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International Symposium GPF "Microbes & Brain"
This symposium will take place within the framework of the Grand Programme Fédérateur Microbes & Brain (GPF M&B), which aims at creating synergy between Neurosciences, Microbiology and Immunology, three strong research traditions at the Institut Pasteur. This synergy should generate cutting-edge knowledge of how microbes and brain interact to maintain health or drive pathology.
The objective is to present ground-breaking research deciphering the impact of microbiota on biological functions related to the nervous system, including the blood brain barrier, metabolism and immunity of the brain, and behavior.
Institut Pasteur - Amphithéâtre Duclaux - From 03 juillet 2015 to 03 juillet 2015

Contact: Laure sadier (laure.sadier@pasteur.fr)

Colloque international : «50 ans après le Prix Nobel. Jacob, Lwoff et Monod fondateurs de la biologie moléculaire »
En 1965, le prix Nobel de physiologie fut attribué à André Lwoff, Jacques Monod et François Jacob « pour leurs découvertes concernant le contrôle génétique de la synthèse des enzymes et des virus ». Au-delà du prestige du Nobel, les travaux de ces trois Pasteuriens, souvent réalisés en collaboration avec d’autres collègues (Elie Wollman, Melvin Cohn, etc.), furent reconnus comme l’une des contributions les plus importantes à la constitution de la biologie moléculaire. La manière dont Monod et Jacob conçurent les principes de la régulation génétique devint rapidement essentielle pour comprendre les interactions génétiques et pour envisager le mécanisme de l’embryogenèse chez les métazoaires.
L’objectif de ce colloque est de reconsidérer la signification du modèle de l’opéron à la lumière de l’histoire de la biologie du XXe siècle. Dans un premier temps, nous interrogerons la « préhistoire » du modèle de l’opéron en reprenant l’histoire des deux programmes de recherche qui finirent par converger dans les travaux de Monod et Jacob : celui traitant du mécanisme de l’adaptation enzymatique et celui explorant le phénomène de la lysogénie. La deuxième session est symétrique de la première : nous souhaitons questionner la postérité du modèle de l’opéron et les oppositions qu’il rencontra depuis les années 1960 jusqu’aux années 1990 dans les domaines de la biologie du développement, de la théorie de l’évolution, et de la biologie des systèmes. La dernière session est consacrée à un aspect original de ce moment scientifique : l’étude des liens complexes qui se sont noués entre science, philosophie, éthique et même politique dans le contexte de la fondation de la biologie moléculaire à l’Institut Pasteur.


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Institut Pasteur - Amphithéâtre Duclaux - From 28 septembre 2015 to 29 septembre 2015

Contact: Aude CAMBON (aude.cambon@pasteur.fr)

EMBO Conference : Genetic Control of Development and Evolution
The theme of the EMBO Conference was inspired by seminal studies of François Jacob on gene regulation and by his reflection on evolution expressed in a book published in French in 1981: « Le jeu des possibles, essai sur la diversité du vivant » in an article entitled: “Evolution and Tinkering ” published in Science, 196,1161-1166,1977.

Understanding how organisms evolve and develop in a variety of ecosystems is a major intellectual challenge for humans in general and for experimental biologists in particular. A number of groundbreaking general principles were established following the seminal observations of Darwin and others, yet their molecular foundations remain largely unexplored. This workshop will gather leading scientists whose work with a variety of organisms including yeast, plants, drosophila, butterflies, fish, mice and humans has unravelled the role of gene regulation networks during development, and the generation of organismal diversity. Several key questions will be addressed: 1) Are small changes in cis regulatory elements or in the specificity of transcription factors sufficient to drive evolution and generate diversity? 2) What are the roles of synergy and complex regulatory elements? 3) How does epigenetic regulation underwrite these processes? Our focus is not on the detailed transcription machinery itself, but rather its deployment in the generation of diversity. The workshop also includes several talks on the effect of our environment on evolution and adaptation.

The EMBO conference will start on September 29th at 6pm with a keynote talk by David Allis followed by a reception. It will terminate on Friday October 2nd at 6pm.
Institut Pasteur - CIS - From 29 septembre 2015 to 02 octobre 2015

Contact: Moshe Yaniv (moshe.yaniv@pasteur.fr)

Workshop in Honor of Françoise Barré-Sinoussi
Co-discoverer of the Human Immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) in 1983, Françoise Barré-Sinoussi is recognized for her huge contribution to HIV/AIDS research for which she was awarded with the 2008 Nobel Prize in medicine. Administratively, her career will come to its official end on the 31st of August 2015.
The ANRS, Inserm, Institut Pasteur and Sidaction are thus delighted to jointly organize a workshop dedicated to Françoise Barré-Sinoussi on the afternoon of the 13th of October 2015. The spirit of this event is to illustrate her vision of research, the various aspects of her engagement as well as the prospect that her scientific contribution opens for HIV/AIDS research and beyond, to other infectious diseases. Colleagues and friends will also be given the opportunity to speak of her on a more personal basis.
Institut Pasteur - From 13 octobre 2015 to 13 octobre 2015

Contact: Olivier Rescaniere (barre-sinoussi-workshop2015@pasteur.fr)

Fungal Cell Wall 2015
We are delighted to announce the Fungal Cell Wall 2015 meeting to be held on the campus of the Institut Pasteur in Paris from 26-28 October, 2015. This meeting will gather the leaders in fungal cell wall biology, immunology, and antifungal mechanisms to exchange new ideas and forge new collaborations.

Previously, there have been several successful but separate fungal cell wall meetings (including Ascona, 2001, Salamanca, 2003, Heidelberg, 2006, Biarritz 2007,and Giens 2011), each with different focus: model fungi, plant pathogens human pathogens, and even the plant cell wall. This meeting will gather, for the first time, the entire cell wall community. For this Fungal Cell Wall 2015 meeting, we are merging in order to generate a more comprehensive conference that will cover all aspects related to the fungal cell wall, from fundamental to applied research.

A unique and prominent feature of fungi is that they are surrounded by a cell wall. All exchanges between a fungal cell and its environment rely upon a functional and permeable cell wall. The cell wall is continuously in contact with the host and acts as a sieve and a reservoir for effector molecules such as antigens and enzymes that play an active role during infection. The cell wall is therefore essential for fungal growth, as well as for resisting environmental stresses such as phagocytic killing.

Cell wall biosynthetic enzymes represent unique drug targets. In the last 10 years, major discoveries in cell wall biology were achieved in an amazing diversity of disciplines, including biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, genetics, immunology and host defense interactions, and biophysics. These breakthroughs are contributing to a better understanding of the cell wall and its role in fungal infections in human and plants.

There will be approximately 25 invited speakers at the meeting, and numerous spots have been reserved for oral presentations that will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Ample space will be available for poster display.
Institut Pasteur - CIS - From 26 octobre 2015 to 28 octobre 2015

Contact: Jean-Paul LATGE (fcw2015@pasteur.fr)