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.
To keep pace with the latest developments in biological research the Institut Pasteur pursues an independent scientific policy. Particular focus is placed on new research topics, multidisciplinary interactions, and the transfer of scientific discoveries to applications. Our goal: to further biomedical research and knowledge for a more effective fight against disease.
At the forefront of biomedical research
The Institut Pasteur has a flexible and responsive organization. Multidisciplinary research teams work closely with the decision-makers and cross-disciplinary programs are encouraged. Thanks to this organization, high-caliber and varied scientific projects in the key areas of biology, microbiology, immunology, genetics and molecular biology can be undertaken by Institut Pasteur scientists to advance research in infectious diseases. Underpinning this is an active strategy to recruit young scientists and foster new avenues of research, and thus to broaden the Institut Pasteur’s expertise to other research areas.
At the cutting edge of technology
Our approach is supported by a range of technological facilities available to our teams. These facilities are key to achieving fast response times. The Institut Pasteur regularly invests in cutting-edge facilities located on technological platformsfor use by its in-house scientists and scientists from other research organizations.
An open-minded approach to foster cooperation
Scientists need to address the challenges of infectious diseases facing the world today and remain at the forefront of new research developments. To meet the current challenges, the Institut Pasteur fosters scientific cooperation with French stakeholders such as the CNRS, Inserm, higher education institutions and hospitals (Necker, Cochin, etc.), and international organizations such as the WHO, National Institutes of Health and many more.
The Institut Pasteur International Network is a unique example of successful international cooperation with cross-disciplinary teams associated in efficient basic (fundamental) research, epidemiological surveillance and field operations.
A constant concern to boost the conversion of discoveries to applications
The Institut Pasteur draws on the expertise of its scientists, ensuring the safeguard and transfer of their research findings into applications, and effectively bridging the gap between the worlds of research and industry. Cooperation is sought with various partner organizations. For the past 15 years we have provided the necessary impetus to help young start-ups whose scientific innovations were developed in our laboratories.