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.
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.
TB transmission: Why tubercle bacilli of animal origin don't spread within human populations
Researchers examined the mechanisms involved in tuberculosis (TB) transmission to explain why tubercle bacilli of animal origin don't spread within human populations. Their work opens up new possibilities for understanding the functions and mechanisms involved in TB transmission in humans and could eventually lead to therapeutic solutions for preventing the spread of this infectious agent.
Assessing the effectiveness of anti-malaria campaigns
The fight against malaria has been declared a Millennium Development Goal by the World Health Organization, and as such receives significant worldwide funding. Despite this fact, the public health agencies that manage this program lack the means to assess whether campaigns are effectively able to reduce or eliminate malaria within individual countries.
The dynamics and infrastructure of research at the Institut Pasteur are geared towards providing research teams with the resources required for the realization of ambitious, innovative projects. Institut Pasteur's laboratories are composed of 130 research units and 14 technology platforms.
With 13 technological platforms in three clusters, as well as the Central Animal Facility, the Mouse Genetics Engineering Center, and the Center for the Production and Infection of Anopheles, the Institut Pasteur ensures that its teams have all of the resources they need to perform cutting-edge research.
National Reference Centers (CNRs) and World Health Organization Collaborating Centers (WHOCCs)
As microbiological observatories for communicable diseases, National Reference Centers (CNRs) and World Health Organization Collaborating Centers (WHOCCs) play an important part in the Institut Pasteur’s public health activities.