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[Zoom Seminar Series] Organoid and Interspecies Jumping Virus by Professor Kwok-yung Yuen

Date: May 22, 2020 (Friday)

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Venue: via ZOOM



Organoid and Interspecies Jumping Virus


by


Professor Kwok-yung Yuen

Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases

Chair of Infectious Diseases, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine

Co-Director, State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (Basic Medicine and Health)

Founding Member of Hong Kong Academy of Sciences

Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology


Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine

The University of Hong Kong


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Yuen Kwok-yung graduated from the Medical School at the University of Hong Kong and was awarded State Scientific and Technological Progress Award (Special class), the Justice of Peace by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, and Gold & Silver Bauhinia Star Awardee of the HKSAR. He is also Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Lond, Edin), Surgeons(Glas) and Pathologists(UK). In the outbreak of avian influenza virus H5N1 in 1997 in Hong Kong, Professor KY Yuen was the first to report in Lancet about the unusual clinical severity and high mortality of infected patients which could be identified by the in-house designed molecular test at his laboratory. During the outbreak of SARS in 2003, he led his team in the discovery of the SARS coronavirus successfully and was honoured as Asian heroes of the year in April by Time Asia Magazine. He has also led his team in the discovery of over 60 novel disease agents, 10 bacteria, 4 fungi and 2 parasites. His 982 publications with over 42,000 citations are mainly related to the research of novel microbes or emerging infectious disease agents.


~~ ALL INTERESTED ARE WELCOME ~~


For enquiries, please contact Ms. Tracy Ching at +852 2831 5375 or tracyhy@hku.hk.


Co-organiser: Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong


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