Zhang Jingshu Tami has been enrolled as a Postdoc Fellow for a joint project between HKU-Pasteur and Institut Pasteur Paris. The project is funded by Institut Pasteur trough its Projets Transversaux de Recherche (PTR) grant and focuses on the interaction between influenza viral polymerase and host ubiquitin-proteasome system.
She will conduct her experiments in the coming 18 months in the Department of Virology, Institut Pasteur, Paris, in the Molecular genetics of RNA Viruses lab headed by Sylvie van der Werf, under the supervision of Caroline Demeret and Sumana Sanyal.
Tami joined Sumana Sanyal’s team at HKU-Pasteur Research Pole in 2014. She and her colleagues have recently discovered the lipophagy induced by a Type-III membrane protein during dengue virus infection. The manuscript is in preparation.