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As we end another year, and look forward with hope and promise to 2017, I am reminded quite powerfully that our work at the Pasteur Foundation and Institut Pasteur is far from over. We have an unfinished agenda of finding better treatments, therapies and cures for disease. 

While the work of Pasteur funded fellows and scientists continues to be among the most important and promising in the basic sciences, the very tangible promise of future discoveries rests with the continued generosity and ongoing commitment of our friends and donors. 

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Celebrating 125 Years of the Institut Pasteur International Network

Celebrating 125 Years of the Institut Pasteur International Network

Monday, October 24, 2016, 6:30 PM

The United Nations HQ • Delegates Dining Room
First Avenue at 45th...

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. Published in The Lancet medical journal today, the analysis of this sequence shows almost complete homology with the strains responsible for the epidemic that occurred in the Pacific in 2013 and 2014. 

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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 aim of the PGHGC is to advance genomic research utilizing next-generation patient information systems needed to support the acquisition and usage of high-quality sequencing data.

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An Enlightening Interview

In an enlightening interview with International Innovation, Professor Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur, reveals the tremendous progress made by the world-leading research organisation, which continues to pave the way to enhanced scientific understanding and better public health.

Exerpt: Named after renowned chemist and microbiologist, Louis Pasteur, how does the Institut Pasteur support the advancement of science, medicine and public health?
Although there are many high-quality...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Celebrating 125 Years of Global Health, Institut Pasteur International Network, 1891 - 2016

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Under The High Patronage of:

His Excellency Gérard Araud
Ambassador of France to the United States
Her Excellency Jane D. Hartley
Ambassador of the United States to...

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...

Ebola Virus and Institut Pasteur

Paris, July 30, 2014

Institut Pasteur of Dakar on the front line against the Ebola crisis in West Africa

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. 

Establishment of a Mobile Laboratory in Guinea

The Institut Pasteur’s Emerging Viral Infections Biology Unit identified Guinea as the origin of the outbreak.  Researchers from the CIBU/ Urgent Biological...

Coronavirus, the causal agent of SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

As part of its mission to monitor influenza and respiratory viruses in France, the Institut Pasteur has mobilized its teams at the French National Research Center for Influenza viruses (CNR) and the Laboratory for Urgent Response to Biological Threats (CIBU) to identify and confirm suspicious cases of acute respiratory infections linked to the new coronavirus (MERS-CoV). The combined work of these two laboratories enables the Institut Pasteur to respond 24/7 to health authorities faced with an until now unknown virus. Deputy director of the French National Reference Center for Influenza...

Potential therapeutic targets for blocking AIDS virus replication

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur and Inserm have identified several proteins in humans as potential new therapeutic targets for treating the AIDS virus. These proteins are part of a complex cellular mechanism that blocks the virus replication in cells called macrophages. The discovery of this mechanism and the proteins involved gives scientists a solid theoretical basis for developing new therapeutic strategies to be used alongside anti-retroviral treatments currently in use. This research was published online September 30, 2013 by the scientific journal Proceedings of the National...