20th Anniversary Closing Workshop: Know Thy Microbes

To conclude the celebrations of its 20th Anniversary, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole will organize a workshop on 21 October 2021:

Know Thy Microbes Living with the Unseen

Date: 21 October 2021 Time: 15:00 - 17:30 HKT / 09:00 - 11:30 CET

  • Webinar ID: 954 5629 6670

  • Passcode: 699747 Following on from the “Dangerous Liaisons” workshop held in Feb 2021 focusing on emerging viruses at the human, animal and environmental interface, this new event gathers local and worldwide public health experts to discuss how our relationship to the microbial world is being influenced by the current pandemic, and outline next steps for researchers and advisors in the field.

The seminar features researchers from diverse scientific perspectives who will address the challenges to frame human cohabitation with microbes in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which has led to increased surveillance and travel restrictions.

Programme: Keynote: - Philippe Sansonetti, Institut Pasteur Paris and Center for Microbes in Development and Health, Institut Pasteur of Shanghai – Chinese Academy of Sciences

Pannel Discussion:

- Keiji Fukuda, Director, HKU School of Public Health (Moderator) - Hein Min Tun, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole

- Sophie Valkenburg, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole

- Tommy Lam, School of Public Health and Centre for Immunology & Infection

- Zhiwei Chen, Department of Microbiology, HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine

Keynote: - Annelies Wilder-Smith, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Pannel Discussion: - Leo Poon, Co-Director of HKU-Pasteur Research Pole (Moderator) - Hui-ling Yen, HKU School of Public Health - Ben Cowling, HKU School of Public Health - Vijay Dhanasekaran, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole - Christos Lynteris, University of St Andrews