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  • Colonization of brain vessels by N. meningitidis

    Research | 02.06.2014

    Elucidating the pathogenic mechanism of meningococcal meningitis

    Neisseria meningitidis, also called meningococcus, is a bacterium responsible for meningitis and septicemia. Its most serious form, purpura fulminans, is often fatal. This bacterium, which is naturally present in humans in the nasopharynx, is pathogenic if it reaches the blood stream. Scientists have deciphered the molecular events through which meningococci target blood vessels and colonize them. This work opens a path to new therapeutic perspectives for treating vascular problems caused by this type of invasive infection.


  • Directing stem cells fates - Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 23.05.2014

    Directing stem cells fates

    Researchers have discovered that the immediate environment of stem cells can have a strong influence on the fate of their descendants : they observed that the forces applied to stem cells during division influenced the likelihood that these dividing cells would produce two new stem cells, one stem cell and one specialized cell, or even two specialized cells. This study has major implications for the therapeutic use of stem cells: it suggests that, by controlling the composition and conditions in the microenvironment of the niche, it is possible to reproduce and retain stem cell properties in culture for subsequent use in transplants to repair damaged tissues.

  • Jobs | 22.05.2014

    The Institut Pasteur in Paris announces an international call for midcareer candidates to establish a research group in epigenetics.

    Successful applicant will be integrated into the cutting edge interdisciplinary environment offered by an internationally renowned institute combining fundamental and translational research, in an attractive location in central Paris, in close proximity to other major research centers. Candidates specializing in the field of DNA methylation, chromatin modifications, chromatin remodelling, non coding RNAs, long range interactions or inheritance of epigenetic traits are encouraged to apply.

  • Symposium scientifique du Réseau International des Instituts Pasteur

    International News | 16.05.2014

    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.


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  • A working trip in Geneva for the Pr Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur

    International News | 06.05.2014

    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.

  • Logo Prix Sanofi-Institut Pasteur 2014

    Event | 16.04.2014

    Sanofi-Institut Pasteur 2014 Awards

    Sanofi and the Institut Pasteur are pleased to announce the Sanofi - Institut Pasteur 2014 Awards. These Awards will honor four scientists, whose outstanding research
    in the life sciences is contributing to progress in global public health, specifically in the following fields: tropical and neglected diseases, immunology, drug resistance and neurobiology.

    Deadline to submit nominations: Friday, 16th May, 2014.



  • Strengthening ties between the IRD and the Institut Pasteur

    International News | 16.04.2014

    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.


  • Chikungunya raises concern in the Americas

    Research | 10.04.2014

    Chikungunya raises concern in the Americas


    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. 

  • Event | 02.04.2014

    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

    International News | 28.03.2014

    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.


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