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.
Announcement of the signature for the Urugenomes Project
Monday, Sept. 15th, 2014 a press conference held in the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo for the announcement of a Human Genomics project’s signature, between the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo and National University of Seoul. This project, supported by the Korean fund of the Inter-American Development Bank aims to develop in Uruguay, capacities to sequence the human genome for applications in research, genomic medicine and for the development of technologies and drugs.
Were present (in the right-to-left above): Juan José, Representative of the Inter-American Development Bank in Uruguay; Luis Porto, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay; Ricardo Ehrlich, Education and Culture Minister of Uruguay; Guillermo Dighiero, Chairman of the Board of Institut Pasteur Montevideo; Jorge Polgar, Vice Minister of Finance in Uruguay; Byoung-jin Han, Counsellor at the Embassy of Korea in Uruguay; Hugo Naya, head of Urugenomes project, Institut Pasteur in Montevideo.
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Minister of State for Development and Francophonie visits to the Institut Pasteur in Dakar
At the point of her trip to Senegal for the preparation of the XV Summit of La Francophonie, Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, accompanied by HE Jean Felix PAGANON, the French ambassador in Senegal, visited the Institut Pasteur in Dakar Thursday, September 11th, 2014.
Welcomed by André Spiegel, Director, the management team and the heads of scientific units, Ms. Girardin followed an overview of the Institut Pasteur in Dakar before exchanging with scientists. She then visited the production unit of the yellow fever vaccine and the biosafety laboratory level-3 (BSL-3) in which detection tests of Ebola virus are carried out.
MOU between Institut Pasteur and Fondation Mérieux in response to the Ebola virus and other hemorrhagic fever disease in Western Africa
Fondation Mérieux and Institut Pasteur signed September 12, 2014 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). This MOU serves to set forth the areas of collaboration in response to the Ebola virus disease (EVD) and other hemorrhagic fever diseases in Western Africa through three ways:
Deployment of a new mobile laboratory, dedicated to detection and identification of infectious diseases caused by risk group 4 viruses in Western African countries. This project is submitted to the Development and Cooperation department of the European Commission (DevCO) by Fondation Merieux and Institut Pasteur via the French national agency called FEI (France Expertise Internationale) and together with INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Medicale).
The aim of the deployment of a new mobile laboratory is to strengthen the capacity of the existing EMLab project and the training of European and African staff, either at its home site (Institut Pasteur de Dakar) or at other African training sites.
The first phase will concentrate on countries currently affected by the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak: Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia.
A training and capacity-building program, submitted to Agence Française de Développement (AFD) to reinforce the regional and national laboratory capacities in African countries (Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire). Institut Pasteur will be particularly in charge of the training in countries where the institutes are located (Senegal, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Niger, Madagascar) as well as in Guinea, where scientists are already in charge of disease diagnosis at the Donka Hospital (Conakry).
Fondation Merieux will particularly be active in the countries participating in the RESAOLAB program (Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Togo), which is supported by Agence Française de Développement. It may extend its activity to all the ECOWAS countries (Economic Community of West African States), where the Fondation will conduct laboratory professional training within the West African Regional Disease Surveillance (WARDS) project financed by the Word Bank and coordinated by the West African Health Organization.
The evaluation of new diagnostic tests: once the Ebola virus and any other hemorrhagic fever disease are suspected, the evaluation of new diagnostic tests will be performed in close collaboration between Fondation Mérieux and Institut Pasteur.
Signing of a technical agreement with Myanmar within the framework of the SEAe program
On September 17th, 2014 in Yangon, Myanmar, the Institut Pasteur, the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, the National Health Laboratory, and the national Health authorities of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement for the implementation of the project entitled “The threat of infectious encephalitis in Southeast Asia: Capacity building for a better diagnosis of infectious encephalitis in the Republic of Union of Myanmar”.
This project, supported by the Total Foundation, is carried out within the framework of the SEAe program (“SouthEast Asia encephalitis”), a current interorganizational and multidisciplinary major initiative involving five Southeast Asian countries (Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia) and France under the aegis of AVIESAN (the French Life Sciences and Healthcare Alliance). These major actors have decided to joint their efforts to address some of the most important public health and research issues currently raised by infectious encephalitis in Southeast Asia.
The project in Myanmar aims to strengthen the national capacities for clinical and microbiological diagnostic and surveillance of acute encephalitis syndrome, which is among the most frequent and severe causes of pediatric hospitalization in Asia.
Ralf Altmeyer, Director General of the Institut Pasteur of Shanghai - Chinese Academy of Science, awarded the Magnolia Silver Award by Shanghai city government
On September 4th, 40 expatriates were awarded the Magnolia Silver Award by Shanghai city government for their outstanding contributions to Shanghai's economic and social development. Awardees were handed the prestigious award by Li Mingjun, director of the Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office who thanked them for their positive input to the development of Shanghai.
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.
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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.