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.
This five-week intensive laboratory and lecture course is organized in collaboration with the Institut Curie; it is devoted to the presentation of current concepts and new experimental techniques in the study of cellular functions.
Topics of lectures include functional organization of the cell, polarity and intracellular traffic communication, cellular signaling, cell migration and invasion, stem cells, apoptosis, autophagy, cell-pathogen interactions, cell cycle and mitosis.
The practical course provides training in culture of transfected and infected cells, in vitro reconstitution of cellular functions, gene inactivation and cutting edge techniques of live imaging.
The program of the course organized the previous year can be downloaded to get detailed information on the general content of the course; some topics and practical works may change each year, without altering the general aims and means of the course.
Candidates must have a good knowledge of basic laboratory techniques to Masters degree level. The course committee will evaluate applications.
Members of the Teaching Committee :
R. Bruzzone (HKU-Pasteur Research Centre, Hong Kong, SAR China),
Ph. Chavrier (Institut Curie),
E. Coeffier (Institut Pasteur),
M.-H. Cuif (Université Paris 11),
O. Kellermann (Institut A. Lwoff),
C. Parsot (Institut Pasteur),
J. Sobczak-Thepot* (Université P. et M. Curie),
M. Volovitch (Ecole normale supérieure, Paris),
S. Vriz (Université Paris-Diderot) et C. Zurzolo (Institut Pasteur).
* University Representatives
Fellowships (EUR 1.500) will be awarded to the three best applicants from foreign countries to cover, in part, their travel and accommodation expenses.
Participants not enrolled in a master 2 program of a partner university will take finish the course on Friday February 6th, 2015, and master 2 students will and take the final exam from February 9th to 13th, 2015.
Title of the course
Molecular biology of the cell
HKU-Pasteur Research Centre
Hong-Kong SAR China
CNRS UMR 144,
Head of studies
Membrane traffic and pathogenesis unit,
January 12th to February 13th, 2015 and February 9th to 13th, 2014
Closing date for application
September 5, 2014
Institut Pasteur Diploma
Diplôme d'Université (DU) from Paris Diderot University for people registering at this university (registration fees ≈ 250 €).
Credits for a Masters degree for students registered at partner universities.