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.
The Institut Pasteur and the U.S. CDC sign a Memorandum of Understanding to promote global public health
The Institut Pasteur and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the occasion of the Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva, last week. The agreement unites the efforts of these two organizations – both leaders in the field of global public health – by creating a framework for shared and lasting actions to benefit public health and health security at the international level.
Paris, may 27, 2009
The Memorandum of Understanding signed* by the Institut Pasteur and the U.S. CDC will reinforce the exchange of information and the realization of collaborative actions around the globe, notably with regard to initiatives supported by the WHO aiming to improve global health security and fight infectious disease. The objective is to optimize the response of both institutions by enhanced coordination, particularly during emergency situations such as the outbreak of new epidemics. The accord helps strengthen the ongoing exchange and circulation of information between these two institutions.
The leadership of the Institut Pasteur and the U.S. CDC hope furthermore to unite their efforts to implement the International Health Regulations (IHR) through a mutually agreed-upon approach. As a result, the two institutions will improve their ability to work closely with international bodies and provide technical support to countries in need, particularly in the areas of evaluation of needs for surveillance programs and the implementation of action plans.
The Institut Pasteur and the CDC also expect to reap long-term benefits by providing an improved response to emerging challenges in the field of international public health.
* The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Alice Dautry, president of the Institut Pasteur, and Stephen B. Blount, director of the Coordinating Office for Global Health at the CDC, in the presence of Yves Charpak, director of International Affairs at the Institut Pasteur, and representatives of WHO led by Guénaël Rodier, director in charge of International Health Regulations (IHR) at WHO.
About the Institut Pasteur
The Institut Pasteur is a private non-profit foundation that is world-renowned for its work in the field of biological research. Located in Paris, its researchers study life forms of all types, with a particular focus on infectious disease (HIV/AIDS, Chikungunya, malaria, influenza …), as well as genetic conditions, neuro-degenerative diseases, and cancers that pose a threat to global health. The Institut Pasteur is at the heart of an international network bringing together 32 research institutes located on every continent. One of the primary vocations of the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP) is to protect the health of populations in the countries where it works. RIIP member institutes perform a wide range of public health and service activities, notably including support for national health programs. In addition to these quotidian enterprises, RIIP institutes are linked into an international network that can be mobilized to respond to outbreaks and contain epidemics using the latest techniques and in partnership with worldwide bodies such as the WHO. www.pasteur.fr.
About the CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an American public health agency operating under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The CDC contributes expertise via surveillance for emerging threats to public health, as well as health promotion and prevention of disease, disability, and injury. The CDC has a history of building public health capacity, including global disease control, which has accelerated in recent years with the establishment of the Global Disease Detection (GDD) program, CDC’s most visible program for developing and strengthening the ability to identify and respond to emerging infections around the world. CDC has established six GDD Regional Centers in each of the six WHO regions: Thailand, Kenya, Guatemala, China, Egypt, Kazakhstan. http://www.cdc.gov.
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