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Upcoming course: Croucher Summer Course on Emerging Viral Infections

Applications are now open for the 2018 Croucher Summer Course:

Emerging Viral Infections

The One-Health Approach

Date: 1 – 7 July 2018

Deadline for applications: 29 March 2018

All applications should be submitted through the dedicated portal:

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.


Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong) Serge MORAND (France)

Simon CAUCHEMEZ (France) Malik PEIRIS (Hong Kong)

Ben COWLING (Hong Kong) Leo POON (Hong Kong)

Christian DROSTEN (Germany) Felix REY (France)

Emily GURLEY (USA) Noel TORDO (Guinea)

Sandra JUNGLEN (Germany) Anubis VEGA RUA (Guadeloupe)

Moritz KRAEMER (USA) Marco VIGNUZZI (France)

Yee Sin LEO (Singapore) Mark VON ITZSTEIN (Australia)

Chris MOK (Hong Kong) Hui-Ling YEN (Hong Kong)

This course is open to postgraduate students, MD, DVM, postdoctoral fellows and young scientists from Hong Kong and overseas.

Registration fees (HKD3,000) include accommodation (on sharing twin basis) and lunch (canteen-style).

For more information please contact Course Secretariat at


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