[Webinar] From HKU-Pasteur to C2i: Confronting the challenges of infectious diseases

The Centre for Immunology and Infection (C2i) and the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole organize a webinar in partnership with HKSTP.


From HKU-Pasteur to C2i: Confronting the challenges of infectious diseases through biomedical research for 20 years


Date: 7 June 2021 (Monday)

Time: 16:00 – 17:30 (HK Time)

Format: Online via ZOOM

Language: English

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The Institut Pasteur and the University of Hong Kong joined forces to establish the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole in 2000 based on an innovative model of scientific collaboration. It has now become a benchmark in confronting the challenges of infectious diseases through biomedical research and teaching.

Building on that success, the two prestigious organisations opened a joint translational research venture, Centre for Immunology & Infection (C2i) contributing to Hong Kong’s transformation into an international hub of biotechnological innovation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.

In this webinar, principal investigators of C2i and HKU-Pasteur Research Pole will discuss their latest research development of new technological platforms for biomarker discovery and of new vaccine and therapeutic strategies.

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Talks:

Topic: Confronting the challenges of infectious diseases through biomedical research for 20 years

Speaker: Prof. Roberto Bruzzone, Co-Director, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole & Centre for Immunology & Infection

Topic: From Milieu Interieur to Healthy Human Global Project in Hong Kong: Understanding healthy human diversity

Speaker: Dr Darragh Duffy, Head of Translational Immunology, the Institut Pasteur, Principal Investigator, Centre for Immunology & Infection

Topic: From HKU-Pasteur to C2i: The importance of universal vaccines and pathogenesis studies

Speaker: Dr Sophie Valkenburg, Assistant Professor and Principal Investigator, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Co-Investigator, Centre for Immunology & Infection

Moderator: Dr Vijay Dhanasekaran, Associate Professor and Principal Investigator, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole

This webinar is part of the HKU-Pasteur 20th Anniversary celebrations. It will kickstart the 20th Anniversary exhibition across several venues of the Hong Kong Science Park campus:

- 8-18 June at the Atrium Link

- 19-25 June at Inno2 (2/F of the 17W Building)

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