Today, the 22 students attending the 8th HKU-Pasteur Immunology Course have started the second week of the course.
This morning, the first lecture was given by Antonio Bertoletti from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School and Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences A*STAR, Vice-President of the Singapore Society of Immunology. Antonio Bertoletti's lecture explored the T cell immunity during HBV-HCV infection.
Wenwei Tu, professor at the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, then gave a lecture about the antiviral and antitumor activity of human gamma delta T cells.
The students will conclude the day with their 5th workshop session, where they collectively work on designing a new dengue vaccine candidate and a new HIV vaccine candidate.
Students of the 8th HKU-Pasteur Immunology Course during Prof. Wenwei Tu's lecture
The two groups at work, "HIV group" (above) and "Dengue group" (below)