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.
Pr Christian Bréchot
A new President for Institut Pasteur
Professor Christian Bréchot took office as the Institut Pasteur President on Tuesday October 1st, 2013, for a 4 years mandate. He succeeded Professor Alice Dautry.
Paris, October 1, 2013
Professor Christian Bréchot was appointed by the Board of Directors of the Institut Pasteur on March 8 to succeed Professor Alice Dautry whose second term expired.
From 2008 to 2013, Christian Bréchot has been acting as Vice-president in charge of Medical and Scientific affairs of the Institut Merieux. From 2001 to 2007, Christian Bréchot has acted as General Director of Inserm, the French National Agency for biomedical research.
Christian Bréchot holds MD Ph.D degrees. Beginning in 1981 he studied molecular biology, virology, and cellular biology at the Institut Pasteur and at the Necker Faculty of Medicine. In 1989 he became full professor of Cell Biology and Hepatology, and in 1997 he was appointed head of the clinical department of liver diseases at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital. He has been in charge of a research unit at the Necker Faculty of Medicine, jointly supported by Inserm (the French national biomedical research agency), Paris Descartes University, and the Institut Pasteur; he was also head of the National Reference Centre on viral hepatitis from 1998 to 2001.
Christian Bréchot’s research has been mainly focussed on viral hepatitis B (HBV) and C (HCV), particularly with regard to their role in liver cancer and to the molecular mechanisms that drive liver regeneration and cancer.
Christian Bréchot has been the member of numerous scientific committees and societies and has received prestigious awards. Overall, he is the author of over 350 articles published in prestigious medical and scientific journals.