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.
Patrick Couvreur, Professor of Pharmaceutical technology and Biopharmaceutics at Paris-Sud University.
Patrick Couvreur, born in 1950 in Schaerbeek (Belgium), is a full professor of Pharmacy, Pharmacotechnie and Biopharmacy at the Paris-Sud University and holder of the chair of “Innovation Technologique” (2009-2010) at the Collège de France. France. He is appointed as a Senior Member of the “Institut Universitaire de France”. He is also a member of the scientific council of the Institut des Technologies pour la Santé (ITMO Inserm/CNRS) since 2009.
Patrick Couvreur received his degree in Pharmacy from the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium) in 1972 and PhD in pharmaceutical sciences from the same university in 1975. He completed his postdoctoral studies at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1976-1977.
His research is at the interface between Physico-Chemistry of Colloids, Polymer Chemistry, Galenic Pharmacy and Experimental Pharmacology focusing on the conception of nanomedicines for the treatment of severe diseases (cancer, infectious diseases and neurological disorders). His work has led to the funding of two start-up companies (Bioalliance, in 1997, focusing on the development of specific nanoparticles and Medsqual in 2007 focusing on the conduction of nanodrugs to clinical studies). He was Director of the UMR CNRS 8612 (Physico-chimie, Pharmacotechnie et Biopharmacie) from 1997 to 2010. He also founded
the “Therapeutics Innovation” doctoral school which he led from 2000 to 2006.
HONORS AND AWARDS
Patrick Couvreur received as early as 1990 the “Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Research” from the “Controlled Release Society”, USA. He is also the recipient of many different innovation prizes such as the “Prix de l’Innovation et du Transfert de Technologie” from the “Paris Ile-de-France- Capitale Economique” for the foundation of the Bioalliance start-up company (1999), and more recently the CNRS Médaille de l’Innovation (2012) and European Inventor Award from the European Patent Office (2013). Among many other awards, he received in 2009 the Galien Prize and in 2011 the European Pharmaceutical Scientist Award. He is an elected member of the French Académie des Technologies and Académie de Pharmacie and a corresponding member of Académie de médecine. He is also a foreign member of the Belgian “Academie Royale de Médecine” and of the Spanish “Real Academia National Farmacia”.
Updated on 16/06/2014
Welcome to Pasteur Museum
The Pasteur Museum is located at the Institut Pasteur, situated at:
25 rue du Docteur Roux
75015 Paris, France