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  • Research | 11.03.2014

    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.

  • International News | 06.03.2014

    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.


  • International News | 19.02.2014

    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.

  • International News | 18.02.2014

    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.

  • Recherche | 05.02.2014

    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.

  • International News | 30.01.2014

    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.

  • International News | 24.01.2014

    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.


  • International News | 20.01.2014

    Signing of an agreement with Myanmar within the framework of the ECOMORE project

    The Institut Pasteur, the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, the National Health Laboratory (based in Yangon), and the national Health authorities of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a first Technical Collaborative Agreement within the framework of the ECOMORE project (“ECOnomic Development, ECOsystem MOdifications, & Emerging Infectious Diseases Risk Evaluation”). This ambitious project, supported by the AFD, aims in Myanmar to strengthen the national capacities for diagnostic and surveillance of severe respiratory infectious diseases, mainly affecting children.

    The signature of this agreement was held on January 20th, 2014 in Yangon in the presence of His Excellency the Ambassador of France in Myanmar, the General Secretary of the Institut Pasteur International Network, the representative of AFD, the Director of the National Health Laboratory, the Director of the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, and their respective teams involved in the project. 

    This ceremony was also the opportunity to organize a first meeting of detailed information on the project to be implemented in Myanmar with all the national stakeholders as well as a global presentation of the other topics to be dealt within the project by the other participating countries.

  • Research | 17.01.2014

    A new bacterial mechanism for evading the immune system

    A team of scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS and Paris Diderot University has identified a new regulation mechanism that enables a pathogenic bacterium of the Streptococcus genus to rapidly adapt to its host. This study was published on January 16, 2014 in PLoS Pathogens. The mechanism in question enables the bacterium to minimize its exposure to the immune system while maintaining effective tissue colonization. This work was carried out on Streptococcus gallolyticus, an intestinal tract bacterium responsible for endocarditis and septicemia in the elderly.

  • International News | 13.01.2014

    Professor Patrick Berche new President ot the Institut Pasteur in Lille

    Pr Patrick Berche will take over as President of the Institut Pasteur in Lille in July 1st, 2014 after formal appointment on January 10th, 2014.

    Patrick Berche holds the position of Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Paris-Descartes, his mandate will end on June 30th, 2014. He will be in charge of the Institut Pasteur’s Scientific Director in Lille from January to June 2014.

    Medical doctor and expert researcher in microbiology, Patrick Berche has been a member of the INSERM‘s scientific committee specialized on the infectious diseases. He chaired the Committee of the National Reference Centers of Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVs) from 2006 to 2011.

    Patrick Berche has made many humanitarian missions and in particular he established and piloted from 1992 to 2000 the project against infantile diarrhea and cholera in South America.


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