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.
Optimizing surveillance for livestock disease spreading through animal movements
Abstract: The spatial propagation of many livestock infectious diseases critically depends on the animal movements among livestock holdings. Models based on movement data are needed to simulate and analyse the spread of diseases and to determine the vulnerability of the livestock industry system to epidemic outbreaks. Identifying the most vulnerable elements of the system is crucial to disease control and important findings were provided by network approaches analyzing the structure of population interactions. The temporal dimension characterizing the movements pattern, however, introduces additional difficulties in assessing the consequences of an outbreak, thus hindering the development of efficient containment strategies. Here we address these aspects by considering a detailed temporal network describing cattle displacements among Italian premises. Through spatial disease simulations, we assess the role of initial conditions and classify the seeds into clusters leading to similar disease invasion paths. We put forward a novel procedure to identify premises that should be monitored as disease sentinels. Such sentinels are more likely to be infected if an outbreak occurs, and provide critical information on its origin. Our approach provides a general framework that can be applied to specific diseases, for aiding risk assessment analysis and informing the design of optimal surveillance systems.