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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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 ...
Premature aging: scientists identify and correct defects in diseased cells
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Scientists have succeeded in restoring normal activity in cells isolated from patients with the premature aging disease Cockayne syndrome. They have uncovered the role played in these cells by an enzyme, the HTRA3 protease.
Viagra to prevent transmission of the malaria parasite?
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By increasing the stiffness of erythrocytes infected by the causal agent of malaria, Viagra favors their elimination from the blood circulation and may therefore reduce transmission of the parasite from humans to mosquitoes. This astonishing discovery could lead to a treatment to reduce the spread of malaria within a population.
From monkeys to humans: the importance of interspecies transmission in the emergence of retroviruses in Central Africa
Most of the viral pathogenic agents that have emerged in humans in recent decades are of animal origin. Hence, researchers from the Institut Pasteur have recently proved, for the first time scientifically at the epidemiological level, that specific contact with a monkey is a risk factor for the transmission of a pathogenic retrovirus (STLV-1/HTLV-1) to humans
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.
L’Institut Pasteur a entamé une transformation ambitieuse de l’organisation de sa recherche sous le signe de la transversalité, de l’interdisciplinarité et de la mutualisation des ressources. La création de centres de recherche transversaux est l’un des pivots de cette nouvelle organisation.
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.