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.
The FMHI lab within the Virology Department is geared towards the knowledge of virus/host cell interactions that define the pathogenicity of arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) in mosquito vectors and mammalian hosts.
The FMHI team closely interacts with virology laboratories in Europe, Asia, USA, and other groups within the International Network of Institut Pasteur (RIIP). The arboviruses studied are dengue, West Nile, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and Chikungunya viruses. The priorities areas of FMHI's programmes are : first, biology of arbovirus, a comprehensive study on molecular basis of viral pathogenicity, understanding of arbovirus/host-cell interactions (vertebrate hosts and invertebrate vectors), and immune evasion strategies of arboviruses towards antiviral innate immunity. Second, to apply the knowledge gained from the basic research todevelop more sensitive and specific molecular tools for arbovirus detection as well as vaccines and therapy to prevent or combat virus infection.