Docteur Neyrolles from Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology came in Hong Kong [fr]
In order to study the opportunities of exchange and partnership with Hong Kong institutions, Dr Olivier Neyrolles was on the move, from 14 au 19 of April 2015, in Hong Kong, to meet with representatives from local universities and Hong Kong Government.
He has also moderated conferences.
Doctor Olivier Neyrolles is the deputy director of the Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology, (IPBS) a joint institute of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the University of Toulouse He was visiting Hong Kong, as the Head of the department “Tuberculosis and Infection biology”, to explore the opportunities of scientific collaboration with a special focus on tuberculosis.
Dr Neyrolles first met Dr Janice Lo, Head of "Public Health Laboratory Services Branch" at the Department of Health of the Hong Kong government to discuss and get a clear idea of the current situation with infectious diseases in general and, in particular with tuberculosis, in Hong Kong.
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At the « Hong Kong University of Science and technology » (HKUST), the Prof. Herrup, Chair Professor and Head of the Division of Live Science presented the research activities in the seven areas developed. where
Dr Neyrolles visited and met the two co-director of the HKU-Pasteur research Pole at « The University of Hong Kong » (HKU), Prof. Roberto Bruzzone and Prof Malik Peyris Who invited him to give a lecture about" Host-Pathogen Interactions in Tuberculosis" to the PhD students and researchers of the Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
At the « City University of Hong Kong» Dr Neyrolles met Prof. Michael Yang, Head of Department of Biomedical Sciences, , and Professor Jian LU, Vice-President for Research and Technology. Dr Neyrolles closed his visit by presenting a lecture on the research activities conducted in his department to understand the key molecular mechanisms of Mycobacterium tuberculosis survival in macrophages and to fight tuberculosis.
All together, these discussions led to some opportunities of cooperation between the IPBS in Toulouse and Hong Kong universities.