”20 Years Fighting Emerging Infectious Diseases”: The Exhibition Now At HKUMed!


After touring in Science Park and the University of Hong Kong Centennial Campus, the HKU-Pasteur exhibition 20 Years Fighting Emerging Infectious Diseases is now presented from 4 to 29 October 2021 on the Faculty of Medicine campus at the William M.W. Mong Block's foyer outside the lecture halls.

Visitors will go through the unique genesis of the laboratory, before learning more about its parents institutions, the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the University of Hong Kong, and the colossal history that let to this partnership.

In the following panels visitors are invited to dive in the exciting life of Louis Pasteur, the French scientist at the origin of the Institut Pasteur, as well as in the crucial discovery of one of its pupils, Alexandre Yersin.


The exhibition continues with an in-depth description of the research conducted at HKU-Pasteur, dealing with pressing challenges such as COVID-19, and the international courses that made it a major training centre in biomedical research.


To know more about what you will see in the exhibition or to have more details about what you’ve watched during your visit, browse the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole 20th Anniversary Book!

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William M.W. Mong Block, 21 Sassoon Rd, Sandy Bay.

About HKU-Pasteur Research Pole: HKU-PRP is a joint laboratory of HKU and IP, established in 2000 with the aim to developing programmes of excellence in research and education that will generate biological knowledge and advance the understanding and treatment of infectious diseases. HKU-PRP benefits from the outstanding scientific environment offered by the School of Public Health of the LKS Faculty of Medicine, with its significant contributions, both locally and internationally, to research on emerging viral diseases and improving health. Moreover, HKU-PRP is part of the IP International Network, a unique model for health cooperation to further science, medicine and public health with more than 100 years of history.