In line with the BNP Paribas Group corporate philanthropy policy, CIB allocated its end-of-the-year budget to Institut Pasteur’s battle against infectious diseases, which has been taking place since 2008.
As part of their global partnership, CIB for Health and Medical Research, and CIB Hong Kong have been financing the HKU-PRC degree on dengue fever virus since 2009.
Thanks to this partnership, employees of BNP Paribas in Hong Kong were able to attend the conference given by Doctor Roberto Bruzzone on “The role of scientific research on infectious bugs and their impact on society” which took place on October 27th.
Doctor Bruzzone, who is the Scientific Director of Hong Kong University-Pasteur Research Centre (HKU-PRC), gave a rousing presentation using colourful examples and provided a clear and relevant understanding on this rather complex topic.
The internationally recognised cell biologist also unveiled the secret of viruses and outlined the bank’s contribution to the research carried out by the Institut Pasteur.
The employees present at the conference were able to better understand the existing public health risks related to infectious diseases as well as the research that is being carried out in this area.