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 PPU journal club offers the possibility for students of the same class to meet on a regular basis during the first year and to learn to read critically and analyze recently published scientific articles of general interest.
The goals of the journal club are :
- To improve your skills in critical interpretation of the scientific literature.
- To enjoy the discovery of exciting new science.
- To see the application of a variety of techniques to diverse research questions.
- To have interdisciplinary discussions.
The student presents an article that he/she has selected in consultation with the chairperson (a PPU program Committee member or a scientist working at Institut Pasteur). Everyone reads the paper before the class, and researches concepts that are unfamiliar, including techniques. The paper is then presented to the group, followed by or accompanied by active participation of the group in questions and comments, wiith the help of the chairman.
Focus of the discussion
- what are the main conclusions of the paper ?
- what is the evidence for these conclusions? Is it convincing? Why or why not ?
- how were the experiments done ?
- how do the methods work ?
- what might have been done differently ?
- what would you do next, if you were the authors ?
The PPU journal club is open to PPU students of all classes as well as to all students of the campus upon request.