Pasteur course: Vaccinology

This four-week course presents an integrated overview of vaccinology, from public health data and scientific results justifying the development of a vaccine up to its delivery to the populations in the context of industrialized and developing countries.


The Vaccinology course comprises four modules :


  • Introduction to vaccinology, an integrative discipline.
  • Preclinical and clinical steps: basic principles.
  • Update on vaccine development for the major infectious diseases.
  • Future challenges.

The course also includes methodology workshops based on a partnership with the HSeT Foundation which has developed an e-learning website dedicated to the course. Personalized tutoring is also ensured.


This course is dedicated to people with a medical or scientific training background who are interested in all aspects of this new discipline: medical and public health students, PhD students (e.g., immunology, microbiology), scientists, physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians and other health professionals.


The program of the course organized the previous year can be downloaded to get detailed information on the general frame of the course; some topics and practical works may change each year, without altering the general aims and means of the course.


Program of the 2014-2015 Vaccinology course (PDF)



The committee of the course will evaluate applications. Several fellowships will be available, thanks to industrial partnerships.


Members of the Teaching Committee :


E. Coeffier-Vicart (Institut Pasteur),

A. Fontanet (Institut Pasteur),

C. Leclerc (Institut Pasteur),

M. Sala (Institut Pasteur),

H. Waxin (Institut Pasteur),

V. Ponticelli (Institut Pasteur),

A. Phalipon (Institut Pasteur),

F. Tangy (Institut Pasteur).


Practical information


Title of the course Vaccinology
Directors Armelle Phalipon

Molecular microbial pathogenesis unit


Institut Pasteur


Frédéric Tangy

Viral genomics and vaccination unit

CNRS, UMR 3569

Institut Pasteur

Language English
Participants 24
Duration 4 weeks
Dates February 29 to March 25, 2016
Closing date for application October 30, 2015

Institut Pasteur Diploma


Diplôme d'Université (DU) from University Paris Diderot for people registering at this university (registration fees ≈ 250 €).


ECTS for students registered in the Mastere in Public health from the Pasteur/ Cnam school of public health (Pasteur-Cnam).


Attending conferences can be validated as "module d'école doctorale" for students registered at partner universities.



On line registration


Registration fees


Mis à jour le 26/05/2016