The Institut Pasteur of Iran held the 2016 MATI Regional Meeting of the Institut Pasteur international Network


100 participants were gathered from 7th to 9th November 2016 at the Institut Pasteur of Iran for the MATI Regional Meeting (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Iran) of the Institut Pasteur International Network.

The meting was opened by Pr. Hassan Hashemi, Minister of Health of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Pr. Mostafa Ghanei, Director of the Institut Pasteur of Iran,  Mr. François Sénémaud, Ambassador of France in Iran, and Pr. Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur. Dr. Hong Tang, Director of the Institut Pasteur in Shanghai - Chinese Academy of Sciences, was also attending the meeting, as scientists from Institut Pasteur Dakar (Senegal) and the Lebanese University. 

Scientists were invited to brainstormed on 4 research axes of regional and global importance: 

  • Vector-Borne Diseases;
  • Tuberculosis:
    • Evaluation of epigenome alteration and gut microbiota diversity in different stages of tuberculosis;
    • Study of Multi Resistant Tuberculosis : Evaluation the algorithms of diagnosis, treatment and molecular epidemiology;
  • Leishmaniasis: Leishmania Genetics, Host Immune Response, and Vector & Transmission;
  • Snake and Scorpion Venoms and Toxins : clinical research; diagnostics;  Next generation of antivenoms (nanobodies); Discovery and optimization of drug leads.



This meeting was also the opportunity to exchange on technology transfer and business development.

This meeting has been realized with the support of the Pasteur International Network Association, the Institut Pasteur of Iran, the Mustafa Prize, the Islamic Bank for Development and Cinnagen.

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