The Pasteur Museum is housed in the apartment where Louis Pasteur spent his final seven years and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the living and working environment of the world-renowned scientist. Visitors can gain a unique insight into his everyday life alongside his wife and can admire his rich and diverse scientific work.
The Institut Pasteur’s scientific strategy focuses on developing original and innovative topics and promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation and approaches. The Institut Pasteur teams have access to the technological resources needed to speed up and further improve the quality of their outstanding research.
Ever since the introduction of the world’s first "Technical Microbiology" course in 1889, teaching has been a priority for the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur has an international reputation for quality teaching that attracts students from all over the world who come to further their training or top up their degree programs.
With international courses, PhD and postdoctoral traineeship, each institute of the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP) contributes to the transmission of knowledge with the training of young researchers all around the world. In this context, doctoral and postdoctoral programmes, study and traineeship fellowships are available to scientists. Alongside training, dynamism and attractiveness of RIIP will result in the creation of 4-year group for the young researchers.
Arnaud Fontanet (Institut Pasteur), Head of the Epidemiology of Emerging Diseases Unit, Co-director of the Pasteur-CNAM School of Public Health.
Arnaud Fontanet, born in 1961 in Paris, is a medical epidemiologist specialized in infectious diseases epidemiology. He is a Professor - Health and Development Chair - at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM) and serves as the co-Director of the “Pasteur-CNAM School of Public Health”. He also heads the Emerging Diseases Epidemiology Unit at the Institut Pasteur in Paris.
Arnaud Fontanet received his MD and Diplôme d’Études Spécialisées (DES) with a major in rheumatology from the University of Paris V in 1990. He obtained his Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1993 and his HDR (ability to conduct research) from the University of Paris VI in 2000.
After working as a medical epidemiologist at the WHO on HIV-AIDS, and spending five years in Ethiopia as Project Manager for the Ethio-Netherlands AIDS Research Project (ENARP), Arnaud Fontanet joined the Institut Pasteur in Paris in 2002 and started the Emerging Diseases Epidemiology unit. He is the North coordinator of the ANRS Research Site on Viral Hepatitis in Egypt, and is/was scientific coordinator of several national and European-funded research projects, e.g. AVE, investigating new viruses causing acute encephalitis in children in Northern Vietnam, EXTRA-MU looking at the transmission of Buruli ulcer in Cameroon, EPISARS, searching for the animal reservoir of the SARS coronavirus, etc.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Arnaud Fontanet has served as a Member of several Scientific Councils (Institut Pasteur, Institut de Veille Sanitaire, IMEA, “Population and Public Health” Panel of the Wellcome Trust). He was Member of the Editorial Board of the journal AIDS (2002-2008) and Associate-Editor of the European Journal of Epidemiology (2003-2006). He is a Reviewer for the Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine, Hepatology, Clinical Infectious Diseases, AIDS.