HKSTP Thought-leadership Series: Combating Emerging Infectious Diseases

Date & Time

Date: 2021-08-18
Time: 08:30 – 16:00 (HKT)

Venue

Online Via ZOOM

Language

English

Organisers

Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, Centre for Virology, Vaccinology and Therapeutics (CVVT) and Department of Microbiology of the University of Hong Kong

Abstract

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:

  • Antibody-guided and Structure-based Vaccine Design

Prof. Tongqing Zhou, NIH Vaccine Research Center

  • Role of Secreted ACE2 in Human Cell Entry by SARS-CoV-2: New Antiviral Targets

Prof. Kwok-Yung Yuen, Centre for Virology, Vaccinology and Therapeutics / The University of Hong Kong

  • Development of Pan-β-CoV Vaccines

Prof. Shibo Jiang, Fudan University

  • Characterization of emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 along the course of COVID-19 pandemic

Prof. Honglin Chen, Centre for Virology, Vaccinology and Therapeutics / The University of Hong Kong

  • Broad and Potent Neutralizing Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 Variants

Prof. Linqi Zhang, Tsinghua University

  • Highly Potent Pan-CoV Fusion Inhibitors

Prof. Shuai Xia, Fudan University

  • Nasal Prevention of SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Prof. Zhiwei Chen, Centre for Virology, Vaccinology and Therapeutics / The University of Hong Kong

  • Lessons from the Development of Hepatitis E Vaccine

Prof. Shaowei Li, Xiamen University

  • Characterization of human antibody responses to emerging infections by yeast display – lessons from Zika

Prof. Xiao-Ning Xu, Imperial College London

 


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