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.
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.
Since its inception, the Institut Pasteur has located near pandemic areas. The first Institut Pasteur outside of France was created in 1891 in Saigon in Vietnam to vaccinate people against rabies and smallpox.
This proximity to sites of infection offers a real capacity of reaction and analysis to the Network. Present on five continents through 32 Institutes, it is recognized as a specialist in microbiological surveillance.
Researchers, men and women of different cultures are united by the same Pastorian culture, the same scientific rigor and the same values.
Thus, the Network institutes contribute to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases by:
Research activities focusing on the main transmissible bacterial, parasitic or viral diseases. Special relationships with the laboratories of other institutes belonging to the Network create a link between local concerns and the international scientific community. They also enable technology transfer and the implementation of leading-edge biological methods in environments which would otherwise be unable to have access to such developments
Public health activities : national reference centers and WHO collaborating centers, participation in national programs to fight against infectious diseases ... These activities also include field investigations, backed by the operation of the laboratories that then process numerous organic samples. These are essential for an accurate understanding of the environment and the epidemiological mechanisms of disease.
Service activities : clinical chemistry, microbiology of water and food, testing centers, centers for vaccinations ...
Training activities, not only to personnel Institutes but also to external staff, technicians or students, who may then use their experience in other regional or national or bodies.
The Network's activities are divided across these three Pasteurian missions, with a focus on:
Major diseases with epidemic potential (HIV / AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria ...)