Every summer the Croucher Foundation funds short courses that aim to educate and inspire postgraduate students and early career researchers from Hong Kong an...
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.
Cancer, autoimmune and infectious diseases and allergies are common disorders in developed countries. They are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Hong Kong and many other countries in the region. While researchers here have been able to successfully characterise the clinical presentation and outcome of these conditions, basic immunology research in these areas are still underdeveloped.
This conference will focus on such immunology research, including abnormal immune level responses that lead to cancer and autoimmunity development. This is essential in elucidating the cause of common disorders and could facilitate the design of more specific, efficient and safe therapies through immunoregulation.
The course is limited to a maximum of 35 participants who will have the opportunities to learn and interact with world-renowned international scientists and local scientists through seminars and interactive discussion sessions. All participants will be required to give poster presentations and approximately ten will be selected to give short oral presentations about their research projects in a lecture.
Language: All events are conducted in English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.