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News and Events
bullet 13-Jul-2014
Two Faculty Members of our School named amongst the World's Top Scientists new
bullet 25-Jun-2014
AoE CIR Seminar: "Influenza A Viruses with Different Amino Acid Residues at PB2-627 Display Distinct Replication Properties in Virto and in Vivo: Revealing the Sequence Plasticity of PB2-627 Position" & "The Burden and Seriousness of Influenza Virus Infections" new
bullet 09-Jun-2014
AoE CIR Seminar: Vaccinating Health Care Workers Against Influenza: Ethics and Evidence
bullet 09-Jun-2014
Collaboration with MTR Corporation to raise health awareness of construction workers
bullet 09-Jun-2014
"Community stakeholders’ views on our FAMILY Project"
bullet 28-May-2014
Lectures about "Fight againt Infectious Diseases" around Plague exhibition
bullet 22-May-2014
University of Michigan Medical School's Visit to the School
bullet 15-May-2014
PHRC seminar: “Impact of Changes in Air Pollution Exposure on Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress and Inflammation in Children Before and During the 2008 Beijing Olympics”
Teaching and Learning

Registration opens for HKU's First Free MOOC "Epidemics" (September 2014 intake)

The University has been working on a series of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) named “HKUx” since joining edX. Among the first course to run on the HKUx platform will be "Epidemics", which is now open for registration at HERE. To learn more about this course, check out the video above. Further information about the course is also available at HERE.


Voices from Class of 2013's Graduates of our Master of Public Health Programme

To learn more about how our Master of Public Health Programme has helped transform the professional development and contributed to the intellectual pursuit of our graduates, listen to the sharing of two graduates from the Class of 2013, Dr Joy Leung and Ms Wendy Huang.


Year 3 MBBS Students ‘hit-the-streets’ to Promote Public Health Awareness

As the New Year begins,Year 3 MBBS Problem-based Public Health students, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong, ‘hit-the-streets’ in Mong Kok, the corridors of Queen Mary Hospital, Centennial Campus HKU, and a local secondary school to promote public health advocacy.

Further details of these health advocacy projects are at HERE.

Recent Publications



Wu J.T., Leung K., Perera R.A., Chu D.K., Lee C.K., Hung I.F., Lin C.K., Lo S.V., Lau Y.L., Leung G.M., Cowling B.J. and Peiris J.S., Inferring influenza infection attack rate from seroprevalence data. PLoS Pathogens. 2014; 10(4): e1004054. [link]


Lau E.H., Zheng J., Tsang T.K., Liao Q., Lewis B., Brownstein J.S., Sanders S., Wong J.Y., Mekaru S.R., Rivers C., Wu P., Jiang H., Li Y., Yu J., Zhang Q., Chang Z., Liu F., Peng Z., Leung G.M., Feng L., Cowling B.J., Yu H., Accuracy of epidemiological inferences based on publicly available information: retrospective comparative analysis of line lists of human cases infected with influenza A(H7N9) in China, BMC Medicine. 2014, 28;12(1):88. [link]


Mok C.K., Kang S.S., Chan R.W., Yue P.Y., Mak N.K., Poon L.L., Wong R.N., Peiris J.S. and Chan M.C., Anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects of indirubin derivatives in influenza A (H5N1) virus infected primary human peripheral blood-derived macrophages and alveolar epithelial cells. Antiviral Research 2014; 106: 95-104. [link]


Chiu S.S.S., Lo J.Y.C., Chan K.H., Chan L.Y., So L.Y., Wu P., Cowling B.J., Chen H.S.R. and Peiris J.S.M., Population-based hospitalization burden of influenza a virus subtypes and antigenic drift variants in children in Hong Kong (2004-2011), PLoS One. 2014, 9(4): e92914. [link]

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