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  • Signature de l’accord pour la création de l’Institut Pasteur de Guinée

    International News | 23.09.2015

    A new Institut Pasteur created in Guinea

    On Monday September 21, 2015 a protocol of agreement for the creation of the Institut Pasteur of Guinea was signed in Conakry between the Republic of Guinea and the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur of Guinea will be the 33rd member of the Institut Pasteur International Network, and will be set up in response to the requirements outlined by the authorities in Guinea following the Ebola crisis, with the express aim of addressing epidemic emergencies, actively monitoring infectious diseases and conducting research into such diseases, as well as training and supporting Guinean scientists in outbreak prevention initiatives.

  • Professor Anatoly ZHEBRUN

    International News | 08.09.2015

    Death of Professor Anatoly ZHEBRUN

    It is with profound sadness that we have just learned of the untimely death of Professor Anatoly ZHEBRUN, Director of the Institut Pasteur of Saint Petersburg.

    After studying at the Academy of Military Medicine in Saint Petersburg in 1965, Anatoly ZHEBRUN embarked on a career as Naval Health Physician in north-western Russia. Specialising in Immunology, Microbiology and Public Health, he joined the Institut Pasteur of Saint Petersburg as a Researcher in 1977. He was appointed the institute's Director General in 1994.

    Professor Anatoly ZHEBRUN is author and co-author to over 300 scientific publications. He was elected to Russia's National Academy of Sciences as Correspondent Member for his contributions to medicine. In 2000, he was awarded the National Order of Merit for his contribution to scientific and cultural cooperation with France, Institut Pasteur and institutes of the Institut Pasteur International Network.

    Institut Pasteur and the International Network wish to pay tribute to him and are with his family and loved ones in their sorrow.

  • Malaria ©Institut Pasteur

    International News | 07.09.2015

    Malaria: a mutation counteracts resistance to chloroquine

    Since 1995, chloroquine is no longer used in French Guiana to treat P. falciparum malaria as it became resistant. The Institut Pasteur in French Guiana described for the first time, a reversal of this resistance in the parasite due to the acquisition of a new mutation. Published in the scientific journal PNAS, this finding is significant in optimizing the use and design of antimalarial drugs.

  • World sepsis day

    Event | 07.09.2015

    World Sepsis Day: fighting deadly infections

    On September 11, the Institut Pasteur will host a conference for World Sepsis Day (WSD). Sepsis is a condition triggered by a serious infection (usually bacterial but occasionally fungal, viral or parasitic) that attacks the body's vital functions. Despite modern medical advances in vaccinations, antibiotics and intensive care, there is still a high death rate among sepsis victims. Septicemia is a form of sepsis caused by the presence of pathogens in the bloodstream.

  • SGB phagocytés par des polynucléaires neutrophiles. © Claire Poyart, CNR-Strep (AP-HP, Inserm)

    Research | 28.08.2015

    Following maternal transmission, group B strep mutates to siken infants

    Group B streptococcus, a mostly benign inhabitant of healthy adults, is one of the leading causes of neonatal sepsis and meningitis. Researchers from the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have now shown that these pediatric cases might occur when the bacteria mutates within the infant following transmission from the mother.

  • Research | 07.08.2015

    The ISG15 protein plays a key role in fighting bacterial infections

    Researchers from the Institut Pasteur, Inserm, INRA and the University of Freiburg have uncovered the key role played by the protein ISG15 in the fight against bacterial infections. During listeria infection, this protein promotes the release of cytokines which help the body eliminate the bacteria.

  • Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur. © Institut Pasteur

    Institutional | 06.08.2015

    Train Africa’s scientists in crisis response

    Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur, gives his personal take on the Ebola crisis, in Nature, on August 5, 2015.

  • First Tripartite Fiocruz-IP-USP Hands-on Course Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

    International News | 03.08.2015

    First Tripartite Fiocruz-IP-USP Hands-on Course Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

    The aim of this course is to provide students with theory and practical tools to analyze Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data. The course is composed of a theory and practice lessons. In the first week theory sessions will cover the main kind of HTS analyses (re-sequencing and variant analysis, de-novo sequencing, transcriptomics, ChIP-Seq, metagenomics), in addition to some general bioinformatics tools and Biostatistics.

    The second week is dedicated to practice, in which the students work with their own data in small groups with a mentor that guides them. The practice week is designed so the course is of immediate use to each student. We expect the students to go back to their countries with the necessary knowledge to continue working on their own data. Lastly, this course will also promote interactions through bioinformatics between Fiocruz, the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP) and the University of Sao Paulo.

    This course is part of the cooperation agreement signed by the Institut Pasteur, Fiocruz and the University of São Paulo on June 8th, 2015. This undertaking, between these three actors in Research and International Public Health, defines the main directions of scientific cooperation and prefigures the basis of the project to establish an Institut Pasteur in Brazil.


  • A MOOC in vaccinology. Institut Pasteur

    Institutional | 30.07.2015

    A MOOC in vaccinology

    A new MOOC developed by the Institut Pasteur will be launched on September 17, 2015. Thirty-one internationally renowned medicine professors, scientists, and public health professionals from many countries, will give a large overview of vaccinology: history, definitions, basic immunology, epidemiology, preclinical and clinical development, recent vaccines, and future challenges. This MOOC is dedicated to scientific medical students and health professionals.

  • The molecular crossbow: a vital weapon in the bacterial arsenal. © Institut Pasteur

    Research | 23.07.2015

    The molecular crossbow: a vital weapon in the bacterial arsenal

    Scientists have made a major breakthrough in understanding the molecular structure and workings of an important part of the arsenal employed by bacteria to destroy cells or other bacteria. This study focuses on the assembly mechanism and gives a detailed description of the architecture of a key component in the bacterial type VI secretion system


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