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- HKSTP Thought-leadership Series: Combating Emerging Infectious Diseases
18 Aug 2021
Time: 08:30 – 16:00 (HKT)
Online Via ZOOM
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Centre for Virology, Vaccinology and Therapeutics (CVVT) and Department of Microbiology of the University of Hong Kong;
Emerging infectious diseases especially those related to viruses jumping from animal to human pose grave risk and burden to our medical service and public health systems. These infectious disease outbreaks cause significant morbidity, mortality, and socioeconomic disruption.
Centre for Virology, Vaccinology and Therapeutics (CVVT) was set up at the Hong Kong Science Park in collaboration with the Department of Microbiology at the University of Hong Kong. The centre serves as the hub for collaborative research between distinguished researchers from top-notch international, regional and local institutions.
This webinar brings together researchers around the world to showcase the latest impactful research which will contribute to the control of prevalent and emerging infectious diseases.
Topics and speakers:
Prof. Tongqing Zhou, NIH Vaccine Research Center
Prof. Kwok-Yung Yuen, Centre for Virology, Vaccinology and Therapeutics / The University of Hong Kong
Prof. Shibo Jiang, Fudan University
Prof. Honglin Chen, Centre for Virology, Vaccinology and Therapeutics / The University of Hong Kong
Prof. Linqi Zhang, Tsinghua University
Prof. Shuai Xia, Fudan University
Prof. Zhiwei Chen, Centre for Virology, Vaccinology and Therapeutics / The University of Hong Kong
Prof. Shaowei Li, Xiamen University
Prof. Xiao-Ning Xu, Imperial College London