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 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 and/or institutional partners, in order to serve the patient needs and for the benefit of the society, as well as to contribute to sustainability of the Institut Pasteur’s resources.
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 idea that Chlamydiae have been important in the evolutionary history of Archaeplastida (Plants) was first hinted at by the discovery that a surprisingly large number of genes in the Chlamydia genomes have closely-related genes in plants. A collaborative work led by Steven Ball (CNRS, Lille, France) came to the idea that the crucial step in the emergence of Plants, i.e. the endosymbiosis of the primitive cyanobacteria (which later evolved in the chloroplasts in Green Plants for example), had been facilitated by the concomitant presence of Chlamydia in the host cell. We have brought experimental support to this hypothesis by demonstrating that the enzymes for the assembly and disassembly of glycogen in extant Chlamydia infecting amoebae carry secretion signals, suggesting that the bacteria take control of the glycogen metabolism of the host cytosol. In the “ménage à trois” implicating a primitive eukaryotic cell, a cyanobacterium and a Chlamydia, the secreted chlamydial enzyme could have brought the ability to use ADP-glucose produced by the cyanobacteria, thereby favoring the maintenance of the endosymbiont in the host (Ball et al Plant Cell 2013, Subtil et al TiPS 2014).