2021 Annual Report
The purpose of the Institut Pasteur Annual Report is to describe the significant advances, the scientific breakthroughs and the different highlights that have been achieved over the past year.
Proudly bearing the name of its founder, Louis Pasteur, the Institut Pasteur marks the bicentenary of his birth in 2022 by celebrating the man and scientist, while also promoting the values he embodied.
This “Pasteurian spirit” is rooted in strong scientific and humanist values and fosters three main ambitions: to understand the living world, to improve human health, and to pass on knowledge to future generations.
Each year, this spirit is valued through the activities of the Institut Pasteur.
The 2021 annual report celebrates the values underpinning this spirit in a new, more condensed format divided into different sections: “Conversations” providing insights on the past year; our special feature on an area of expertise rooted in the “Pasteurian spirit”; “Advances” focusing on key Institut Pasteur missions (research, research applications, public health and education) that form its DNA; and “Fundamentals” addressing its identity, membership of the Pasteur Network, resources and governance.
Advances made by the Institut Pasteur focus on priorities set out in its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan. Some of the key developments in 2021 specifically addressed the first priority area of emerging infectious diseases.