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 role of the Technical Resources and Environment Department is to develop and implement Institut Pasteur policy in terms of safety and risk prevention, environmental protection and health in the workplace.
The Technical Resources and Environment Department promotes and provides training for all Institut Pasteur staff in safety, care for the environment and quality.
The department ensures that all QSE (quality-safety-environment) regulations and standards are complied with and applicable regulations are implemented, liaising with the relevant inspection authorities (Préfecture, Works inspectorate, French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN), French Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM), French Ministry of Research, etc.).
Its work involves supervising cross-disciplinary projects in the common interest in all QSE areas (waste streams, GMO approval, ANSM clearance, etc.).
Further areas of responsibility of the Technical Resources and Environment Department include application of quality policy and supporting administrative and scientific teams in implementing continuous improvement procedures.
The department provides expert guidance for all Institut Pasteur projects and units (premises development plans, animal experimentation projects, review of work situations, quality issues, etc.).
It analyzes incidents and accidents that occur and takes action to prevent recurrence and identify risks in order to develop mitigation strategies.
The department comprises 4 units: Logistics/Security, Risk Prevention, Environmental Quality and Sustainable Development, and Technical Services.
The unit heads reporting to the department assist the scientific and administrative teams in their duties towards personal and infrastructure safety. They coordinate all issues raised in cross-disciplinary projects on the Institut Pasteur campus, intervene in emergency situations, and assist the authorities with their protection duties (firefighters, police department, etc.).
The Technical Resources and Environment Department has been led by Nathalie Denoyés since September 2008.