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  • Laboratoire d'Excellence, project Milieu Intérieur © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 16.01.2015

    The biological basis of good health

    In a biological sense, what does it mean to be “in good health”? This far-reaching question is the focus of the “Laboratoire d'Excellence” project Milieu Intérieur (“Environment Within”). The Milieu Intérieur cohort is the first French cohort of its kind, comprised of a thousand healthy donors. Studying this cohort will help define the parameters of a healthy immune system. The recent analysis of the initial results generated from the cohort represents an important milestone for the scientists in this consortium.

  • 3D structure of the antibody complexes for all four serotypes bound to the dengue virus envelope protein. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 14.01.2015

    Identification of an Achilles heel in the dengue virus gives new hope for vaccine development

    Scientists have identified a vulnerable site on the surface of the dengue virus which is targeted by the only broadly neutralizing antibodies identified to date. This discovery offers a new target for the development of a vaccine to combat all four types of dengue virus currently in circulation.

  • Hepatic macrophage (in green) ingesting by phagocytosis pathogenic bacterium Listeria monocytogenes (in red). © Institut Pasteur

    Research | 09.01.2015

    Resident and recruited macrophages orchestrate the liver's defense against infection

    Scientists have demonstrated that liver-resident macrophages are rapidly killed by the pathogenic bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. This early death triggers the recruitment of macrophages from the bloodstream to the liver. These macrophages start by bringing the bacterial infection under control; then, in an unexpected development, they actually replace the liver-resident macrophages that have been killed by the infection.

  • #JeSuisCharlie

    Institutional | 08.01.2015


    In this day of National Mourning, the Institut Pasteur expresses its deep sadness and supports all people and families affected by this tragedy. #JeSuisCharlie

  • Press release | 12.12.2014

    Malaria: formal identification of the artemisinin resistance gene

    Together with teams from Columbia University (USA), CNRS in Toulouse and NIH/NIAID (USA), Institut Pasteur scientists based in Paris and Cambodia have recently provided the key demonstration that K13 is indeed the main determinant of artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum parasites. This work is a landmark for the scientific community, as it provides a validated molecular marker for artemisinin resistance, which currently poses a major public health problem. This work is published in the journal Science.

  • Scientific collaboration with Myanmar

    International News | 05.12.2014

    Scientific collaboration with Myanmar

    The arrival in Myanmar of Mrs Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie was an opportunity to formalize the scientific collaboration between the Institut Pasteur, the Institut Pasteur International Network and the National Health Laboratory (NHL) in Rangoon.

    The partnership will strengthen the capacity of the NHL on two levels: the fight against acute respiratory infections in children (ECOMORE project) and the research on infectious encephalitis in South East Asia (SEAe project). Both projects are supported respectively by the French Development Agency (AFD) and the TOTAL Foundation.

    Mrs Annie Girardin visited the NHL's facilities supported, in the presence of Pr. Htay Htay Tin, Director of NHL HE Thierry Mathou, Ambassador of France in Myanmar, representatives of local AFD agencies and Xavier PREEL, General Manager TOTAL E&P Myanmar.


    Project SEAe

    Project ECOMORE

  • Réunion Régionale MATI (Maroc, Algérie, Tunis et Iran) du 24 au 26 novembre 2014MATI (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Iran) Regional Meeting from 24th to 26th November 2014

    International News | 04.12.2014

    MATI (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Iran) Regional Meeting from 24th to 26th November 2014

    The regional MATI meeting was organized in Casablanca by the Institut Pasteur in Morocco. This meeting provided a unique opportunity for researchers from MATI region and also for visiting researchers from the Hellenic and Dakar Institut Pasteur to share, compare their knowledge / scientific experiences and to explore new areas specific to the MATI region for cooperation in the areas of health.

    It was took stock of Ebola outbreak and of two major international projects: LeiSHield (Leishmaniasis) and Medilabsecure (Laboratory Network on the emerging viruses). The Ethical dimension has been discussed during a Roundtable.

    Four workshops on antibiotic resistance, venoms of scorpions and snakes, emerging arboviruses and viral hepatitis and liver cancer have allowed researchers to work and to lay down the fondation of four regional projects.

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    Press release | 04.12.2014

    Institut Pasteur Graduation Ceremony 2014

    The Institut Pasteur will host on the 12th of December 2014  the 2nd ceremony in honor of its graduating PhD class, with the  Doctors having defended in 2013-2014. This ceremony will be chaired by Pr Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur. It will be held in presence of Jean-Philippe Pierre, deputy mayor of the 15th arrondissement of Paris.

  • Implication of the Institut Pasteur against Ebola: an Institut Pasteur in Guinea and a new rapid diagnostic test

    International News | 02.12.2014

    Implication of the Institut Pasteur against Ebola: an Institut Pasteur in Guinea and a new rapid diagnostic test

    November 28th, in Conakry, and November 29th, in Macenta

    On November 28th, the President Hollande went to Guinea. He was accompanied by the President of the Institut Pasteur, Pr Christian Bréchot.

    Guided by the Executive Director of the Donka’s University Hospital, the President visited the laboratory supported by the Institut Pasteur in Dakar and participated in a Roundtable "The response against Ebola virus. A memorandum of understanding and an agreement was signed by Pr Bréchot, AFD and the Guinean Ministers of health, higher education and research for the creation of an Institut Pasteur in Conakry at the end of 2016. According to Pr Bréchot, the new center will focus "on high potential epidemic diseases, responsible for several major and severe episodes in Guinea in recent years" as Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fevers. The Institut Pasteur in Guinea, through formation, will also strengthen human resource capacity with the help of the Institut Pasteur in the region.

    institut-pasteur_3350.jpgPr Christian Bréchot announced that to fight against the spread of the Ebola virus, a rapid diagnostic test (15 minutes against 6 hours now) was developed by the Institut Pasteur in Dakar and will be tested in Conakry.


    On November 29th, Pr Bréchot visited the Ebola Treatment Centre of Macenta in Guinea’s forest region, coordinated by the French Red Cross with the support of the French and Guinean authorities. There, the Institut Pasteur has deployed a diagnostic laboratory. Three volunteers are actually in charge of this laboratory.

  • International News | 02.12.2014

    Macenta: a cutting-edge diagnostic lab in the heart of Guinea

    On the occasion of the official visit of the President of the French Republic, Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur went to the Macenta treatment centre on the 29th of November, where he was able to visit the diagnostic laboratory newly installed by the Institut Pasteur. The first volunteers has arrived.


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