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01 Apr 2014

Join us for Live webcast Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress (2 April 2014)

On April 2, the Uniting to Combat Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Conversation on Progress webcast and live Q&A will be broadcast live from Institut Pasteur in Paris from 18:00 - 19:30 Central European Time/12:00 - 13:30 Eastern Standard Time.

More information available here.

On 2 April, this unique group of partners will come together once more to discuss progress toward the promises made in 2012.

The event will be webcast live, and will conclude with a Q&A during which audiences in Paris and around the world will have the opportunity to ask questions to panelists including:

  • Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General, World Health Organization
  • Jamie Cooper-Hohn, Chair, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation
  • Dr. Tim Evans, World Bank Director of Health, Nutrition and Population
  • Bill Gates, Co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Chris Viehbacher, CEO, Sanofi
  • Dr. Onésime Ndayishimiye, National Director of the Neglected Tropical Disease and Blindness Control Program in Burundi

Laurence Tubiana, Director, Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations


  • Christian Bréchot, President of the Institut Pasteur and Hon.
  • Marisol Touraine, France’s Minister of Social Affairs and Health will give opening remarks.

For more information, please visit the Uniting to Combat NTDs website: 

10 Mar 2014

Regional Symposium on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia (11-12 March 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

The objective of the Symposium on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia is to foster collaborations between academic and clinical research on human and animal pathogens in the region and communication between research institutions, health structures and public health authorities. The Symposium will cover multidisciplinary research taking into account the diversity and flexibility of infectious agents, reservoirs, vectors and environment.

The two-day Symposium is organized by Institut Pasteur in Cambodia and the Ministry of Health, with a consortium of partners organized in AVIESAN (Institut Pasteur, INSERM, ANRS, IRD, AIRD, Fondation Mérieux, CIRAD, CNRS) that have supported the construction of a new Regional Platform for Research on Emerging Diseases, which will be inaugurated in Institut Pasteur in Cambodia on March 11 morning before the Symposium.

More information available here.

Regional Symposium on Emerging Infectious Diseases in Southeast Asia 11-12 March 2014 Phnom Penh Cambodia

03 Mar 2014

EMBO practical Course on “Bioinformatics and Genomes Analyses” (5 ­-17 May, 2014, Athens, Greece, 5-17 May, 2014)

The course is aimed at motivated Ph.D students and Post-Doctoral Researchers in Academic Institutions, with background in Mathematics, Statistics, Biology or Computer Science and who are involved in Bioinformatics and Genomes studies.

The topics that will be included in the course programme are similar to those included in past organized courses:

The final programme of the course is availbale at this link:

Candidates need to complete carefully the application form, submit an abstract of at least one of their running projects, a "one-page CV" and a recent personal identity picture (Photo).

Applications are made through the EMBO site:

The application DEADLINE is March 28, 2014.

Travel Grants:
A limited budget for partial and full travel grants is available from the EMBO and RIIP (for students coming from the RIIP Institutions) (see conditions on the course web site).

Accommodation and meals are free (Alexandros hotel:

Twenty (20) full time places are available for the course.
Acceptance will be subject to an evaluation process.
Selection criteria include confirmed initial experience in Bioinformatics and Genomics, running projects (submitted abstract) and expressed motivations.

05 Nov 2013

International Workshop on “Outbreak Investigation and Acute Response”, organized by Institut Pasteur International Network at Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City, 4-8 November 2013

An international team of epidemiologists from Australia, Singapore, USA and Vietnam trainees from all countries of South East Asia have gathered at Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City to discuss new approaches that are being implemented in public health surveillance an operational research of outbreaks. The workshop, which has been organized in scientific partnership with the Australian National University and with support from the Regional Scientific Cooperation Service of France (SCAC), was opened in the presence of M. Fabrice MAURIES, Consul General of France in Ho Chi Minh City, Professor Phan TRONG LAN, Director of Pasteur Institute of Ho Chi Minh City, and Professor Roberto BRUZZONE, Co-Director of HKU-Pasteur Research Pole.

The programme of the course is available here.

International workshop on Outbreak Investigation and Acute Response, Pasteur Insitute of Ho Chi Minh City, 4-8 Nov 2013

17 Sep 2013

Creation of 4-year Groups (G4) in the Institut Pasteur International Network

Institut Pasteur supports the creation of 4-year Groups (G4) in institutes of the Institut Pasteur International Network.
Aim is to strengthen research on infectious diseases considered to be Public Health priorities.
Candidates must hold a PhD degree and experienced an international postdoctoral training of 3 to 8 years.

Applications must be submitted before October 31, 2013 by e-mail to the Selection Committee at

Please find all practical informations on 

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International call for candidates to head 4-year group within Institut Pasteur International Network

21 Aug 2013

Postdoctoral Position at the “Regulation of Retroviral Intections” Unit, Institut Pasteur in Paris

The "Innate Immunity and HIV Infection" team is working on innate immunity and on the mechanisms and control of immune activation in HIV infection. We are particularly interested in the role of subsets of regulatory T cells in the control of immune activation and T cell responses.

A research opportunity is available (early 2014) in our team to study the role of gamma delta double negative regulatory T cells in the control of immune activation in patients at different stages of HIV infection. The purpose is to characterize the phenotype and cytokine production pattern of gamma delta+ DN Tregs in HIV-infected patients and to identify their ability to decrease immune activation and/or to suppress immune responses.
The research project is already funded by the ANRS.

The applicant should have a Ph.D. degree and an experience in immunology. An expertise in cellular culture and cytometry and a previous experience in the study of chronic viral infections in humans will be particularly appreciated.
Applicants are invited to submit their CV and reference letters to:

Professor Laurence WEISS

Unité de Régulation des Infections Rétrovirales

28 rue du Dr Roux
75724 Paris cedex 15

Professor BARRE-SINOUSSI's lab

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