About Institut Pasteur


Institut Pasteur is a leading international biomedical research foundation established by Louis Pasteur in 1887, in France. The first Institut Pasteur Network site was established outside of France in Vietnam in 1891. Since then 30 other Institut Pasteur sites have been established, the latest being inaugurated in Laos in 2012.

On our Paris-based campus, over 2500 people wage a constant battle against diseases threatening human health. Scientists work to advance the Institute’s knowledge of living organisms, develop new prevention methods and enforce innovative therapeutic strategies.

Institut Pasteur’s three core missions are a warrant for groundbreaking discoveries:

RESEARCH
Setting the international standard of excellence in infectious diseases, our scientists daily strive to move research forward and fight the microorganisms causing diseases, whether viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasites. They also focus on neurosciences, developmental biology, stem cells, genetics and genomics.

PUBLIC HEALTH
As a microbiological observatory for communicable diseases, our laboratories host 15 National Reference Centers and 7 World Health Organization collaborating centers in order to coordinate epidemiological surveillance both in France and on an international level.

TEACHING
Institut Pasteur’s Teaching Center focuses on the study of Mechanisms of Living Organisms, Biology of Microorganisms, Epidemiology and Public Health. Each year, the center welcomes 500 students and Institut Pasteur laboratories host over 220 PhD students.

Over the years, 10 Institut Pasteur scientists have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research and discoveries.


A global leader in defeating infectious diseases

Our track record in combating infectious diseases is second to none. Institut Pasteur is an established global leader in this field. Our scientists have developed vaccines for diseases such as Rabies, Tuberculosis and Yellow Fever, in addition to diagnostic tools for HIV. We are a universally admitted authority and WHO collaborating center on arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fevers, which include the Ebola virus.

A global research institute


Institut Pasteur is a leading international biomedical research foundation established by Louis Pasteur in 1887, in France. The first Institut Pasteur Network site outside of France was established in Vietnam in 1891. Since then 30 other Institut Pasteur were created, the newest addition in Laos in 2012. Institute Pasteur’s scientists have a total of 10 Nobel Prizes in Physiology and Medicine, including one for the discovery of the HIV virus.

Learn more about Institut Pasteur and our research at our website http://www.pasteur.fr/e