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  • International News | 17.12.2014

    All about Ebola at the Institut Pasteur

    Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak that is currently raging in Wet Africa, the Institut Pasteur, both in Paris and through its international network, has played an active role, applying its expertise to help contain the virus. Further information and all lastest news about the Institut Pasteur's involvement in the Ebola response can be found there.

  • Scientific collaboration with Myanmar

    International News | 05.12.2014

    Scientific collaboration with Myanmar

    The arrival in Myanmar of Mrs Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie was an opportunity to formalize the scientific collaboration between the Institut Pasteur, the Institut Pasteur International Network and the National Health Laboratory (NHL) in Rangoon.

    The partnership will strengthen the capacity of the NHL on two levels: the fight against acute respiratory infections in children (ECOMORE project) and the research on infectious encephalitis in South East Asia (SEAe project). Both projects are supported respectively by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the TOTAL Foundation.

    Mrs Annie Girardin visited the NHL's facilities supported, in the presence of Pr. Htay Htay Tin, Director of NHL HE Thierry Mathou, Ambassador of France in Myanmar, representatives of local AFD agencies and Xavier PREEL, General Manager TOTAL E&P Myanmar.


    Project SEAe

    Project ECOMORE

  • Réunion Régionale MATI (Maroc, Algérie, Tunis et Iran) du 24 au 26 novembre 2014MATI (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Iran) Regional Meeting from 24th to 26th November 2014

    International News | 04.12.2014

    MATI (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Iran) Regional Meeting from 24th to 26th November 2014

    The regional MATI meeting was organized in Casablanca by the Institut Pasteur in Morocco. This meeting provided a unique opportunity for researchers from MATI region and also for visiting researchers from the Hellenic and Dakar Institut Pasteur to share, compare their knowledge / scientific experiences and to explore new areas specific to the MATI region for cooperation in the areas of health.

    It was took stock of Ebola outbreak and of two major international projects: LeiSHield (Leishmaniasis) and Medilabsecure (Laboratory Network on the emerging viruses). The Ethical dimension has been discussed during a Roundtable.

    Four workshops on antibiotic resistance, venoms of scorpions and snakes, emerging arboviruses and viral hepatitis and liver cancer have allowed researchers to work and to lay down the fondation of four regional projects.

  • Implication of the Institut Pasteur against Ebola: an Institut Pasteur in Guinea and a new rapid diagnostic test

    International News | 02.12.2014

    Implication of the Institut Pasteur against Ebola: an Institut Pasteur in Guinea and a new rapid diagnostic test

    November 28th, in Conakry, and November 29th, in Macenta

    On November 28th, the President Hollande went to Guinea. He was accompanied by the President of the Institut Pasteur, Pr Christian Bréchot.

    Guided by the Executive Director of the Donka’s University Hospital, the President visited the laboratory supported by the Institut Pasteur in Dakar and participated in a Roundtable "The response against Ebola virus. A memorandum of understanding and an agreement was signed by Pr Bréchot, AFD and the Guinean Ministers of health, higher education and research for the creation of an Institut Pasteur in Conakry at the end of 2016. According to Pr Bréchot, the new center will focus "on high potential epidemic diseases, responsible for several major and severe episodes in Guinea in recent years" as Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers. The Institut Pasteur in Guinea, through formation, will also strengthen human resource capacity with the help of the Institut Pasteur in the region.

    institut-pasteur_3350.jpgPr Christian Bréchot announced that to fight against the spread of the Ebola virus, a rapid diagnostic test (15 minutes against 6 hours now) was developed by the Institut Pasteur in Dakar and will be tested in Conakry.


    On November 29th, Pr Bréchot visited the Ebola Treatment Centre of Macenta in Guinea’s forest region, coordinated by the French Red Cross with the support of the French and Guinean authorities. There, the Institut Pasteur has deployed a diagnostic laboratory. Three volunteers are actually in charge of this laboratory.

  • International News | 02.12.2014

    Macenta: a cutting-edge diagnostic lab in the heart of Guinea

    On the occasion of the official visit of the President of the French Republic, Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur went to the Macenta treatment centre on the 29th of November, where he was able to visit the diagnostic laboratory newly installed by the Institut Pasteur. The first volunteers has arrived.

  • Pr Françoise Barré-Sinoussi et Christian Bréchot ont les honneurs de la ChinePr Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Christian Bréchot get the honours of China

    International News | 04.11.2014

    Pr Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Christian Bréchot get the honours of China

    On Monday, October 20th, 2014 in Beijing, the Chinese First Lady, Madam Peng Liyuan, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, awarded commemorative medals to thank Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur and Prof. Françoise Barre-Sinoussi, 2008 Nobel Prize for their special contribution to HIV/AIDS, during the conference organized by the Chinese Association of STD and AIDS Prevention & Control in Chinese Academy of sciences.



  • 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.

  • Inauguration of the "Amazonian Vectopole"

    International News | 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 .



  • 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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  •  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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