For over 125 years...

For over 125 years, Institut Pasteur has been at the forefront of basic and biomedical research. Our efforts range from infectious disease to neurosciences and from developmental biology to genomics.  Institut Pasteur discoveries have improved and saved countless lives, and our teaching and education programs throughout the International Network help strengthen the Pasteur mission around the world. 

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Inspiring the next generation of scientists

Pasteur Foundation

The Pasteur Foundation supports American scientific exchange through post-doctoral fellowships, undergraduate summer internships, and related programs that advance scientific discovery. The Foundation fosters international exchange through 3-year fully funded post-doctoral fellowships on the Institut Pasteur campus in Paris and on 33 International Network sites on 5 continents. Throughout the year, the Foundation sponsors educational Roundtables, Webinars and special events to raise awareness and to engage the larger international community about the Institut Pasteur and its ongoing scientific achievements benefiting the global community.

Institut Pasteur

Since its creation by Louis Pasteur in 1887, the Institut Pasteur has been a recognized pioneer in the field of global public health. From Pasteur’s discovery of the rabies vaccine in 1885 to the identification of the AIDS virus in 1985, the Institut Pasteur has been responsible for the development of countless diagnostic and therapeutic tools that have advanced the understanding of genetics, Emerging Infectious Disease, neurosciences and vaccinology. With its 33 International Network sites, the Institut Pasteur continues to protect the health of countless populations around the globe. Since the establishment of the first International Network site in Vietnam in 1891 to the 2011 inauguration of its Laos site, the Institut Pasteur continues to fight against disease directly in the countries where they originate.

News & Updates from the Pasteur Foundation

Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Celebrating 125 Years of Global Health, Institut Pasteur International Network, 1891 - 2016. MANDARIN ORIENTAL, 80 Columbus Circle at 60th Street, New York City. 6:30pm RECEPTION 7:30pm DINNER

Pasteur Gillings Day: A Celebration of Visionary Philanthropy

PARIS, April 20, 2015 – The Institut Pasteur today hosted Drs. Dennis and Mireille Gillings for the ‘Pasteur Gillings Day,’ with a varied program of activities including scientific presentations and tours of the Pasteur Museum, the Global Health Center and other important facilities. A key element on the agenda was an update on the partnership between the Institut Pasteur’s US affiliate, the Pasteur Foundation, and the University of North Carolina (UNC) Gillings School of Public Health. A recent development here was establishment of the Dennis and Mireille Gillings Global Public Health Fellowships, designed to produce leaders who can successfully navigate the complexity of partnering money and medicine. Awarded annually, the fellowships will support post-doctoral scientists to join one of the Institut Pasteur’s 33 International Network sites based in 26 countries on 5 continents.

Ebola Virus and Institut Pasteur

Since the beginning of the Ebola outbreak in Guinea, several scientists from the Institut Pasteur have been offering their support to an international aid plan, in collaboration with the Guinean Ministry of Health. The Institut Pasteur’s Emerging Viral Infections Biology Unit identified Guinea as the origin of the outbreak. Researchers from the CIBU/ Urgent Biological Intervention unit of the Institut Pasteur in Paris then immediately proceeded, together with health officials, to contribute to the unfolding of a mobile laboratory in Guinea. As a result, detection and monitoring capacities of this rapidly spreading virus are greatly strengthened, not only in Guinea but also in neighboring countries.