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.
10.04.2014 - Despite the presence of potentially susceptible mosquitoes, the first autochthonous cases of chikungunya on the American continent were not reported until December 2013 when a severe epidemic struck the West Indies.
Join us for the live webcast of the event Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress
Two years ago, the global community convened in London to hold the most significant international meeting on NTDs in history. The event galvanized major commitments from a diverse set of partners to eliminate or control 10 NTDs by 2020 – these commitments are now known as the London Declaration.
On 2 April, this unique group of partners will come together once more to discuss progress toward the promises made in 2012. The event will be webcast live, and will conclude with a Q&A during which audiences in Paris and around the world will have the opportunity to ask questions to panelists including:
Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
Jamie Cooper-Hohn, Chair, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
Dr. Tim Evans, World Bank Director of Health, Nutrition and Population
Bill Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Chris Viehbacher, CEO, Sanofi
Dr. Onésime Ndayishimiye, National Director of the Neglected Tropical Disease and Blindness Control Program in Burundi
Moderator:Laurence Tubiana, Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations
Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur and Hon. Marisol Touraine, France’s Minister of Social Affairs and Health will give opening remarks.
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.
Inauguration of a Regional Platform of Research on transmissible and emerging infectious diseases in Southeast Asia (PRR-Asia)
Southeast Asia (SEA) is affected by emerging infectious diseases, and emerging outbreaks challenge the medical and scientific communities. The emergence of new diseases or their resistance to anti-microbial drugs in SEA is a complex mechanism which requires more interest on the diseases, on the condition of their emergence and on the diffusion of the causative agents. The study of infection transmitted or not by animals or arthropod vectors involves a new interdisciplinary approach with systemic and transversal collaborations between teams and institutions on priority programs integrated into a global health international strategy.
The implementation of a Regional Platform of Research-Asia (PRR-Asia) in the campus of Institute Pasteur in Cambodia (IPC) will offer a unique opportunity for research teams from the North and the South to share their regional and international expertise and to develop strong partnerships through multi-sectoral research programs complementary to ongoing research on infectious diseases in relation with IPC and its partners.
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.
The Institut Pasteur in Guadeloupe is mobilizing against Chikungunya
The Institut Pasteur in Guadeloupe is mobilizing against Chikungunya through the development of a rapid detection test allowing the Medical Laboratory to bring a diagnosis to patients within five days after blood sample.
Involved from the beginning of Chikungunya's epidemic, the Institut Pasteur in French Guiana, with six International Reference Laboratories in Americas Region, showed the susceptibility of Aedes mosquito against Chikungunya virus and contributed by supplying reagents for carrying out the serology and the development of the real-time PCR. If the first epidemic outbreak was hosted on the French part of the Saint-Martin's island, the Chikungunya virus has spread rapidly in French West Indies, French Guiana and now extends into all Caribbean region. In December 2013, the decision was taken to perform the diagnosis in Guadeloupe in order to reduce response times. The Hospital in Pointe à Pitre supports hospitalized cases and the Institut Pasteur in Guadeloupe performs molecular diagnosis of ambulatory cases and serological diagnosis of all patients.
Visit of S.E. Essa Al Haj Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority
On February 18th, the Institut Pasteur welcomed the Director-General’s delegation of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), S.E. Essa Al Haj Al Maidoor. They were received by Pr Christian Brechot, President of the Institut Pasteur, by Dr. Marc Jouan, General Secretary of the Institut Pasteur International Network and the Head of the Molecular Genetics RNA Viruses Unit/CNR influenzae virus, Pr Sylvie van der Werf.
During the discussion the development of collaborations between the DHA, the Institut Pasteur and the Institut Pasteur International Network in the areas of research, microbial monitoring and training of researchers have been evocated.
The welcome finished by the visit of the Molecular Genetics Unit of Virus RNA Unit/CNR influenzae virus and of the Museum.
Genomics challenges long-held beliefs surrounding the role of agriculture in African history
An extensive genomic study of pygmy hunter-gatherer populations and agricultural village communities challenges the established understanding of the role played by agriculture in African Neolithic history.
Designation of a WHO Collaborating Centre for the Surveillance of Anti-malarial Drug Ressistance - Institut Pasteur in French-Guiana
The World Health Organisation has designed the Laboratoire de Parasitologie de l'Institut Pasteur de la Guyane as WHO Collaborating Centre for the Surveillance of Anti-malarial Drug Resistance.
Lise Musset and Eric Legrand will act as Heads of this new Centre attached to the WHO Americas Region (AMRO). This designation as a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) is effective for a period of four years from January 2014 to January 2018.
The Institut Pasteur in French Guiana, headed by Dr Philippe Quenel, carries out activities of 4 National Reference Centres (NRC) - laboratories associated to the West Indies and Guiana region, appointed by decree of the Ministry of Health for a term of 5 years from 2012 to 2016:
• 3 CNR in the Virology Laboratory: respectively Arbovirus, Influenzae viruses and Hantavirus
• 1 CNR in the Laboratory of Parasitology for malaria surveillance
This new WHO Collaborating Centre increase to 19 the number of WHOCC in the Institut Pasteur International Network including 8 WHOCC at the Institut Pasteur in Paris.
Malaria is a disease that can be fateful. It is caused by parasites transmitted to humans through the bites of infected mosquitoes. In 2012, malaria was responsible for 627,000 deaths mostly among African children under 5 years. In French Guiana, malaria affects each year between 2 000 and 5 000 patients it is endemic on the rivers borders with Suriname (Maroni), with Brazil (Oyapock) and within the Saul's region. Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax are the most common parasites, however, P. falciparum is the most lethal.
Alejandro Buschiazzo from the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo is the laureat of the 2014 François Jacob’s Prize
Alejandro Buschiazzo awarded the François Jacob’s Prize given by Professor Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur on January 24th, 2014. This Award recognizes his work on crystallography, his great commitment in the interface with the Institut Pasteur International Network especially in a leptospirosis' project and the creation of a structural biology network in Latin America.
The François Jacob Prize, created following the will of François Jacob after a Pasteur Foundation’s donation in United States, awardded this year this researcher at the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo, member of the Institut Pasteur International Network.
Alejandro Buschiazzo heads the Proteins Crystallography Unit in Montevideo since 2006, after a PhD at the Buenos Aires University, a postdoctoral traineeship in the Pedro Alzari’s Unit and finally a young researcher position in the same unit within the Institut Pasteur in Paris. The scientific work of his team is dedicated to the interface between Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology by focusing on the structural study of proteins-proteins and protein-DNA complexes involved in several pathologies such as leptospirosis and trypanosomiasis.