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 mission of the Industrial Partnership team is to detect, promote, assist and protect the inventive activities from research (inventions, know-how and biological materials) conducted at the Institut Pasteur (and in some Institutes of its international network), and transfer there to industrial and/or institutional partners, in order to serve the patient needs and for the benefit of the society, as well as to contribute to sustainability of the Institut Pasteur’s resources.
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.
Microorganisms are the most abundant and diverse life forms on the planet. As bacteria are the cause of a vast number of infectious diseases they have always been important research models for the Institut Pasteur.
Hilde De Reuse
Chair of the Microbiology Department
Deputy Chair of the Microbiology Department
Following the pioneering work of scientists such as François Jacob and Jacques Monod during the last century, bacteria proved to be fabulous models for scientists wishing to explore the most fundamental aspects of cell life at the molecular level.
For ages microbiology developed totally oblivious to the history of microorganisms, yet the discovery of archaea shed new light on the beginning of microbial evolution and finally reconciled Pasteur with Darwin.
Interest in microbiology has grown phenomenally over the last decade with spectacular advances in genomics, cell imaging and molecular ecology.
Scientists in the Microbiology Department are focusing on various microorganisms (bacteria and archaea) and their viruses as model systems for fundamental research. Their aim is to develop a better understanding of the principles of pathogenicity and to find new treatments for bacterial infections as well as shed further light on their unique life cycle and interaction with the environment.
Postdoctoral position in quantitative microbiology/biophysics