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.
In 2009, the Institut Pasteur, the world leading biomedical research institute founded by Louis Pasteur in 1887, inaugurated the Pasteur Paris-university (PPU) international doctoral program in collaboration with several major Parisian science universities for students holding a Master degree (or equivalent) from a university outside of France.
Students conduct their research in one of the 120 laboratories of the Institut Pasteur offering cutting edge training in a large variety of topics covering Molecular and cellular biology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Structural biology, Enzymology and metabolism, Biological chemistry, Virology, Parasitology, Medical mycology, Epidemiology, Infectiology, Imaging, Neurosciences, Developmental biology and Systems biology.
Students are part of the Pasteurian community with whom they share their passion for science and wish to contribute to the prevention and treatment of diseases. Students are immersed in an exciting, dynamic and interactive research environment including access to a large variety of core facilities with state-of-the art equipment.
They can extend their knowledge by attending specialized courses and benefiting from a vast seminar program attracting major speakers from all over the world. At the end of their studies (typically three years), students defend their PhD according to European guidelines.
The call opens in October and students are selected on a competitive basis. Candidates are first selected by host laboratories and their applications are presented to the selection committee by mid-December. Candidates who are short listed by the selection committee are then interviewed during March, with results communicated by the beginning of April. Selected students are enrolled in the following October for a three-year contract.
Students selected through the PPU receive a salary from Institut Pasteur to cover their living expenses and health insurance. The program benefits from financial support by Institut Pasteur, partner institutions, governmental agencies and private foundations.
Assistance for accommodation in student residences, including the Résidence internationale de l'Institut Pasteur, will also be available