The Center for translational science is one of the 4 transversal centers that was inaugurated in September 2014. The ultimate goal of the center is to facilitate the creation of biomedical projects between the members of the Institut Pasteur International Network and hospitals.

  • Support fundamental and clinical research that will accelerate the translation of scientific breakthroughs into improved human health
  • Provide access and training on state-of-the-art technical cores
  • Support clinical trial development in a regulatory environment secure for both researchers and Institution in accordance with institutional agreements (WHO and ethics charter)
  • Inspire and coordinate new translational research projects through expert project management and coordinated activities with academic hospitals and industrial partners
The center consists of :


The Center attracts clinicians at Institut Pasteur and facilitates partnerships with hospitals or with the Medical Center of the Institut Pasteur. The center also developps clinical research in the Institut Pasteur International Network through the INCREASE initiative. It improves access to patient and healthy volunteers samples for scientific community. It supports scientists for translational research fundraising actions and provides greater exposure of Institutional translational research activities. The center helps to overcome burdensome regulatory procedures associated with translational and clinical research, through the development of the open desk. Over the next years, the Center aims to develop an academic interdisciplinary program in Translational research.

The Center coordinates research transversal group on ageing and longevity.

The center has obtained a quality certification since May 2017 in order to improve its efficiency as well as the satisfaction of its users.


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Integrated support for translational research

(FR) Grâce au lancement de l’Open Desk en janvier 2017, les chercheurs souhaitant réaliser un projet de recherche translationnelle, rencontrent simultanément tous les jeudis les responsables des différentes structures du CRT (coordinations clinique et technologique, ressources biologiques humaines) ainsi que la Direction juridique et la Cellule éthique, voire la Direction Internationale ou la DARRI, en fonction des questions potentielles. Ceci permet d’inventorier les projets de recherche portant sur la personne humaine à l’Institut Pasteur et d’anticiper au plus tôt toutes les démarches, y compris réglementaires, à réaliser.

Attracting MD-PhD & clinical partnership

The center has developped various incentive measures to attract MD-PhD in the Institut Pasteur International Network like funding of medical M2 students, funding of contrat d’interface & poste d’accueil, mixed units with hospital departement, affiliated hospitals.

Scientific Events

The center also animates the scientific community with the organization of various types of conferences (Journée de la recherche translationnelle, Quart d’heure Pasteur Médecine, Quart d’heure Pasteur Sciences) aimed at bringing scientists and clinicians together in order to address high priority medical problems.

Developping clinical research in the International Network

carte réseau Increase (International Network Clinical ResEArch Sustainable InitiativEs) The Institut Pasteur International Network (IPIN) gather 33 institutes in 25 countries over the 5 continents. The IPIN has a major role in public health, research, teaching as well as in epidemic surveillance. The goal of INCREASE is to facilitate clinical research in the Institut Pasteur International Network. This intiative is driven by IP Cambodia, IP Cameroon, IP French Guyana, IP Ivory Coast, IP Madagascar, IP Senegal, IP Paris, IP Tunisia and will be extended to the whole network in the future. Join the community on our collaborative website.

Patient involvement - Responsible Research & Innovation

The Center for Translational Science is leading the reflexion on the integration of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in our institution. Responsible Research and Innovation is defined by the european commission as public engagement, gender equality, open science, science education and ethics. Our activity mainly focuses on the engagement of patient in research and organizes each year a conference on patient involvement in research. The center also develops outreach activities for the patients communities and the general public : the conferences Quart d’heure Pasteur Médecine are broadcasted and available for the general public. In 2016 we  started a comics on vaccination. Futhermore, Pasteur’s researchers are contributing to the writing of disease fact sheets.