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  • The Institut Pasteur of Shanghaï celebrates its tenth anniversary

    International News | 30.10.2014

    The Institut Pasteur of Shanghaï celebrates its tenth anniversary

    The Institut Pasteur in Shanghai, created jointly in 2004 by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Shanghai Municipality and the Institut Pasteur in Paris, celebrated its 10th anniversary and the fiftieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China during the scientific symposium focused on Research on infectious diseases in a globalized world organized in October 17th, 2014.


    For this occasion, Chinese and French politicians and scientists, such as Pr. Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, 2008 Nobel Prize, met on the prestigious campus of the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences to discuss about research in infectious disease in the era of globalization. The three sessions (i) epidemiology and public health (ii) research and (iii)  prevention & therapies, have allowed to review the current state of research for diseases such as AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, hepatitis or hand-foot-mouth viral disease, as well as current and future therapies to better understand the associated public health issues.

  • Disk diffusion antibiogram of a clinical strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae, A bioinformatics tool to monitor the resistance and virulence of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria, © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 28.10.2014

    A bioinformatics tool to monitor the resistance and virulence of Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria

    By sequencing the genomes of several strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, scientists have revealed their genetic profile and pinpointed the genes responsible for their multiple antibiotic resistance and virulence. They have used these results to compile a database for the scientific community, providing high-resolution genetic fingerprints and information on genes of medical importance. This should make it easier to monitor Klebsiella pneumoniae outbreaks.

  • Inauguration of the "Amazonian Vectopole"

    International | 28.10.2014

    Inauguration of the «Amazonian Vectopole, Émile Abonnenc " of the Institut Pasteur in French-Guiana by Ms. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research

    On October 18th, 2014 the Institut Pasteur  in  French Guiana received Mrs. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, Minister of National Education, Higher Education and Research.



    Surrounded by Mr. Eric Spitz, Prefect of French Guiana, Mr. Rodolphe Alexandre, President of the Regional Council of French Guiana, Mr. Bernard Chemoul, Director of the Guiana Space Center and Dr. Mirdad Kazanji, Director of the Institut Pasteur, Ms. Najat Vallaud-Belkacem inaugurated the "Vectopole Amazon, Émile Abonnenc ", first unit of Entomology of this magnitude in French Guiana with an area of 500 square meters consisting of a laboratory – Biosafety Level 3 which extends over 100 m2.

    The " Amazonian Vectopole, Émile Abonnenc " which owes its name to the first entomologist of the Institut Pasteur in French Guiana in 1941, was financed in part by STRonGer program, "Strengthening the scientific platform" with the support of the Institut Pasteur, the Guiana Space Center, the Regional Council of French Guiana, the Remire-Montjoly French Guiana Rotary Club and EDF Guiana.

    STRonGer (Strengthening Transdisciplinary Research on Infectious and Emerging Diseases in French Guiana: linking fieldwork, benchside and bedside) is a scientific program with a duration of 3 years, funded by the European Commission, for an amount of EUR 3.7 million, whose objective is to strengthen the capacity of existing medical research in French Guiana - both from the perspective of human resources in terms of research laboratories - to better address the infectious health risks incurred by the Guyanese population .

     

     

  • Virus Ebola, Blood Ebola survivors tested as short-term treatment option, Institut Pasteur

    Research | 23.10.2014

    Blood Ebola survivors tested as short-term treatment option

    An international research consortium will assess whether treatment with antibodies in the blood of Ebola survivors could help infected patients to fight off the disease. If proven effective, this straightforward intervention could be scaled up in the short term and provide an urgently needed treatment option for patients in West Africa.

  • Ebola & mobile technology: battling epidemics with big data

    International News | 17.10.2014

    Ebola & mobile technology: battling epidemics with big data


    Thursday, October. 16th, 2014 the Institut Pasteur in Paris welcomed the “Académie Diplomatique Internationale” for a briefings on new analytical methods solving critical gaps in global public health. Flowminder made a presentation on methods consisting to use anonymized mobile phone network data with the aim to improve operational decision making in a range of areas including disaster response and climate impacts, disease outbreak prevention, and poverty reduction. The discussions were conducted around the Ebola outbreak. The work of Flowminder is done in close collaboration with telecom operators, NGOs, and government agencies, assuring scientific rigor while building local capacity.

     

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    http://www.flowminder.org/

     

     

    http://www.academiediplomatique.org/en/

  • International | 14.10.2014

    Randomized controlled trials for Ebola: practical and ethical issues

    This article, published in The Lancet Journal on 10th, October 2014 deals with the ethics and practice of randomized controlled trials in the case of Ebola hemorrhagic fever epidemic.

    In the randomized trials patients are divided into different groups receiving various treatments, the distribution between the groups being formed by drawing of lots (also called randomization) compared to a reference product. The reference used may be a placebo or a recognized effective drug. 

  • Papillomavirus,  Human papillomavirus linked to auto-immune disease, © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 14.10.2014

    Human papillomavirus linked to auto-immune disease

    Erosive oral lichen planus (OLP) is an auto-immune disease affecting skin and mucous membranes which results in an abnormal immune response against mucocutaneous cells. Today, scientists have proven that the immune cells involved in OLP are the same as those activated during an immune response to human papillomavirus (type HPV-16). This suggests a link between OLP and HPV.

  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa,  © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 07.10.2014

    Cystic fibrosis: how a bacterium manipulates its host to eradicate an opponent

    The main cause of death in patients suffering from cystic fibrosis is respiratory infection caused by different bacterial populations, which vary according to the age of the patient. Scientists at the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have identified a novel mechanism used by the Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacterium to hijack the immune system of its host in order to eradicate another bacterium, Staphylococcus aureus ("golden staph"), and take its place in airways.

  • a crucial partner against ebola

    International | 06.10.2014

    The Institut Pasteur International Network: a crucial partner against ebola

  •  Institut Pasteur in Cambodia: Awards for Vincent Deubel and Kruy Sun Lay

    International News | 02.10.2014

    Institut Pasteur in Cambodia: Awards for Vincent Deubel and Kruy Sun Lay

     

    On September 26th, the Minister of Health in Cambodia, M. Mam Bun Heng has awarded the “Royal Order of Sahametrei Class Commander” to Prof. Vincent Deubel, Director of Institut Pasteur in Cambodia and the “Royal Order of Monisaraphon Class Commander” to Prof. Kruy Sun Lay, Deputy Director.

    The ceremony was graced with the presence of the French Ambassador in Cambodia, H.E. Jean-Claude Poimboeuf, the State Minister, M. Yim Nolla, the Secretary of State M. Eng Huot, and representatives from the Ministry of Health and the University of Health Sciences.

    “On behalf of the Ministry of Health and that of the Cambodian people and on my own behalf, I express my congratulations and my sincere thanks to Prof. Vincent Deubel for having contributed immensely to the development of health security, especially in improving the quality and the efficiency in terms of prevention and diagnosis of harmful infectious diseases […] In five years he has been actively committed to fulfill his duties as Diretor in a humanitarian spirit, with intelligence and skill, making the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia had both technical and structural remarkable development" said M. Mam Bun Heng.

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    The Royal Order of Sahametrei is a medal presented by the government of the Kingdom of Cambodia by Royal Decree of the King of Cambodia. It is conferred primarily on foreigners who have rendered distinguished services to the King and to the people of Cambodia, particularly in the field of external relations and diplomatic services or, as a token of friendship.

    The Order of Monisaraphon is awarded for services in the fields of literature and the fine arts, education, justice, administration, and science. 

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