Following the release of the 2021 edition of the Institut Pasteur's Annual Report, here are some of the year's highlights. Twelve eventful months interspersed with highlightsmajor scientific breakthroughs and key events for the institute in all fields including COVID-19, cancer, neuroscience, genetics, vaccinology and antibiotic resistance.
In particular, the year 2021 was again marked by the COVID-19 epidemic. Over the years 2020 and 2021, this represents more than 200 scientific publications concerning the modelling of the epidemic dynamics, the identification of transmission sites, the analysis of the immune response and the host-virus relationship... Those scientific projects that are part of an international mobilisation, within the Pasteur Network. The CNR of Virus of Respiratory Infections continued its work of genomic surveillanceon and sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 variants. The year 2021 also saw the development of therapeutic antibodies by the antiviral molecule screening platform (start-up SpikImm), 107 technology transfer contracts signed, and a renewed investment in public information and advice to public authorities.