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18 Jan 2021

[CALL FOR APPLICATION] HKU-Pasteur Research Pole Fellowship

HKU-Pasteur Research Pole Fellowship – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

The HKU-Pasteur Research Pole is pleased to announce the launch of the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole Fellowship for Summer 2021!

Application form / Tips for Application / Hosting Laboratories Booklet

Deadline for Application: February 28th, 2021

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, is pleased to announce the launch the “HKU-Pasteur Research Pole Fellowship Programme” for up to two scholarships.

This fellowship offers a grant to undertake a 2 to 3-month research internship at the Institut Pasteur, Paris, France between July and November 2021.


  •  Postgraduate student or postdoctoral fellow in one of the universities of Hong Kong or Macau

Scholarship details:

  • Round-trip air ticket between Hong Kong/Macau and France
  • Housing
  • Monthly living allowance
  • Coverage (partially) of Covid-19 pandemic related expenses (tests etc.)

Hosting laboratories at Institut Pasteur:

  • Be part of a leading laboratory working on Cancer, Cell Biology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Parasitology or Virology research.
  • Choose an internship location amongst 40ies of the most renowned laboratories in the world.

Apply before February 28th to discover French research environment!

Please be aware that in view of the current pandemic situation, the internship might be postponed if the applicant home institution or if the hosting laboratories’ regulations requires it. In addition, please note that Covid-19 pandemic related expenses are partially covered by the scholarship. As the host institution of the Fellowship, the Institut Pasteur will ensure a safe working environment through the implementation of all necessary social-distancing requirements and sanitary measures. 

For any question related to the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole Fellowship, please contact hkuip@hku.hk.

04 Dec 2020

Join the Institut Pasteur MOOC on Malaria!

The MOOC “Malaria”, directed by Professor Chetan Chitnis, Head of the Malaria Parasite Biology and Vaccines Unit at Institut Pasteur, is open for registration until 7 December 2020.

The course covers all areas of health, with a specific focus on resource-limited countries. This MOOC, created by the Institut Pasteur in Paris in collaboration with partners involved in clinical trials (Institute of Research for Development, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative, etc.), provides the theoretical bases for the clinical investigation and examples of trials in resource-limited countries.

The general objective of this MOOC is to give health professionals, students and researchers the theoretical and practical bases which will allow them to design clinical trials that meet these criteria.

This MOOC is aimed at people interested in malaria and in understanding the complex biology of malaria parasites, how they cause the disease and how one can try to develop new tools including drugs and vaccines to combat it.

To follow this course, you have the choice between two formulas. The DISCOVERY path gives you access to videos, quizzes and exchanges in the forum. Additionally, the QUALIFYING path gives you access to a qualifying exam.

For more information, please visit Institut Pasteur dedicated webpage on Fun Mooc Website.

11 Feb 2020

2019nCoV: HKU School Of Nursing Protective Measures Video

HKU School of Nursing published a video presenting measures to ensure proper use of masks and hand soap:

>>> Link to video [English subtitles]

. Surgical mask is good enough for community use
. Please check expiry date 
. Do not reuse masks 
. Proper mask donning procedures:
         - Expand the pleats after donning
         - Completely covers nose, mouth and chin
         - Do not touch outer surface while the mask is on
.Wash hands once return home, remove mask and wash hands again
.Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds 
.Use disinfection wipes to clean cell phone
.Children should use a mask that fits their face 
.For N95 respirators, ensure no gap or air leakage
.Seniors planning to visit hospital or clinic, call to confirm the service is available in advance
.If non-urgent, consider rescheduling appointments

04 Nov 2019

End of the 9th Cell Biology Course

Thanks once again to a terrific faculty and highly motivated students, this Cell Biology Course was a great success! For its 9th edition, focused on proteomics, the HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course has presented an advanced overview of how the integration of conventional “omics“ approaches with that of proteomic analyses leads to deeper understanding of biological processes and signaling pathways.

This hectic week ended with the presentation of the students' work and a closing ceremony where they all got their certificate of attendance and where the best of them were rewarded with the Best Student award and a special gift.

We hope that everyone enjoyed this course, we would like to thank all participants as well as the public present for the open lectures, and we are looking forward to see you all very soon for our next courses and seminars. 

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25 Oct 2019

Measles and Rubella Elimination workshop in Ho Chi Minh City: Programme

The programme is now available for the annual International Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City co-organized by HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Institut Pasteur in Ho Chi Minh City and Institut Pasteur du Laos:

Options for Public Health Interventions
Date: December 2-5, 2019
Venue: Pasteur Institute Ho Chi Minh City Training Center, Vietnam 

The international workshop on “Measles and Rubella Elimination: Options for Public Health Interventions” course will discuss the current situation of the eradication program, the efforts of the health sector towards the elimination of measles and rubella and the implementation of the proposed Operational Targets set by WHO for 2020.

The proposed workshop is specifically designed for health personnel, mainly but not exclusively from countries in South East Asia, including medical and health professionals, policy makers, disease researchers interested in expanding their critical understanding of the complex issues to combat measles and rubella in the context of the global WHO strategy towards its elimination as a public health threat.


15 Oct 2019

9th HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course: Programme and Open Lectures!

The 9th HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course on Proteomics will start soon! We received more than 60 applications from more than 20 countries for this course, and we are all very enthusiastic and excited to welcome our participants. The updated programme is now available and the list of open lectures has been released:

Download the Updated Programme

Open Lectures: 

Venue: HKJC Building for Interdisciplinary Research HRI-S2

Monday, 28 October 2019

09:00 – 11:00 L2: Exploring the ubiquitin landscape in cancer with advanced proteomics, Benedikt Kessler, University of Oxford, UK

11:30 – 12:30 L3: Cross-linking mass spectrometry in complex biological systems – Part 1, Fan Liu, Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology, Germany
14:00 – 15:00 L3: Cross-linking mass spectrometry in complex biological systems – Part 2, Fan Liu, Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology, Germany


Tuesday, 29 October 2019

09:00 – 11:00 L4: How proteomics can help understanding immunity, Oreste Acuto, University of Oxford, UK

11:30 – 12:30 L5: Functional strategies to isolate ubiquitylated proteins during flavivirus infections - Part 1, Sumana Sanyal, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Hong Kong SAR
14:00 – 15:00 L5: Functional strategies to isolate ubiquitylated proteins during flavivirus infections - Part 1, Sumana Sanyal, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Hong Kong SAR

Thursday, 31 October 2019

09:00 – 11:00 L7: Interrogating the Cell Biology of Infection and Immunity with Camelid Nanobodies, Florian Schmidt, University of Bonn, Germany

11:30 – 12:30 L8: Quantitative label-free proteomics to investigate host-pathogen interactions – Part 1, Francis Impens, Ghent University, Belgium
14:00 – 15:00 L8: Quantitative label-free proteomics to investigate host-pathogen interactions – Part 1, Francis Impens, Ghent University, Belgium

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