Maria Huachen Zhu




Maria Zhu is Assistant Professor at The University of Hong Kong and Adjunct Professor at the Shantou University. She is also Associate Director of the Division of Infection, International Institute of Infection and Immunity, Shantou University Medical College and the State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases Partner Laboratory at HKU-Shenzhen Branch. She is a molecular biologist and virologist with particular interests in emerging infectious diseases caused by RNA viruses. Her research in recent years has provided understanding of the genesis, development and risk assessment of the swine-origin pandemic H1N1/2009, the avian H7N9 and other related emerging influenza viruses.

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Sep 15th 2015

Why was the Ebola epidemic that started in 2013 so devastating? What can be done to control and mitigate outbreaks of new pathogens such as MERS coronavirus? 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 panel discussions with world leading experts in epidemics, including Professor Peter Piot who is the co-discoverer of Ebola and Professor Barbara Stocking who chairs the 2015 WHO-commissioned panel that assesses WHO's response to the Ebola outbreak.

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