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12 May 2021

The Institut Pasteur Emerging and re-emerging viruses MOOC is now open

The MOOC Emerging and re-emerging viruses, created by the Institut Pasteur in collaboration with the Department of Public Health Microbiology of the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL) in Germany.

The course is co-directed by Hilde Angermeier, microbiologist at the LGL, and Jean-Pierre Vartanian, notably the Co-Director of the Fundamental Virology course at the Institut Pasteur.

The course is now open for registration on FUN, a French MOOC platform. This MOOC aims at providing participants with a fundamental knowledge about the different viruses that are involved in viral emergence and describes the associated molecular mechanisms and conditions that drive their emergence. Those range from viral mutations to climate change, the impact of urbanization to alterations in human behaviour.

Registrations are open here from April 27th to September 30th 2021.

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.

Eligibility:

  •  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.