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2023 HKU-Pasteur Fellowship: results are available!

5 candidates have been selected by our Committee to follow a 4 months internship in Paris, at the Institut Pasteur.

Funded by the Pasteur Foundation Asia and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows in Hong Kong and Macau to pursue their research projects in the outstanding scientific environment of the Institut Pasteur in Paris.


In a continuing effort to expand the fellowship, and considering the quality of applications this year, the Committee has decided to support 5 candidates with exceptional research projects:

  • Mr Xiang Li, a doctoral student of the University of Hong Kong (Department of Statistics and actuarial science) will conduct his internship in the Statistic Genetics Laboratory under the supervision of Dr Hugues Aschard.

  • Ms Weisi He, PhD student at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (School of Biomedical Sciences) will carry out her research internship under the supervision of Dr Marcel Hollenstein in the Bio-organic Chemistry of Nucleic Acids Laboratory.

  • Mr Ruopeng Xie, a doctoral student of the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, will complete his internship in the Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Hub under the supervision of Dr Anna Zhukova.

  • Mr Shilin Zhao, PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong will conduct his research internship under the supervision of Dr Nathalie Sauvonnet in the Cell Biology & Infection Laboratory.

  • Ms Weijia Xiong, a doctoral student at the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong (School of Public Health), will complete her internship in the Mathematical modelling of Infectious Diseases laboratory under the supervision of Dr Simon Cauchemez.


Stay tuned to follow their journey at the Institut Pasteur in France!



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