L’ORÉAL scholarships send four Hong Kong outstanding researchers for an internship at Institut Paste


Our distinguished Selection Committee has evaluated and selected candidates according to their academic and research achievements and their internship project proposals.

The four successful candidates are:

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Dr WONG Sze-Wah Sarah (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong) who will perform her internship in Dr. Oumaima GRANET's unit (Cytokines & Inflammation Unit, Infection & Epidemiology Department)

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Dr TSENG Ho-Ching Felice (Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong) who will perform her internship in Professor Christian MUCHARDT's Department (Epigenetic Regulation Unit, Departmental and Stem Cell Department)

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Mr LAI Kin-Kui Peter (PhD student, Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong) who will perform his internship in Professor Felix A. REY's unit (Structural Virology Unit)


· MsKWAN Hoi-Lam Karen (PhD student, Department of Orthopeadics and Traumatology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong) who will perform her internship in Professor Jean-Marc CAVAILLON's Department (Cytokines and Inflammation Unit, Infection and Epidemiology Department)

The internship will commence during the summer months. On behalf of the Selection Committee, we would like to congratulate and wish them a wonderful professional and cultural experience at Institut Pasteur, in Paris, France.


About the Scholarship:

The L’Oréal Scholarship for Research Internship was officially launched in 2012 by a tripartite partnership between the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, the HKU-Pasteur Research Poleand L’Oréal Hong Kong Limited. The L’Oréal Scholarship for Research Internship is the first-ever program designed to offer researchers from Hong Kong and Macau the unique opportunity to intern at the world famous French research institute.

The L’Oréal Scholarship for Research Internship will be offered to up to four postgraduate candidates that are permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macau. These awardees will demonstrate outstanding individual capabilities in scientific research and the desire to pursue doctoral or post-doctoral research studies in France.


Mr. Arnaud Barthélémy, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macau, Prof. Roberto Bruzzone, Co-Director of The HKU–Pasteur Research Pole and Mr. Stephen Mosely, President and Managing Director of L’Oréal Hong Kong Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 21st September, 2012 to launch theL’Oréal Scholarship for Research Internship’ in the presence of Mr. Eddie Ng, Secretary of Education of the HKSAR Government.



The four Hong Kong postgraduate research fellows will receive financial support from L’Oréal to take up internships at the world-famous Institut Pasteur in France. (From left to right Karen KWAN, Sarah WONG, Felice TSENG and Peter LAI)