Ceremony for newly graduated students

Since 2013, the Institut Pasteur organizes each year a ceremony for the students who have graduated during the year. This both solemn and festive event is open to all people working on campus and to family and friends of the newly graduated students, as well as representatives of partner organizations.


The ceremony is inaugurated by an honorary guest who speaks about general themes such as the practice of science, the processes of discovery in research and his/her personal career. Each graduate has one minute and one slide to present him/herself and his/her thesis project. A certificate of the Institut Pasteur is awarded to each graduate on this occasion. The ceremony closes with a friendly moment with a buffet.

Save the date

The PhD Graduation Ceremony will be held the Monday, December 11, 2017 at 3:00


Prenez date ! Cérémonie 2017en l'honneur des nouveaux doctorants à l'Institut Pasteur


Pr Alim Louis Benabid - Institut Pasteur: Thesis and Ceremony 2016

2016 ceremony

The 2016 ceremony will be held on December 16th 2016, in the presence of Alim-Louis Benabid, recipient of the Lasker Prize 2014 and the Breakthrough Prize 2015.

2015 ceremony

The 2015 ceremony was held on December 11th 2015, in the presence of Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2008).

2014 ceremony

The 2014 ceremony was held on December 12th, 2014, in the presence of Cédric Villlani, recipient of the Fields Medal (2010)

Thèses et cérémonie à l'Institut Pasteur

2013 ceremony

The 2013 ceremony was held on September 30th, in the presence of Jules Hoffmann, recipient of the CNRS Gold Medal and the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (2011). 

Organizing committee

2016 organising team

Comité d'organisation - Thèses et cérémonie

Friederike Jönsson, Guy-Franck Richard, Sylvie Malot et Laura Sinigaglia

2017 organising team

Nouvelle équipe 2017 - Cérémonie de thèse - Institut Pasteur

Vincenzo Di Bartolo, Sylvie Malot, Sonja Kuhn et Marine Oberkampf de Dabrun

The list of theses defended each year

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