Our missions

Founded in 1887 and based in France, the Institut Pasteur is an international research and education institute that is committed to advancing science, medicine and public health. The Institut Pasteur is a private, non-profit foundation with recognized charitable status entrusted with four core missions of public interest – research, education, the health of populations and people, and innovation development and technology transfer.

Research at the core of our missions

La Recherche - Institut Pasteur

The Institut Pasteur is an international center for biomedical research

The research conducted at the Institut Pasteur unravels the fundamental mechanisms of life, advances scientific knowledge and leads to cutting-edge medical applications.

  • Research conducted at all levels of life
  • Implementation of multidisciplinary approaches
  • Unique technological facilities
  • An international network of 33 institutes on every continent

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Christian Bréchot - Institut Pasteur
 

Christian Bréchot,
President of the Institut Pasteur

True to the humanist ideals of its founder, the Institut Pasteur stands at the forefront of biomedical research. We are currently witnessing unprecedented developments in science, medicine and public health: the emergence of new concepts as a result of fundamental research, the development of extraordinarily sophisticated technologies and our increasing awareness of the wide-ranging challenges facing health and science are transforming our approach to research.

 

 

Health

Health of populations and people

The Institut Pasteur and its International Network are putting their scientific expertise to work for the health of populations and individuals.

  • The Institut Pasteur is home to several national and international centers of expertise (CNRs and WHOCCs) that monitor infectious diseases
  • The Institut Pasteur Medical Center is a health center specialized in infectious and tropical diseases, travel medicine and allergies
La Santé - Institut Pasteur
 

Education

Talented young scientists and professionals in science and medicine, from all over the world, are drawn to the high-quality courses offered by the Institut Pasteur, which are taught by top level experts both in France and abroad.

Innovation

La Valorisation - Institut Pasteur

Innovation development and technology transfer

Through its multidisciplinary and transversal approach to research, the Institut Pasteur promotes discovery and innovation.

  • Fostering new research projects through the Department of Development (DDGO)
  • Turning Institut Pasteur technologies and innovations into progress in diagnosis, vaccines, therapy and technology for the benefit of patients, through the work of the Research Applications and Industrial Relations Department (DARRI)
 

 

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