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 ...
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 ...
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 mission of the Industrial Partnership team is to detect, promote, assist and protect the inventive activities from research (inventions, know-how and biological materials) conducted at the Institut Pasteur (and in some Institutes of its international network), and transfer there to industrial ...
With international courses, PhD and postdoctoral traineeship, each institute of the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP) contributes to the transmission of knowledge with the training of young researchers all around the world. In this context, doctoral and postdoctoral programmes, study ...
Scientists have successfully increased the infiltration of immune cells into tumors, thus inducing the immune system to block tumor growth. They show that, in combination with existing immunotherapies, this process efficiently destroys cancer cells.
A microbial virus from extreme environment opens doors to new therapeutical strategies
Following their research on virus SIRV2, a virus found to survive in extreme environments (very hot and acidic), researchers from the University of Washington, the University of Virginia and the Institut Pasteur have discovered what appears to be a basic mechanism of resistance to heat, dehydratation and ultraviolet radiation. This finding could potentially lead to many applications, including the development of new ways to package DNA for gene therapy.
The Institut Pasteur signs a cooperation agreement with Fiocruz and the University of São Paulo
June 8th, 2015
The Institut Pasteur, its historical partner in Brazil, Fiocruz and the University of São Paulo, the largest in the Latin American continent, have signed in Rio de Janeiro a tripartite cooperation agreement on 8th June, 2015. This agreement, 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.
The ceremony, held in parallel to Fiocruz-Pasteur Symposium, gathered Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur, Paulo Gadelha, President of Fiocruz, Marco Antonio Zago, President of the University of São Paulo, Brice Roquefeuil, Consul General of France and Gustavo Tutuca, Rio de Janeiro Science and Technology Secretary of State.
In addition to the signature of the cooperation agreement, the three-day mission of Christian Bréchot in Brazil gave him the opportunity to meet the major partners of the Institut Pasteur such as the Carlos Chagas Filho Foundation (FAPERJ, Rio de Janeiro), the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, São Paulo) and São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
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The native capsid of a retrovirus is observed for the first time ever at the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo
Researchers from the Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, in collaboration with the Uruguayan Medical School, obtained for the first time ever high-resolution images of the native capsid protein of the Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV). These observations represent a major progress in understanding retrovirus biology, opening new avenues towards the development of antiretroviral therapies.
Regional Europe Meeting of the Institut Pasteur International Network in Lille
May 27 to 28, 2015
The Regional Europe Meeting was hosted in Lille, France, from May 27 to 28, 2015 with representatives of the European Commission.
The meeting brought together directors and scientists from 7 other RIIP establishments in Belgium, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Romania, Russia and Paris, France.
Antibiotic resistance, re-emerging diseases, infection and cancer, health and environment were discussed during the various sessions and round tables as areas of future joint actions.
Institut Pasteur's involvement in the fight against Ebola
The Institut Pasteur and the Institut Pasteur International Network are assisting the international aid effort by offering diagnostic support and epidemiological surveillance in collaboration with the Guinean Ministry of Health. On the occasion of the international congress " Targeting Ebola 2015 ", held at the Institut Pasteur in Paris on May 28 and 29, 2015, find all the information about research projects involving the Institute in the fight against Ebola.
The Minister of health of Mexico visited the Institut Pasteur
Prof. Christian Bréchot welcomed Ms. Mercedes Juan López, Mexico’s Minister of health, to the Pasteur Institute on Thursday, May 21st. They discussed the strengthening of our contacts and the renewal of partnership agreements which will be signed in July of this year during the visit of the Mexican President in Paris. At the delegation request they visited the genomic platform of the Institut Pasteur, thematic which is one of the major development areas of our future cooperation.
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Kurma Partners announces the launch of its third fund Kurma Diagnostics (KDx)
The European Investment Fund (EIF), Fonds National d’Amorçage (FNA) managed by Bpifrance as part of the French government’s Investments for the future (“Investissements d’Avenir”) program, Institut Pasteur, and BNP Paribas are participating in the first closing (€33M). Kurma Diagnostics: the first Venture Capital fund dedicated to financing early-stage European innovative Diagnostic projects and companies.
Dogma challenged: the genetic determination of testis or ovary is conserved through evolution
In animals, sexual reproduction is almost universal but the mechanisms that determine the choice between forming a testis or ovary are highly diverse. Researchers from the Institut Pasteur and the University of Minnesota have recently proven that the genetic determination of testis or ovary has been conserved through evolution, thanks to a study of the gene DMRT1.
The Institut Pasteur and the Institut Pasteur International network are releasing EBOV sequences to support the public health response as well as the development and evaluation of EVD vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics. Please feel free to download, use, and analyze this data.