Malik Peiris

Professor Malik Peiris is a clinical and public health virologist at HKU with a particular interest in emerging virus disease at the animal-human interface. His research has provided understanding on the pathogenesis of the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus and on avian influenza viruses H5N1, H9N2 and H7N9. He played a key role in the discovery of the novel SARS-coronavirus. Malik Peiris coordinates a multi-disciplinary Area of Excellence Program in Hong Kong on the “Control of Pandemic and Inter-pandemic Influenza”. He is an investigator in the Centers of Excellence for Influenza Research and Surveillance (CEIRS) program of the US National Institutes of Health. He also co-directs the WHO H5 Reference Laboratory at HKU.

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Epidemics (Coursera)

“If history is our guide, we can assume that the battle between the intellect and will of the human species and the extraordinary adaptability of microbes will be never-ending.” Despite all the remarkable technological breakthroughs that we have made over the past few decades, the threat from infectious [...]
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Epidemics I (edX)

Explore the science, prevention and control of epidemics in this free online course. In addition to lectures by leading scientists in this field from HKU, this course will feature a supplementary module on COVID-19 and panel discussions with world-leading experts in epidemics.
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