Thank you to everyone who made the 125th Anniversary Gala celebration a success. Over $4.5 million was raised in support of research, fellowships and professorships.
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).
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.
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.