The Croucher Summer Course on Emerging Viral Infections is just one month away now, everything is getting ready to host the 24 students for the course at HKU-Pasteur Research Pole from July 1st to 7th. The participants will be split into five groups, working on five different topics:
Theme 1: Ecology, evolution and inter-species transmission of avian influenza viruses
Theme 2: Pathogenesis, host response and innate-immunity
Theme 3: Epidemiology of avian influenza and disease modeling
Theme 4: Clinical disease, diagnostics and therapeutics
Theme 5: Vaccine development
This new course series will address the grand challenges of containing emerging viral infections with an inclusive One-Health approach combining the fields of animal and human health. Special emphasis will be placed on discussing cutting-edge approaches (such as the use of “omics” tools and the harnessing of big data) to investigate the interspecies transmission of pathogens, a major threat to human health.
Students already have access to an e-platform with preworkshop activities and lots of pre-course materials they should be familiarized with.
We are looking forward to welcome everyone, speakers, tutors and students in Hong Kong on July! See you soon!