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.
The goal of the work of the Unit is to gain knowledge on the normal behavior of the eukaryotic cell, and on its disruptions during an infectious process. We focus on the mechanisms of entry and intracellular fate of intracellular bacteria, Chlamydia, and of some key receptors of the immune system.
Chlamydiae are strict intracellular pathogens. Depending on the strain, they are the causative agents of sexually transmitted diseases, pulmonary infections and eye infections, and they may also be involved in atherosclerosis. We study their interactions with the host, in particular through the secretion of proteins into the host cell cytoplasm and nucleus.
Endocytosis allows cells to internalize biological macromolecules, particles and even intracellular microbes. We study the endocytic properties of cytokine receptors, that are essential for the immune response. These cytokine receptors follow a novel endocytic pathway, that we have initially discovered and that we study.