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.
Agreement between The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Institut Pasteur on the project: “Malnutrition and infections childhood in Africa”
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development (MAEDI) and the Institut Pasteur signed in July 2014 a grant agreement for the project: “Malnutrition and infections childhood in Africa” (MALINEA) in the framework of the Priority Solidarity Fund of the MAEDI. This project will be carried out through a partnership which brings together the know-how and the skills of the Institut Pasteur International Network in Africa – the Institut Pasteur of Madagascar, the CERMES (Niger), the Institut Pasteur of Bangui and the Institut Pasteur of Dakar -, and the NGOs Action against Hunger (Spain and France) and the GRET.
The main objective is to evaluate interactions between malnutrition and modification of the gut microbiota, and to propose new strategies of renutrition, in order to improve the care of malnourished children. This three-year project will be implemented in Madagascar, Niger, Central African Republic and Senegal. In this framework, a first working meeting was held on 8 and 9 September at the Institut Pasteur in Paris with 25 representatives of the different organizations and partner countries. This first project is the seed for a lasting partnership between the Institut Pasteur International Network and these two NGOs.
Agreement between the University of Oxford and the Institut Pasteur
The University of Oxford and the Institut Pasteur have signed in August 2014, an agreement for an international collaboration concerning the project “The Global Health Network”.
The Global Health Network is a project that is based within the University of Oxford. It is a not-for-profit network which consists of individual health initiatives and corresponding online communities connected by a shared digital home, which helps advance research by providing open access to a wide range of free online seminars and courses, downloadable training kits, articles, templates and tools. The University of Oxford and the Institut Pasteur will collaborate to produce, host and manage on-line training resources dedicated to the research of infectious diseases in low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
Thanks to this agreement scientists and researchers from Institut Pasteur and Institut Pasteur International Network can upload their courses, training material and tools on the platform.
Ebola virus threatens the Central African Republic
On Wednesday, September 17th, 2014, a team from France 24 did a report on the role of the Institut Pasteur in diagnosing Ebola in Central African Republic. Drs Alain FARRA biologist and his research colleague Alexandre MANIRAKINZA were interviewed. Broadcast is done in a Biosafety Level-2 and 3 laboratories.
Broadcast on France 24 has been planned at 8:45pm
Highly regulated therapeutic target shows promise in the search for new antimalarial treatments
Artemisinin is currently the most effective malarial treatment available. However, the recent emergence in South-East Asia of artemisinin-resistant parasites strengthens the urgent need to identify a new generation of antimalarial drugs. In this context, scientists have determined the three-dimensional structure of a promising new therapeutic target for malaria: SUB1.
Mental states control the integration of new neurons in the adult brain
Although it has been known for several years that the adult brain is capable of producing new neurons, how these neurons are integrated into existing, functional nerve circuits has hitherto remained a mystery. Scientists have just shown that new neurons set up a denser network of connections with the rest of the brain in contexts of active (as opposed to passive) motivation and learning.
The Institut Pasteur steps up its action against Ebola
Ever since the Ebola virus was identified in Guinea in March 2014, the designated WHO Collaborating Centers within the Institut Pasteur and Institut Pasteur International Network have been assisting the international aid initiative via diagnostic support and epidemiological surveillance. Now, faced with the seriousness and spread of the epidemic, the Institut Pasteur and Institut Pasteur International Network are strengthening and coordinating their efforts in order to effectively fight the disease.
Potential strategies for limiting the hepatitis C epidemic in Egypt
In the fight against hepatitis C, directing preventive and curative interventions towards sufferers of chronic diseases requiring regular medical care would be an effective means of reducing transmission of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Egypt, and undoubtedly also in other countries with limited resources. This theory has arisen from a mathematical modeling study carried out as part of the ANRS 1211 study, conducted jointly by scientists at the Institut Pasteur, the CNAM and their fellow scientists in Egypt.
How do bacteria perceive their environment? How do they find and detect nutrients? How do they eat? In an article published in the journal Science, researchers reveal a new system of gene regulation in Listeria monocytogenes, the bacteria in food and responsible for listeriosis.
Americas Regional Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network
The Americas Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network which includes the Institut Pasteur in Guadeloupe, Guyana, Montevideo, the Institut Armand-Frappier and the Fiocruz, has been organized by the Centre INRS - Institut Armand-Frappier in Laval on the 1st of August, 2014 as part of the International Union of Microbiological Societies' Conference that took place in Montreal from July 30th to August 1st, 2014.
125 people from the Institut Pasteur International Network and the Institut Pasteur in Paris have met in Montreal during the conference. Discussions with researchers from the five institutes in the region were the opportunity to take stock of public health issues specific to this geographical area: chikungunya, dengue fever, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis and leptospirosis. The preparation of research programs and training in connection with other Institutes from the Network were discussed. The researchers also confirmed the definite significance of the establishment of a regional platform in Bioinformatics.