E-learning / Mooc

In light of the increasing role of the digital technology in education, the Institut Pasteur is actively involved in the development of online education, and in particular in the production of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).


The Institut Pasteur wishes to increase the audience of its courses and to give access to high-level scientific online courses to a large audience, throughout the world. To do so, the Institut Pasteur is involved in the development of Massive Open Online courses, on various scientific topics. Our MOOCs are scientific and focus on major biological and public health questions. They are aimed at an audience with a broad scientific background: a bachelor of science is generally recommended to follow our online courses.

The Institut Pasteur has been creating MOOCs since 2014 and wishes to increase and diversify its online education offer. MOOCs of the Institut Pasteur are available either on the French platform FUN or on the American platform Coursera (soon available). 

Our MOOCs have a very wide and diverse audience, with learners coming from as many as 150 different countries.


Biobanques et collections

The Institut Pasteur Online Diploma of Infectious Diseases (DNM2IP)

Institut Pasteur creates an Online Diploma of Infectious Diseases (DNM2IP) based on MOOCs.

The goal of this Institut Pasteur Diploma is to enable students, medical doctors, health workers, researchers, and staff of state agencies or NGOs to acquire skills in the field of infectious diseases. The diploma is given to students who have successfully passed the final examination of each of 5 MOOCs of the DNM2IP. MOOCs are rebroadcast every 2 years, each for a period of 6 weeks.


Currently open:



Water-borne Infectious Diseases

Directors: François-Xavier Weill, Maël Bessaud and Dominique Franco
Open for registration:  May 18, 2022
Course:  From March 22 to May 24, 2022
Register on: https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/cours/water-borne-infectious-diseases/​


Advances in Stem Cell Biology

Directors: Shahragim Tajbakhsh
Open for registration: to June 9, 2022 
Course: From April 14 to June 16, 2022
Register on: https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/advances-stem-cell-biology/



Directors: Armelle Phalipon and Behazine Combadière
Open for registration:  June 18, 2022
Course: From April 26 to June 25, 2022
Register on: https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/vaccinology/​


Viral Hepatitis  

Directors: Françoise Lunel-Fabiani and Stanilas Pol
Open for registration:  July 1st, 2022
Course: From May 10 to July 08,  2022
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/viral-hepatitis/​


Our other MOOCs :

Directors: Jean-Pierre Vartanian and Pierre-Emmanuel Ceccaldi
Next edition: T1, 2024
Register on: https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/emerging-and-re-emerging-viruses/

HIV Science

Directors: Michaela Muller-Trutwin and Asier Sáez-Cirión
Next edition: T2, 2024
Register on: https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/hiv-science/

Innate immunity

Directors: Jean-Marc Cavaillon and Daniel Scott-Algara
Next edition : T1-2024
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/innate-immunity/​


Human Populations and Evolutionary Genetics 

Directors: Luis Quintana-Murci and Etienne Patin
Next edition : T4-2023
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/human-population-and-evolutionary-genetics/​


Modeling infectious diseases 

Directors: Romulus Bréban and Pierre-Yves Boëlle
Next edition : T3-2023
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/modeling-infectious-diseases/​


Medical Mycology 

Directors: Dea Garcia-Hermoso and Olivier Lortholary
Next edition : T3-2023
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/medical-mycology/​



Director: Howard Takiff
Next edition : T4-2022
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/tuberculosis/​


Viruses and Human Cancers

Directors: Jean-Pierre Vartanian
Next edition : T4-2023
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/viruses-and-human-cancers/​


Resistance to antibacterial agents 

Directors: Béatrice Berçot, Patrick Trieu-Cuot and Didier Mazel
Next edition : T1-2023
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/fr/cours/resistance-to-antibacterial-agents/​



Directors: Mery Pina, Raquel Hurtado-Ortiz and Marie-Noëlle Ungeheuer
Next edition : T2-2023
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/biobanking/



Director: Chetan Chitnis
Next edition : T4-2022
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/malaria/​


Clinical Trials in Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Director: Muriel Vray
Next edition : T3-2022
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/clinical-trials-infectious-and-tropical-diseases/



Director:  Germano Cecere
Next edition : T2-2023
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/epigenetics/​


Medical Entomology

Directors: Anna-Bella Failloux and Christophe Paupy
Next edition : T2-2023
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/en/courses/medical-entomology/


From Neuron to behavior MOOC

Directors: Pierre-Marie Lledo
Next edition : to be defined
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/fr/cours/from-neuron-to-behavior/​


Microbes & Brain

Directors: Ivo Boneca and Grégoire Chevalier
Next edition : to be defined
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/fr/cours/microbes-and-brain/​


Concepts et méthodes en épidémiologie

Director: Arnaud Fontanet
Next edition : to be defined
More information:​ https://www.fun-mooc.fr/fr/cours/concepts-et-methodes-en-epidemiologie/


Diagnosis and prognosis biomarkers in global health

Directors: Stanislas Pol and Marie-Astrid Vernet
Next edition : to be defined
More information:​ https://www.pasteur.fr/en/education/programs-and-courses/e-learning-mooc/mooc-diagnosis-and-prognosis-biomarkers-global-health-institut-pasteur​

The Institut Pasteur is also involved in two MOOCs created by the University of Geneva:


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