29 Oct 2012

YERSIN and HKU-PRC highlighted in “Hong Kong- French connections - From the 19th Century to the Present Day”


In order to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the relations between France and Hong Kong, a high quality collective work  has been carried out with the support of the Consulate general of France in Hong Kong & Macau and edited by Mr. François DREMEAUX, History teacher at the French International School of Hong Kong. This historical book “Hong Kong French Connections – From the 19th Century to the Present Day” has been published in French and in English.

Hong Kong - French Connections - From the 19th Century to the Present Day

Hong Kong has aroused admiration ever since it took a run up in the nineteenth century. Numerous French citizens, many anonymous, some famous, have explored every corner of this city, leaving on it their mark and their memories. These stories paint an impressionist picture of a city always on the move. Through the original prism of the French community, these pages with a very rich and previously unpublished iconography take us back in time on a journey of discovery. To illustrate the scientific cooperation between France and Hong Kong the discovery of the plague bacillus by Alexandre YERSIN in 1894 and history and activities of the Centre are depicted.

19 Oct 2012

PhD Announcement: Dr CHEUNG

Mr Peter CHEUNG has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong for his work entitled "Experimental Analysis of the Mutation Rate of Influenza A Viruses" on October 19, 2012. The PhD examining board congratulated him for his nice presentation and outstanding achievements.

Peter joined the Centre and started his PhD project on influenza virus in September 2009 in the Molecular Virology team. He performed his PhD research work at the Centre, under the supervision of Dr Hui-Ling YEN and Professor Malik PEIRIS. He also attended the 6th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course in 2009 and was awarded a Certificate of Merit for the best poster presentation in “Infection & Immunology” theme during the 15th RPS in 2010 and the Butterfield-Croucher Studentship in 2011. Peter has published two scientific articles (Wong et al. 2012 and Yen et al. 2011).

The Centre congratulates and wishes him all the best for his career!