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
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.