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 “Unité de Pathogénie Microbienne Moléculaire” or “PMM Unit” is located at Institut Pasteur. It was founded in 1989 and has been associated with INSERM since its onset. Its central research topic has historically been the molecular and cellular analysis of bacterial pathogenesis. Our studies have been marked by a multidisciplinary approach encompassing genetics/genomics, cell biology, immunology and experimental medicine, with the permanent concern to validate in vitro data in in vivo models of infection. Our microorganism of interest has largely been Shigella, a model pathogen for the study of the rupture, invasion, subversion and inflammatory destruction of the intestinal epithelial barrier. Over the past 5 years, we have started to study the molecular interactions established between the intestinal microbiota and the gut epithelium. Our current aim is to establish a balance between the study of gut bacterial symbiosis leading to homeostasis, and its rupture by pathogens or dysbiotic conditions.