The Institut Pasteur in Paris and its International Network of 32 institutes have been extremely active worldwide in responding with science to the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Its response currently involves hundreds of people at the Institut Pasteur in Paris and several teams in the network in other countries. A coronavirus task force was set up by the Institut Pasteur in January to launch and coordinate new COVID-19 research by its teams. Many projects are also being carried out in partnerships or with the support of other organizations. Here are the research projects now under way, several others are set to begin shortly. Here is an inventory of the current research projects (as of May 29, 2020).
Knowledge of the virus and its pathogenesis
Development of research tools
Epidemiological research, social epidemiology
Development of diagnostic tools
Prophylaxis and vaccine candidates