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IPS new Director General
Institut Pasteur of Shanghai (IPS), a member institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, announces today the appointment of Prof. Ralf Altmeyer as new Director General. This represents a further step to grow IPS’ role as a leading health research institute in China and a global actor in the fight against infectious diseases. Ralf Altmeyer succeeds Vincent Deubel, who was appointed Director General of the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia.
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IHigh prevalence of Bocavirus infection among young children in Shanghai and co-infection with other respiratory viruses
Since the first discovery of Human Bocavirus (HBoV) in 2005, the detection of HBoV was reported worldwide. The researchers in Institut Pasteur of Shanghai have examined extensively the virological and serological characteristics of human bocavirus infection to find out the correlation between human bocavirus infection and humoral response, virus persistence, and co-infection with other respiratory viruses in children with acute respiratory infection.

HBoV, a novel member in the genus parvovirus, family Parvoviridae, was first identified in children with lower respiratory tract infection by a Sweden group in 2005.
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Upcoming events
RIIP-Info : 7th HKU-Pasteur Virology Course, 7 - 23 July 2010, HKU-Pasteur Research Centre, Hong Kong
RIIP-Info : Call for traineeship grants for PhD students
RIIP-Info : Call for traineeship grants
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