The University of Hong Kong
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases
School of Public Health

Laboratory Block
Faculty of Medicine Building
21 Sassoon Road
Hong Kong

Swine Origin Virus (H1N1) Diagnostics

The State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases, approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Central Government, started operating in October 2005.
Research is conducted on emerging viruses, such as severe acute respiratory syndrome and avian flu, bacteria, fungi and anti- microbial resistance.

Research News

Analysis of H5N1 avian influenza infections from wild bird surveillance in Hong Kong from January 2006 to October 2007.

Ellis TM, Dyrting KC, Wong CW, Chadwick B, Chan C, Chiang M, Li C, Li P, Smith GJD, Guan Y & Peiris JSM (2008). Avian Pathology   (accepted).

Detection and phylogenetic analysis of group 1 coronaviruses in South American bats.

Carrington CVF, Foster JE, Zhu HC, Zhang JX, Smith GJD, Thompson N, Auguste AJ, Ramkissoon V, Adesiyun AA & Guan Y (2008). Emerging Infectious Diseases (DOI: 10.3201/eid1412.080642).

The development and genetic diversity of H5N1 influenza virus in China, 1996-2006.

Duan L, Bahl J, Smith GJD, Wang J, Vijaykrishna D, Zhang LJ, Zhang JX, Li KS, Fan XH, Cheung CL, Huang K, Poon LLM, Shortridge KF, Webster RG, Peiris JSM, Chen H & Guan Y (2008). Virology (380: 243-254).

Evolutionary dynamics and emergence of panzootic H5N1 influenza viruses.

Vijaykrishna D, Bahl J, Riley S, Duan L, Zhang J, Chen H, Peiris JSM, Smith GJD & Guan Y (2008). PLoS Pathogens (4: e1000161).