Dear Friends of the Pasteur Foundation, 

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

To stay informed about the life-saving work of Institut Pasteur's scientists as they tackle Coronavirus, please click here (for our non-French speakers, please use the Google translate option on the upper right hand side of the page). Additionally, information on this page will keep you further informed and engaged.

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.

To support our scientists, please click the donate button below and allocate your gift to our Coronavirus Research Task Force.


We also wanted to share some basic health measures during this public health crisis designed to keep you and your family safe.


  • Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
  • Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
  • Stay home and self-isolate from others as per government mandates


  • Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean

Thank you,

Pasteur Foundation US

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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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.

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.