News 2014

Institut Pasteur in Cambodia: Inauguration of a Regional Platform of Research on infectious diseases in Southeast Asia

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11/03/2014

The platform has been inaugurated on March 11th, 2014, under the High Presidency of His Excellency Pr MAM Bun Heng, Minister of Health of the Kingdom of Cambodia, in the presence of Ambassadors from Asian countries, of Pr Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur, of representatives of AVIESAN and of national and international authorities from ministries of health, sciences and education.

The Institut Pasteur in Guadeloupe is mobilizing against Chikungunya

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19/02/2014

The Institut Pasteur in Guadeloupe is mobilizing against Chikungunya through the development of a rapid detection test allowing the Medical Laboratory to bring a diagnosis to patients within five days after blood sample.

Visit of S.E. Essa Al Haj Al Maidoor, Director-General of the Dubai Health Authority

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18/02/2014

On February 18th, the Institut Pasteur welcomed the Director-General’s delegation of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), S.E. Essa Al Haj Al Maidoor. They were received by Pr Christian Brechot, President of the Institut Pasteur, by Dr. Marc Jouan, General Secretary of the Institut Pasteur International Network and the Head of the Molecular Genetics RNA Viruses Unit/CNR influenzae virus, Pr Sylvie van der Werf.


Designation of a WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Anti-malarial Drug Ressistance - Institut Pasteur in French-Guiana

30/01/2014

The World Health Organisation has designed the Laboratoire de Parasitologie de l'Institut Pasteur de la Guyane as WHO Collaborating Centre for the Surveillance of Anti-malarial Drug Resistance.

Lise Musset and Eric Legrand will act as Heads of this new Centre attached to the WHO Americas Region (AMRO). This designation as a WHO Collaborating Centre (WHOCC) is effective for a period of four years from January 2014 to January 2018.

Alejandro Buschiazzo from the Institut Pasteur in Montevideo is the laureat of the 2014 François Jacob’s Prize

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24/01/2014

Alejandro Buschiazzo awarded the François Jacob’s Prize given by Professor Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur on January 24th, 2014. This Award recognizes his work on crystallography, his great commitment in the interface with the Institut Pasteur International Network especially in a leptospirosis' project and the creation of a structural biology network in Latin America.

Signing of an agreement with Myanmar within the framework of the ECOMORE project

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20/01/14

The Institut Pasteur, the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, the National Health Laboratory (based in Yangon), and the national Health authorities of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a first Technical Collaborative Agreement within the framework of the ECOMORE project (“ECOnomic Development, ECOsystem MOdifications, & Emerging Infectious Diseases Risk Evaluation”). This ambitious project, supported by the AFD, aims in Myanmar to strengthen the national capacities for diagnostic and surveillance of severe respiratory infectious diseases, mainly affecting children.

The signature of this agreement was held on January 20th, 2014 in Yangon in the presence of His Excellency the Ambassador of France in Myanmar, the General Secretary of the Institut Pasteur International Network, the representative of AFD, the Director of the National Health Laboratory, the Director of the Institut Pasteur in Cambodia, and their respective teams involved in the project.

This ceremony was also the opportunity to organize a first meeting of detailed information on the project to be implemented in Myanmar with all the national stakeholders as well as a global presentation of the other topics to be dealt within the project by the other participating countries.

Professor Patrick Berche new President ot the Institut Pasteur in Lille

13/01/2014

Pr Patrick Berche will take over as President of the Institut Pasteur in Lille in July 1st, 2014 after formal appointment on January 10th, 2014.

Patrick Berche holds the position of Dean of the Faculty of Medicine Paris-Descartes, his mandate will end on June 30th, 2014. He will be in charge of the Institut Pasteur’s Scientific Director in Lille from January to June 2014.