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.
INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier (Canada) Joins the Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur And Supports Global Appeal to Boost Attention to Neglected Diseases
The INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier research centre, located in Laval, close to Montreal (Canada), recently joined the Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur (RIIP) which now has 29 member institutions on five continents. The INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier research centre is the first North American institution to join the RIIP network.
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The Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur’s chief mission is to contribute to the fight against infectious diseases on a global scale, through research, training, and epidemiological monitoring of viral, bacterial, and parasitic infections that threaten world health. The INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier will bring to the table its expertise in severe respiratory diseases such as SARS and influenza, as well as in other pathologies such as AIDS, hepatitis C, salmonella and leishmaniasis. Joining the RIIP network reaffirms the strength of the centre’s research teams and its excellent international reputation.
In support of research on neglected diseases
Keenly aware of the huge problem presented by neglected diseases, INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier has demonstrated its solidarity by joining Institut Pasteur in its appeal to governments around the world to correct the fatal imbalance for neglected diseases, as put forth by the Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) on June 8, 2005. www.researchappeal.org/index.php
Each day, 35,000 people die of a neglected disease and, over the last 25 years, only 1% of some 1,400 recognized drugs addressed these diseases. In the face of an acute need for action, INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier has added its voice to those of all the signatories of the appeal, which calls for developed countries to invest more dollars in order to stimulate R&D for neglected diseases. s.
Two institutions with similar callings
The INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier research centre was created in 1998 when Institut Armand-Frappier, named after its founder and created in 1938 on the Pasteur model, joined forces with Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS). Today, the centre’s activities include research and training in human, animal and environmental health, including microbiology, immunology, epidemiology and biotechnology. The centre has approximately 150 employees, including some fifty professor-researchers, as well as 200 students and postdoctoral fellows. www.iaf.inrs.ca
Founded in 1887, Institut Pasteur is a private, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to biomedical research, public health, and teaching. Close to 2,600 people work on its campus in Paris, where a large portion of the institute’s research activities are devoted to infectious diseases. The Paris office is the heart of the international Pasteur network, which is comprised of 29 Pasteur or associated institutions spread out on all five continents and bringing together more than 9,000 people.
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