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27 Mar 2015

EBOLA, Paris 2015, 3rd International Congress on Targeting Infectious diseases (28-29/05)

The Scientific Committee of Targeting Ebola 2015 invites all academics, researchers and industrials to present their latest innovations and researches in Targeting Infectious Diseases & Ebola Virus.

The COPED (Comité pour les Pays en Développement) of the French Academy of Sciences, the French Task Force Group for Ebola, the Pasteur Institute and the Task Force for Infectious Diseases announced the list of distinguished speakers for Targeting Ebola International Congress 2015: Scientific Bases & Applications, which will be held at Pasteur Institute on May 28-29, 2015

To access to the program and speakers, please follow this link.

To access to all information about abstracts submission, please click here.



17 Mar 2015

International Training Courses 2016 - Institut Pasteur International Network - Call for Proposals

A call for proposals to organize regional and international courses on 2016 within the Institut Pasteur International Network is launched by the Department of International Affairs - Institut Pasteur International Network.
The objectives of these courses are:

•Provide additional training to scientists at different stages of a scientific career
• Strengthen scientific relationships between scientists within the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP).
• Respond to research and public health priorities in different parts of the Institut Pasteur International Network.
• Strengthen training in vaccinology, genomics, bioinformatics-integrative biology, biostatistics, technology transfer and development, biomedical ressources.
• Bring together world leaders and young researchers for discussion and generation of innovative projects. Increase the awareness of other top institutions on emerging fields.
• Develop partnerships with Universities and encourage graduate courses.

You will find all information on this call for proposals, as well as the form to be downloaded, on the website:

The deadline for submitting applications is May 15th, 2015

Online Application exclusively on

You will find all information on this call for proposals, as well as the form to be downloaded, on the website:

Contacts: Eliane Coeffier et Antoine Talarmin (

09 Mar 2015

May 11 - 15 - Course on “High Content Assay for Target Discovery using RNAi Technology “, Institut Pasteur Korea

Theoretical and practical courses on  "High Content Assay for Target Discovery using RNAi Technology ", to be held at the Institut Pasteur of Korea (South Korea).

Dates:  11 - 15 May, 2015

This newly created course provides a learning platform for those interested or working in the fields of chemical biology and functional genomics to interact and learn the best practices in setting up cell based assays using automated microscopy for RNA interference (RNAi) technologies and leading to the discovery of novel gene targets.

Teaching team: Regis Grailhe, Institut Pasteur Korea, David Shum, Institut Pasteur Korea, Bhavneet Bhinder, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA, Constantin Radu, Institut Pasteur, and Yuri Tsoy, Institut Pasteur Korea.

A program, as well as the application forms and contact information, can be found in this

This activity is supported by the Reseau International des Institut Pasteur (RIIP) and the Institut Pasteur of Korea.

Applicants: 20 students will be selected among the applications. The registration fees and meals should be offered.  Travel expenses as well as housing fees will be supported for participants belonging to the IP network.

The application deadline is March 20, 2015. The results will be announced by April 1.
Please address further inquiries to:

For more information about international courses in 2015:

09 Mar 2015

17 March - The International Network for Data Analysis (INDA)

The International Network for Data Analysis (INDA) was created, within the Institut Pasteur, as a network linking, data handling, and analysis produced in the Institut Pasteur International Network. The INDA objectives are to boost international collaborations between experimentalist and modelers/bioinformaticians, as well as, promote openness, collaboration, dynamism, and education in the network.

The INDA Annual Meeting will take place on March 17th in the Duclaux Amphitheatre from 13:30 to 17:30.  We will have scientific talks from experts in the Institut Pasteur International Network around Bioinformatics applied to Biomedicine.  This is an open meeting where everybody from the campus are welcome to attend and to meet scientists from the Institut Pasteur International Network.

Please contact:
antonio.borderia@pasteur for more information.

04 Mar 2015

A big thank you to Amadou Sall for his captivating seminar

On the behalf of HKU-Pasteur Research Pole, we thank Amadou Sall who had a full house for his seminar entitled: "Frontline Experience in Fighting Ebola virus disease in West Africa"on March 3, 2015.

Amadou shared his insight and ongoing work with researchers of the Institut Pasteur International Networks, as well as sociologists, anthropologists and epidemiologists on the Ebola virus outbreak, which has been responsible for almost 10,000 fatalities especially in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leonesince early 2014.

Amadou Sall, the Scientific Director at Institut Pasteur de Dakar, is Head of the Arboviruses and Viral Hemorrhagic Fever Unit and Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre and.  He also established the international course on “Arboviruses and viral hemorrhagic fever: diagnosis, prevention, control and outbreak management” organised by Institut Pasteur Dakar in partnership with the "Association de Medecine Preventive", Ministry of Health of Senegal and Cheikh Anta Diop University.


To know more about Ebola Virus:

03 Mar 2015

03/03: Grand launch of the 2020 Pasteur Global Health Initiative

On the 3rd of March, 2015, a dinner will be held at the Asia Society in Hong Kong to celebrate the vivid collaboration between Institut Pasteur and Asia, with the Hong Kong scientific hub for research on infectious diseases of pandemic potential.

The 15-year lasting relation between the University of Hong Kong and the HKU-Pasteur Research Pole is the best illustration of the successful collaboration between Institut Pasteur and Asia. It is celebrated, here in Hong Kong, at the occasion of the launching of “the 2020 Pasteur Global Health Initiative”, with the Guest of Honor, Arnaud BARTHELEMY, Consul General of France in Hong Kong and Macao.
The 2020 Pasteur Global Health Initiative is an international $120 million capital campaign. This initiative will build on two remarkable assets: the Institut Pasteur International network and the new Center for Global Health Research and Education. The goal is to increase the surveillance of epidemics and pandemics, and to pursue the development of cutting-edge training for tomorrow’s brightest minds.

The Hong Kong dinner will enable to promote the Institut Pasteur International Network in Asia.


The Hong Kong Dinner is introduced by Chip TSAO, Columnist, broadcaster and writer.


Three special guests are invited to this celebration:


 Sophie MARCEAU: internationally renowned French actress 
• Michael WONG: internationally renowned Chinese-American actor and director based in Hong Kong
 Georges-Pascal RICORDEAU: internationally renowned French artist, sculptor and painter based in Los Angeles


Six Keynote Speakers will animate this Hong Kong Dinner:


• Pr Christian BRECHOT: President, Institut Pasteur 
• Mr Arnaud BARTHELEMY: Consul General of France in Hong Kong & Macau 
• Pr Francoise BARRE-SINOUSSI: Director of research of the Virology Department, Institut Pasteur, Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology in 2008 
• Dr Amadou SALL: Scientific Director, Institut Pasteur Dakar 
• Pr Peter MATHIESON: Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong 
• Pr Roberto BRUZZONE: Director HKU-Pasteur Research Pole

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