The Institut Pasteur is a private, state-approved non-profit foundation for biomedical research, which was established in 1887 by Louis Pasteur. The IP is at the forefront of infectious diseases research, as well as other fields like immunology, molecular biology, neurosciences, development biology, stem cells, genetics and genomics. The IP efforts also focus on transferring the scientific discoveries made in its research laboratories into clinical applications and innovative therapies. Also, the institute trains yearly hundreds of international students in its expertise areas namely: Mechanisms of living organisms, Biology of microorganisms and Epidemiology and Public Health
The “Genetics of Biofilms” laboratory led by Dr Jean-Marc Ghigo in the microbiology department will provide its expertise in biofilm genetics to construct synthetic lipid rafts in first line of E. coli. Additionally, given the training experience of the institution, IP will coordinate the dissemination activities.