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.
Our research is focused on understanding how natural selection, human demography and lifestyle have shaped the patterns of diversity of the human genome in different populations worldwide.
In particular, we are interested in exploring how infectious diseases have exerted selective pressures on human genes involved in immunity and host defence in order to unmask immunological mechanisms that have been critical for our past and present survival. To this end, our laboratory combines molecular and population genetics approaches with computational modelling, often working closely to theoretical population geneticists, immunologists, epidemiological geneticists as well as anthropologists.
Our laboratory is located in the Department of Genomes and Genetics at the Institut Pasteur in Paris. The lab is associated to the CNRS (URA3012) and receives funding from the Institut Pasteur, CNRS, Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale, Agence Nationale de la Recherche and National Geographic.