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.
Since 2008, a transition has occurred in our research agenda. It was encouraged by the award to Philippe Sansonetti, in 2009, of an ERC advanced grant named HOMEOEPITH that allowed us – as indicated in its acronym - to introduce the topic of microbiota-mediated gut epithelial homeostasis into our ongoing research project focused on deciphering the molecular cross-talks between the invasive bacterial pathogen Shigella flexneri, the gut epithelium, and its associated mucosal immune system, a confrontation that leads to the disruption, invasion and inflammatory destruction of the gut mucosa. In summary, we introduced a new research paradigm in an attempt to balance the “cellular microbiology of pathogens” and the “cellular microbiology of symbionts”. We call it “War and Peace at the gut mucosal surface”.
War: Rupture, invasion and inflammatory destruction of the gut epithelial barrier by Shigella