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.
Institut Pasteur and WHO join forces in the fight against epidemics
On Thursday September 13, in Geneva, the Institut Pasteur and the World Health Organisation (WHO) signed a cooperation agreement concerning the response to epidemics and worldwide health safety. Their aim is to help countries to strengthen their capacities for surveillance, detection and response in application of the International Health Regulations drawn up by WHO.
Paris, september 14, 2012
According to WHO “In the globalised world, diseases can spread far and wide via international travel and trade. A health crisis in one country can impact livelihoods and economies in many parts of the world. Such crises can result from emerging infections like Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), or a new human influenza pandemic.”
In order to improve the management of the risk of the spread of epidemics, in 2007, WHO drew up the International Health Regulations (IHR). The IHR requires countries to report certain disease outbreaks and public health events to WHO. To that end, countries are required to strengthen their capacities for public health surveillance and response.
With the agreement signed on September 13 with WHO, the Institut Pasteur in Paris and the institutes of the Institut Pasteur International Network are going to place their skills and expertise at the service of countries, in particular those with limited resources, in order to help them to strengthen their capacities for reporting, analysing and responding.
The agreement also provides for the setting up of training programmes, especially in laboratory techniques and field epidemiology. The development of human resources is key to strengthening health initiatives.
An important section also concerns the surveillance and control of vectors and reservoirs for which the Institut Pasteur and the Institut Pasteur International Network will provide their technical expertise.
This International Network brings together 32 institutes from five continents, which are fully integrated into the countries' health systems. Situated mainly in pandemic areas or areas at risk, the institutes are key stakeholders in the fight against infectious diseases.
With eight WHO collaborating centres in Paris and ten others in the International Network, this Network is often on the frontline in epidemic emergency situations. Today, this network represents a unique and original model for international scientific cooperation, based on the development of skills at a local level in order to guarantee lasting actions.