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.
Unmasking the interaction between influenza and bacterial pneumonia
Abstract: Polymicrobial infections, whereby the transmission and pathogenicity of one agent are affected by interactions with other pathogens, are increasingly recognized. An important putative manifestation of this phenomenon involves pneumococcus bacteria and their role in mortality during influenza pandemics and seasonal epidemics. While experiments in animal models have unequivocally demonstrated enhanced host susceptibility to bacterial challenge after an influenza infection, epidemiological evidence for such an association remains inconclusive. Here, we take advantage of high-resolution, spatially-resolved incidence reports on influenza and pneumonia prior to vaccination and use a likelihood-based inference framework to tease apart the timing and magnitude of any interaction. We examine the empirical support for increased pneumococcal pathogenicity, transmission or host susceptibility following influenza infection.