The Pasteur Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, works to raise funds to support the world-renowned Institut Pasteur in Paris, France, whose mission is to improve public health by contributing to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. The institute accomplishes this through research, teaching and public health initiatives. In December 2008, two researchers – Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Luc Montagnier – were awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine for their discovery of the AIDS virus at the Institut Pasteur in 1983. A total of ten Pasteur researchers have received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Faithful to the spirit that drove Louis Pasteur, the mission of the Pasteur Foundation is based on the principle that infectious diseases, because they do not recognize geopolitical boundaries, pose a threat to global public health. Their prevention and the control of their proliferation through research, prophylaxis and epidemiological surveillance and, above all, through a thorough and basic scientific understanding, are achievable goals.
The mission of the Pasteur Foundation is to help the Institut Pasteur in its work by funding specific projects, promoting scientific exchanges with American researchers and by raising funds for the advancement of science. Read more about our mission.»
PASTEUR AND THE
Ten Nobel Prizes have been awarded to Pasteur scientists since 1900. More »
THE WORLD OF PASTEUR
Remembrance of Things Pasteur
Deadline set for our 2013 Summer Undergraduate Intern Program: December 13, 2013
The deadline to apply for the Summer 2014 Internships is now
December 13, 2013. You may click here for the program page.
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Visiting Scholars Program
Pasteur-Paris University International Doctoral Program
Interested in doing doctoral research at the Institut Pasteur? Why not consider the Pasteur-Paris University International Doctoral Program in Life Science and Biomedicine! Deadline: December 2012. For information, click here.
The Paul W. Zuccaire Doctoral Student is Kasie Raymann.
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Dr. Ian Glomski, a recent alumnus of our fellowship program, interviewed Pasteur Nobelist Françoise Barré-Sinoussi at the French Consulate of New York in 2010. Click on the image below to play an excerpt, or for a larger view click here.
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Cultivating Young Scientists: The American Way
In our next issue of Pasteur Perspectives, Rebecca Onion shares with our readers the story of a rare antique: The "Louis Pasteur" Microscope Set. Its manual describes the scientist as “kindly and modest and warmhearted, not proud and cold and haughty, as we sometimes imagine great men must be.”
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Introduction to the Institut Pasteur
Since it opened on November 14, 1888, the Institut Pasteur has been at the forefront of disease research, true to the vision of its founder, Louis Pasteur. Among many other accomplishments, our scientists have discovered the AIDS virus, identified genes responsible for hereditary deafness, and devised a test to detect influenza A(H1N1), the virus at the root of the 2009 pandemic. More »
For Our Donors
Looking for that special, off-the-beaten-path site to visit on your next trip to Paris? Discover a unique spot: the home of Marie and Louis Pasteur in the heart of the French capital. Donors may contact us for two free museum passes.
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ANNUAL AWARD GALA
For our 2010 Gala, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg Proclaimed the date as "Pasteur Foundation Day"!
Information about our 2011 gala coming soon. Visit our past gala picture gallery.
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