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A visit at the Kitasato Institute

Sophie Valkenburg was invited in Japan to visit the Kitasato Institute in Tokyo, where she was hosted by Stewart Cole, President of Institut Pasteur, and Hidero Kitasato for a joint symposium with the Institut Pasteur International Network.

During her time in Japan, Sophie was invited to visit the spectacular Kitasato Memorial Museum, built to honor the life and achievements of Shibasaburo Kitasato, brilliant physician and bacteriologist that learned under Robert Koch, and invented an anaerobic culture system to isolate clostridium tetani. Kitasato had a lot of respect for Louis Pasteur and sent urns to Pasteur as a present which are kept in the Pasteur Museum crypt in Paris.


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