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04 Nov 2019

End of the 9th Cell Biology Course

Thanks once again to a terrific faculty and highly motivated students, this Cell Biology Course was a great success! For its 9th edition, focused on proteomics, the HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course has presented an advanced overview of how the integration of conventional “omics“ approaches with that of proteomic analyses leads to deeper understanding of biological processes and signaling pathways.

This hectic week ended with the presentation of the students' work and a closing ceremony where they all got their certificate of attendance and where the best of them were rewarded with the Best Student award and a special gift.

We hope that everyone enjoyed this course, we would like to thank all participants as well as the public present for the open lectures, and we are looking forward to see you all very soon for our next courses and seminars. 

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25 Oct 2019

Measles and Rubella Elimination workshop in Ho Chi Minh City: Programme

The programme is now available for the annual International Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City co-organized by HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Institut Pasteur in Ho Chi Minh City and Institut Pasteur du Laos:

MEASLES & RUBELLA ELIMINATION
Options for Public Health Interventions
 
>>> PROGRAMME <<<
 
Date: December 2-5, 2019
Venue: Pasteur Institute Ho Chi Minh City Training Center, Vietnam 
 

The international workshop on “Measles and Rubella Elimination: Options for Public Health Interventions” course will discuss the current situation of the eradication program, the efforts of the health sector towards the elimination of measles and rubella and the implementation of the proposed Operational Targets set by WHO for 2020.

The proposed workshop is specifically designed for health personnel, mainly but not exclusively from countries in South East Asia, including medical and health professionals, policy makers, disease researchers interested in expanding their critical understanding of the complex issues to combat measles and rubella in the context of the global WHO strategy towards its elimination as a public health threat.

 

15 Oct 2019

9th HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course: Programme and Open Lectures!

The 9th HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course on Proteomics will start soon! We received more than 60 applications from more than 20 countries for this course, and we are all very enthusiastic and excited to welcome our participants. The updated programme is now available and the list of open lectures has been released:

Download the Updated Programme

Open Lectures: 

Venue: HKJC Building for Interdisciplinary Research HRI-S2

Monday, 28 October 2019

09:00 – 11:00 L2: Exploring the ubiquitin landscape in cancer with advanced proteomics, Benedikt Kessler, University of Oxford, UK

11:30 – 12:30 L3: Cross-linking mass spectrometry in complex biological systems – Part 1, Fan Liu, Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology, Germany
 
14:00 – 15:00 L3: Cross-linking mass spectrometry in complex biological systems – Part 2, Fan Liu, Leibniz Institute of Molecular Pharmacology, Germany

 

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

09:00 – 11:00 L4: How proteomics can help understanding immunity, Oreste Acuto, University of Oxford, UK

11:30 – 12:30 L5: Functional strategies to isolate ubiquitylated proteins during flavivirus infections - Part 1, Sumana Sanyal, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Hong Kong SAR
 
14:00 – 15:00 L5: Functional strategies to isolate ubiquitylated proteins during flavivirus infections - Part 1, Sumana Sanyal, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, Hong Kong SAR
 

Thursday, 31 October 2019

09:00 – 11:00 L7: Interrogating the Cell Biology of Infection and Immunity with Camelid Nanobodies, Florian Schmidt, University of Bonn, Germany

11:30 – 12:30 L8: Quantitative label-free proteomics to investigate host-pathogen interactions – Part 1, Francis Impens, Ghent University, Belgium
 
14:00 – 15:00 L8: Quantitative label-free proteomics to investigate host-pathogen interactions – Part 1, Francis Impens, Ghent University, Belgium
 

30 Aug 2019

Croucher Summer Course in Advanced Imaging: Deep Learning in Imaging and Cell Biology

The 3rd Croucher Summer Course in Advanced Imaging is going to end soon, and once again we spent a vibrant and wonderful week with all participants. 
 
With a focus on the application of leading deep learning framework for microscopy image restoration, the Content Aware Image Restoration (CARE), to various biological image restoration tasks, this Croucher course held by HKU-Pasteur welcomed a batch of students coming from all over the world. They could enjoy learning about the power of deep learning in microscopy through open source tools such as Fiji, KNIME and Jupyter notebooks that make the advanced technologies accessible to anyone during a whole week with a world class faculty.
 
Besides the in-depth practical experience with CARE, the participants acquired knowledge alternative computational approaches to super-resolution microscopy and about handling of big microscopy image datasets as well as the impact of computational techniques on biological imaging. 
 
We really had a great time working with you all on this course, and we hope to see you soon in Hong Kong!
 
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29 Jul 2019

[NEW DEADLINE] 9th HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course on Proteomics

We are extending the deadline for application for the 9th HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course, focusing this year on Proteomics: 

NEW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 26 August, 2019 

 Application form / Tips for Application 

Date: October 27 - November 2, 2019
Venue: HKU-Pasteur Research Pole
 

With the advent of more sophisticated technology and instrumentation in mass spectrometry, a strong interest has emerged to assess and interrogate biology at the level of protein networks, along with the more conventional genomic and transcriptomic approaches. Both systems-wide as well as targeted proteomic strategies have proved critical for generating hypotheses in various cellular perturbations. 

The 9th HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course will focus on proteomics based approaches to probe the cell biology underlying human diseases. The lectures and workshops will present an advanced overview of how the integration of conventional “omics“ approaches with that of proteomic analyses leads to deeper understanding of biological processes and signaling pathways.

Course directors: Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong); Philippe CHAVRIER (France); Sumana SANYAL (Hong Kong); George TSAO (Hong Kong); Chiara ZURZOLO (France)
 
Faculty: Oreste ACUTO (United Kingdom); Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong); Francis IMPENS (Belgium); Benedikt KESSLER (United Kingdom); Daniel KOLARICH (Australia); Yun LAN (Hong Kong); Fan LIU (Germany); Liliana RADOSHEVICH (USA); Sumana SANYAL (Hong Kong); Florian SCHMIDT (Germany); Rakesh SHARMA (Hong Kong); George TSAO (Hong Kong); Michael WEEKES (United Kingdom)
 
Open to postgraduate students, MD, DVM, postdoctoral fellows and young scientists from Hong Kong and overseas. The course (MMPH6174) is included in the coursework curriculum for research postgraduate studies of the University of Hong Kong.
 
Registration fees (HKD 1,500, non refundable) include accommodation (on sharing twin basis for overseas participants) and food (lunch and coffee breaks).
 
A limited number of travel grants will be awarded.
 
Please return the completed form, including 1-2 letters of recommendation to [email protected].
 

19 Jul 2019

End of the 15th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course

We had, once again, an amazing time hosting you at HKU-Pasteur for the 15th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course on Coronaviruses! 

All the paricipants had a week to review our current understanding and knowledge gaps, with special emphasis on the origin, evolution, transmissibility, molecular biology, epidemiological and clinical features of the highly pathogenic SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV.

After presenting their work to the faculty, the fruit of an hectic week of work, the teams and all the staff gathered for a final lunch at the very iconic Jumbo Kingdom restaurant.

Congratulation to all of you, we really hope to see you soon in HKU-Pasteur, in the meantime, stay tuned for our next events! 

25 Jun 2019

[Call for Application] 9th HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course on Proteomics

We had a great time last year, and we are ready for the next round! Applications for the 9th HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course, focusing this year on Proteomics, are now open:

 Application form / Tips for Application 

Date: October 27 - November 2, 2019
Venue: HKU-Pasteur Research Pole
Deadline for Application: August 26, 2019
 

With the advent of more sophisticated technology and instrumentation in mass spectrometry, a strong interest has emerged to assess and interrogate biology at the level of protein networks, along with the more conventional genomic and transcriptomic approaches. Both systems-wide as well as targeted proteomic strategies have proved critical for generating hypotheses in various cellular perturbations. 

The 9th HKU-Pasteur Cell Biology Course will focus on proteomics based approaches to probe the cell biology underlying human diseases. The lectures and workshops will present an advanced overview of how the integration of conventional “omics“ approaches with that of proteomic analyses leads to deeper understanding of biological processes and signaling pathways.

Course directors: Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong); Philippe CHAVRIER (France); Sumana SANYAL (Hong Kong); George TSAO (Hong Kong); Chiara ZURZOLO (France)
 
Faculty: Oreste ACUTO (United Kingdom); Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong); Francis IMPENS (Belgium); Benedikt KESSLER (United Kingdom); Daniel KOLARICH (Australia); Yun LAN (Hong Kong); Fan LIU (Germany); Liliana RADOSHEVICH (USA); Sumana SANYAL (Hong Kong); Florian SCHMIDT (Germany); Rakesh SHARMA (Hong Kong); George TSAO (Hong Kong); Michael WEEKES (United Kingdom)
 
Open to postgraduate students, MD, DVM, postdoctoral fellows and young scientists from Hong Kong and overseas. The course (MMPH6174) is included in the coursework curriculum for research postgraduate studies of the University of Hong Kong.
 
Registration fees (HKD 1,500, non refundable) include accommodation (on sharing twin basis for overseas participants) and food (lunch and coffee breaks).
 
 
 
A limited number of travel grants will be awarded.
 
Please return the completed form, including 1-2 letters of recommendation to [email protected].
 

25 Jun 2019

15th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course: the list of open lectures is available!

The 15th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course on Coronaviruses will start soon! Everything is getting ready to welcome our students for an hectic week, and the list of open lectures is now available: ALL ARE WELCOME!

July 7, 2019 - Venue: HRI-S2
   13:30 – 15:30 The Biology of Coronaviruses - a general overview
   Peter ROTTIER, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
 
July 8, 2019 - Venue: HRI-S1B
   08:30 – 10:00 Viral and Host Determinants of MERS-CoV Transmission
   Bart HAAGMANS, Erasmus MC, The Netherlands
 
   10:30 – 12:00 Animal Reservoirs of Human Coronaviruses
   Zhengli SHI, Wuhan Institute of Virology - CAS, PR China
 
July 11, 2019 - Venue: HRI-S1B
   08:30 – 10:30 Immune Responses in MERS-CoV Infected Mice and Humans
   Jincun ZHAO, Guangzhou Medical University, PR China
 
   11:00 – 12:30 Animal Models of Coronavirus Infection
   Emmie de WIT, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Hamilton, MT, USA
 
July 12, 2019 - Venue: HRI-S1B
   08:30 – 10:30 The Search for Coronavirus Prophylactic and Therapeutic Therapies
   Amy SIMS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
 

15 May 2019

15th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course: the program is available!

The program for the 15th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course on Coronaviruses that will be held from July 7 to 13, 2019, is now available!

>>>   DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM   <<<

Most endemic coronaviruses (CoV) cause mild respiratory and intestinal infections in animals and humans. The identification of two novel and highly pathogenic coronaviruses as the cause of SARS and MERS outbreaks has illustrated the risks associated with zoonotic infections from this family of viruses. This course will review our current understanding and knowledge gaps, with special emphasis on the origin, evolution, transmissibility, molecular biology, epidemiological and clinical features of the highly pathogenic SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. Practical workshops will challenge participants to design experimental strategies to mitigate the impact of CoV infections.

Course directors: Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong) ; Chris MOK (Hong Kong) ; Malik PEIRIS (Hong Kong) ; Noel TORDO (Guinea) 

Faculty: Marcel BOKELMANN (Germany) ; Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong) ; Emmie DE WIT (USA) ; Bart HAAGMANS (Netherlands) ; Yae-Jean KIM (Korea) ; Raven KOK (Hong Kong) ; Mart LAMERS (Netherlands) ; Eve MIGUEL (France) ; Jean MILLET (France) ; Chris MOK (Hong Kong) ; Malik PEIRIS (Hong Kong) ; Peter ROTTIER (Netherlands) ; Zhengli SHI (China) ; Amy SIMS (USA) ; Noel TORDO (Guinea) ; Maria VAN KERKHOVE (Switzerland) ; Patrick WOO (Hong Kong) ; Nicholas WU (USA) ; Jincun ZHAO (USA) 

25 Apr 2019

[Registration] The Institut Pasteur Epigenetics MOOC is now open for registration!

The new Institut Pasteur MOOC on Epigenetics is now open for registration. The courses will start on July 8th, 2019:

The life of a multicellular organism, including us, starts as a single cell with a unique genome. However, during development all the cells of our body inherit the same genome despite being so different among each other. This implies that additional information must be inherited in each different cell type to instruct their fate. Moreover, because during our existence the genome does not change, our life experience cannot be transmitted to the next generation by the genome.
 
Based on several observations in different model organisms in recent years, many biologists have been questioning the dogmatic view of the genome as being the only source of information transmitted through cell divisions and across generations. The discovery and the characterization of new types of information transmitted along with the genome is what we usually call epigenetics. The capability of transmitting information across individuals beyond their genes is quite revolutionary in biology and this is the reason why the field of epigenetics is still very controversial and deeply investigated by many scientists around the world. Nonetheless, extensive research in the past years helped to reveal how our genome is organized in the nucleus and to characterize the different types of transient chemical modifications that regulate the activity of the genome in our cells. These chemical modifications that surround the genome, called epigenetic modifications, constitute one of the fundamental bases of the epigenetic process. In addition, other types of molecules, such as RNA, serve to transmit heritable information across cell divisions. Drawing on this knowledge, we are starting to appreciate how epigenetic information can have an influence on the development of multicellular organisms and how it can impact human health. Thus, the full understanding of the mechanisms regulating epigenetic processes will contribute to expand our notion of genetics, heritability, and diseases.
 
This course aims to provide a basic fundamental knowledge of what is considered to be epigenetics and wants to illustrate well characterized examples of epigenetic phenomena in many different model organisms. In addition, we will explain in detail the molecules that participate in the epigenetic inheritance and their mechanisms of action. Furthermore, we will discuss the implication of epigenetics in development, and how environmental experiences can change our life and the life of our progenies through epigenetic mechanisms. Finally, we will describe examples of diseases that are influenced by epigenetic mechanisms. 
 
 
The MOOC is in English with French and English subtitles, it is free of charge, takes on average 2.5 hours/week and offers a certificate after passing the final exam. It encompasses voluntary tests for checking your self-paced learning progress.
 
This course has been organized by Dr. Germano Cecere, head of the Mechanisms of Epigenetic Inheritance lab at Institut Pasteur Paris. It includes 20 talks from leading scientists in the field,  that will cover state-of-the-art concepts from basic to medical research. It is suited for medical doctors, scientists, post-docs, all kind of students in natural sciences and medicine, health care workers and anyone interested in the field.
 
List of speakers:
Slimane Ait-Si-Ali (Université Paris-Diderot)          
Benoit Arcangioli (Institut Pasteur) 
Paola Arimondo (Institut Pasteur)                            
Valentina Boeva (Inserm, Paris) 
Matthieu Boulard (EMBL, Rome)                            
Giacomo Cavalli (IGH, Montpellier) 
Vincent Colot (ENS Paris)                                        
Eugene Gladyshev (Institut Pasteur) 
Maxime Greenberg (Institut Curie)                          
Thomas Gregor (Institut Pasteur) 
Mélanie Hamon (Institut Pasteur)                            
Michelle Holland (King's College London)
Nicola Iovino (Max Planck Institute, Freiburg)        
Francesca Merlin (Sorbonne U, Paris) 
Pablo Navarro-Gil (Institut Pasteur)                        
Lluis Quintana-Murci (Institut Pasteur)
Claire Rougeulle (Université Paris-Diderot)            
Ritwick Sawarkar (Max Planck Institute, Freiburg)
Jonathan Weitzman (Université Paris-Diderot)
 

08 Apr 2019

[NEW DEADLINE] 15th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course: Coronaviruses

Applications are open for the 15th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course on Coronaviruses that will be held from July 7 to 13, 2019 in Hong Kong: 

Date: July 7 - 13, 2019

APPLICATION CLOSED

Application form / Tips for application

Most endemic coronaviruses (CoV) cause mild respiratory and intestinal infections in animals and humans. The identification of two novel and highly pathogenic coronaviruses as the cause of SARS and MERS outbreaks has illustrated the risks associated with zoonotic infections from this family of viruses. This course will review our current understanding and knowledge gaps, with special emphasis on the origin, evolution, transmissibility, molecular biology, epidemiological and clinical features of the highly pathogenic SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. Practical workshops will challenge participants to design experimental strategies to mitigate the impact of CoV infections. 

Course directors: Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong) ; Chris MOK (Hong Kong) ; Malik PEIRIS (Hong Kong) ; Noel TORDO (Guinea) 

Faculty: Marcel BOKELMANN (Germany) ; Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong) ; Emmie DE WIT (USA) ; Bart HAAGMANS (Netherlands) ; Yae-Jean KIM (Korea) ; Raven KOK (Hong Kong) ; Mart LAMERS (Netherlands) ; Eve MIGUEL (France) ; Jean MILLET (France) ; Chris MOK (Hong Kong) ; Malik PEIRIS (Hong Kong) ; Peter ROTTIER (Netherlands) ; Zhengli SHI (China) ; Amy SIMS (USA) ; Noel TORDO (Guinea) ; Maria VAN KERKHOVE (Switzerland) ; Patrick WOO (Hong Kong) ; Nicholas WU (USA) ; Jincun ZHAO (USA) 

Open to postgraduate students, MD, DVM, postdoctoral fellows and young scientists from Hong Kong and overseas. 
 
Registration fees (HKD 1,500, non refundable) include accommodation (on sharing twin basis for overseas participants) and food (lunch and coffee breaks). Please return the completed form, including 1-2 letters of recommendation, to [email protected].
 
 
The course (MMPH6171) is included in the coursework curriculum for research postgraduate studies of the University of Hong Kong.
 

01 Apr 2019

Registrations for the Institut Pasteur International Course on Antibiotics and Resistance (ICARe) 2019 are open

The Institut Pasteur International Course on Antibiotics and Resistance (ICARe) will be held from October 19th to 27th in the wonderful city of Annecy, France.
 
The emergence and spread of bacteria resistant to many drug classes seriously threaten all branches of modern medicine. There is currently no course providing advanced instruction on antibiotics and resistance. The specific goal of ICARe is to bring leaders in academics and industry together with trained scientists at the dawn of their careers. Cutting-edge approaches for the study of resistance and antibiotic discovery will be examined.
 
 
Deadline for application: May 17, 2019 
 
Objective:
The faculty, composed of 40 internationally recognized scientists and physicians who have made important contributions to antibiotic development, infectious diseases, and resistance management, will be in residence for a minimum of 2 days for informal interactions. Graduates will emerge with a state- of-the-art understanding of existing antibiotics (modes of action, mechanisms of resistance), approaches for mining chemical space, advancing hits to leads, the application of nucleic acid- based technologies and bioinformatics for antibiotic discovery and resistance detection.The course aims to build an international cadre of collaborative, well networked, and highly trained specialists.
 
Director: Patrice Courvalin
Scientific advisors: Michael Gilmore and Gerry Wright
 
Scientific committee:
C. Arias (Univ. of Texas, USA), G. Challis (Univ. of Warwick, UK), T. Dougherty (Harvard Medical School, USA), S. Lahiri (Macrolide Pharmaceuticals, USA), S. Lory (Harvard Medical School, USA), A. Myers (Harvard Univ., USA), S. Projan (MedImmune, USA), H.-G. Sahl (Univ. of Bonn, Germany), M.-W. Tan (Genentech, USA).
 
Audience:
ICARe is designed for assistant professors, new industry scientists, MDs, and postdoctoral research associates, as well as members from developing areas contending with the practical challenge of managing the antibiotic resistance problem with limited resources.
 
Attendees: 40 students
 
 

01 Apr 2019

[Call for application] 15th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course: Coronaviruses

Applications are open for the 15th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course on Coronaviruses that will be held from July 7 to 13, 2019 in Hong Kong: 

Date: July 7 - 13, 2019

APPLICATION CLOSED

Application form / Tips for application

Most endemic coronaviruses (CoV) cause mild respiratory and intestinal infections in animals and humans. The identification of two novel and highly pathogenic coronaviruses as the cause of SARS and MERS outbreaks has illustrated the risks associated with zoonotic infections from this family of viruses. This course will review our current understanding and knowledge gaps, with special emphasis on the origin, evolution, transmissibility, molecular biology, epidemiological and clinical features of the highly pathogenic SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV. Practical workshops will challenge participants to design experimental strategies to mitigate the impact of CoV infections. 

Course directors: Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong) ; Chris MOK (Hong Kong) ; Malik PEIRIS (Hong Kong) ; Noel TORDO (Guinea) 

Faculty: Marcel BOKELMANN (Germany) ; Roberto BRUZZONE (Hong Kong) ; Emmie DE WIT (USA) ; Bart HAAGMANS (Netherlands) ; Yae-Jean KIM (Korea) ; Raven KOK (Hong Kong) ; Mart LAMERS (Netherlands) ; Eve MIGUEL (France) ; Jean MILLET (France) ; Chris MOK (Hong Kong) ; Malik PEIRIS (Hong Kong) ; Peter ROTTIER (Netherlands) ; Zhengli SHI (China) ; Amy SIMS (USA) ; Noel TORDO (Guinea) ; Maria VAN KERKHOVE (Switzerland) ; Patrick WOO (Hong Kong) ; Nicholas WU (USA) ; Jincun ZHAO (USA) 

Open to postgraduate students, MD, DVM, postdoctoral fellows and young scientists from Hong Kong and overseas. 
 
Registration fees (HKD 1,500, non refundable) include accommodation (on sharing twin basis for overseas participants) and food (lunch and coffee breaks). Please return the completed form, including 1-2 letters of recommendation, to [email protected].
 
 
The course (MMPH6171) is included in the coursework curriculum for research postgraduate studies of the University of Hong Kong.
 

01 Apr 2019

[Call for application] Advanced Imaging: Deep Learning in Imaging and Cell Biology

Applications are open for the Croucher Summer Course on Advanced Imaging: Deep Learning in Imaging and Cell Biology organized by HKU-Pasteur from 25th to 30th of August, 2019. 

 
Date: August 25-30, 2019
APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED 
Venue: LKS Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong
 
 
Imaging lies at the heart of the investigation of biological processes from the molecular level to entire organisms. While steady advances in microscopy technology are opening new windows into the inner workings of the biological systems, imaging has hard limits stemming from optics of the microscope, chemistry of fluorophores and the necessity to keep the imaged sample alive. Recently, deep learning has emerged as a powerful approach to making trade-offs between imaging speed, image quality and sample health, that make many previously inaccessible imaging scenarios possible. It has been shown that by incorporating deep learning driven image restoration into imaging pipelines, it is possible to image biological specimen with dramatically reduced laser power, achieve isotropic resolution from under-sampled 3D volumes and even resolve structures below the diffraction limit faster.
 
This course will focus on the application of leading deep learning framework for microscopy image restoration, the Content Aware Image Restoration (CARE), to various biological image restoration tasks. The power of deep learning in microscopy will be demonstrated using open source tools such as Fiji, KNIME and Jupyter notebooks that make the advanced technologies accessible to anyone.
 
Besides the in-depth practical experience with CARE, the participants will learn about alternative computational approaches to super-resolution microscopy and about handling of big microscopy image datasets. Finally, the impact of computational techniques on biological imaging will be demonstrated on frontier biological applications spanning across scales of biological complexity from molecular (Cryo-EM), to subcellular (nuclear organization) to organismal (tissue mechanics) levels.
 
During the practical part of the course the students will learn how to:
 
- Collect appropriate training data on the provided samples using diverse microscopy hardware.
- Train CARE networks on state-of-the-art as well as commodity computer hardware.
- Apply CARE networks to restore the data acquired during the course.
- Learn how to evaluate the CARE results and avoid potential artefacts.
 
Course directors:
Prof Roberto BRUZZONE, HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR 
Dr Musa MHLANGA, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Prof George TSAO, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR
 
Faculty:
Sian Culley, MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology, University College London, UK
Florian Jug, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
Musa Mhlanga, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Gaia Pigino, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden, Germany
Pavel Tomancak, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany
Martin Weigert, Center for Systems Biology Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Marino Zerial, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), Dresden, Germany
Christophe Zimmer, Institut Pasteur, France
 

Registration Fee: HK$ 3000, non refundable

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2019

Participants’ profile: Postgraduate Students, Post-docs and Junior Group Leaders.

Travel fellowship: Up to 5 fellowships will be awarded to the best applicants.
 
Please contact course secretary if you have enquiries at [email protected].
 
 

 

26 Mar 2019

[Call for application] Medical Entomology workshop in Institut Pasteur Laos

Applications are now open for the Medical Entomology workshop hosted by Institut Pasteur Laos, in Vientiane, Laos: 

>>> PROGRAM <<<

Date: June 10-23 2019

Deadline for Application: April 30 2019

This workshop completes the Institut Pasteur course entitled "Insect vectors and transmission of pathogens" co-directed by Anna-Bella Failloux (IPP) and Vincent Robert (IRD) which took place in Paris in April 2018. The proposed workshop combines both theoretical and practical training in biology and control of disease vectors and the human pathogens they transmit. We also include an initiation to techniques and observations organized during a field mission. It will focus on insect vectors of pathogens of interest in the Indochinese peninsula and more broadly, in tropical Asia. It will articulate with the research and public health activities of the medical entomology unit of the Institut Pasteur Laos (IPL).
 
This two-week workshop will be conducted in English. It can train 15 students with at least a master degree, interested in research in medical entomology and its applications for entomological surveillance, prevention and vector control. Students will gain specialized skills in the biology/ecology of major vector-borne diseases in Asia.
 
The workshop will consist of lectures and lab or field trainings delivered by IPL members, IPP and external experts from partner institutions in the Indochinese region. During the theoretical courses, basic questions in medical entomology will be addressed: insect immunity, vectors of arboviruses (dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, chikungunya, zika), insect microbiome (Wolbachia and role in vectorial transmission), sandflies, malaria vectors, ticks vectors, control strategies and insecticide resistance, mathematical modeling, and concepts of emergence of arthropod-borne viruses.
 
This panel of courses that will be proposed by session of 3 hours (33 hours in total), will be associated with practical work for a total duration of 21 hours. We will be offering sessions on insect morphology and physiology, identification (mosquitoes, sandflies, ticks), mosquito dissection/inoculation, experimental infections, insecticide resistance bioassays. We will also focus on a short field mission in Vangvieng to harvest mosquitoes, ticks and sandflies.
 
The registration to this course will be free. Travel and lodging will not be covered by the course and only food or per diem will be provided for lunch and dinner respectively.
 
Directors: Paul Brey (Institut Pasteur Laos), Anna-Bella Failloux (Institut Pasteur Paris)
Institut Pasteur Laos: Khamsing Vongphayloth, Pouthmany Thammavong, Paniphone Panolith, Antoine des Graviers, Paul Brey
IPP/IRD: Marie Vazeille, Vincent Robert, Anna-Bella Failloux
 
To apply, send to Marie Demeslay-Gougam ([email protected]with as object in the email: “Course IP Laos”: 
- A cover letter, explaining your reasons for attending this course
- A detailed curriculum vitae including your professional or host laboratory address
- If appropriate, a complete list of your publications
- And three references with email details
 

11 Feb 2019

[Call for application] Health Economics and Qualitative Research Training Workshop in Ho Chi Minh City

The Health Economics and Qualitative Research Training Workshop, organized by the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU), the MORU Tropical Health Network, the Ethox Centre, HITAP’s International Unit, and funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, will be held from May 13th to 17th, 2019, in two sections at the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
 
Deadline for applications: 11 March 2019
 
Section 1: Health Economics (May 13-15th)
This section will give provide an in-depth introduction to the field of health economics with a focus on conducting studies in low- and middle-income countries. Specific topics that will be covered include: costing studies, effectiveness measures, cost-effectiveness analysis and good practice in conducting future studies. The course is targeted to a public health audience. The section is organized by Dr Hugo Turner.
 
Section 2: Qualitative Research (May 15-17th) 
This section will provide in-depth sessions detailing several qualitative data collection methods and their application, as well as a session on the ethical challenges associated with conducting qualitative research. This section is targeted to researchers and students who already have a basic understanding of qualitative research. The section is organized by Dr Jennifer Ilo Van Nuil.
 
Participants can apply to attend the health economics section, the qualitative research section, or both.

Please submit your application at https://form.jotform.me/83449211351452

Contact: [email protected]

 

18 Jan 2019

[Call for Application] Introduction to Outbreak Investigation & Response, in Phnom Penh

DEADLINE EXTENSION: 3 February 2019

We are pleased to announce the Spring 2019 Pasteur Outbreak Investigation Task Force (OITF) Course, co-organized by HKU-Pasteur:

Introduction to Outbreak Investigation and Response 

This course will occur at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from March 25-29, 2019.  

The Pasteur OITF, created in 2015, has expanded its membership to include all staff in the IPIN who are interested and committed to participating in outbreak responses, through the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) or in support of requests for assistance from other Institutes in the Institut Pasteur International Network (IPIN).  In order to prepare OITF volunteers to participate in interdisciplinary, international outbreak response teams through the Pasteur OITF, we are offering a series of regionally-based training courses starting in 2019.  The Spring 2019 OITF Course will focus on the Asia-Pacific Region.

APPLICATION FORM

Application deadline: 3 February 2019 

Notification of selection: by 8 February 2019

Please complete both pages of the application and send the completed form and your CV to: [email protected] AND [email protected].

 

Course Organizers: Eileen Farnon, Philippe Cavailler, and Roberto Bruzzone

Methods: The course will be conducted in English and include interactive case studies, lectures, and computer-based sessions:  

·       Lectures - Lectures on basic applied epidemiology, emerging infectious diseases, and interdisciplinary approaches to outbreak investigation will be delivered by experts from the IPIN and partner public health institutions.

·       Case studies– These interactive sessions will be conducted in small groups (5-10 people per group). The sessions will be coordinated by a senior epidemiologist (primary facilitator) and assisted by 3 facilitators (regional experts). The case studies are based on actual field investigations and many have been used in other applied epidemiology training courses (e.g. EPIET, EIS). 

·       Practical Computer-based Sessions– These sessions will provide participants with an introduction to EpiData. After completing the course, participants should be able to use EpiData to create a data entry form based on an existing questionnaire, build a dataset and conduct basic statistical analyses using EpiData Analysis. They should be able to use the OpenEpi rapid calculators.

 

Participants:

·       This course is targeted at junior to mid-career scientists working at Pasteur Institutes in the Asia-Pacific region, Institut Pasteur (Paris), and INCEPTION partner institutions who are interested in joining the Pasteur OITF and being considered for deployments through OITF in the future.  

·       Staff from other Institutes in the IPIN and collaborating public health institutions and organizations based in the region will also be accepted on a space-available basis.

·       Up to 20 students will be selected to participate in the course

·       At least 1-2 spaces are allotted per Pasteur Institute in the Asia-Pacific Region.  Participants from Institut Pasteur, INCEPTION partner institutions, and other institutes will be considered on a space-available basis. 

·       All types of scientists are welcome to apply, including laboratory scientists, epidemiologists, entomologists, social scientists, clinicians, and others.  

·       Participants should have a clear understanding of spoken and written English

  • An understanding of the basics of Epidemiology may be beneficial.  No priorknowledgeof EpiData isrequired. 

Fees

·       No registration fee

·       OITF will cover flights and lodging including breakfast

·       Other meals and incidental expenses (e.g. ground transportation) will not be covered and should be provided by participants’ home institutions  

Participants must bring a laptop

Additional information: Pasteur OITFGOARN

07 Jan 2019

End of the 10th HKU-Pasteur Immunology Course

HKU-Pasteur’s 10th Immunology course ended on the 14th of December after two bustling weeks on Quantitative Immunology!

24 students from all over the world came in Hong Kong for this anniversary edition of HKU-Pasteur’s famous course. This course highlighted the latest advances in large-scale, quantitative data collection and computational analysis as applied to biochemical aspects of immune cell activation and function, multicellular behavior in tissues and model organisms, and human immune function in health and disease.

To celebrate the end of the 10th edition of the Immunology Course, HKU-Pasteur hosted a world class symposium with the immunology course alumni and special guests, and organized a friendly dinner with all students and faculty.

We hope that everyone enjoyed this course, students as well as faculty, and we are looking forward to meeting you soon!

In the meantime, don’t forget to subscribe to our Newsletter, our Facebook page, group and LinkedIn Alumni group! 

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