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.
The mission of the Industrial Partnership team is to detect, promote, assist and protect the inventive activities from research (inventions, know-how and biological materials) conducted at the Institut Pasteur (and in some Institutes of its international network), and transfer there to industrial and/or institutional partners, in order to serve the patient needs and for the benefit of the society, as well as to contribute to sustainability of the Institut Pasteur’s resources.
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.
France/China : Real cooperation in the field of infectious diseases with the plan for an Institut Pasteur in China
Within the context of French-Chinese cooperation, which has expanded on the occasion of President Hu Jintao's state visit, health is one of the most important sectors. A declaration of intent on the prevention of and fight against emerging infectious diseases was signed yesterday at Matignon by Ms. Claudie Haigneré and Jean François Mattei, and Mr. Yan Hua Liu, deputy minister of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China. At the same time and in the same spirit, Prof. Zhu Chen, Vice President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Prof. Philippe Kourilsky, President of the Institut Pasteur, signed a letter of intent for the creation of an Institut Pasteur in Shanghai. The objectives of the future Institut Pasteur of China will be to respond to Chinese public health priorities and to develop research and education in the field of infectious diseases, particularly virology, vaccinology and epidemiology.
Paris, january 29, 2004
The Institut Pasteur of China will be a non-profit Chinese national institution, granted autonomy in management and decision-making. It will have a Board of Directors and a Scientific Council composed of Chinese members and representatives from the Institut Pasteur of Paris. It will be subject to Chinese law and will respect Pasteur values.
In keeping with the traditional mission of the Instituts Pasteur, five axes are under discussion:
- basic and applied research in infectious diseases;
- studies in public health;
- biological and medical diagnosis, analyses concerning food safety and the environment;
- enhancement of research and industrial partnerships;
The project will link research and active duties. A high priority will be given to infectious diseases and their transmission from animals to humans. The development of industrial, biotechnological and pharmaceutical processes and products will be considered.
The critical size for the smooth operation of an institute of this type is about 250 people.
An agreement establishing the Institut Pasteur of China should be signed before summer 2004.