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.
Our research is mainly dedicated to understanding the function of bio-macromolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids and oligosaccharides through the study of their structure, interactions and dynamics. To this end, we use NMR, biophysical and biochemical techniques and work in collaboration with various groups from the Institut Pasteur and with laboratories in France and abroad.
The main projects currently being undertaken in our laboratory are:
(i) Structural and functional studies of proteins involved in the active transport of nutrients in bacteria;
(ii) The control of neuronal death and survival by the rabies virus glycoprotein;
(iii) PDZ mediated viral perturbation of infected cells signaling pathways;
(iv) Function of whirlin in the mecanoelectric transduction in the internal ear;
(v) Structure and biosynthesis of the fungal cell wall and structural and functional analysis of hydrophobins from the fungal pathogen Aspergillus fumigatus.