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 efficiency of an immune response directed against an infectious agent is primarily determined by the repertoire of antigen-specific cells available before immunization.
It requires the fast proliferation of a few rare antigen-specific cells. The expansion of the antigen-specific cells is, however, limited by mechanisms that strictly control the total number of immune-competent cells.
Thus, an immune response cannot be correctly accessed without understanding the homeostatic mechanisms that determine the total number of lymphocytes.
The main research objectives of our laboratory continue to be:
- The study of the homeostatic mechanisms that control the number of B and T lymphocytes.
- The study of the dynamics of the lymphocyte populations, of the rates of lymphocyte renewal and of the mechanisms of lymphocyte survival.
- The study of the role of lymphocyte competition in lymphocyte selection and in the control of the immune responses. The study of the processes involved in the regulation of tolerance.
- The study of the mechanisms involved in the induction and persistence of immunological memory.