The Institut Pasteur is continuing to celebrate the bicentenary of Louis Pasteur's birth by organizing a major conference in December and also by partnering with events organized by other institutions and participating in official 2022 bicentenary festivals and conferences. Check out the calendar of events below and at www.pasteur2022.fr.
"Carte blanche" for the Institut Pasteur and the French Academy of Sciences at the "Rendez-vous de l'histoire" festival in Blois
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October 8 and 9, 2022 at the City Hall in Blois
"Rendez-vous de l'histoire" is a festival that aims to offer as many people as possible a fresh perspective on history by presenting both recent research and new insights into topical issues. The festival helps stimulate dialog between researchers and the general public. To mark the bicentenary of Louis Pasteur's birth, the festival has allocated one of its "Carte blanche" sessions to the Institut Pasteur and the French Academy of Sciences, which will be organizing a series of lectures and round tables over two half-days to explore the life, achievements and legacy of Louis Pasteur.
Saturday October 8, Malfray room, Blois City Hall, 2 to 6.30pm
- "Microbes are everywhere," with Pascale Cossart, a microbiologist and Professor at the Institut Pasteur and Honorary Permanent Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences.
- "A history of vaccines: from smallpox to COVID-19," with Maxime Schwartz, Honorary President of the Institut Pasteur.
- "Louis Pasteur's institute," with Christian Vigouroux, Chairman of the Institut Pasteur Board of Governors.
- Round table with Erik Orsenna, writer and Member of the Académie française, Annick Perrot, honorary curator of the Pasteur Museum, Amadou Sall, President of the Institut Pasteur de Dakar, and Maxime Schwartz.
Sunday October 9, Salle des Mariages, Blois City Hall, 10am to 12.25pm
- "COVID-19: when reality overtakes fiction," with Arnaud Fontanet Head of the Institut Pasteur's Epidemiology of Emerging Diseases Unit.
- "Outbreaks in animals and possible transmission to humans," with Monique Éloit, Director General of the World Organization for Animal Health.
Conference: "Louis Pasteur today"
October 20, 2022 at the Institut français de Grèce.
To celebrate the bicentenary, the Institut français de Grèce (French Institute of Greece) is joining forces with the Hellenic Pasteur Institute and the Institut Pasteur to organize a conference on Louis Pasteur's work. Professors Stewart Cole, President of the Institut Pasteur and Aristotle Tympas, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Athens will illustrate Louis Pasteur's contribution to the development of science in our time. At the end of the event there will be a guided tour in Greek of the exhibition "From Louis to Pasteur: 1822-1895", produced by the Musée Pasteur. The exhibition will be presented at the Institut français de Grèce (French Institute of Greece) from October 20 to November 20, 2022.
Programme and information: https://www.ifg.gr/fr/events/conferences-louis-pasteur/
100th anniversary of the Danish Pasteur Society
October 25, 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Danish Pasteur Society celebrates its 100th anniversary and takes the opportunity to celebrate the bicentenary of Louis Pasteur's birth. On this occasion, Professor Stewart Cole, President of the Institut Pasteur, will review Louis Pasteur's major legacy and present the Institut Pasteur of today.
A bicentenary tribute to Louis Pasteur
October 28, 2022 at the Royal Society, London
To celebrate and pay tribute to Louis Pasteur, who was a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, the British institution is organizing a public conference at its building in London (both in person and online). The day will consist of a series of scientific presentations given jointly by scientists from the Institut Pasteur and from British institutes and universities.
Speakers: Stewart Cole, President, Pascale Cossart, a microbiologist and Professor at the Institut Pasteur and Honorary Permanent Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences, Paola Arimondo, Head of the Epigenetic Chemical Biology Unit, Caroline Demangel, Head of the Immunobiology and Therapy Unit, Olivier Schwartz, Head of the Virus and Immunity Unit, and Laurence Mulard, Head of the Chemistry of Biomolecules Unit.
Program and registration: https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2022/10/pasteur-bicentenary-tribute/
"Changing times: climate change and global health," lecture in Dresden
November 14, 2022 at 7pm at the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum in Dresden, Germany
The French Embassy in Germany, the French Institute in Dresden and the Leopoldina (German National Academy of Sciences) are organizing a discussion between French and German scientists at the Hygiene Museum to mark Louis Pasteur's bicentenary.
Pascale Cossart, a microbiologist and Professor at the Institut Pasteur and Honorary Permanent Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences, and Maxime Schwartz, Honorary President of the Institut Pasteur, will speak about the paradigm shift in the field of health.
International Conference « The last word belongs to microbes »
November 29 and 30, 2022 at the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw, Poland
The University of Warsaw is organizing an international conference to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Louis Pasteur's birth. The event will evoke the memory of Louis Pasteur not just as an outstanding scientist who left behind a remarkable legacy of pioneering concepts and fundamental discoveries, but also as a man whose personal life, character and values embodied the ethics of science and who continues to inspire and motivate people from all scientific professions and beyond. Louis Pasteur's life and achievements will serve as a basis to discuss the current state of knowledge and progress in microbiological sciences in 2022.
Speakers from the Institut Pasteur: Hervé Bourhy, Director of the Department of Global Health and Head of the Lyssavirus Epidemiology and Neuropathology Unit, Roland Brosch, Head of the Integrated Mycobacterial Pathogenomics Unit, Stewart Cole, President, Pascale Cossart, microbiologist, Professor at the Institut Pasteur and Honorary Permanent Secretary of the French Academy of Sciences, Jean-Marc Ghigo, Head of the Genetics of Biofilms Unit, Marc Lecuit, Head of the Biology of Infection Unit, Jean-Claude Manuguerra, Head of the Laboratory for Urgent Response to Biological Threats (CIBU) and the Environment and Infectious Risks Unit, and Didier Mazel, Head of the Bacterial Genome Plasticity Unit.
See the program: https://www.pasteur2022.com/
Lecture at the 65th edition of the Innovation in Biology Conference
December 2, 2022 at the Palais des Congrès de Paris
Each year, the Innovation in Biology Conference (JIB) shines a light on medical biology by representing all the different players in the medical biology ecosystem. The event highlights the role of medical biologists at the center of the patient care pathway and at the intersection of all specialties by focusing on catalysts for innovation in prevention, diagnostics and treatment.
To celebrate the bicentenary of Louis Pasteur's birth, two Institut Pasteur scientists have been invited to the conference to give a lecture outlining the missions passed down to the Institut Pasteur by its founder and presenting their research and the way in which it pursues these missions.
Speakers: François-Xavier Weill, Head of the Enteric Bacterial Pathogens Unit and Head of the National Reference Center for Escherichia coli, Shigella and Salmonella, and Sandrine Etienne-Manneville, Head of the Cell Polarity, Migration and Cancer Unit.
Program and information: https://jib-innovation.com/fr_FR/
Conference – "Epidemics, pandemics: a never-ending story?"
December 7, 2022 at the Institut Pasteur, Paris
To mark the bicentenary of Louis Pasteur's birth, the Institut Pasteur is organizing a major day-long conference open to the general public.
Aim: To analyze the major epidemics that have plagued humanity since its earliest days and to identify lessons that can be learned to help us prepare more effectively for future outbreaks.
Plague, influenza, tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, COVID-19 – comparing the perspectives of bacteriologists, virologists, parasitologists, epidemiologists, anthropologists, geneticists and veterinarians will help shed light on past and current epidemics and improve preparedness for future outbreaks, at a time of globalization and climate change.
Program and registration: https://www.pandemies.conferences-pasteur.org/home
Online participation is also possible.
Conference – "Pasteur, a visionary"
December 8, 2022 at the Institut de France, Paris
To mark the bicentenary of the birth of Louis Pasteur, who was a member of the Académie des sciences and the Académie française, the two academies have decided to pay tribute to him by jointly organizing a public conference that will look back at his major achievements and explore how his work resonates with today's science.
Program and registration: https://www.academie-sciences.fr/fr/Seances-publiques/pasteur-un-visionnaire.html
Conference "The medical legacy of Louis Pasteur"
Conference organized on December 9, 2022 at the French National Academy of Medicine, in Paris.
Louis Pasteur was elected to the Académie nationale de médecine in 1873 and did much by his presence and his communications to popularize the role of microbes in infectious pathology and the origin of epidemics. On the occasion of the bicentenary of his birth, the Academy pays tribute to him by devoting a day where, after a historical review, modern hygiene and the physiological and pathological role of the microbiota will be discussed.
Program and registration: https://www.academie-medecine.fr/pasteur-2022/