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 Microbiology Department studies various microorganisms (bacteria and archaea) and their viruses as model systems for fundamental research in areas such as genomics, genetics, and metabolism.
Scientists focus on the mechanisms that enable some of them to be virulent and to evade the host immune system as well as develop resistance to antibiotics.
This research can improve our knowledge of how pathogens live and interact with the environment. Understanding the molecular mechanisms of virulence is essential for the development of new diagnostic tools and therapies – antibiotics and vaccines – to treat infection.