The Pasteur Museum is housed in the apartment where Louis Pasteur spent his final seven years and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the living and working environment of the world-renowned scientist. Visitors can gain a unique insight into his everyday life alongside his wife and can admire his rich and diverse scientific work.
The Institut Pasteur’s scientific strategy focuses on developing original and innovative topics and promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation and approaches. The Institut Pasteur teams have access to the technological resources needed to speed up and further improve the quality of their outstanding research.
Ever since the introduction of the world’s first "Technical Microbiology" course in 1889, teaching has been a priority for the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur has an international reputation for quality teaching that attracts students from all over the world who come to further their training or top up their degree programs.
The Department of Communications and Fundraising is tasked with improving the Institut Pasteur’s visibility and notoriety among the general public and in the biomedical research arena via communications initiatives. It coordinates all fundraising operations, which account for 25% of the Institut Pasteur’s budget, targeting private donors, companies and sponsors.
The Department of Communications and Fundraising publicizes discoveries made by Institut Pasteur scientists and the various scientific partnerships between the Institut Pasteur and industrialists or other French and international research organizations.
It develops communications policies (positioning, image, graphic standard and style guide, media relations, campaigns, advertising, lectures for the general public, communication materials, etc.) and oversees their application.
The department administers and develops fundraising initiatives among individuals and businesses.
It sets up and coordinates advertising campaigns to the general public, with events such as Pasteurdon to make the Institut Pasteur’s need for donations known.
It enters into sponsorship agreements with companies and maintains close relations with the various stakeholders in the field.
It promotes the Institut Pasteur’s historical heritage, in particular through the Pasteur Museum and its collections.
It manages the Fondation Pasteur Suisse, a foundation that aims to develop scientific partnerships and raise the funds needed to foster and establish them.
It enjoys close links with the Pasteur Foundation in New York and jointly organizes its annual gala.
Sylvain Coudon has headed up the Department of Communications and Fundraising since April 2006.