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 work conducted by the Developmental Biology Department covers a broad spectrum of multidisciplinary research that focuses on everything from individual cells to the organism as a whole. This includes several projects on the study of stem cells and their potential in biomedicine.
The aim of the Developmental Biology Department is to understand how a highly integrated multicellular organism such as a human being develops from a single cell, the fertilized egg.
Four main research objectives have been defined:
identify embryo cell movements and migrations that are required for organ and tissue formation and the information exchanges used during this process;
determine how the identity of each cell is established and maintained through specific programming mechanisms;
establish the role of stem cells, which play a dominant part not only in embryogenesis but also in the regulation and maintenance mechanisms of adult tissues;
clarify the respective roles of innate and non-genetic factors in the phenotype developed by the individual, and their genetic contributions to the host’s resistance to infectious diseases and/or congenital and metabolic diseases.
The Department successively submitted the REVIVE laboratories of excellence (LabEx) project to the French government’s prestigious Investing in the Future program. The ten-year funding obtained will make possible the development and coordination of this key project which aims to build a world class network of stem cell experts from the Institut Pasteur and Paris region that will ultimately become a globally recognized hub for regenerative medicine.