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 unit "Cytokines & inflammation was created on July 2001, as a provisional unit. After a four-year period, twelve external experts and the Scientific Council reviewed the scientific report. On March 2006, the unit "Cytokines & inflammation" was created by the Administrative Council of the Institut Pasteur, and by the Director.
Our aim is to study the production of cytokines by immune cells and the cytokine network in response to bacteria, fungi or parasites and to pathogen associated molecular patterns (PAMPs), particularly the endotoxin of Gram-negative bacteria (lipopolysaccharide, LPS). The aim is to understand the cooperative signals between PAMPs, and to investigate the influence of stressful conditions (trauma, sepsis, brain death, surgery, ischemia-reperfusion) on cytokine production. The altered immune status described in intensive care unit patients is reminiscent of the phenomenon of endotoxin tolerance and may favor the sensitivity of these patients to nosocomial infections.