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 Friday, December 6, 2024

The Ceremonies

Conférence de l’invité d’honneur, Valérie Masson-Delmotte

2023 Ceremony

The 2023 ceremony was held 
on December 8, 2023, in the presence of Valérie
Masson Delmotte, climatologist, 
Research Director at the CEA

La cérémonie 2022 s’est tenue le 9 décembre 2022 en présence de Uğur Şahin, Professeur d’oncologie translationnelle et d’immunologie, Université de Mayence, et PDG de BioNTech

2022 Ceremony

The 2022 ceremony was held on December 9, 2022, in the presence of Uğur Şahin, Professor of Translational Oncology and Immunology, University Medical Center, Mainz, and CEO of BioNTech

Prof. Edith Heard, Directrice Générale du EMBL

2021 Ceremony

The 2021 ceremony was held on December 17th, 2021, with the participation of Edith Heard, Director General of the EMBL, Grand Prix Inserm 2017, Professor at the Collège de France

Emmanuelle Charpentier, Prix Nobel de Chimie 2020

2020 Ceremony

The 2020 ceremony was held on December 4th 2020, with the participation of Emmanuelle Charpentier, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020


Cérémonie des doctorants 2019 - Institut Pasteur - Stefan W. Hell, Prix Nobel de Chimie 2014

2019 ceremony

The 2019 ceremony was held on December 13th 2019, in the presence of Stefan W. Hell, Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2014.

Pr Serge Haroche - Institut Pasteur

2018 ceremony

The 2018 ceremony was held on December 8th 2018, in the presence of Serge Haroche, recipient of the Nobel Prizes in Physics (2012)

Thèses et Cérémonie 2017 - Institut Pasteur

2017 ceremony

The 2017 ceremony was held on December 11, 2017, in the presence of Stewart Cole, the appointed President of the Institut Pasteur

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

2016 ceremony

The 2016 ceremony was 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). 

Titre court


Organizing committee

2024 organizing team

2024 organizing team

From left to right, top: Patricia Panikulam, Vincenzo Di Bartolo, Laura Pedró-Cos and Cécile Markarian ;
bottom :Valérie Lorin, Marine Oberkampf, Jasmin Ostermayer et Leonardo Alvarez-Quinche.

2023 organizing team

Cérémonie des doctorants - Comité d’organisation

(From left to right) Sylvie Malot, Deshmukh Gopaul, Vincenzo Di Bartolo, Marine Oberkampf, Valérie Lorin, Julie Thomsen, Patricia Panikulam

2021 and 2022 organizing team

Equipe 2021-2022, Cérémonie des nouveaux doctorants-Institut Pasteur

(From left to right) Viviana Scoca, Deshmukh Gopaul, Sylvie Malot, Vincenzo Di Bartolo, Eugen Pfeifer, Valérie Lorin, Sylvie Garnero et Marine Oberkampf

2020 organizing team

Ceremony for newly graduated students Staff


2019 organizing team

Ceremony for newly graduated students Staff

Marine Oberkampf, Vincenzo Di Bartolo, Sylvie Malot, Nicolas Malausse, Sonja Kuhn

2018 organizing team

Ceremony for newly graduated students Staff

Vincenzo Di Bartolo, Borja Rodriguez de Francisco, Nicolas Malausse, Sonja Kuhn,
Marine Oberkampf and Sylvie Malot

2017 organizing team  


Ceremony for newly graduated students Staff

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

2016 organizing team

Ceremony for newly graduated students Staff

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

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