Hong LI

Microbiologist

About This Project

My Australian story goes back to the Sichuan earthquake in May 2008, which measured 7.9 on the Richter Scale, taking some 70,000 people’s lives and injuring more than 370,000, with more than 18,000 listed as missing.

 

Shortly after the earthquake, the University of Western Australia (UWA), announced that full-tuition Sichuan Earthquake Scholarships would be offered to two students from Sichuan University, as a contribution to Sichuan’s reconstruction. I was lucky enough to be one of the recipients.

 

From 2009 to 2014, I completed my PhD in Mircobiology at UWA, under the supervision of Nobel Laureate Professor Barry Marshall. The experience was intense, and very rewarding.

 

In 2015, I returned to the West China Hospital of Sichuan University and actively promoted academic collaboration between Sichuan University and UWA, with the establishment of the West China Marshall Research Center for Infectious Diseases in Chengdu. We have since co-published one book and four scientific papers.

 

The Center will continue to strengthen bilateral academic exchange between Australia and China, and my Australian story will continue to unfold.

 

Hong Li is a researcher at the West China Marshall Research Center for Infectious Diseases, Center of Infectious Diseases, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu.

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