December 14, 2012
AIDS Institute contributes to Frontiers in Biomedical Research, HKU2012. Our Director Dr. Zhiwei Chen gave an invited speech on Novel Strategies of AIDS Vaccine Research in the section of "Infection and Immunology". He also chaired the section of "Key sessions for Best Research Output Awardees".
June 18, 2012
NIH-NIDA Symposium: "HIV/NeuroAIDS Treatment and Prevention Beyond HAART - Thinking Outside the Box".
Dr Zhiwei Chen, Director of HKU - AIDS Institute, was invited to present a talk, titled: "Vaccine: A Possible Solution to Protect Against HIV/NeuroAIDS" at a symposium organized by The National Institute on Drug Abuse at NIH. It is part of NIDA Neuroscience Consortium Cutting-edge seminar series. The title of the symposium is "HIV/NeuroAIDS Treatment and Prevention Beyond HAART - Thinking Outside the Box". Most of the audiences are NIH program officals and Scientific Review Officers.
July 19, 2011
Dr. Zhiwei Chen was invited to meet with Mr. Fong Yun Wah and the CEO and Director of the Wen Wei Po regarding to Dr. Chen's effort in helping the HIV infected children in Mainland China.
July 18, 2011
Dr. Zhiwei Chen was invited to speak at the Canossian Global Youth Conference 2011 for young students aged from 13 to 22 who are participating in the leadership training programme from around the world. Dr. Chen's speech regarding HIV AIDS has raised awareness among the young students.
February 22, 2011
Dr. David Ho and Dr. Zhiwei Chen visited the HKU AIDS Institute Shenzhen Research Laboratory (In Preparation) at the Third People's Hospital, Shenzhen 2011
Dr. David Ho and Dr. Zhiwei Chen were invited to discuss various issues relating to AIDS treatment at the Shenzhen Third People's Hospital with a group of medical doctors and students.
November 23, 2010
Lunch with a Nobel Laureate, HKU 2010
Dr Zhiwei Chen, Director of HKU - AIDS Institute, was invited to discuss various issues including the AIDS epidemic and the lastest advancement in AIDS treatment with Professor Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, recipient of 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine, and a group of 20 secondary school students.
November 22, 2010
The Scientific Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network, HKU 2010
Dr Zhiwei Chen, Director of HKU - AIDS Institute, was invited to co-chair a session of the meeting and to deliver a lecture on "The development of an AIDS mucosal vaccine" at the Scientific Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network.
December 4, 2009
Frontiers in Biomedical Research, HKU 2009
Dr Zhiwei Chen, Director of HKU - AIDS Institute, was invited to deliver a lecture on "The Ongoing Research of An Effective AIDS Vaccine" at symposium 2008.
February 22 - 24, 2009
WHO-UNAIDS/Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise Regional Consultation, Beijing, China
Dr Zhiwei Chen, Director of HKU - AIDS Institute, participated in the Consultation, which reviewed the 2008 status of the HIV epidemic in Asia and the overall status of the AIDS vaccine Research and Development and implications of the latest findings.
February 21, 2009
First China AIDS Vaccine Forum, Beijing, China
Dr Zhiwei Chen, Director of HKU - AIDS Institute, participated in the Forum as an invited speaker. Together with scientists from different institutions including the China CDC, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking University and Tsinghua University, Dr Chen has also become a member of the newly established "Alliance for China AIDS Vaccine".
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December 18, 2008
7th Anniversary of Yunnan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kunming, China
Dr Zhiwei Chen, Director of HKU - AIDS Institute, was invited to deliver a seminar entitled "25 Years of Research on HIV/AIDS".
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November 22, 2008
China AIDS Initiative - TV Gala, Hong Kong
Staff members of the AIDS Institute attended the TV Gala coorganised by the Hong Kong Committee for China AIDS Initiative (HKCCAI) and TVB to promote HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in the region. From right: Mr Cunxin Pu, actor and AIDS ambassador of China; Mr Patrick Ho, Member of the HKCCAI; Dr Zhiwei Chen, Director of AIDS Institute; Mr Yang Hao, Deputy Director General, Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control, Ministry of Health, the People's Republic of China; Mr Yanhua Du, AIDS Institute; Dr David Ho, Co-Chairman of HKCCAI, Scientific Director and CEO of Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center; Mr Haibo Wang, Dr Li Liu, Mr Wenbo Yu, Ms Xian Tang, Ms Jingying Zhou, Miss Xiaofan Lu, Ms Jenny Jin, AIDS Institute.
July 23, 2008
HKU Faculty of Science Summer Science Institute, Hong Kong
Dr Zhiwei Chen, Director of HKU - AIDS Institute, was invited to deliver a lecture on "HIV/AIDS Research: Challenges and Opportunities" at the Summer Science Institute 2008.
July 14, 2008
HKU-Pasteur Research Centre 5th Pasteur-Asia Virology Course, Hong Kong
Dr Zhiwei Chen, Director of HKU - AIDS Institute, was invited to deliver a lecture on "HIV and Cencer" at the Course.
May 29, 2008
Dr David D Ho, Honorary Director of HKU - AIDS Institute, visited the Institute and held discussion with staff colleagues on their research work.
November 22, 2007
Inauguration of AIDS Institute
The Institute's inauguration just before the World AIDS Day on December 1, 2007, marked the University's strategic direction in the fight against the global AIDS epidemic. Officiating the ceremony were Dr Victor Fung Kwok-King, HKU Council Chairman; Professor Lap-Chee Tsui, HKU Vice-Chancellor and President; Dr Hao Yang, Deputy Director General of the Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control, Ministry of Health, the People's Republic of China; Dr Thomas Tsang Ho-Fai, Controller of the Centre for Health Protection, Department of Health, HKSAR Government; Dr David D Ho, Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, The Rockefeller University; Dr Leong Che-Hung, Chairman of Hong Kong AIDS Foundation; Professor Raymond Liang Hin-Suen, Acting Dean of HKU Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine; Professor Yuen Kwok-Yung, Chair Professor and Head of HKU Department of Microbiology; and Dr Zhiwei Chen, Director of the AIDS Institute.
Inaugural symposium on "HIV/AIDS in China: Challenges and Opportunities"
- Keynote speech "AIDS Epidemic and Prospects for Control"
by Dr David D Ho, Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, The Rockefeller University
- Lecture "HIV/AIDS: China Takes Action and Meets the Challenges"
by Dr Zunyou Wu, Director, National Center for AIDS/STD Control and Prevention, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
- Lecture “Basic and Clinical Research on HIV/AIDS in China – National 973 Programme”
by Dr Linqi Zhang, Director, AIDS Research Center, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College
- Lecture “Challenges and Opportunities for AIDS Vaccine Research after Failure in Phase II Trial of Merck’s AIDS Vaccine”
by Dr Ling Chen, Director General, Guangzhou Institute of Biomedicine and Health, Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Lecture “First Glimpse of the Peptide Presentation by Rhesus Macaque MHC Class I: Crystal Structure of Manu-A*01 Complexed with Two Immunogenic SIV Epitopes and Insights into CTL Escape”
by Dr George F Gao, Director, Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences