26 Apr 2013
The Institut Pasteur of Shanghai – Chinese Academy of Sciences (IPS-CAS) has inaugurated its new building in the center of Shanghai on the campus of the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS) in presence of the President of the French Republic Mr François HOLLANDE on April 26, 2013.
The new offices of IPS-CAS funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences will triple the physical size of the Institut with 16.000 square meters. It aims at recruiting seven new teams by 2015 in addition to the 23 existing research teams, and to be at the cutting edge of technology for R&D platforms.
Research activities of IPS-CAS concern the study of mechanisms, immune response and therapeutic strategy against infectious diseases.
To learn more about Institut Pasteur of Shanghai : www.shanghaipasteur.cas.cn
Dr Ralf ALTMEYER, Director of IPS-CAS and Mr François HOLLANDE, President of the French Republic with scientific staff of IPS-CAS (© Présidence de la République)
26 Apr 2013
On April 24, 2013 the Board of Governors of the Wellcome Trust has announced the appointment of Professor Jeremy FARRAR as the Trust’s new Director.
Professor FARRAR is an outstanding clinical scientist who has built a reputation as one of the world's leading figures in the field of infectious disease. He is currently Professor of Tropical Medicine and Global Health at Oxford University, Global Scholar at Princeton University and Director of the Wellcome Trust's Major Overseas Programme in Vietnam. His research interests are in infectious diseases and tropical health, and include emerging infections, infections of the central nervous system, influenza, tuberculosis, dengue, typhoid and malaria. He has contributed to over 450 peer-reviewed scientific papers, and serves on several World Health Organization advisory committees. He is also the initial Chair of the ISARIC Consortium.
We are grateful to Professor FARRAR to his contribution to the RESPARI/SISEA programme as SAB member and for his participation to Annual and Regional Institut Pasteur International Network in Hong Kong in 2010 and in Phnom Penh in 2011 respectively. We congratulate him on his new appointment and wish him every success.
Read the Wellcome Trust’s press release here.
22 Apr 2013
French biologist François JACOB, who won the 1965 Nobel prize for medicine for his research into enzymes, has died at the age of 92.
JACOB, a member of the prestigious “Ordre de la Liberation” awarded to those who performed heroic deeds during the liberation of France in World War II, died on Friday.
He won the Nobel prize jointly with colleagues from Institut Pasteur Andre LWOFF and Jacques MONOD “for their discoveries concerning genetic control of enzyme and virus synthesis.”
His work dealt mainly with the genetic mechanisms in bacteria and he held several prestigious fellowships and received a raft of honorary degrees from around the world.
He also wrote about Science and published in 1970 his book “The Logic of Life”.
On November 11, 2012 the new Institut Pasteur research centre for the study of emerging diseases named François JACOB Centre was inaugurated by French President François HOLLANDE.
JACOB was expected to be commemorated at a military ceremony on Wednesday at Paris’s Les Invalides military monument.
17 Apr 2013
Call for application - Postdoctoral Grant, Calmette and Yersin Programme 2013 (Deadline 31 May 2013)
The Institut Pasteur International Division will finance one young French or foreign researcher for a duration of two years to allow him/her to realize a postdoctoral training in an institute of the Institut Pasteur International Network except metropolitan France.
The applicant must have a PhD. Before applying for the fellowship, candidates have to find a host laboratory in the Institut Pasteur International Network and a project. A Selection committee will decide on the allocation of this postdoctoral fellowship according to the relevance of the project, the goals of the training and on the candidates' file.
You will find more information on this call on the website : http://www.pasteur-international.org/ip/easysite/pasteur-international-en/for-scientists/fellowships2/postdoctoral-grants
Application deadline: May 31, 2013.
Applications can only be made online on the dedicated website: http://bourses.pasteur-international.org
Contact: Eliane Coëffier, boursesRIIP@pasteur.fr
Click on the brochure to download.
11 Apr 2013
The International Division launches the 2013 "Dedonder Clayton Grant" call.
The main objective of the Dedonder Clayton Grant call is to facilitate, within the Institut Pasteur International Network (RIIP), the initiation of innovative projects coordinated in the field of infectious diseases affecting developing countries.
Terms: 2 to 5 grants a year. The maximum amount of each grant is 46 000 dollars for the slected laboratory.
Project Coordinator: young scientist or health professional working in an institute of RIIP from a developing country in Africa and Asia (Cambodia, Vietnam).
The Clayton Dedonder Grant can cover:
Initiation of an innovative project, a feasibility study, development of field innovative projects,
A training component,
- Participation in international conferences on HIV / AIDS and / or infectious diseases.
Jury: Representatives of Institut Pasteur and RIIP
Application: Letter of Intent (a two-sided page, enclosed template) specifying the purpose of the project, its context and challenges, its secondary objectives, general methodology, the major activities to be performed, the prospective partners (if any), timing achievements, the coordinator, expected impacts and a detailed budget
The deadline for submission is 31st of May, 2013, by email to GrantDC@pasteur.fr
For letter of intent, click here.
25 Mar 2013
Call for application of the 2014 scientific cooperation programme PROCORE between France and Hong Kong.
The Research Grants Council (RGC) and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau invite applications for the PROCORE-France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme 2013/14 exercise. Launched in 1998, the Scheme aims to promote research collaboration between Hong Kong and France by providing researchers in the two places with one-year and two-year travel grants. The Scheme also offers two conference/workshop grants to sponsor a conference/workshop each in Hong Kong and in France.
As in the 2012/13 exercise, the Hong Kong Principal Investigators could use the RGC grants to support justified research visits of research postgraduate students to partner institutions, in order to enhance the students' training and opportunities for overseas experience. The budget for the Hong Kong applicants in the 2013/14 exercise is HK$1.02 million, of which HK$150,000 is earmarked for one conference/workshop to be held in Hong Kong. The grant size for the travel grants is HK$45,000 per year for projects involving travel of research postgraduate student(s) and HK$31,250 per year for projects not involving students' travel. Additional funding support from Hong Kong and French institutions/companies to individual grant recipient is most welcome.
Hong Kong applicants should meet fully the requirements for applying the RGC General Research Fund (GRF). Applications from Hong Kong applicants should be submitted to the RGC through the Research Offices of respective institutions. While applications must reach the RGC before the deadline as outlined below, Hong Kong applicants should check with their institutions for internal closing dates. Late submission will not be processed.
Detailed information regarding the Scheme and its application procedure could be obtained from respective institutions.
More information available here.