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Malik Peiris

Who said it?

Hamid Karzai

We appreciate all this assistance and help, all this assistance is very useful to us

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, on the tens of millions of dollars in cash the C.I.A. has given his office in the past decade

 

Monday, 6 May, 2013, 2:55am

HKU scientists look to take the lead on bird flu

A worker at a stall selling chickens cleans cages. Photo: Felix Wong

Despite the rush by scientists to decipher the nature of the latest outbreak of bird flu, the virus and its relatives have been under the radar of a local research team for more than a decade.

6 May 2013 - 5:00am

Scientists must speak to the common man

We live in a world created and defined by science and technology. Yet the people who make a profession out of these fields often act like high priests of old, communicating in esoteric language that only the initiated can understand. Most of the time, it is fine. Specialists go their merry way and the public theirs.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

A shot in the arm

Hong Kong's scientists are accustomed to being thrust onto the frontline in the battle to control disease. They helped crack the mystery surrounding the cause of Sars, and before that they helped trace the evolution of bird flu.

2 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Sars hero joins scientists' hall of fame

Sars and bird flu expert Malik Peiris has been inducted as a Fellow of the world's oldest national academy of sciences, joining eminent scientists Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking on its rolls.

16 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Time to test wet markets region-wide, expert says

A region-wide testing of wet markets in Asia is needed to determine the extent of bird flu in poultry and help to control its spread, a bird flu expert has said.

7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Researcher in hot seat

A Hong Kong researcher has won the accolade of the world's 'hottest researcher' in a newsletter published by Thomson Scientific, a firm that analyses international research publications.

16 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

Scientists earn top fellowships

Eight top scientists from four Hong Kong universities have been awarded Croucher Senior Research Fellowships.

They are Zhou Xunyu, Wei Juncheng, Xia Keqing, Irene Ng Oi-lin, Joseph Sriyal Malik Peiris, Maria Lung Li, Dr Hannah Hong Xue and Li Ping.

Presentations were made by Justice Andrew Li, Chief Justice of the Court of Final Appeal, last week.

24 Mar 2005 - 12:00am