The 10th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course (14-26 July, 2013) will focus on HIV/AIDS to mark the 30th anniversary of the identification of the virus by the Institut Pasteur team, led by Francoise BARRE-SINOUSSI and Luc MONTAGNIER who received the 2008 Nobel Prize for their discovery.
Genome organization and replication of HIV;
The cell biology of HIV life cycle and cell to cell spread;
Restriction factors of HIV,
Mechanisms of HIV latency and HIV Reservoirs;
HIV infection & innate immunity; Host Control of HIV infection;
HIV transmission and animal models;
Mother to child transmission of HIV;
HIV treatment & future therapeutic strategies;
Vaccination strategies and ongoing clinical trials.
One of the highlights of course will be the participation of Professor Françoise BARRE-SINOUSSI.
To celebrate its 10th edition, the course will also include a special scientific symposium with alumni from the HKU-Pasteur Virology courses and researchers from the Institut Pasteur International Network.
Check the website for announcement and programme updates.