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.
The Biology of Host-Parasite Interactions unit (Biologie des interactions hôte-parasite / BIHP) studies the parasite that causes the most serious form of human malaria, Plasmodium falciparum.
The research activities of the different groups in the lab are mostly based on the red blood cell stage of Plasmodium falciparum's life cycle that is responsible for clinical symptoms.
One of our major research interests is the investigation of virulence factors associated with malaria pathogenesis (using a P. berghei model / group of Salah Mécheri) and the molecular basis of immune escape strategies (antigenic variation).
These focus areas encompass the transport of virulence factors to the surface of the erythrocyte via specialised trafficking mechanisms.
Another line of research is the study of the biological role of nuclear architecture. For more details, please click on the "Research" link.
The unit is a member of the CNRS URA2581 unit and of the European Virtual Institute of Malaria Research, EVIMalaR (European Network of Excellence).
It is also a member of the French Network of Excellence on Parasitology (LabEx) ParaFrap whose scientific directors are Artur Scherf, Stan Tomavo and Frédéric Bringaud.
Biology of Host Parasite Interactions Unit
25 rue du Docteur Roux
75724 Paris cedex 15