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.
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.
Institut Pasteur and Institut Pasteur of Dakar on the front line against the Ebola crisis in West Africa
Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, several scientists from the Institut Pasteur, as part of their mandate as a WHO Collaborating Centre on arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fevers, have been offering their support to international aid plan implemented in collaboration with the Guinean Ministry of Health.
The Institut Pasteur signs Memorandum of Understanding with the Institut of Liver and Biliary Sciences in India
The Institut Pasteur, the Institute of Liver & Biliary Sciences (ILBS) and the Government of National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) which aims to promote the implementation and execution of collaborative research projects and organize joint scientific shops at bilateral or multilateral level. Exchange of scientists, PhD and MDPhD will be supported through this MOU.
Signing of this MOU was held on June 1st, 2014 in New Delhi in the presence of Pr Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur and Pr Shiv K. Sarin, Head of the Department of Hepatology and Director of ILBS and M. Shri Sanjay Kumar Srivastava IAS Officer, Chief Secretary of the NCT of Delhi.
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Africa Regional Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network
The Africa regional meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network was organized in the Institut by Dakar (Senegal) from June 18th to June 19th followed by a Scientific Day of the African Institutes June 20th, 2014.
This regional meeting and the scientific Day of Instituts Pasteur in the Africa region was an opportunity to discuss new research strategies in the Institutes of the Network, from bioinformatics till biostatistics, the Center for Global Health and biomedical resources. The challenges posed by infectious diseases on this continent such as rabies, malaria and hepatitis have been developed in workshops. Finally the issues of monitoring antiretroviral and antimalarial resistance were discussed by experts from the African region.
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Call for abstracts: Scientific Symposium of the Institut Pasteur International Network, Septembre 10-13, 2014
The Institut Pasteur in Paris will host the Scientific Symposium of the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP) - a three-day scientific conference - followed by the different meetings with the Directors from the Network. The aim of the meeting is to reinforce the interactions between scientists from the various institutes of the network and between scientists working on the campus in Paris and those working within the network. Thus, scientists of the campus in Paris are most welcome to send abstracts describing projects which involve both Paris and the network.
New deadline for abstract submission: June 13, 2014.
A working trip in Geneva for the Pr Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur
On May 6th, few weeks before the 67th World Health Assembly which will concern some of the priority topics of the Institut Pasteur, the Professor Christian Bréchot, was in Geneva for a working visit. This visit allowed extensive discussions with the Global Fund to Fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and Malaria and the GAVI’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Seth Berkley.
Several meetings within the World Health Organization (WHO), including one with the Director-general, Margaret Chan, was an opportunity to discuss the strengthening of cooperation between the Institut Pasteur and WHO, especially to cope with the public health crisis.
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Strengthening ties between the IRD and the Institut Pasteur
On April 16th, 2014 Pr Michel Laurent, President of the Institute of Research for Development (IRD) and Pr Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur, signed an amendment to the partnership agreement signed in 2010. This agreement aims to develop joint research projects in regions and communities overseas and in countries in Africa, Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, Latin America and Indian Ocean.
The IRD and Institut Pasteur wish to synergize their efforts to health’s benefit by strengthening their collaboration and their infrastructure, and mobilize their teams in the concerned countries.
The Institut Pasteur in Dakar mobilizes researchers to fight against the Ebola virus
The Institut Pasteur in Dakar mobilizes researchers under epidemic hemorrhagic fever raging in Guinea.
To support countries in epidemic situations with the implementation of control measures is one of the missions of the Institut Pasteur and the instituts of its network. Researchers from the Institut Pasteur in Dakar and more specialy the Arboviruses and hemorrhagic fevers viruses WHO Collaborating Research Centre (WHOCC arboviruses) are mobilized to identified help and contain hemorrhagic fever raging in Guinea.
Upon the request of the Ministry of Health and WHO in the African Region, Dr. Amadou Sall, Head of WHOCC arboviruses of the Institut Pasteur in Dakar and his team are in affected areas. They joined an international team of emergent biological response.
A renovation for the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar
On March 6th, 2014 the Professor Christian BRECHOT, President of the Institut Pasteur, has inaugurated the Girard renovated building of the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar. This building built in 1935 has been brought up to international standards with fundings from the French Ministry of Research to meet quality and scientific excellence requirement.
The Girard building hosts the following units:
Medical Entomology, with huge insectariums to study mosquitoes, fleas, ticks and arthropods sensitivity to insecticides
Immunology for the study of immune responses in diseases such as malaria, cysticercosis, tuberculosis and plague
Plague Unit/ WHO Collaborating Centre which includes the plague central laboratory of the Ministry of Health
Helminthiasis with the central laboratory for bilharziasis from the Ministry of Health
Since 1898, the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar, a recognized public institute, is a partner of the Ministry of Health in Madagascar. It was created to conduct useful studies and researches for health and economic development of the country. Internationally recognized, the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar is a National WHO Collaborating Center for plague and WHO Reference Laboratory for Polio, Measles and Influenza. It also houses National Reference Laboratory for Mycobacterium and Rabies.Training is also central for the Institut Pasteur in Madagascar. This institute promotes the development of country's human capacity in the field of health and research by training doctors, veterinarians, pharmacists, scientists and technicians and staff of the Ministry of Health. The Institut Pasteur in Madagascar is also greatly involved in the academic world.