Dear Friends of the Pasteur Foundation US,

In a year filled with extraordinary challenges and devastation, good news seems hard to come by. That said, we are pleased to share the news of Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier, who obtained her PhD in microbiology at Institut Pasteur in 1995, as the co-recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 

In 2012, Professor Charpentier and her co-awardee, American researcher, Jennifer Doudna, published a paper in Science that transformed molecular genetics -- the creation of a gene technology that allows for "surgical like precision to remove or add DNA." The practical application is already reaping benefits with the development of new treatments, therapies and possible cures for human disease and disorders.

Professor Charpentier

Professor Charpentier is a familiar face to many of us and has strong roots here in the United States. She spent time as a researcher at NYU and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, among others. 

Please take great pride in knowing that your efforts, your commitment, and your ongoing financial support, has and continues to inspire scientists like Professor Charpentier -- our 11th Nobel Laureate! Our US-funded programs -- Fellowships, PhDs, and Summer Internships -- ensure that smart, deserving, hard working students and Postdoctoral Fellows will always have a home to pursue their passion.

With deep gratitude, 

The Pasteur Foundation US Board of Directors

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The Institut Pasteur is leading research and public health initiatives related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Our scientists are working around the clock to deliver rapid diagnostics and therapeutics to treat and prevent this and other viruses. Your ongoing commitment to our scientists sends a strong and powerful message and for that we are ever grateful.

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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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Institut Pasteur - Press Release: Zika Virus, January 2016

January, 2016: Having confirmed the first cases of infection in Suriname then in French Guiana, the Institut Pasteur in French Guiana has sequenced the complete genome of the Zika virus, which is responsible for an unprecedented epidemic currently sweeping through the tropical regions of the Americas.

October 28, 2015: The Chan Soon-Shiong Institute for Molecular Medicine (CSSIOMM) and the Institut Pasteur today announced a partnership to establish The Pasteur Global Health Genomics Center (PGHGC).

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.