity for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Hong Kong and Macau to pursue their research projects in an outstanding scientific environment, at the Institut Pasteur in Paris.

In current times of global pandemic, the research conducted by both the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole and the Institut Pasteur are crucial to advance global scientific knowledge, notably regarding emerging infectious diseases. Ensuring continuity in scientific training for the next generation of scientists is more important than ever. Louis Pasteur famously said that “Chance favours invention only for minds prepared for discoveries by patient study and persevering efforts." In line with this belief and with the Pasteurian values that science belongs to mankind and should be shared with altruism, HKU-Pasteur, with the support of the Pasteur Foundation Asia (PFA) and the Consulate General of France, has launched the HKU-Pasteur Fellowship Program for up to rwo scholarships.

In 2021, for the first edition of this programme, three laureates were selected for the quality of their research project:
 

  • Mr Ye Peng, a doctoral student at the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, who will be doing his internship in the Institut Pasteur and CNRS Biological Image Analysis Laboratory under the supervision of Dr Elisabeth Labruyère.
     

  • Dr Simon Chi-Chin Shiu, post-doctoral student at the School of Biomedical Sciences of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong, who will carry out his internship in the Laboratory of Bio-Organic Chemistry of Nucleic Acids of the Institut Pasteur and CNRS under the supervision of Dr Marc Hollenstein.
     

  • Mr Terence Tak Wang Lee, a PhD student at the School of Biomedical Sciences of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong, who will be doing his internship under the supervision of Dr Thomas Wollert in the Membrane and Transport Biochemistry Laboratory of the Institut Pasteur and CNRS.

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2021 HKU-Pasteur Research Pole Fellowship Award Ceremony