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Introduction to the Institut Pasteur
Since its creation on June 4, 1887, the Institut Pasteur has been at the forefront of infectious disease research, true to the vision of its founder, Louis Pasteur. For over 120 years, the institute has devoted itself to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases through research, teaching and public health initiatives.
Around the globe, thousands of Pasteur-trained researchers share the values that form the core of the Institut Pasteur’s community:
charitable giving to carry out its research programs. In addition to its 130+ laboratories, the institute houses facilities for a collection of state-of-the-art technological platforms, a teaching center and a medical center – all on the grounds of its Parisian campus in the heart of France’s capital. A unique asset, the Institut Pasteur’s International Network is a global complex of some 30 affiliated institutional members, many bearing the Pasteur name. Spread throughout the five continents, the network members contribute substantially to local public health surveillance and treatment, as well as to global health monitoring.The Institut Pasteur is a nonprofit organization and relies on
With its unique structure and its prestigious history as the cradle of microbiology, the Institut Pasteur has long been in the vanguard of innovation, adapting to the rapidly developing world of biological research and its applications.
The current priorities of the institute include:
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