(23 June 2014, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences)
At the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the discovery of the plague bacillus by Alexandre Yersin in Hong Kong, a series of lectures about the fight against infectious diseases will be given by specialists from across the world.
The next conference will be given by Professor Tom SOLOMON, Director of Institute of Infection and Global Health, the University of Liverpool, UK on 23/06 at 6:00pm at the Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences, 2 Caine Lane, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong.
Professor Tom SOLOMON will give a presentation about “The race between Alexandre Yersin and Shibasaburo Kitasato for the discovery of the plague bacillus”.
Don’t miss your chance, registration is already open and places are limited !
More information on le French May website : http://www.frenchmay.com/en/programmes/plagues.
About the speaker: Tom studied medicine in Oxford, before going to study viral brain infections in Vietnam, with a Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship. He then became a Clinical Lecturer in Neurology, Medical Microbiology and Tropical Medicine at the University of Liverpool, and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship. This included two years as a visiting scientist at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, before returning to Liverpool. He became Senior Lecturer in 2005, was given an MRC Senior Clinical Fellowship the same year, and became Chair of Neurological Science in 2007, Head of the Neuroscience Research Unit in 2009, and Director of the newly-formed Institute of Infection and Global Health in 2010.
Tom heads the Liverpool Brain Infections Group, which studies viral central nervous system infections of major global importance, with collaborations in Asia, Africa and the US. Diseases studied include Japanese encephalitis, West Nile virus, and Enterovirus 71. More recently the group has started work on viral encephalitis in the UK.
In 1997, Tom studied the diary of Dr James LAWSON, Acting Superintendant of the Government Civil Hospital in Hong Kong in 1894 and published in Lancet an article about "(23 June 2014, Hong Kong Museum of Medical Sciences)".