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.
Using pathogenic bacteria to better understand the immunological-metabolic crosstalk
In order to establish long-term residence in humans, pathogenic mycobacteria have evolved virulence factors that mediate bacterial persistence by modulating the host immune and metabolic responses.
Our Unit investigates the molecular mechanisms employed by these bioactive molecules, with the view to design innovative anti-mycobacterial strategies and explore how metabolism could be targeted as a strategy to treat inflammatory diseases. To this end, we use a trans-disciplinary approach comprising metabolomics, cell biology and human immunology.
Our most recent discoveries relate to the molecular mechanism underpinning Buruli ulcer pathogenesis, the disease caused by Mycobacterium ulcerans infection, and the immunometabolic profiling of Buruli ulcer patients.