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.
Situated in the heart of the campus, the Teaching Center is housed in the Louis Martin pavilion of the former Pasteur hospital. The Center was fully refurbished in 2007 and offers outstanding facilities for theoretical and lab sessions in a wide range of biology disciplines.
The center features
three teaching labs each accommodating up to 24 students;
three laboratories and three technical suites for preparation of practical sessions;
two rooms each equipped with twelve microbiological safety cabinets for cultures of pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi) and cell cultures;
a room equipped with three fluorescence microscopes complete with imaging system;
two hot chambers and three cold storage rooms;
four rooms equipped with video projection equipment and some hundred computers for lectures and classes requiring IT resources.
The teaching labs work closely with the campus-based research teams and also have use of all the Institut Pasteur's technological platforms, which include the Imagopole, Proteopole, Genopole and Center for Human Immunology. High-tech state-of-the-art equipment is available on loan from Institut Pasteur laboratories or private firms to meet certain specific requirements.
In addition to the Institut Pasteur courses, the Teaching Center hosts EMBO courses and training sessions organized by Institut Pasteur scientists.