The Pasteur Museum is housed in the apartment where Louis Pasteur spent his final seven years and offers a rare behind-the-scenes look at the living and working environment of the world-renowned scientist. Visitors can gain a unique insight into his everyday life alongside his wife and can admire his rich and diverse scientific work.
The Institut Pasteur’s scientific strategy focuses on developing original and innovative topics and promoting interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary cooperation and approaches. The Institut Pasteur teams have access to the technological resources needed to speed up and further improve the quality of their outstanding research.
Ever since the introduction of the world’s first "Technical Microbiology" course in 1889, teaching has been a priority for the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur has an international reputation for quality teaching that attracts students from all over the world who come to further their training or top up their degree programs.
Genomics challenges long-held beliefs surrounding the role of agriculture in African history
An extensive genomic study of pygmy hunter-gatherer populations and agricultural village communities challenges the established understanding of the role played by agriculture in African Neolithic history.
A new bacterial mechanism for evading the immune system
A team of scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS and Paris Diderot University has identified a new regulation mechanism that enables a pathogenic bacterium of the Streptococcus genus to rapidly adapt to its host. This study was published on January 16, 2014 in PLoS Pathogens.
The dynamics and infrastructure of research at the Institut Pasteur are geared towards providing research teams with the resources required for the realization of ambitious, innovative projects. Institut Pasteur's laboratories are composed of 130 research units and 14 technology platforms.
With 13 technological platforms in three clusters, as well as the Central Animal Facility, the Mouse Genetics Engineering Center, and the Center for the Production and Infection of Anopheles, the Institut Pasteur ensures that its teams have all of the resources they need to perform cutting-edge research.
National Reference Centers (CNRs) and World Health Organization Collaborating Centers (WHOCCs)
As microbiological observatories for communicable diseases, National Reference Centers (CNRs) and World Health Organization Collaborating Centers (WHOCCs) play an important part in the Institut Pasteur’s public health activities.