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Founded in 1887 and based in France, the Institut Pasteur is an international research and education institute that is committed to advancing science, medicine and public health. The Institut Pasteur is a private, non-profit foundation with recognized charitable status entrusted with four core missions of public interest – research, education, the health of populations and people, and innovation development and technology transfer. The research conducted at the Institut Pasteur unravels the fundamental mechanisms of life, advances scientific knowledge and leads to cutting-edge medical applications. Research at the Institut Pasteur is based on four key strengths:
- research conducted at all levels of life, from molecules to individuals and populations;
- multidisciplinary strategies, focusing on molecular and cellular approaches as well as bioinformatics, biophysics, chemistry and nanotechnologies;
- unique technological facilities, including the most powerful microscope in the world (Titan);
- an international network of 33 institutes, (the only one of its kind in the world), which is present on every continent.
Combining these resources is essential to responding to the major public health challenges of today, for example antibiotic resistance, the impact of microbiota (formerly called gut flora) on our health, promoting healthy aging, etc. Institut Pasteur is engaged on these fronts and its discoveries improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases (Ebola, malaria, AIDS, tuberculosis, Zika, etc.), neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, etc.), cancers (uterine, stomach, etc.), autism, etc.
Thanks to strong interdisciplinary and international capacities, at the Institut Pasteur, diverse research fields and expertise synergize to generate major breakthroughs in biomedicine. In this way, an understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of cell motility benefits cancer researchers studying metastasis dissemination. Similarly, characterization of the genetic and environmental factors that influence our immune response, whether through infection or vaccination, paves the way for personalized medicine.
These examples show the vital role of Institut Pasteur’s fundamental research and its impact on clinical research to the benefit of patients. This positive influence on public health is also seen in Institut Pasteur’s educational mission, a commitment to share knowledge with future generations of researchers and doctors.
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