The HKU-Pasteur Research Pole wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to BNP Paribas Hong Kong for its generous pledge to support the Pasteur Foundation Asia for research on SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of the pandemic COVID-19.
The HKD500,000 donation will allow PFA to fund projects at HKU-Pasteur Research Pole and the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, where crucial work on the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 and development of diagnostic tests for COVID-19 are conducted.
This contribution is a major step towards PFA’s goal to raise HKD5,000,000 to fund current research on the SARS-CoV-2 and support laboratories of the Pasteur Network inlow and middle income countries to face the enormous challenge posed by this newly emerged zoonotic virus and address risks of spill-over of other viruses from the animal reservoirs into humans.
Our efforts will be continued in the long run to overcome the pandemic and prepare a safe and secure environment for everyone.
Donations are crucial to achieve this goal and keep Hong Kong at the forefront of biomedical research on infectious diseases.
BNP Paribas Hong Kong and HKU-Pasteur Research Pole have been in a privileged partnership that has supported research on Dengue virus, and training of young scientists at HKU-Pasteur Virology Courses.