Coronavirus Symposium

Friday 13th September 2019

Programme and Itinerary

UGC Project Reference: T11-707/15-R
Project Title: Molecular Basis for Interspecies Transmission and Pathogenesis of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

Time

Activities

Responsible persons

Venue

2:00 – 2:45 pm

 

Keynote lecture

 

Pathogenic potential of bat SARS-related coronaviruses

 

Professor Zheng-Li Shi

Wuhan Institute of Virology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

 

2/F Lecture Theatre, Block T, Queen Mary Hospital

 

2:45 – 3:10 pm

 

The development of a recombinant bivalent vaccine against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus

 

Dr Kenneth Li

Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

 

3:10 – 3:35 pm

 

Antagonization of type I IFN production by MERS-Cov protein

 

Dr Kitty Fung

School of Biomedical Sciences, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

 

3:35 – 3:50 pm

Tea break

3:50 – 4:15 pm

 

USP13 is the host dependency factor for MERS-CoV infection

 

Dr Raven Kok

Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong

 

4:155:00 pm

 

Keynote lecture 

 

Role of a single phospholipase in T cell and antibody responses in aged mice infected with MERS-CoV

 

Professor Stanley Perlman

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Iowa, USA