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.
Through its proceedings, the Board of Directors settles Institut Pasteur matters. Its 21 members meet at least four times a year and attend the proceedings of the General Meeting but do not take part in voting.
Advising on strategic policies set out by the President:
Voting on the budgets, approving the accounts and setting the budgetary headcount;
Determining the status and pay of the various categories of personnel;
Authorizing legal proceedings;
Appointing the President after the Chairman has consulted each member of the Scientific Council, heads of the different scientific departments and, if deemed useful, any other competent person;
On proposal from the President, appointing the scientific directors and senior managers to the rank of professor and Senior Vice-Presidents and directors of the scientific departments as applicable;
Approving the establishment or disestablishment of research units, also on proposal from the President;
Examining the accounts and any rate of levy applied or the period of use of funds by the Foundation in order to balance out management of service provided.
Board members and appointment criteria
1. Election process
Members are appointed as follows:
5 ex officio members:
One representative of the French Minister for Research;
One representative of the French Minister for Health;
The Chief Executive Officer of the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research), representing the French Minister for Higher Education;
The Chief Executive Officer of Inserm, representing the French Minister for Public Health;
One representative of the French Minister for the Budget.
16 members elected at the General Meeting from either within or outside its ranks, or co-opted by the Board itself, and including:
4 members chosen for their scientific expertise, at least 3 of whom working at the Institut Pasteur. These members are elected on the basis of "double nominee" proposals made by the Scientific Council.
2 members from Institut Pasteur non-scientific staff with at least ten years' service. These members are elected on the basis of "double nominee" proposals from the Works Committee.
10 members not working at the Institut Pasteur, and including:
- 4 members chosen for their administrative expertise, at least 2 of whom working, or having worked, in scientific institutions or departments;
- 6 members chosen for their financial, industrial, commercial or legal expertise.
Half the elected members appointed for six years are renewed every three years in each category.
The Board of Directors chooses a bureau from among its members, composed of a Chairman, one or two Vice-Chairmen, a Secretary and a Treasurer, elected for a three-year renewable term.
The Board of Directors can delegate some of its powers to its Chairman and bureau, which is convened on a monthly basis.
Board of Directors bureau :
Chairman: Rose-Marie Van Lerberghe, Member of the High Council of the Judiciary
Vice-Chairman: Laurent Degos, Professor of Haematology and Physician at the Saint-Louis hospital
Vice-Chairman: Bernard Guirkinger, Suez Environnement
Treasurer: Sophie Mantel, Assistant Director of the Budget Directorate – Ministry of Economy and Finances
Secretary: Alain Jacquier, Head of the Macromolecular Interaction Genetics Unit, Institut Pasteur
Bureau member: Michèle Froment-Védrine, Chief Adviser to the French Government’s Accounting Office
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Director of ANRS (France Recherche Nord Sud Sida HIV Hépatites) and Director of the Institute of Microbiology and Infectious deseases (IMMI / AVIESAN)
Dominique Deville de Perrière
SPFCO - B4, Directorate-General of Research and Innovation, French Ministry of Research and Higher Education
Executive President of CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
Head of the Immune Regulation and Vaccinology Unit, Institut Pasteur
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Thalès
Chairman and CEO of Inserm (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research)
Engineer in the Biology of Enteric Viruses Provisional Unit, Institut Pasteur
Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Institut Pasteur
Project Officer in the Bacteria-Cell Interactions Unit and in the Molecular Pathogenesis Unit, Institut Pasteur
Scientist, Institut Pasteur
President, Center for Research & Interdisciplinarity
Director-General for Health, French Ministry of Labor, Employment and Health
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PAI Partners
Updated on 22/07/2014
Welcome to Pasteur Museum
The Pasteur Museum is located at the Institut Pasteur, situated at:
25 rue du Docteur Roux
75015 Paris, France