Research projects


Dr. Felix Rey; Professor,
Head of Structural Virology Unit; Head of Ebola Task-force

How Institut Pasteur is pushing the limits of science and discovery

The Ebola Task Force

Institut Pasteur has set up an Ebola Task Force of more than 50 world class scientists from various professions – virologists, chemists, biologists and genetics experts – who will now dedicate their time and expertise to Ebola.

In total 12 different projects, with timeframes ranging from 6 months to 5 years, will approach different methods to treat and prevent Ebola. This includes a rapid diagnostic test, sensitive hospital diagnostics for early and accurate detection, pediatric vaccines, treatments, genetic studies and epidemiological mathematical models. 

Only a broad scientific approach will help eradicate Ebola.

Learn how your contribution is crucial to help us give Ebola the final push into history.


A safe and effective Ebola vaccine

Based on the technology behind the well-known measles vaccine

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Reportage dans l'unité de recherche "Virus et Immunité" - 2013

Reportage dans l'unité de recherche "Virus et Immunité" - 2013

A safe and effective Ebola vaccine

Based on the technology behind the well-known measles vaccine

See project

Diagnosing the virus

Today, the process of diagnosing Ebola takes 2-3 days. A diagnose can only be given after the onset of symptoms. The existing process requires a sophisticated laboratory and trained laboratory workers.

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Diagnosing the virus

Today, the process of diagnosing Ebola takes 2-3 days. A diagnose can only be given after the onset of symptoms. The existing process requires a sophisticated laboratory and trained laboratory workers.

See project

Low-cost, scalable Ebola treatment

A vaccine that also works as a post-exposure Ebola treatment can be ready in 2015

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Low-cost, scalable Ebola treatment

A vaccine that also works as a post-exposure Ebola treatment can be ready in 2015

See project

Reportage - projet LabEx Milieu Interieur

Understanding the virus

To know what actually happens when the Ebola virus infects a patient is crucial to identify better treatment strategies and design effective vaccines

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Reportage - projet LabEx Milieu Interieur

Understanding the virus

To know what actually happens when the Ebola virus infect a patient is crucial to identify better treatment strategies and design effective vaccines

See project