HKU-Pasteur Research Pole and Andong National University Collaborate to Advance Vaccine Development and Biotechnology


On June 7, 2024, a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed between the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole (HKU-PRP) of the School of Public Health of the University of Hong Kong (HKU SPH) and the Andong National University (ANU) from the Republic of Korea, to establish a formal partnership for advancing academic exchange and scientific research, laying groundwork for further collaboration between the two institutions in the fields of vaccine development and biotechnology. The MOU was signed by Professor Leo Poon Lit-man, Co-Director of the HKU-PRP; Professor David Bishai, Director and Clinical Professor of HKU SPH; and Professor Sun-woo Yoon, Project Coordinator of the Glocal University Project Group at ANU.

Initiated by Professor Sook-san Wong, Assistant Professor of HKU SPH and Professor Sun-Woo Yoon, the collaboration will not only facilitate personnel exchange among faculty, staff, and students, particularly those enrolled in master's or doctoral programmes in fields of virology, vaccine biotechnology and related disciplines, but also provide a framework for organising joint seminars, conferences, and other scientific meetings. Moving forward, the institutions will share project-relevant information and technology, and explore opportunities for co-developing research initiatives and other forms of cooperation.