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Alumni/Member Spotlight - Alfred Ho, PhD Candidate

Alfred is an Imperial-HKU Joint PhD Scholar studying how influenza viruses evolve and produce escape mutations to develop vaccine resistance. He graduated with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from University College London in 2014 and completed his bachelor’s thesis during his exchange at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine working on antigenic profiling of malaria proteins. Alfred joined Hornell Hall in 2016 during his PhD rotation from Imperial College London, following the footsteps of his father who was Chair of Hornell Hall's SA ExCO in 1970.

Extra-curricular interests and hobbies:

  • Life sciences entrepreneurship

  • Football (Arsenal – Proud to be a Gooner!)

  • Argentinian Tango

LinkedIn profile, click here.


For more information about joint PhD programmes offered at HKU, click here.


There is an active and vibrant hub for innovation and entrepreneurship at HKU. For more information (forums, mixers, events, courses, training, marketplaces, co-workspaces, funding for programmes), click here.


HKU has participated in the global synthetic biology iGEM competition since 2008. For more information, click here.

Alfred can be contacted at:

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