HKU-Pasteur Research Pole

The main research area at the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole is the cell biology of viral infections to understand the molecular mechanisms governing interactions between viruses and host cells in relationship to pathogenicity and transmission. The ten major research areas include:

  • Virus-host cells interactions
  • Mapping molecular determinants that enable transmission and replication of animal influenza viruses in humans
  • Identification of molecular determinants of influenza virus pathogenesis
  • Identification of host factors contributing to virus assembly and budding
  • System biology of host responses to influenza infection
  • Innate immunity viral infection
  • Adaptive – T and B cell –  immunity to influenza in humans
  • Novel vaccines and immune correlates of protection for influenza
  • Development and spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • Microbiome in health and disease
Professor Bruzzone, Roberto

(cell biology of host-pathogen interactions)

Dr Dhanasekaran, Vijaykrishna (ecology, evolution, epidemiology and microbial genomics)
Dr Tun Hein Min

(microbiome, multi-omics and systems microbiology, AMR in One Health)

Dr Valkenburg, Sophie Alessandra

(viral immunology and vaccines)


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