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  • Research | 25.03.2015

    Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards: call for nomination open till April 28th

    For March 9th till April 28th, Sanofi and Institut Pasteur invite scientists and researchers to submit their nominations in the 4 following fields:

    Tropical and neglected diseases,
    Drug resistances
    Neurodegenerative diseases and Ageing

    Deadline to submit nominations: April 28th, 2015

  • DNA sequencing. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 24.03.2015

    The Institut Pasteur Announces an Alliance with IntegraGen to Strengthen its High-Throughput Sequencing Activities in Microbiology

    As a result of partnership agreement, IntegraGen will be the main operator of high-throughput sequencing activities for the French National Reference Center (NRC) and microbiological collections at the Institut Pasteur. High-throughput sequencing will be the reference tool for analysis, surveillance and diagnostic activities associated with the above in line with the public health mission of the Institute.

  • Photo taken using transmission electron microscopy with negative staining. © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 17.03.2015

    Chambéry babies – Official recognition of the new bacterium identified by the Institut Pasteur, Rouxiella chamberiensis

    Following the death of three newborns at Chambéry hospital (France) in December 2013, scientists at the Institut Pasteur quickly drew connections to a previously unknown bacterium responsible for the contamination of parenteral nutrition bags. Today, these scientists are publishing an article to announce the official recognition and complete characterization of this bacterium, which belongs to an entirely new genus. In homage to Emile Roux, a close collaborator of Louis Pasteur and head of the Institut Pasteur from 1904 to 1933, the bacterium was named Rouxiella chamberiensis. All of the data obtained through the sequencing and characterization of this bacterium have been made available to the wider scientific and medical community.

  • The Prime Minister of Niger, HE Mr. Brigi Rafini during his visit to the Centre for Medical and Health Research (CERMES) in Niamey, on Saturday, March 7th.

    International News | 10.03.2015

    Visit of Prime Minister of Niger at CERMES

    Niamey March 7, 2015

    "I observe that Niger has a powerful reference tool [...]the CERMES honors the Niger and the whole medical profession" these were the words of the Prime Minister of Niger, HE Mr. Brigi Rafini during his visit to the Centre for Medical and Health Research (CERMES) in Niamey, on Saturday, March 7th.
    Accompanied by the Minister of Health, Mr. Mano Aghali and a delegation, the Prime Minister visited the laboratories of Parasitology, Entomology and the Training Centre of excellence Pierre and Anne-Marie Moussa. During this visit, Odile Ouwe Missi Oukem, Director of the CERMES mentioned Nigerian government subsidy and the need for human resources, essential to perpetuate the reputation of international expertise of the CERMES. The CERMES is a member of the Institut Pasteur International Network since 2008.

  • Guillermo Dighiero is appointed Ambassador of Uruguay in France

    International News | 06.03.2015

    Guillermo Dighiero is appointed Ambassador of Uruguay in France

    Uruguayan medical Doctor and Doctor es Sciences specialysed in Human biology at the French University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Guillermo Dighiero was Top Degree Research Director at CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) and head of the Department of Pathophysiology in the Institut Pasteur in Paris until 2004. He is member, of French National Academy of Medicine, French Academy of Sciences, President of the French Group for the Study of Chronic lymphocytic leukemia and member of the National Academy of Sciences in Uruguay.

    Dr Dighiero is behind the founding in 2006 of the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo, he was its Director until 2010 and President of the Board of Directors until today.

  • Super-resolution image of nuclear pores (green) and active chromatin (red). © Institut Pasteur

    Research | 06.03.2015

    Interactions between the nuclear pore and chromatin are critical for HIV-1 replication

    Little is understood about the molecular mechanisms that actually enable the HIV to integrate its genetic material into certain regions of the human genome. The scientists were able to find this link and determine the role played by the chromatin environment and nuclear pores in the replication of HIV-1.

  • Intercellular bridge between two daughter cells before cleavage. © Institut Pasteur

    Research | 05.03.2015

    The "dream" of every cell is to become two cells

    Arnaud Echard (head of the Membrane Traffic and Cell Division Lab) and his team are working to understand how a parent cell physically "cleaves" itself in two to create two distinct daughter cells. The researchers revealed that intercellular bridges split and in doing so release a structure called "midbody remnant" (MBR) into the extracellular environment. This discovery could have a significant impact on cancer research, as the presence of MBR is thought to promote the uncontrolled production of tumor cells.

  • Viral particles on the cell surface of Chikungunya virus-infected fibroblasts

    Press release | 02.03.2015

    Themis Bioscience’s Chikungunya Vaccine Study Results Published

    Phase 1 trial of the vaccine candidate which was developed under an R&D collaboration between Themis Bioscience GmbH and the Institut Pasteur (Paris) shows good immunogenicity, safety and tolerability.

  • Press release | 03.02.2015

    Moderna and Institut Pasteur Sign Strategic Research Collaboration

    Moderna Therapeutics, a pioneer in the development of messenger RNA (mRNA) Therapeutics™ and the Institut Pasteur, today announced a long-term strategic research collaboration for the discovery and development of drugs and vaccines using Moderna’s mRNA Therapeutics™ platform. Valera, a Moderna venture company, will manage the research collaboration for Moderna.

  • Patronage: the Institut Pasteur and the Total Foundation renew their common commitment against infectious diseases © Institut Pasteur

    Press release | 27.01.2015

    Patronage: the Institut Pasteur and the Total Foundation renew their common commitment against infectious diseases

    For 10 years, Total and its corporate foundation working alongside the Institut Pasteur and its International Network in the fight against infectious diseases. A new sponsorship agreement, of EUR 6 million for three years, was signed on 26 January 2015. It will provide funding, for public health and research projects in resource limited countries in order to better understand the therapeutic and vaccine responses in children.


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