Croucher Foundation Summer Courses 2018

Every summer the Croucher Foundation funds short courses that aim to educate and inspire postgraduate students and early career researchers from Hong Kong and the wider region. The typical course is held over a period of approximately five days and includes a residential stay. Participants pay a registration fee to cover costs including accommodation, meals and course materials. These courses offer participants the opportunity to learn from world-renowned scientists, network with peers, participate in engaging and interactive discussions and, depending on the subject of the course, gain practical experience in the laboratory.

This five-day summer course is designed to provide graduate students and postdoctoral-level scientists an overview of the basic concepts in vaccinology. Participants will learn about the immunological and epidemiological mechanisms of vaccination, the p...
6 – 10 August 2018 at the The University of Hong Kong This 5-day residential course aims for talented postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers to deepen the fundamental knowledge in immunology and to understand the immunological aspects of major diseases. Participants will h...
15 – 20 July 2018 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Over the 5-day course, participants will have a unique experience to learn from the pioneers and practise during the laboratory demonstration sessions as well as presentation sessions by the participants. There will be social activities to allow interac...
1 – 7 July 2018 at the The University of Hong Kong This new Croucher Summer Course series will provide students, scientists and health professionals with consistent knowledge and interdisciplinary training through an international faculty of world-leading scientists. It is expected that this proposal, s...
10 – 15 August 2018 at the The University of Hong Kong Precision genome engineering by CRISPR is game-changing. The use of CRISPR to knockout or knockin genes precisely has increased explosively in biomedical research and as novel therapeutics. CRISPR-mediated knockout of target genes has become the sta...
23 – 27 July 2018 at the The University of Hong Kong The Croucher Summer Course on Performance-Aware Programming using Application Accelerators (PAPAA) is a 5-day live-in summer program hosted at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The goal of the course is to bring together the best researchers and t...
9 – 14 July 2018 at the City University of Hong Kong The discovery and development of new materials hinge on our understanding of their structures and dynamics. Neutron scattering is a powerful and versatile method to characterize the structure and dynamics of materials. Originally developed as a tool for...
11 – 17 June 2018 at Hong Kong Polytechnic University The 7-day Croucher Summer Course 2018 will provide an excellent opportunity for summer course participants to learn the latest research outcomes from internationally distinguished scholars. It will be an ideal place for all participants to broaden their...
10 – 15 June 2018 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong This summer course will cover both fundamental topics and advanced problems in the field of ultracold atom physics, including Ano-Feshbach and Efimov resonances, topological matters, non-equilibrium physics, strongly correlated systems, among the others...

Courses in 2017

Cancer Biology

7 – 11 August 2017 at the The University of Hong Kong First introduced in 2013, the Croucher Summer Course in Cancer Biology is an enlightening and inspiring programme covering a broad range of topics related to cancer biology. Designed for promising postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers, the course invites world-renowned international and local speakers to conduct seminars and engage in interactive discussions with participants. ...

Quantum Entanglement and Topological Order

This five-day summer course provides talented young postgraduate students and postdoctoral scholars with an interest in quantum entanglement and topological order an opportunity to learn about the latest advances through formal and informal interactions between the participants and leading experts in the field.

Climate Change and Marine Ecosystems

This five-day summer course aims to provide students with a systematic and comprehensive understanding of the impact of global climate change and the rapid increase in atmospheric CO2 on ocean ecosystems, with a particular focus on the three major impacts of ocean warming, ocean acidification and hypoxia.

Research Methodology for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response

This five-day intensive residential summer course will introduce participants to the methods and tools for conducting research and designing evidence-based intervention to address medical needs in the context of humanitarian emergencies.

Cell and Developmental Biology Research

This five-day residential course brings together world-renowned scientists to give lectures on the most important and up-to-date developments in cell and developmental biology, which will further be supported by related hands-on laboratory sessions and interactive discussions.

Information Theory

This five-day summer course provides talented young postgraduate students and postdoctoral scholars with an interest in information theory an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in information theory via long-format tutorials taught by leading experts, in a format that facilitates formal and informal interactions between the participants and experts.

Advanced Imaging

This five-day residential course is an introduction for talented postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are looking to learning new and emerging biology and techniques around single cell and single molecule analysis. They will be exposed to “omics” technologies and high throughput techniques, as well as cutting-edge microscopy techniques.

Courses in 2016

Advances in Immunology in Health and Disease

This five-day residential course aims for talented postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers to deepen the fundamental knowledge in immunology and to understand the immunological aspects of major diseases.

Vaccinology for Public Health and Clinical Practice in the 21st century

This five-day summer course is designed to provide graduate students and postdoctoral-level scientists an overview of the basic concepts in vaccinology. Participants will learn about the immunological and epidemiological mechanisms of vaccination, the process of developing vaccines, how to measure the efficacy or effectiveness of vaccines, how vaccines influence disease transmission a...

Stem cells biology and regenerative medicine

Over the 5-day course, participants will have a unique experience to learn from the pioneers (this year we have 7 renowned top scientists in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine) and practise during the laboratory demonstration sessions as well as presentation sessions by the participants. There will be social activities to allow interaction and friendship building for the c...

Ultracold Atom Physics

This five-day residential summer course will introduce both fundamental knowledge and advanced topics in the current frontier of ultracold atom physics to a small group of talented postgraduate students and junior research fellows. Renowned experts in this field from overseas and local institutes will deliver lectures, host lab visits, and interact actively with the participants. 

Performance-aware programming with application accelerators

The Croucher Summer Course on Performance-Aware Programming using Application Accelerators (PAPAA) is a 5-day live-in summer program hosted at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The goal of the course is to bring together the best researchers and the brightest young postgraduate research students in a weeklong intensive course where participants may exchange ideas and experiences...

Neutron scattering: a powerful method for materials research

This 5-day intensive course is an introduction to neutron scattering aimed at postgraduate students and early-career researchers. While this year's summer course will continue to cover fundamental scattering theory and commonly-used scattering techniques, the focus will be on inelastic neutron scattering. There will also be several practical sessions on the analysis of neutron scattering data.

Courses in 2015

Research methodology for disaster and medical humanitarian response

This five-day intensive residential summer course will introduce participants to the methods and tools for conducting research and designing evidence-based intervention to address medical needs in the context of humanitarian emergencies.

Climate change and marine ecosystems

This five-day summer course aims to provide students with a systematic and comprehensive understanding of the impact of global climate change and the rapid increase in atmospheric CO2 on ocean ecosystems, with a particular focus on the three major impacts of ocean warming, ocean acidification and hypoxia.

Cell and developmental biology

This five-day residential course brings together world-renowned scientists to give lectures on the most important and up-to-date developments in cell and developmental biology, which will further be supported by related hands-on laboratory sessions and interactive discussions.

Advanced imaging

This five-day residential course is an introduction for talented postgraduate students and postdoctoral fellows who are looking to learning new and emerging biology & techniques around single cell and single molecule analysis. They will be exposed to “omics” technologies and high throughput techniques, as well as cutting-edge light microscopy techniques.

Information theory

This five-day summer course provides talented young postgraduate students and postdoctoral scholars with an interest in information theory an opportunity to learn about the latest advances in information theory via long-format tutorials taught by leading experts, in format that facilitates formal and informal interactions between the participants and experts.

Cancer biology

This five-day residential summer course aims to educate and inspire talented postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers from Hong Kong and overseas. World-renowned international and local speakers will conduct seminars and engage in interactive discussions with participants.

Courses in 2014

Advances in immunology in health and disease

This 6-day residential course is aimed at talented postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers who seek to deepen the fundamental knowledge in immunology and to understand the immunological aspects of major diseases.

Neutron scattering: a powerful method for materials research

This 5-day intensive course is an introduction to neutron scattering aimed at postgraduate students and early-career researchers. It will present several commonly-used scattering techniques that can be made relevant to various research, and include several sessions focusing on analysis of neutron scattering data.

New GNSS algorithms and techniques for earth observation

This 6-day summer course will provide an excellent opportunity for postgraduate students, early career researchers, or industrial R&D professionals to learn from internationally distinguished scholars on the leading edge of earth observation, ionosphere monitoring and space weather.

Performance-aware programming with application accelerators

The Croucher Summer Course on Performance-Aware Programming using Application Accelerators (PAPAA) is a 5-day live-in summer program hosted at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong....