Emerging Viruses

Biology of Microorganisms

A week-course in October every year. This course, taught in english, delivered within the framework of the Pasteur school is dedicated to candidates with a medical or scientific training background who are interested in all aspects of this discipline: medical and public health students, scientific Master 2 and PhD students (Virology, Epidemiology, Emerging Diseases..), physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians and other health professionals.

Practical information

Institut Pasteur
October 21-25, 2019
July 21, 2019
In English


Doctoral School Module

Objectives of the course:

The aim of the course is to educate graduates and post-graduates with understanding and expertise in Emerging Viruses with a particular focus on mechanisms of replication and role played by these viruses leading to pathogenesis, mechanisms of emergence, as well as therapeutic approaches.

To ensure a maximum of interactivity, conferences, tutorials and round table will be organized to allow students to discuss with experts, to ask questions and globally to exchange and pave the way for future collaborations.

Program of the course:

Emerging viruses comprise a diverse family of RNA viruses. The course will be focused essentially on negative RNA viruses as Influenza, Measles, Rabies viruses…, as well as positive RNA viruses as Hepatitis E, Chikungunya, Dengue, Zika viruses…. During this course, specific aspects will be developed as the regulation of viral gene expression, host restriction factors to infection, various aspects of pathogenesis, mechanisms of emergence, antiviral strategies as well as virus discovery approaches.

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Pierre-Emmanuel Ceccaldi,
Unité d’Epidémiologie et physiopathologie des virus oncogènes, Université de Paris
Institut Pasteur

Nolwenn Jouvenet
Unite de Génomique virale et vaccination
Institut Pasteur

Jean-Pierre Vartanian
Unité de Rétrovirologie moléculaire
Institut Pasteur

5 days
Members of the Course committee

PE. Ceccaldi* (Université de Paris),

A. Garbarg-Chenon (ENS),

U. Hazan (ENS Cachan),

N. Jouvenet (Institut Pasteur),

M. Lucas-Hourani (Institut Pasteur),

S. Malot (Institut Pasteur), 

V. Maréchal* (Sorbonne Université),

V. Ponticelli (Institut Pasteur).

F. Rozenberg* (Université de Paris),

M. Sala (Institut Pasteur),

M. Thoulouze (Institut Pasteur),

N. Tordo (Institut Pasteur),

S. van der Werf* (Institut Pasteur/ Université de Paris)

JP. Vartanian (Institut Pasteur),

H. Waxin (Institut Pasteur).

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